Shin-ichi Taniguchi

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Staurosporine is a representative member of indolocarbazole antibiotics. The entire staurosporine biosynthetic and regulatory gene cluster spanning 20-kb was cloned from Streptomyces sp. TP-A0274 and sequenced. The gene cluster consists of 14 ORFs and the amino acid sequence homology search revealed that it contains three genes, staO, staD, and staP, coding(More)
The biosynthetic gene cluster for rebeccamycin, an indolocarbazole antibiotic, from Lechevalieria aerocolonigenes ATCC 39243 has 11 ORFs. To clarify their functions, mutants with rebG, rebD, rebC, rebP, rebM, rebR, rebH, rebT, or orfD2 disrupted were constructed, and the gene products were examined. rebP disruptants produced 11,11'-dichlorochromopyrrolic(More)
PA28-gamma is the activator of 20S proteasome, the ATP-dependent proteolytic system that plays an important role in cell cycle progression in various cell types. In this paper, we show the abnormally high expression of PA28-gamma in various thyroid neoplasms. Thyroid samples were obtained from patients with normal thyroid (4 cases) and with the following(More)
A novel shuttle integration cosmid vector (pTOYAMAcos), based on pKU402, and shuttle integration vectors (pTYM18 and pTYM19) were constructed for the cloning of actinomycete DNA and its heterologous expression. These vectors contain oriT of an IncP transmissible plasmid in order to transfer genes by conjugation from Escherichia coli to actinomycetes, and(More)
A novel shuttle integration cosmid vector (pTOYAMAcos), based on pKU402, and shuttle integration vectors (pTYM18 and pTYM19) were constructed for the cloning of actinomycete DNA and its heterologous expression. These vectors contain oriT of an IncP transmissible plasmid in order to transfer genes by conjugation from Escherichia coli to actinomycetes, and(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To clarify the relationship between the presence of metabolic syndrome and the incidence of cancer in a general Japanese population. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted among 8329 male and 15,386 female subjects between 1992 and 2000. The analysis used five definitions of metabolic syndrome. The information on the(More)
We report the case of a 67-year-old woman withsevere hypertension caused by an extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma.The tumor was detected by 131I metaiodobenzylguanidinescintigraphy and it was found to be small (2 cm ø) by enhanced CT. After the extirpation of the tumor, the blood pressure ofthe patient immediately normalized. It should be taken into accountthat(More)
BACKGROUND The voltage-gated potassium channel Kv1.5 plays a critical role in the maintenance of the membrane potential. While protein degradation is one of the major mechanisms for the regulation of channel functions, little is known on the degradation mechanism of Kv1.5. METHODS AND RESULTS Kv1.5 was expressed in COS cells and its degradation,(More)
BACKGROUND Bezafibrate is mainly used to treat hypertriglyceridemia. Studies have reported that bezafibrate also improves type 2 diabetes mellitus, but the mechanism has not been fully elucidated. We performed euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamps (glucose clamp) and meal tolerance tests (MTT) to examine the effects of bezafibrate on insulin resistance in(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) has been reported to indirectly influence atrial electrical activity and to play a critical role in atrial arrhythmias in hypertensive patients. However, it is unclear whether Ang II has direct effects on the electrophysiological activity of the atrium affected by hypertension. We examined the effects of Ang II on the action(More)