Terasu Honma

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Cytokinins are a class of phytohormones involved in various physiological events of plants. The Arabidopsis sensor histidine kinase CRE1 was recently reported to be a cytokinin receptor. We used a steroid-inducible system to show that the transcription factor-type response regulator ARR1 directs transcriptional activation of the ARR6 gene, which responds to(More)
We previously reported a conserved haplotype of HLA B52-DR2 and a significantly high frequency of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I chain-related gene A (MICA) transmembrane-short tandem repeat (TM-STR) 6 allele in Japanese patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). To examine the predominance of the MICA TM-STR 6 allele as a marker of the(More)
BACKGROUND The most common major complication of colonoscopic polypectomy is postpolypectomy hemorrhage. Although several factors have been implicated in the occurrence of hemorrhage, accurate prediction of delayed bleeding remains difficult. This randomized controlled trial evaluated the efficacy of prophylactic clip application for prevention of delayed(More)
The effects of trichloroethylene (TCE) administration on aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) and cytochrome P450 isozymes were studied in rats and compared with those of methanol. Intragastric administration of TCE to rats at 0.05 or 0.2 ml/kg for 1 week significantly inhibited ALDH activity for aliphatic aldehydes of short chains in the mitochondrial and(More)
We investigated the effects of oral administration of 28 organic chemical agents, all of which possess neurotoxicity and most of which are used as industrial solvents, on monoamine neurotransmitters and metabolites in the rat brain. Each chemical was administered to rats singly at a dose of one-quarter the LD50 value. Two hours after administration,(More)
Active Crohn’s disease (CD) is often associated with elevated levels of platelets, granulocytes, and monocytes that are activated and resistant to apoptosis. The level of neutrophils in the intestinal mucosa has been quantitatively related to the severity of intestinal inflammation in CD. We postulated that patients with CD that is refractory to(More)
Changes of cytochrome P450 isozymes in livers of rats after exposure to four solvents at 4000 ppm for 6 h, were studied by enzyme assays and immunochemical detection using antibodies to cytochrome P450 isozymes. Toluene, benzene and trichloroethylene (TRI) exposure resulted in a significant increase in the activities of nitrosodimethylamine demethylase(More)
Thirty-four patients with cervical cord tumor were followed in order to investigate the incidence of postoperative deformity or instability after laminectomies. Seven cases (20%) presented cervical instability, including three cases that required spinal fusion. Analysis of these cases revealed the identification of some risk factors that are involved in the(More)
The present study was performed to investigate comparatively the toxic effects of inhalation exposure of 1-bromopropane, 2-bromopropane, and 1,2-dichloropropane on reproductive physiology, particularly on the estrous cycle and spontaneous ovulation in female F344 rats. The rats received inhalation exposure to different halogenated propanes, and were exposed(More)
Factor Xa, the converting enzyme of prothrombin to thrombin, has emerged as an alternative (to thrombin) target for drug discovery for thromboembolic diseases. An inhibitor has been synthesized and the crystal structure of the complex between Des[1-44] factor Xa and the inhibitor has been determined by crystallographic methods in two different crystal forms(More)