Shinji Maegawa

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Left–right asymmetrical brain function underlies much of human cognition, behavior and emotion. Abnormalities of cerebral asymmetry are associated with schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders. The molecular, developmental and evolutionary origins of human brain asymmetry are unknown. We found significant association of a haplotype upstream of the(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess the contribution of polymorphisms in the breast cancer resistance protein/ATP-binding cassette transporter G2 (BCRP/ABCG2) gene to the placental expression from a new perspective, allelic imbalance. Polymorphisms were screened by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis(More)
Genomic imprinting, the phenomenon in which alleles of genes are expressed differentially depending on their parental origins, has important consequences for mammalian development, and disturbance of normal imprinting leads to abnormal embryogenesis and some inherited diseases and is also associated with various cancers. In the context of screening for(More)
The human cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) plays a dominant role in the metabolism of numerous clinically useful drugs. Alterations in the activity or expression of this enzyme may account for a major part of the variation in drug responsiveness and toxicity. However, it is generally accepted that most of the known single nucleotide polymorphisms in the coding(More)
Rett syndrome (RTT) is an X-linked severe neurodevelopmental disorder mostly affecting female and is mainly caused by mutations of methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 gene (MECP2). MECP2, which has a crucial role for transcriptional repression and chromatin remodeling, consists of methyl-CpG binding domain (MBD) and transcriptional repression domain (TRD).(More)
Glioma includes astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, ependymoma and glioblastoma. We previously reported the epigenetic silencing of paternally expressed gene 3 (PEG3) in glioma cell lines. In this study, we investigated methylation of an exonic CpG island in the promoter region and the expression of PEG3 gene in 20 glioma and 5 non-tumor tissue samples. We(More)
LRRTM1 protein is located in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in mammalian cells C Francks, S Maegawa, J Laurén, BS Abrahams, A Velayos-Baeza, SE Medland, S Colella, M Groszer, EZ McAuley, TM Caffrey, T Timmusk, P Pruunsild, I Koppel, PA Lind, N Matsumoto-Itaba, J Nicod, L Xiong, R Joober, W Enard, B Krinsky, E Nanba, AJ Richardson, BP Riley, NG Martin, SM(More)
The human paternally expressed gene 3 (PEG3) on chromosome 19q13.4 is one of the candidate tumor suppressor genes for glioma. We have previously reported that the epigenetic silencing of PEG3 expression in glioma cell lines is dependent on aberrant DNA methylation of an exonic CpG island. Here, we have identified three expressed sequence tags (ESTs),(More)
AbstractAs an in vitro assay system for the identification of human imprinted genes, a library of human/mouse A9 monochromosomal hybrids containing a single, intact bsr-tagged human chromosome of known parental origin, derived from normal human fibroblasts, has been previously generated by microcell-mediated chromosome transfer (MMCT). To supplement this(More)
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