Shin-ichiro Hori

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Intense expression of mRNA of endothelin-B receptor (ETBR) has been detected in the Bergmann glia of cerebellum by in situ hybridization, but the intracellular localization has not been reported because of the absence of a useful antibody for immunohistochemical investigations. We made polyclonal antibodies against the carboxyl terminus of human ETBR(More)
Gapmer antisense oligonucleotides cleave target RNA effectively in vivo, and is considered as promising therapeutics. Especially, gapmers modified with locked nucleic acid (LNA) shows potent knockdown activity; however, they also cause hepatotoxic side effects. For developing safe and effective gapmer drugs, a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of(More)
Antisense and RNAi-related oligonucleotides have gained attention as laboratory tools and therapeutic agents based on their ability to manipulate biological events in vitro and in vivo. We show that Ca(2+) enrichment of medium (CEM) potentiates the in vitro activity of multiple types of oligonucleotides, independent of their net charge and modifications, in(More)
Second-generation antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) demonstrate excellent biological stability and in vitro/in vivo potency, and thus are considered to be attractive candidates for drugs to treat various diseases. A pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic (PK–PD) model of ASOs is desired for the design of appropriate PK and pharmacological studies. The objective of(More)
Sodium/potassium-activated adenosine triphosphatase (Na+/K+-ATPase) activity in the kidney and brain is high, and is regulated by catecholamines. Na+/K+-ATPase activity is also high in the basolateral infoldings of the strial marginal cells, where it aids in maintaining the characteristic electrolyte composition of the endolymph. To clarify the involvement(More)
Na+,K+-ATPase activity is abundant on the basolateral infoldings of the strial marginal cells and contributes to the maintenance of the characteristic electrolyte composition of the endolymph. However, the stria vascularis of the cochlea is known not to be innervated. In order to clarify its humoral regulation by serotonin, the K+-p-nitrophenylphosphatase(More)
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