Shigeki Matsuzawa

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This study describes comprehensive polling of transcription start and termination sites and analysis of previously unidentified full-length complementary DNAs derived from the mouse genome. We identify the 5' and 3' boundaries of 181,047 transcripts with extensive variation in transcripts arising from alternative promoter usage, splicing, and(More)
The 70 kDa heat shock family of molecular chaperones is essential to a variety of cellular processes, yet it is unclear how these proteins are regulated in vivo. We present evidence that the protein BAG-1 is a potential modulator of the molecular chaperones, Hsp70 and Hsc70. BAG-1 binds to the ATPase domain of Hsp70 and Hsc70, without requirement for their(More)
The Drosophila seven in absentia (sina) gene is required for R7 photoreceptor cell formation during Drosophila eye development, where it functions within the Ras/Raf pathway and targets other proteins for degradation via associations with a ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme. Recently, a mammalian sina homologue was reported to be a p53-inducible gene in a(More)
Imidafenacin (CAS 170105-16-5, KRP-197, ONO-8025) is an antagonist for the muscarinic acetylcholine (ACh) receptor currently under development for the treatment of overactive bladder. Affinities of imidafenacin and other drugs for muscarinic ACh receptor subtypes were investigated by examining inhibitory effects on ACh release in the rat urinary bladder and(More)
Imidafenacin (CAS 170105-16-5, KRP-197, ONO-8025) has been developed for the treatment of overactive bladder as a new anti-cholinergic with high affinities for muscarinic acetylcholine M3 and M1 receptors. The pharmacological profiles of imidafenacin on the urinary bladder function by determining carbamylcholine (CCh)-induced decrease in bladder capacity(More)
A member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated factor (TRAF) family was identified in Drosophila. DTRAF1 contains 7 zinc finger domains followed by a TRAF domain, similar to mammalian TRAFs and other members of the family identified in data bases from Caenorhabditis elegans, Arabidopsis, and Dictyostelium. Analysis of DTRAF1 binding to(More)
The effect of the selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist ondansetron on the ethanol-induced place preference in rats exposed to conditioned fear stress, which stimulates the release of endogenous opioid peptides (beta-endorphin and enkephalins), was investigated using the conditioned place preference paradigm. In addition, we also examined the effect of(More)
The purpose of this study was to establish the ethanol-induced place preference in rats exposed to foot shock stress using the conditioned place preference paradigm. We also investigated the role of the endogenous opioid system in the development of the ethanol-induced place preference. The administration of ethanol (300 mg/kg, i.p.) with foot shock stress,(More)
BACKGROUND Salsolinol, a condensation product of dopamine with acetaldehyde (the initial oxidation product of ethanol), has long been discussed as an endogenous opioid system-activating factor contributing to the etiology of alcoholism. Moreover, psychological stress has been considered to play an important role in the development of alcoholism. METHODS(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the role of the endogenous opioid system in the development of ethanol-induced place preference in rats exposed to conditioned fear stress (exposure to an environment paired previously with electric foot shock), using the conditioned place preference paradigm. The administration of ethanol (300 mg/kg, i.p.) with(More)