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We have reported that heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) and annexin II are involved in the protection of human cells against UVC-induced cell death. In this study we tried to confirm the combined roles of HSP27 and annexin II in cell death after UVC irradiation. In RSa cells with sensitivity to UVC, expression of annexin II decreased after UVC irradiation, but(More)
Proteases have received attention as important cellular components responsible for stress response in human cells. However, little is known about the role of proteases in the early steps of cell response after X-ray irradiation. In the present study, we first searched for proteases whose activity levels are changed soon after X-ray irradiation in human RSa(More)
In this study, we found that refractoriness to ultraviolet (UVC) light-induced cell death was increased in UVC-radiation-sensitive cells derived from Cockayne syndrome patients when the cells were precultured in medium supplemented with recombinant annexin II (rANX II). In CS3BES cells, an immortal cell line derived from Cockayne syndrome patients, the rANX(More)
Heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) is implicated in diverse biologic functions as a molecular chaperone. We found that HSP27 is involved in the protection of human cells against UVC lethality. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying UVC resistance, we searched for HSP27-interacted proteins related to resistance in UVC-resistant human cells, APr-1. Three(More)
Little is known about the ability of miso, to modulate mutability in human cells. We have observed increased levels of glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) expression in association with suppression of mutation in human RSa cells irradiated with ultraviolet C (UVC). Here we examined to determine whether miso treatment results in increased GRP78 expression(More)
Revealing the key molecules regulating the stress-response pathways in human cells is an intriguing problem. Chaperones, such as glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) and heat shock protein 27 (HSP27), are important molecules for protecting the viability of human cells; however, it remains to be further clarified whether the molecules differentially modulate(More)
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