Sayaka Moriyama

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Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is a mitogenic polypeptide that plays an essential role in the regulation of development and somatic growth of vertebrates, mainly by mediating growth hormone actions. It has clearly been established that the structure of IGF-I and its biological function has been highly conserved among vertebrates. In this paper, we(More)
Glucocorticoids are known to impede somatic growth in a wide range of vertebrates. In order to clarify the mechanisms through which they may act in an advanced teleost fish, we examined the effects of cortisol administration on the growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I)/IGF-binding protein (IGFBP) system in the tilapia (Oreochromis(More)
Two distinct gonadotropins (GTHs) have been demonstrated in a number of teleost fishes. Although the physiological roles of GTHs have been extensively studied in salmonids, little is known about their biological functions in nonsalmonid fishes. In this study, to elucidate the role of GTH-I and GTH-II in reproduction, we cloned the alpha-glycoprotein subunit(More)
The relations among rearing environment, fish size, insulin-like growth factor-I, and smoltification were examined in yearling spring chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Juvenile chinook salmon were size-graded into small and large categories. Half of the fish in each group were reared at an increased temperature and feeding rate beginning in(More)
Survivin, a new member of the inhibitor-of-apoptosis (IAP) family, has been reported to be expressed in many cancers but not in differentiated normal tissue. Its expression in esophageal cancer, however, has not been reported. We investigated 51 esophageal cancers and their adjacent normal epithelial tissues for mRNA expression of survivin by RT-PCR. The(More)
The K2K experiment observes indications of neutrino oscillation: a reduction of nu(mu) flux together with a distortion of the energy spectrum. Fifty-six beam neutrino events are observed in Super-Kamiokande (SK), 250 km from the neutrino production point, with an expectation of 80.1(+6.2)(-5.4). Twenty-nine one ring mu-like events are used to reconstruct(More)
A specific homologous radioimmunoassay (RIA) for measurement of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in plasma of salmonid and a few non-salmonid fish species was developed using recombinant coho salmon IGF-I (rsIGF-I) as tracer and standard, and antiserum against this peptide raised in rabbits. The minimum detection level of IGF-I was 1.5 ng/ml and(More)
We present results for nu(mu) oscillation in the KEK to Kamioka (K2K) long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. K2K uses an accelerator-produced nu(mu) beam with a mean energy of 1.3 GeV directed at the Super-Kamiokande detector. We observed the energy-dependent disappearance of nu(mu), which we presume have oscillated to nu(tau). The probability that(More)
We used our palindromic polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-driven cDNA differential display technique to identify and isolate a gene, designated periostin, from cancer tissues and found it to be overexpressed in several human tumors. We attempted to determine the influence of periostin expression on clinical outcome in patients with non-small cell lung cancer(More)
Solar neutrino measurements from 1258 days of data from the Super-Kamiokande detector are presented. The measurements are based on recoil electrons in the energy range 5.0-20.0 MeV. The measured solar neutrino flux is 2.32+/-0.03(stat)+0.08-0.07(syst)x10(6) cm(-2) x s(-1), which is 45.1+/-0.5(stat)+1.6-1.4(syst)% of that predicted by the BP2000 SSM. The day(More)