Shigekazu Nakatsugawa

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A full-length cDNA encoding a novel protein was isolated and sequenced from a human hepatocellular cDNA library. This cDNA consists of 7037 base pairs and has a predicted open reading frame encoding 1924 amino acids. It possesses an RNA-helicase motif containing a DEXH-box in its amino-terminus and an RNase motif in the carboxy-terminus. From a striking(More)
We have determined the complete cDNA coding sequence of a novel cytoskeletal protein by the degenerative primer-mediated PCR strategy. This novel gene, named as macrophin (microfilament and actin filament cross-linker protein related to plectin and dystrophin, Accession No. AB029290), appears to be a human homologue of a Drosophila gene, kakapo, and shows(More)
A cell line derived from human lung cancer (AOI) was employed in the present study. A panel of cytokines were quantified by ELISA technique following cellular exposure to X-irradiation. Tremendous increase in the levels of both IL-1 alpha and IL-6 were observed, GM-CSF was also detected. A comparison of time kinetics of IL-1 alpha and IL-6 production was(More)
Multi-institutional studies on clinical hyperthermia of deep-seated tumours were undertaken using 8 MHz radiofrequency capacitive heating devices (Thermotron RF-8) at seven institutions. Each institute was designated to treat specific organs. This paper contains the accumulations of the results obtained at different institutions charged for different(More)
A full-length cDNA clone encoding a novel protein containing WD-40 repeats, which were frequently involved in protein-protein interactions, was isolated and sequenced. This clone had a predicted open reading frame (ORF) encoding 350 amino acids possessing six repeats of WD-40 motif. It was most closely homologous to TRIP-1, a phosphorylation substrate of(More)
Effects of various nucleoside analogues on X-ray-induced-PLD recovery (PLDR) were examined in plateau phase Chinese hamster HA-1 cells. Among the chemicals tested, 3'-dA (3'-deoxyadenosine) and ara-A (9-beta-D-arabinofuranosyladenine) were most potent inhibitors of PLDR at their slightly toxic doses. N6-butyryl-3'-dA and 3'-dG (3'-deoxyguanosine) were the(More)
A correlation between MUC1 expression in renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) and the clinical stages was previously demonstrated. To assess whether MUC1 expression is causally related to malignant tumor behavior, MUC1 cDNA was stably transfected into a renal carcinoma cell line SN12C that expresses trace levels of MUC1. MUC1 with sialylated carbohydrate chains was(More)
To establish immortal human cells, we introduced the human catalytic subunit of telomerase (hTERT) gene into skin fibroblast cells obtained from normal and ataxia telangiectasia (AT) individuals of Japanese origin. After hTERT introduction, these cells continue to grow beyond a population doubling number of 200 while maintaining their original(More)
To analyze the genetic effects of low-dose-rate radiation on human cells, we used human telomere reverse transcriptase (TERT)-immortalized fibroblast cells obtained from normal individuals. We studied the effect of low-dose-rate (0.3 mGy/ min) and high-dose-rate (2 Gy/min) radiation on cells in a confluent state. Survival and micronucleus induction(More)