Takehiko Miura

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To identify proteins interacting with the intracellular domain of the neural cell adhesion molecule contactin-associated protein 2 (Caspr2), yeast two-hybrid screening was performed. We identified carboxypeptidase E (CPE) as a Caspr2-interacting candidate protein. Glutathione S-transferase pull-down and immunoprecipitation analyses indicated that Caspr2 was(More)
The effect of estrogens, including estrone (E1), estradiol-17beta (E2), estriol (E3) and 2-hydroxyestradiol (2-OH-E2), on the oxidative damage induced by ferrylmyoglobin (ferrylMb) was investigated. These estrogens inhibited lipid peroxidation induced by ferrylMb. The ability of 2-OH-E2 to inhibit lipid peroxidation was much greater than the other(More)
DNA damage induced by estrogens dispersed in liposomes was investigated. 2-Hydroxyestradiol (2HOE(2)) and 4-hydroxyestradiol (4HOE(2)), but not estrone, estradiol-17beta or estriol, caused strand break of plasmid DNA damage in the presence of ADP-Fe(3+). The catechol structure may be necessary for DNA damage. When DNA was incubated with 2HOE(2) for a long(More)
We investigated the inhibition mechanism of lipid peroxidation by estrogens. Estradiol and 2-hydroxyestradiol showed strong inhibitory activities toward NADPH and ADP-Fe(3+)-dependent lipid peroxidations in the microsomes from rat livers only when the steroids were added to the reaction system before the start of the peroxidation reaction. These steroids(More)
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