Yoshikazu Kitahara

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that interact with mRNAs and trigger either translation repression or RNA cleavage of target genes. In this study, we investigated whether miRNA was involved in down-regulation of the luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR) in rat ovaries. An miRNA microarray was used to analyze the overall miRNA expression profile of(More)
The 78-kilodalton glucose-regulated protein (GRP78) is a molecular chaperone that assists in protein assembly, folding, and translocation. Recently, our laboratory reported that GRP78 regulates the expression of luteinizing hormone-human chorionic gonadotropin receptor (LHR) in the early stage of corpus luteum formation. In this study, we investigated(More)
Glucose-regulated protein, 78-kilodalton (GRP78) is a molecular chaperone that exists in the endoplasmic reticulum and is involved in the assembly, transportation, and folding of proteins. Previously, GRP78 was reported to associate with gonadotropin receptors. However, little is known about how GRP78 is involved in the regulation of luteinizing hormone(More)
OBJECTIVE Molecular chaperone 78 kDa glucose-regulated protein (GRP78) is a residential protein in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) that is induced by an unfolded-protein response triggered under many kinds of stress against a cell. GRP78 is also known to act as an anti-apoptotic factor by protecting ER-stress-induced cell death. In this study, we examined(More)
Our aim was to establish an effective non-surgical treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) through inactivation of human papillomavirus (HPV), the major etiological agent for this disease. We show that vidarabine, a DNA polymerase inhibitor, suppressed growth and HPV gene expression in human cervical keratinocytes immortalized by HPV or in(More)
BACKGROUND There are no definitive criteria for identifying which patients with The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IB cervical cancer will benefit from adjuvant therapy after radical hysterectomy. The aims of this study were to clarify the efficacy of adjuvant therapy and assess complications after radical hysterectomy in(More)
We compared the effect of high-dose therapy together with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (autoPBSCT) in 60 patients with multiple myeloma (MM) with 90 patients who underwent conventional chemotherapy. We scored the prognostic factors according to our reported classification system that includes measurements of serum albumin, serum(More)
We detected luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR) mRNA in the immature rat uterus by northern blotting and downregulation of this receptor mRNA after pregnant mare serum gonadotropin (PMSG)-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) treatment. After administration of hCG, the mRNA levels in the rat uterus declined to an extremely low level from Days 1 to 3 and then(More)
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