Yuichi Hasegawa

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Cisplatin, a platinum-based drug, is an important weapon against many types of cancer. It induces apoptosis by forming adducts with DNA, although many aspects of its mechanism of action remain to be clarified. Previously, we found a role for the volume-sensitive, outwardly rectifying Cl(-) channel in cisplatin-induced apoptosis. To investigate the(More)
Persistent cell shrinkage, called apoptotic volume decrease (AVD), is a pivotal event of apoptosis. Activation of the volume-sensitive outwardly rectifying Cl(-) channel (VSOR) is involved in the AVD induction. On the other hand, activation of the MAP kinase (MAPK) cascade is also known to play a critical role in apoptosis. In the present study, we(More)
When 21 species of sea anemones were screened for Kv1 potassium channel toxins by competitive inhibition of the binding of (125)I-α-dendrotoxin to rat synaptosomal membranes, 11 species (two species of Actiniidae, one species of Hormathiidae, five species of Stichodactylidae and three species of Thalassianthidae) were found to be positive. Furthermore,(More)
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