Yoshiharu Hashimoto

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Cytokinins are a class of plant hormones that are central to the regulation of cell division and differentiation in plants. It has been proposed that they are detected by a two-component system, because overexpression of the histidine kinase gene CKI1 induces typical cytokinin responses and genes for a set of response regulators of two-component systems can(More)
Primary causes of urinary tract obstruction that induces urine retention and results in hydronephrosis include uroliths, inflammation, and tumors. In this study, we analyzed the molecular pathology of ureteritis causing hydronephrosis in laboratory rodents.F2 progenies of C57BL/6 and DBA/2 mice were studied histopathologically and by comprehensive gene(More)
Mammals produce sperm or oocytes depending on their sex; however, newborn MRL/MpJ (MRL) male mice produce oocytes within their testes. We previously reported that one of the genes responsible for this phenotype is present on the MRL-type Y chromosome (YMRL), and that multiple genes, probably autosomal, are also required for the development of this(More)
A heretofore unknown metabolite of vitamin D3 was isolated from the 1 alpha, 24, 25-trihydroxyvitamin D3 fraction of lipid extracts obtained from plasma of rats which were given intravenous or oral doses of 100 pmol/100 g of either 1 alpha-hydroxyvitamin D3 or 1 alpha, 23-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Doses of 25-250 pmoles of the new metabolite when given to a(More)
The association between adipose tissue and immunity has been established and fat-associated lymphoid clusters (FALCs) are considered as a source of immune cells. We discovered lymphoid clusters (LCs) in mouse mediastinal fat tissues (MFTs). In Th1-biased C57BL/6N (B6), Th2-biased DBA/2Cr (DBA) and autoimmune-prone MRL/MpJ (MRL) mice strains, LCs without a(More)
The kidney is a nonregenerative organ composed of numerous functional nephrons and collecting ducts (CDs). Glomerular and tubulointerstitial damages decrease the number of functional nephrons and cause anatomical and physiological alterations resulting in renal dysfunction. It has recently been reported that nephron constituent cells are dropped into the(More)
In the neonatal mouse ovary, clusters of oocytes called nests break into smaller cysts and subsequently form individual follicles. During this period, we found numerous mast cells in the ovary of MRL/MpJ mice and investigated their appearance and morphology with follicular development. The ovarian mast cells, which were already present at postnatal day 0,(More)
Bone remodelling depends on a balance formation and resorption. Little is known of the biological factors involved in bone formation, whereas there is much evidence that physiological factors, such as parathyroid hormone (PTH) and active metabolites of vitamin D3, influence resorption. Cells responsible for osteogenesis and and osteoclasis occur in close(More)
Phospholipase C (PLC) is a key enzyme in phosphoinositide turnover. Among 13 PLC isozymes, PLCδ1 and PLCδ3 share high sequence homology and similar tissue distribution, and are expected to have functional redundancy in many tissues. We previously reported that the simultaneous loss of PLCδ1 and PLCδ3 caused embryonic lethality because of excessive apoptosis(More)
Three protein fractions of the cytosol of the chick parathyroid glands, which had the sedimentation constants of 2.5 S, 3.7 S and 5.5 S, were found to bind with 1 alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Among these proteins, the 3.7 S protein was assumed to be the specific receptor protein. The 3.7 S receptor protein was also capable of binding to 1(More)