Tomoo Tanaka

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There are 10 known mammalian septin genes, some of which produce multiple splice variants. The current nomenclature for the genes and gene products is very confusing, with several different names having been given to the same gene product and distinct names given to splice variants of the same gene. Moreover, some names are based on those of yeast or(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant tumor progression is a complex and multi-gene event which can not be easily detected or predicted. The detection of malignant cells using marker genes is hampered by the fact that these markers are only expressed by certain malignancies or lack sensitivity and/or specificity. We have reported a human septin family gene Bradeion, which(More)
We have identified a novel human septin family gene Bradeion, which is specifically expressed in human colorectal cancer and malignant melanoma. In order to analyze the implications of tumor-specific gene expression, ribozymes and its derivatives were specifically designed and transfected into various colorectal adenocarcinoma cell lines for Bradeion(More)
SEPT4 is a member of the mammalian septin family of GTPases. Mammalian septins are conserved proteins which form heteropolymers in vivo and which are implicated in a variety of cellular functions such as cytokinesis, exocytosis, and vesicle trafficking. However, their structural properties and modes of action are largely unknown. There is a limited, but as(More)
A capillary electrophoresis (CE)-based method for the in vitro detection and monitoring of nucleotide-triphosphatase activity is described. This robust and reproducible method was used to investigate GTPase activity of a recombinant protein construct containing the catalytic domain of Human SEPT4/Bradeion beta (GST-rDGTPase). This example application(More)
The septins are a family of conserved proteins involved in cytokinesis and cortical organization. An increasing amount of data implicates different septins in diverse pathological conditions including neurodegenerative disorders, neoplasia and infections. Human SEPT4 is a member of this family and its tissue-specific ectopic expression profile in colorectal(More)
Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase (Cu,Zn SOD) is an essential enzyme for protecting cells from the toxic effects of reactive oxygen species. In humans, two distinct Cu,Zn SOD genes are located on chromosomes 4 and 21 and mutations in the latter have been associated with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Similarly, schistosomes (trematode parasites(More)
The human Sept4/Bradeion GTPase (56Kda) is specifically expressed in colorectal cancer, malignant melanoma, prostate cancer and other urologic cancers such as renal cell carcinoma and bladder cancer. Significance of Bradeion is that, 1) ‘all or none’ expression, 2) no genetic alterations among patients, and 3) strong tissue-and cell typespecificity. This(More)
Treatment of β-fluoroalkylated-α,β-unsaturated ketones with 1.2 equiv. of various arylboronic acids in the presence of 5 mol% of [Rh(COD)(2)]BF(4) and 6 mol% of (S)-BINAP in toluene/H(2)O (v/v = 4/1) at the reflux temperature for 3 h gave the corresponding Michael adducts in high yields with over 90% enantioselectivity. Though other electron-deficient(More)
The one-pot synthesis of trisubstituted alkenes starting from fluoroalkylated internal alkynes was investigated. Hydroboration of the alkynes proceeded in a highly regio- and stereoselective manner to give the corresponding vinylboranes in excellent yields. Without isolation, treatment of the vinylboranes with various aryl halides under the Suzuki-Miyaura(More)