Takumi Hatayama

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Hsp105alpha is a mammalian member of the HSP105/110 family, a diverged subgroup of the HSP70 family. Hsp105alpha associates with Hsp70/Hsc70 as complexes in vivo and regulates the chaperone activity of Hsp70/Hsc70 negatively in vitro and in vivo. In this study, we examined the mechanisms by which Hsp105alpha regulates Hsc70 chaperone activity. Using a(More)
Hsp105alpha and Hsp105beta of the HSP105 family are alternatively spliced products derived from an hsp 105 gene transcript. Hsp105alpha is constitutively expressed and also induced by various stress, whereas Hsp105beta, lacking 44 amino acids from Hsp105alpha, is specifically expressed during mild heat shock. Although Hsp105alpha is shown to localize in the(More)
When the body temperature of rats was brought to 42 degrees C, four heat-shock proteins, with molecular weights of 70,000, 71,000, 85,000, and 100,000 (hsp 70, hsp 71, hsp 85, and hsp 100, respectively), were induced in various tissues of the rats. The hsp 70 was strongly induced by hyperthermia, and its accumulation was detected by Coomassie blue staining.(More)
A dominant mutation in the gene for copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (SOD1) is the most frequent cause of the inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Mutant SOD1 provokes progressive degeneration of motor neurons by an unidentified acquired toxicity. Exploiting both affinity purification and mass spectrometry, we identified a novel interaction(More)
Hsp105alpha is a mammalian stress protein that belongs to the HSP105/110 family. Hsp105alpha prevents stress-induced apoptosis in neuronal cells and binds to Hsp70/Hsc70 and suppresses the Hsp70 chaperone activity in vitro. In this study, to further elucidate the function of Hsp105alpha, we searched for Hsp105alpha-binding proteins by screening a mouse FM3A(More)
Hsp105alpha is one of the major mammalian heat shock proteins that belongs to the HSP105/110 family, and is expressed at especially high levels in the brain as compared with other tissues in mammals. Previously, we showed that Hsp105alpha prevents stress-induced apoptosis in neuronal PC12 cells, and is a novel anti-apoptotic neuroprotective factor in the(More)
In human chorionic villus tissue at the 10-17th week of a normal pregnancy, heat shock proteins (hsp70, hsp73, hsp85, and hsp105) were induced in vitro by a heat shock or by exposure to sodium arsenite or cadmium chloride. In dispersed cells of the whole mouse embryo on the 11th day of development, heat shock proteins (hsp73 and hsp105) were induced by a(More)
Hsp105alpha and Hsp105beta are major heat shock proteins in mammalian cells and belong to the HSP105/110 family. Hsp105alpha is expressed constitutively in the cytoplasm of cells, while Hsp105beta, an alternatively spliced form of Hsp105alpha, is expressed specifically in the nucleus of cells during mild heat shock. Here, we show that not only Hsp105beta(More)
To elucidate the mechanism of the cell killing activity of neocarzinostatin on mammalian cells, the drug-induced damage of DNA and its repair were examined. Very low doses of neocarzinostatin, at which high survival of cells was observed, clearly produced single-strand breaks of DNA and decomposition of the 'DNA complex', but these damages appeared to be(More)
As heat shock proteins (Hsps) are involved in protecting cells and also in the pathophysiology of diseases such as inflammation, cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, modulators of Hsp expression in mammalian cells would seem to be useful for the treatment of various diseases. In this study, we isolated mammalian cell lines for screening of Hsp(More)