Tatsuhiko Shimizu

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Human DNA polymerase N (POLN or pol nu) is the most recently discovered nuclear DNA polymerase in the human genome. It is an A-family DNA polymerase related to Escherichia coli pol I, human POLQ, and Drosophila Mus308. We report the first purification of the recombinant enzyme and examination of its biochemical properties, as a step toward understanding the(More)
We previously reported the chemical synthesis of oligonucleotides containing thymine glycol, a major form of oxidative DNA damage. In the preparation of the phosphoramidite building block, the predominant product of the osmium tetroxide oxidation of protected thymidine was (5R,6S)-thymidine glycol. To obtain the building block of the other isomer,(More)
We designed and synthesized pyrrole (Py)-imidazole (Im) hairpin polyamide 1-(chloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-1,2-dihydro-3H-benz[e]indole (seco-CBI) conjugates 1 and 2, which target both strands of the double-stranded region of the human telomere repeat sequences, 5'-d(TTAGGG)(n)-3'/5'-d(CCCTAA)(n)-3'. High-resolution denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis(More)
It is known that blood concentration of rocuronium increases after administration of sugammadex, but this is not clear in the case of vecuronium. We report a pediatric case in which serum vecuronium concentration increased following sugammadex administration after prolonged sedation using vecuronium. A 19-month-old girl weighing 7.8 kg had a history of(More)
The sequence-specific DNA alkylation by conjugates 4 and 5, which consist of N-methylpyrrole (Py)-N-methylimidazole (Im) polyamides and 1-(chloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-1,2-dihydro-3H-benz[e]indole (seco-CBI) linked with an indole linker, was investigated in the absence or presence of partner Py-Im polyamide 6. High-resolution denaturing polyacrylamide gel(More)
A new synthetic method has been developed to prepare peptides bearing a C-terminal N-alkylamide from peptide thioacids via a radical-initiated dethiocarboxylation process. This method enables the introduction of various alkyl groups to C-terminal amides simply by replacing the amino acid building block. Its application to the preparation of anti-cancer drug(More)
The sequence-specificity, and DNA alkylating activity of the conjugate 1, which consists of N-methylpyrrole (Py)-N-methylimidazole (Im) polyamides, 1-(chloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-1,2-dihydro-3H-benz[e]indole (seco-CBI) with indole linker, were investigated in the absence or presence of partner Py-Im polyamide 2. High-resolution denaturing polyacrylamide gel(More)
We have demonstrated that hairpin pyrrole (Py)- imidazole (Im) polyamide-CBI conjugates selectively alkylate predetermined sequences. In this study, we investigated the effect of alkylation subunits, for example conjugates 1-4 with three types of DNA alkylating units, and Py-Im polyamides with indole linker. Conjugate 3 and 4 selectively alkylated the(More)
We have developed a series of novel DNA alkylating polyamides possessing indole linkers. Investigations using high-resolution gel electrophoresis revealed that the indole linked Py-Im polyamide alkylated at A of a targeted nine base pair matching sequence. Evaluation in human cancer cell lines revealed that the indole linked Py-Im polyamides have strong(More)
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