Yasuhiro Takenaka

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Copepods are the dominant taxa in zooplankton communities of the ocean worldwide. Although bioluminescence of certain copepods has been known for more than a 100 years, there is very limited information about the structure and evolutionary history of copepod luciferase genes. Here, we report the cDNA sequences of 11 copepod luciferases isolated from the(More)
Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase phosphatase (CaMKP/PPM1F) and its nuclear homolog CaMKP-N (PPM1E) are Ser/Thr protein phosphatases that belong to the PPM family. CaMKP-N is expressed in the brain and undergoes proteolytic processing to yield a C-terminally truncated form. The physiological significance of this processing, however, is not fully(More)
The research interest of this laboratory is to understand the molecular mechanism of cell differentiation and organogenesis. Particularly, we are interested in basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors that regulate mammalian neural development. We are characterizing their functions by misexpressing the genes with retrovirus and electroporation(More)
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