Yousuke Seyama

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Lipids are produced, transported, and recognized by the concerted actions of numerous enzymes, binding proteins, and receptors. A comprehensive analysis of lipid molecules, "lipidomics," in the context of genomics and proteomics is crucial to understanding cellular physiology and pathology; consequently, lipid biology has become a major research target of(More)
BACKGROUND Alteration of chromatin structure is a key step in various aspects of DNA metabolism. DNA unwinding factors such as the high mobility group (HMG) proteins are thought to play a general role in controlling chromatin structure and a specific role in controlling DNA replication. For instance, in the in vitro simian virus 40 replication system,(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) are able to both self-replicate and differentiate into a variety of cell types. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) stimulates the growth of hMSCs in vitro, but its mechanisms have not been clarified yet. In this study, we investigated whether cellular senescence was involved in the stimulation of hMSCs growth by FGF-2(More)
A patient with a pharyngeal-cervicalbrachial variant of GuilIlain-Barre' syndrome had anti-GTla and anti-GDla antibodies (IgG) in the serum. The activities of anti-GTla antibodies were stronger than anti-GDla antibodies and their activities declined later in the clinical course. These two different antibodies bound independently to each ganglioside in an(More)
BACKGROUND Substantial evidence supports a direct role of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) in the development and maintenance of human tumors. Although antisense oligonucleotide therapy targeting various genes are useful for cancer treatment, 1 of the major limitations is the problem of delivery. A novel antisense oligonucleotide delivery method is described(More)
To investigate the comprehensive effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on gene expression, we analyzed changes of mRNA expression in PUFA-treated HepG2 cells using a DNA micro array. We incubated HepG2 cells for 24 h with or without 0.25 mM oleic acid (OA), arachidonic acid (AA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and then(More)
Milk is an effective post-exercise rehydration drink that maintains the net positive fluid balance. However, it is unclear which components are responsible for this effect. We assessed the effect of milk protein solution (MPS) obtained by dialysis on body fluid retention. Milk, MPS, milk electrolyte solution (MES), sports drink and water were administered(More)
Angiogenesis, an essential process for tumor growth, is regulated by endothelial proliferation factors and their inhibitors such as endostatin. Endostatin, a carboxyl-terminal fragment of type XVIII collagen, inhibits endothelial proliferation, angiogenesis, and tumor growth. Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), a molecule that is overexpressed in various(More)
Urinary bile acids in normal subjects and patients with obstructive jaundice and liver cirrhosis were quantitated by mass fragmentography after separation into nonglucuronidated-nonsulfated, glucuronidated and sulfated fractions. Mean values of total bile acids in urine were as follows: Control subjects (n=7), 1.90 ±0.67; obstructive jaundice (n=9), 77.90(More)
The effect of simultaneous administration of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), L-cystein (Cys) and vitamin E (tocopherol) on the melanogenesis in vivo and in vitro was studied. Forty-eight brownish guinea pigs were divided into 4 groups as follows: VC group, VC+Cys group, VC+Cys+VE group and control group. They were given these vitamins by oral administration(More)