Yoshimi Furuta

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In an attempt to elucidate the possible relationship of hippocalcin to neurological disorders, we isolated and analyzed the human and mouse hippocalcin genes. The human and mouse hippocalcin genes contain three exons and two introns, and span approximately 7 and 8kb, respectively. The exon/intron splice junctions of the human and mouse genes are all(More)
Hippocalcin, which is a member of the neuronal calcium-sensor protein family, is highly expressed in hippocampal pyramidal cells. Recently, it was demonstrated that hippocalcin deficit caused an increase in neuronal cell death in the field CA3 of Ammon's horn (CA3) region of the hippocampus following the systemic injection of kainic acid. Treatment with(More)
The threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus is known to include several morphologically and ecologically divergent forms. Its phenotypic traits related to feeding vary among forms, and are considered to be a result of adaptations to various environments to find foods effectively. To examine whether the diversification of feeding modes in the(More)
BACKGROUND Teleost fishes do not have a vomeronasal organ (VNO), and their vomeronasal receptors (V1Rs, V2Rs) are expressed in the main olfactory epithelium (MOE), as are odorant receptors (ORs) and trace amine-associated receptors (TAARs). In this study, to obtain insights into the functional distinction among the four chemosensory receptor families in(More)
We have cloned and sequenced two types of human cDNA, HLP3 and HLP4, encoding a protein of 191 amino acid residues with four EF-hand calcium-binding motifs. The HLP3 and HLP4 proteins are homologous to the neuron-specific calcium-binding proteins and are likely human counterparts of the neural visinin-like protein(NVP) 1 and NVP2 identified in the rat brain(More)
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