Tomoe Yamashita

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Endochondral bone formation is regulated by systemically and locally acting growth factors. A role for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in this process has recently been proposed, because inactivation of VEGF inhibits endochondral bone formation via inhibition of angiogenesis. Despite the known effect of VEGF as specific endothelial growth factor,(More)
Glycosphingolipids (GSLs) are believed to be integral for the dynamics of many cell membrane events, including cellular interactions, signaling, and trafficking. We have investigated their roles in development and differentiation by eliminating the major synthesis pathway of GSLs through targeted disruption of the Ugcg gene encoding glucosylceramide(More)
The expression of c-myc was analyzed in murine and human erythroblasts throughout their differentiation in vitro into reticulocytes. The murine cells were splenic erythroblasts from animals infected with the anemia strain of Friend virus (FVA cells). In FVA cells cultured without EPO, the c-myc mRNA and protein levels decrease sharply within 3 to 4 h,(More)
The t(12;17)(p13;q11∼21) translocation is a very rare but recurrent cytogenetic aberration observed predominantly in early pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with CD19+CD10-CD33+ phenotype. This translocation was shown to form a fusion gene between TAF15 at 17q12 and ZNF384 at 12p13. On the other hand, der(1;18)(q10;q10) has been detected as a rare(More)
Prophet of Pit-1 (Prop1) is a transcription factor that regulates Pit-1 gene expression. Because Pit-1 regulates the differentiation of pituitary cells and the expressions of GH, prolactin and TSHbeta genes, Prop1 mutation results in combined pituitary hormone deficiency in humans. However, Prop1-binding sites in human Pit-1 gene and the mechanism leading(More)
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