OBJECTIVES We have previously reported that interleukin (IL)-6 is induced by hypoxic stimulation in cardiac myocytes. In the present study, we examined the induction of potent transcription factors of IL-6, nuclear factor (NF)-kappa B and NF-IL6, in cardiac myocytes subjected to hypoxia. METHODS Five different lengths of IL-6 promoter-luciferase reporter… (More)
to those in the cancer lesions of the other LEC rats. These results indicated that expression of GnT-III and GnT-V was induced by chronic liver dam age and hepatocarcinogenic changes in the LEC rats.
Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are multifunctional enzymes involved in the protection of cellular components against anti-cancer drugs or peroxidative stress. Previously we found that GST pi, an isoform of the GSTs, is transported into the nucleus. In the present study, we found that GST pi is present in mitochondria as well as in the cytosol and nucleus… (More)
C-Mannosylation is a unique type of glycosylation occurring at the first Trp (W) in the WXXW motif, which is found in the thrombospondin type 1 repeat (TSR) of proteins. However, the biological function of C-mannosylation is not fully understood. In this study, we investigated the effect of C-mannosylated TSR-derived peptides on lipopolysaccharide… (More)