Tomoya Kamiya

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Hyaluronan (HA) plays a crucial role in the lubricating and buffering properties of synovial fluid. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of interleukin (IL)-1β on HA degradation in cultured synovial membrane cells. The rabbit synovial membrane cell line HIG-82 was cultured with and without IL-1β. The amounts of HA of varying molecular(More)
The action of carnitine in regulating fowl sperm motility was investigated. As the concentration of L-carnitine was increased (0-20 mM), the motility of intact and demembranated fowl spermatozoa was reduced at 30 degrees C. Even the presence of 1 mM CaCl2 before the addition of 10 mM carnitine could not prevent the inhibition of motility at 30 degrees C and(More)
Two forms (Peak A and Peak B) of thymidine kinase [EC 2.7.1.75] from regenerating rat liver cytosol were resolved and partially purified by Deae-cellulose chromatography. Both fractions were identical with respect to their substrate requirement, pH optima, metal requirements, and molecular weight, as judged by their sedimentation in sucrose density gradient(More)
The centrosomal localization of the Golgi apparatus in interphase cells is thought to be maintained by retrograde microtubule-based motility. It is well established that, when intracellular pH is lowered, lysosomes and endosomes, also showing pericentrosomal localization, translocate towards the plus ends of microtubules within 15 min. In this study, we(More)
HL-60 cells transferred from serum-supplemented to serum-free culture medium initially bound to culture plate tightly and then released from the plate on increasing the culture time and resumed exponential growth after about 8 h lag. At the initial stage of the culture, the cells became extremely sensitive to 3-aminobenzamide, a potent inhibitor of poly(More)