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The in vivo effects of ovariectomy in rats have been studied on cell proliferation and matrix synthesis in the growth plate cartilage by assessing immunohistochemically the levels of proliferating cell nuclear antigen and chondroitin sulphate proteoglycan(s). The serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-I and growth hormone were also measured by(More)
We applied the small interfering RNA (siRNA) technique and over-expression of a dominant-negative mutant to evaluate the role of SNAP-23, a non-neuronal isoform of SNAP-25, in constitutive exocytosis from HeLa cells. Although the protein level of SNAP-23 was reduced to less than 10% of the control value by siRNA directed against SNAP-23, exocytosis of SEAP(More)
SNARE proteins are widely accepted to be involved in the docking and fusion process of intracellular vesicle trafficking. VAMP-2, syntaxin-4, and SNAP-23 are plausible candidate SNARE proteins for non-neuronal exocytosis. Thus, we examined the localization, protein-protein interaction, and intracellular trafficking of these proteins by expressing them as(More)
We evaluated the role of VAMP-2/synaptobrevin, VAMP-7/TI-VAMP, and VAMP-8/endobrevin in exocytic pathways of HSY cells, a human parotid epithelial cell line, by coexpressing these VAMP proteins tagged with green fluorescent protein (GFP) and human growth hormone (hGH) as a secretory cargo. Exocytosis of hGH was constitutive and the fluorescent signal of(More)
To evaluate the role of VAMP8/endobrevin in constitutive exocytosis, we have examined the exocytotic pathways of VAMP8 and human growth hormone, both GFP-tagged, by total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRF-M). Human GH-GFP and VAMP8-GFP were similarly expressed in small round vesicles and elongated tubular vesicles in HeLa cells, and were(More)
In 2005, the WHO Working Group considered odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) to be a tumor and recommended the term keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), separating the lesion from the orthokeratinizing variant, which is now considered an odontogenic cyst. We analyzed the clinicopathological features of KCOTs encountered over a period of 28 years at Meikai(More)
The binding of wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) to the extracellular matrix of rat tracheal cartilage was studied at both the light and electron microscopic levels. The detection of binding sites was accomplished by a postembedment method using the direct fluorescence technique for light microscopy and the avidin—biotin bridging system for electron microscopy.(More)
Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) is a nuclear protein synthesized in the late G1 and S phase of the cell cycle, and immunohistochemical detection of the protein represents a useful marker for the proliferating fraction of cells in tissue specimens. PCNA expression was studied in odontogenic keratocysts (n = 15) and ameloblastomas (n = 46) using an(More)
The in vivo effects of tunicamycin on the glycosylation of proteoglycans and link protein in rat mandibular condylar chondrocytes were studied by ultrastructural lectin histochemistry. The binding of wheatgerm agglutinin was shown by using anti-lectin antibody followed by protein A-gold complex. In normal rats, wheat-germ agglutinin labeling was restricted(More)
  • Y Tajima
  • 1988
In order to investigate the structural polymorphism of DQ antigens, especially those associated with DRw8, allospecific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) clones were produced. Three informative human CTL clones, TGBE-11, TGAF-3 and TED-2 were established. The first two CTL clones were generated against DRw8/DQWa typed B-lymphoblastoid cell line (LCL), GI and the(More)