Yukari Shika

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DNase X is the first mammalian DNase to be isolated that is homologous to DNase I. In this study, we have examined its function using a novel monoclonal antibody and showed it to be expressed on the cell surface as a glycosylphosphatidylinositolanchored membrane protein. High level expression was observed in human muscular tissues and in myotubes obtained(More)
We report here the cDNA cloning and functional analysis of Xenopus DNase γ (xDNase γ). Two forms of cDNAs are isolated from adult spleen: one composing a 933 bp open reading frame for the enzymatically active xDNase γ protein, and the other encoding an inactive short alternative form. Northern blot analysis revealed that the xDNase γ mRNA is expressed in(More)
Among DNase I family members, only DNase gamma causes DNA fragmentation during apoptosis. However, the molecular basis for this functional feature of DNase gamma is poorly understood. Here we describe the identification of functional NLSs (nuclear localization signals) in DNase gamma and their roles in its apoptotic function. DNase gamma contains two NLSs:(More)
We investigated the hydrogenation of low-temperature (LT) polycrystalline-silicon (poly-Si) thin-film transistors (TFTs) in terms of the gettering phenomena using high-performance self-aligned metal double-gate p-ch LT poly-Si TFTs. Our results show that the conventionally used hydrogenation temperature of 400°C, using forming gas annealing, is(More)
Here, we describe the non-redundant roles of caspase-activated DNase (CAD) and DNaseγ during apoptosis in the immature B-cell line WEHI-231. These cells induce DNA-ladder formation and nuclear fragmentation by activating CAD during cytotoxic drug-induced apoptosis. Moreover, these apoptotic manifestations are accompanied by inhibitor of CAD (ICAD) cleavage(More)
DNase X is the first human DNase protein identified as being homologous with DNase I. In the present study we describe the isolation of several mammalian DNase X cDNAs and the molecular characterization of their coding proteins. A sequence comparison reveals some conserved characteristics: all the mammalian DNase X proteins have an N-terminal signal(More)
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