Tatsuya Shibata

Learn More
By fractionating conditioned medium (CM) from Drosophila imaginal disc cell cultures, we have identified a family of Imaginal Disc Growth Factors (IDGFs), which are the first polypeptide growth factors to be reported from invertebrates. The active fraction from CM, as well as recombinant IDGFs, cooperate with insulin to stimulate the proliferation,(More)
The RecQ protein family is a highly conserved group of DNA helicases that play roles in maintaining genomic stability. In this study, we present biochemical and genetic evidence that Escherichia coli RecQ processes stalled replication forks and participates in SOS signaling. Cells that carry dnaE486, a mutation in the DNA polymerase III alpha-catalytic(More)
Activating receptor activator of NF-kappaB (RANK) and TNF receptor (TNFR) promote osteoclast differentiation. A critical ligand contact site on the TNFR is partly conserved in RANK. Surface plasmon resonance studies showed that a peptide (WP9QY) that mimics this TNFR contact site and inhibits TNF-alpha-induced activity bound to RANK ligand (RANKL). Changing(More)
S100A4 is an intracellular calcium-binding protein expressed by osteoblastic cells. However, its roles in bone physiology are unknown. Because before matrix mineralization, its expression is markedly diminished, we hypothesized that S100A4 negatively regulates the mineralization process. In this study, we investigated the effects of the inhibition of S100A4(More)
Protein degradation in bacteria plays a dynamic and critical role in the cellular response to environmental stimuli such as heat shock and DNA damage and in removing damaged proteins or protein aggregates. Escherichia coli recN is a member of the structural maintenance of chromosomes family and is required for DNA double strand break (DSB) repair. This(More)
Escherichia coli RecA protein plays a role in DNA homologous recombination, recombination repair, and the rescue of stalled or collapsed replication forks. The mgsA (rarA) gene encodes a highly conserved DNA-dependent ATPase, whose yeast orthologue, MGS1, plays a role in maintaining genomic stability. In this study, we show a functional relationship between(More)
  • 1