Shinichi Hatta

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The effects of a standardized extract of Ginkgo biloba L. leaves (EGb) and its terpene constituents, bilobalide and ginkgolides, on the activities of detoxification enzymes, i.e., glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) and DT-diaphorase, and glutathione contents, were investigated in the mouse liver. Oral treatment with EGb (100-1,000 mg/kg) and bilobalide(More)
The molecular interfaces between Gs and the beta-adrenergic receptor were investigated using synthetic peptides corresponding to various regions of its alpha subunit, alpha s. These experiments were carried out on saponin-permeable C6 glioma cells in which the beta-adrenergic receptor appears tightly coupled to Gs. Synthetic site-specific peptides from(More)
Coated vesicles have been found to contain much higher tyrosinase and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase activities than premelanosomes. This indicates that similar to tyrosinase, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, an enzyme responsible for pheomelanogenesis, is highly concentrated in coated vesicles after its maturation in Golgi associated endoplasmic reticulum(More)
GTP-binding proteins have been demonstrated to stimulate and inhibit rat brain adenylate cyclase without the prior addition of hormone. Exposure of rat cerebral cortex membranes to hydrolysis-resistant GTP analogs results in inhibition (or stimulation) of adenylate cyclase, which persists subsequent to buffer washing. The hydrolysis-resistant GTP(More)
We have previously demonstrated that bilobalide, a constituent of the Ginkgo biloba extract, possesses anticonvulsant activity, and suggested that the mechanism of its anticonvulsant action involves modulation of y-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-related neuronal transmission. This study examined the effects of bilobalide on the level of GABA and glutamate, the(More)
A new numerical software package to analyze spacecraft charging, named ldquomulti-utility spacecraft charging analysis toolrdquo (MUSCAT), has been developed. MUSCAT consists of an integrated graphical user interface tool called ldquoVineyardrdquo and the solver. Vineyard enables satellite engineers to compute spacecraft charging with little knowledge of(More)
In this study, we examined the quantity and quality of G proteins in membrane preparations from cortical regions (frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital cortex) in post-mortem brains obtained from subjects with chronic alcoholism and controls matched with respect to age and post-mortem delay (PMDT). Immunoblot analysis showed that the level of GsH alpha(More)
The multiutility spacecraft charging analysis tool (MUSCAT), a spacecraft charging analysis software, has been developed as a collaboration work between Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Kyushu Institute of Technology. Laboratory experiments for fundamental code validation were carried out in both facilities' plasma chambers. MUSCAT is a particle(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are capable of processing and presenting exogenous antigens using MHC class I molecules. This pathway is called antigen cross-presentation and plays an important role in the stimulation of naïve CD8(+) T cells for infectious and tumor immunity. Our previous studies in DC2.4 cells and bone marrow-derived DCs revealed that exogenously(More)