Yoshiaki Isobe

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We have determined, by enzyme immunoassay, daily and circadian patterns of the concentrations of three peptides, which are located in the ventrolateral subdivision of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN): vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP), and neuropeptide Y (NPY). The contents of VIP and GRP, which are synthesized in the(More)
A case of granular cell tumor of the esophagus in a 50-year-old man is reported. Gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a round, sessile, non-ulcerated white-yellow elevated tumor at the lower third of the esophagus. Biopsy revealed a granular cell tumor. Immunohistochemical staining demonstrated that granules in the cytoplasm of tumor cells were positive for(More)
We disclose here a new structural class of low-molecular-weight inhibitors of NF-kappa B activation that were designed and synthesized by starting from quinazoline derivative 6a. Structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies based on 6a elucidated the structural requirements essential for the inhibitory activity toward NF-kappa B transcriptional activation,(More)
Circadian rhythms in drinking and running-wheel (locomotor) activity of rats with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA, 4 microg/2 microl per rat)-induced lesions in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) were examined under a light-dark (LD) cycle and constant dim light (5 lux). Under the LD cycle, the length of the locomotor activity period was decreased during the dark,(More)
We have previously demonstrated that a G1/S-phase cell cycle blocker, deferoxamine (DFO), increased the number of new neurons from rat neurosphere cultures, which correlated with prolonged expression of cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) inhibitor p27(kip1) [H. J. Kim et al. (2006)Brain Research, 1092, 1-15]. The present study focuses on neuronal differentiation(More)
The lycaenid butterfly, Niphanda fusca, has a parasitic relationship with its host ant, Camponotus japonicus: the caterpillars may use chemical mimicry to enter the ant nest where they are fed mouth-to-mouth by the adult ants until pupation. Nevertheless, larvae offer their host ants a nutritious secretion that contains 160 mM glucose and 43 mM glycine.(More)
Neural stem/progenitor cells (NPCs) reside in the subventricular zone (SVZ) and dentate gyrus in the adult mammalian brain. It has been reported that endogenous NPCs are activated after brain insults such as ischemic stroke. We investigated whether proliferation and migration of endogenous NPCs are increased after a collagenase-induced small intracerebral(More)
In this study, we have investigated the roles of substituents on the terminal phenyl ring at the C(4)-position of the quinazoline core to complete the structure-activity relationships (SARs) of our NF-kappa B activation inhibitors. Among them, compound 12j afforded highly potent inhibitory activity toward NF-kappa B transcriptional activation with IC(50)(More)
Checkpoint protein Chk1 has been identified as an Hsp90 client. Treatment with 100 nM geldanamycin (GM) for 24 h markedly reduced the Chk1 amount in Jurkat and ML-1 leukemia cell lines. Because Chk1 plays a central role in G2 checkpoint, we added GM to G2-arrested Jurkat and HL-60 cells pretreated with 50 nM doxorubicin for 24 h. GM slowly released both(More)