Takayuki Hosoi

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We have identified and characterized a novel human estrogen receptor (ER) beta isoform, ERbetacx, which is truncated at the C-terminal region but has an extra 26 amino acids due to alternative splicing. The ERbetacx transcript is expressed in testis, ovary, thymus and prostate as well as in human cultured cell lines such as HEC-1, HOS-TE85 and Saos-2 cells.(More)
In 1995, the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Metabolism (now the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research) established the Osteoporosis Diagnostic Criteria Review Committee. Following discussion held at the 13th scientific meeting of the Society in 1996, the Committee, with the consensus of its members, proposed diagnostic criteria for primary(More)
PvuII and XbaI restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) of the estrogen receptor (ER) gene and its relation to bone mineral density (BMD) were examined in 238 postmenopausal healthy women aged 45-91 years (66.3 +/- 0.6 years, mean +/- standard error of the mean [SEM]) in Japan. The RFLPs were represented as Pp (PvuII) and Xx (XbaI), with capital(More)
The phenotypes of apolipoprotein E (Apo E) and their relationship with the bone mineral density (BMD) were examined in 284 unrelated postmenopausal Japanese women aged 47-82 years (64.0 +/- 1.0 years, mean +/- SE). The Apo E phenotype was analyzed by the isoelectric focusing method, followed by immunoblotting. The relationship between the Apo E phenotype(More)
UNLABELLED We applied MDCT for in vivo evaluation of the microarchitecture of human vertebrae. Microstructure parameters, such as structure model index, Euler's number, and bone volume fraction, revealed higher relative risk for prevalent vertebral fracture than did BMD obtained by DXA. Thus, microstructure analysis by MDCT, together with simultaneously(More)
Human estrogen receptor beta (hER beta) cDNA that encodes the full-length amino acid sequence has been isolated from testis poly(A)+ RNA with the combination of cDNA screening and reverse transcription-PCR. It is composed of a 1590-bp open reading frame and a segment of the 5'- and 3'-untranslated region (UTR) and encodes an additional 53 amino acids in the(More)
AbstractInterleukin-6 (IL6) has come to be regarded as a potential osteoporotic factor because it has stimulatory effects on cells of the osteoclast lineage, and, thus, may play a role in the pathogenesis of bone loss associated with estrogen deficiency. We previously described association of the IL6 microsatellite with bone mineral density (BMD), as well(More)
A definition of osteoporosis was agreed upon at the 1993 consensus conference held in Hong Kong. It states that osteoporosis is “characterized by low bone mass and the microarchitectural deterioration of bony tissue, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture.” This definition had been internationally used without revision(More)
Chromosomal mapping of the human estrogen receptor beta (ERbeta) gene by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) reveals that ERbeta is located at human chromosome 14, region q23-24.1, where the aberration of DNA copy number in the bone disorders is frequently involved. Then, we investigated the association between dinucleotide (cytosine-adenine; CA)(More)
BACKGROUND Enzymes that contribute to the local detoxification in alveoli and bronchioles have an important role in the defence mechanism against tobacco smoke. It has been suggested that genetic susceptibility to smoking injury may confer a risk for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The polymorphisms in glutathione(More)