Tomoki Nagare

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The expansion of white adipose tissue (WAT) mass during the development of obesity is mediated in part through an increase in adipocyte size. Although gene expression profiles associated with adipogenesis in vitro and the development of obesity in vivo have been characterized by DNA microarray analysis, the role of chromatin and chromatin-modifying proteins(More)
We investigated which of the major actions of local anesthetics (i.e., inhibition of phospholipase A2, interaction with Ca++ channels or blockade of receptor) was responsible for the inhibition of acetylcholine-induced desensitization in guinea pig ileal longitudinal muscle. Desensitization was inhibited by amine local anesthetics and related compounds in(More)
Krüppel-like factor 15 (KLF15), a member of the Krüppel-like factor family of transcription factors, has been found to play diverse roles in adipocytes in vitro. However, little is known of the function of KLF15 in adipocytes in vivo. We have now found that the expression of KLF15 in adipose tissue is down-regulated in obese mice, and we therefore generated(More)
The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling pathway in vascular endothelial cells is important for systemic angiogenesis and glucose metabolism. In this study, we addressed the precise role of the 3-phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase 1 (PDK1)-regulated signaling network in endothelial cells in vivo, using vascular endothelial PDK1 knockout (VEPDK1KO)(More)
KLF15 (Krüppel-like factor 15) plays a key role in adipocyte differentiation and glucose transport in adipocytes through activation of its target genes. We have now identified six target genes regulated directly by KLF15 in 3T3-L1 mouse adipocytes with the use of a combination of microarray-based chromatin immunoprecipitation and gene expression analyses.(More)
1. To determine the role of cellular Ca2+ in desensitization, acetylcholine(ACh)-induced desensitization was studied under Ca2+-free condition in guinea-pig ileal longitudinal muscle. 2. Pretreatment of the tissue with 10(-4) M ACh (desensitizing treatment) in normal Tyrode solution caused desensitization of the responses both to ACh and histamine. The(More)
The interaction of amine local anaesthetics and related compounds with histamine H1 receptors was investigated in guinea-pig ileal longitudinal muscle. Quinacrine, chloroquine, tetracaine and procaine inhibited [3H]mepyramine binding to solubilized membrane from ileal muscle with pKi values of 5.27 +/- 0.11, 5.66 +/- 0.01, 4.28 +/- 0.08 and 3.97 +/- 0.11,(More)
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