Yasuhisa Nakayama

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Increased copy number involving chromosome 3q26 is a frequent and early event in cancers of the ovary, lung, head and neck, cervix, and BRCA1 positive and basal breast cancers. The p110alpha catalytic subunit of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3KCA) and protein kinase Ciota (PKCiota) have previously been shown as functionally deregulated by 3q copy number(More)
ClC-5 is a chloride channel known to be expressed in the kidney. We previously reported that ClC-5 mRNA was also strongly expressed in immature human myeloid cell line (HL-60), but weakly expressed in mature neutrophils. To clarify the underlying mechanisms, we examined the relationship between ClC-5 expression and cell cycle. Dimethyl sulfoxide treatment(More)
Although gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)C receptor rho1, rho2 and rho3 subunits are reportedly expressed in pyramidal and granule cells in the hippocampus at various developmental stages, it is not clear whether these three rho subunits are coexpressed in a single neuron. To attempt to answer this question, we performed single-cell RT-PCR for rho subunits(More)
In our previous study, anti-apoptotic effects of GABA(C)-receptor stimulation was suppressed by inhibitors of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA), implying GABA(C) receptor-mediated PKA activation. The present study showed that GABA(C)-receptor stimulation with its agonist, cis-4-aminocrotonic acid (CACA), protected cultured hippocampal neurons from amyloid(More)
The existence of Cl(-) channels in lymphocytes and neutrophils has been increasingly recognized, but the biological functions are not yet clear. We examined the effects of Cl(-) channel blockers on the cell proliferation and the cell cycle of human leukemic cell lines. The growth of leukemic cells was suppressed most efficiently by NPPB(More)
In contrast to scales collected from the scalps of nine healthy individuals where a few parakeratotic cells are observable, a large number of parakeratotic cells associated with some infiltrated polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs) were found in the scales obtained from 11 individuals complaining of dandruff. Therefore, we determined the neutrophil(More)
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) reportedly inhibits secretion of anterior pituitary hormones by directly acting on GABA-A and GABA-B receptors on anterior pituitary cells, but the roles of GABA-C receptors are little known. In this study, involvement of GABA-C receptors in the secretion of prolactin (PRL) was examined using cultured rat anterior pituitary(More)
In our previous reports using primary cultured rat hippocampal neurons, pathophysiological concentrations (< or =10 nM) of amyloid beta proteins (Abetas) showed neurotoxicity via a phosphatidylinositol metabolism disorder, and soybean-derived phosphatidylinositol protected the neurons against the Abeta's neurotoxicity. In the present study, such a(More)
Lemon oil contains furocoumarin derivatives and is known to cause phototoxicity. In this study, lemon oil was fractionated, and its phototoxic activity was measured by means of a biological assay. The substances producing phototoxicity were identified by high-performance liquid chromatography as being oxypeucedanin and bergapten. The phototoxic potency of(More)