Takayo Furuya

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Indirect immunofluorescence (IF) with monoclonal antibody M23 prepared against the nuclei of human embryo lung (HEL) cells infected with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Towne strain showed that the M23 antigen reactive with the M23 antibody was localized within distinct foci throughout the nucleus of infected HEL cells shortly after infection, even at 2 h(More)
The termini of viral genomic RNA and its complementary strand are important in the initiation of viral RNA replication, which probably involves both viral and cellular proteins. To detect the possible cellular proteins involved in the replication of mouse hepatitis virus RNA, we performed RNA-protein binding studies with RNAs representing both the 5' and 3'(More)
To identify artificial DNA segments that can stably express transgenes in the genome of host cells, we built a series of curved DNA segments that mimic a left-handed superhelical structure. Curved DNA segments of 288 bp (T32) and 180 bp (T20) were able to activate transcription from the herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (tk) promoter by approximately(More)
Growth inhibitory factor (GIF) is down-regulated in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brains. To analyze the mechanism of this down-regulation, we isolated the human and mouse GIF genes. These genes consist of three exons, are approx. 1-kb long and show strikingly high homology to metallothionein-encoding genes. A comparison of the human and mouse GIF showed several(More)
Defective-interfering (DI) RNAs of RNA viruses, in general, are generated and continue to evolve in size during serial undiluted passages of viruses. This evolution was thought to occur by independent generation of DI RNAs during virus passages and subsequent selection of new DI RNAs under new cellular conditions. Here we demonstrate that recombination(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) binds to two different types of serine/threonine kinase receptors termed type II (TbetaR-II) and type I (TbetaR-I). TGF-beta is unable to bind to TbetaR-I in the absence of TbetaR-II, and initiates receptor assembly by binding with high affinity to TbetaR-II. Previous structural analysis of the TGF-beta3-TbetaR-II(More)
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