Takaya Kutsukake

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We have shown marked promotion of both cluster growth and neuronal specification in pluripotent P19 cells with overexpression of solute carrier 38a1 (Slc38a1), which is responsible for membrane transport of glutamine. In this study, we evaluated pharmacological profiles of the green tea amino acid ingredient theanine, which is a good substrate for glutamine(More)
Human thrombopoietin (TPO) that regulates the numbers of megakaryocytes and platelets is a heavily N- and O-glycosylated glycoprotein hormone with partial homology to human erythropoietin (EPO). We prepared recombinant human TPO produced in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and analyzed the sugar chain structures quantitatively using 2-aminobenzamide(More)
During 2-aminobenzamide (2-AB)-labeling of sialo-oligosaccharides the authors encountered a significant loss of sialic acids under the reported conditions, at 65 degrees C for 2 h. By examination of the relationship between labeling temperature and recovery of tetra-sialylated oligosaccharides, 2-AB-labeling at 37 degrees C for 16 h resulted in a maximum(More)
BACKGROUND Several chemicals have been widely used to evaluate the involvement of free Ca(2+) in mechanisms underlying a variety of biological responses for decades. Here, we report high reactivity to zinc of well-known Ca(2+)-sensitive reagents in diverse cultured cells. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In rat astrocytic C6 glioma cells loaded with the(More)
We have shown constitutive expression of the master regulator of osteoblastogenesis, runt-related transcription factor-2 (Runx2), by microglia cells outside bone. Here, we attempted to evaluate the pathological significance of Runx2 in microglial BV-2 cells exposed to ATP at a high concentration. Marked upregulation of Runx2 transcript and protein(More)
This study evaluates the pathological role of the stress sensor activating transcription factor-3 (ATF3) in ischemic neurotoxicity. Upregulation of the transcript and protein for ATF3 was seen 2-10 hr after reperfusion in the ipsilateral cerebral hemisphere of mice with transient middle cerebral artery occlusion for 2 hr. Immunohistochemical analysis(More)
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