Takaaki Hiroike

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Different enantiomeric isomers, sn-glycerol-1-phosphate and sn-glycerol-3-phosphate, are used as the glycerophosphate backbones of phospholipids in the cellular membranes of Archaea and the remaining two kingdoms, respectively. In Archaea, sn-glycerol-1-phosphate dehydrogenase is involved in the generation of sn-glycerol-1-phosphate, while(More)
Leptin receptor mediates the weight regulatory signal carried by the adipocyte-secreted peptide hormone, leptin. It is important to understand the atomic interactions between leptin and the receptor for the therapeutic applications. However, the structure of leptin receptor has not yet been determined. Leptin shows structural similarity to G-CSF, while(More)
Lipocalin-type prostaglandin D synthase is a major protein of the cerebrospinal fluid and was originally known as beta-trace. We investigated the binding ability of prostaglandin D synthase toward bile pigments, thyroid hormones, steroid hormones, and fatty acids in this present study. We found that the recombinant enzyme binds bile pigments and thyroid(More)
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