Takako Kato18
Saishu Yoshida15
Masashi Higuchi12
Hiroki Ueharu9
18Takako Kato
15Saishu Yoshida
12Masashi Higuchi
9Hiroki Ueharu
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he sorting of transmembrane proteins to endosomes and lysosomes is mediated by signals present in the cytosolic tails of the proteins. A subset of these signals conform to the [DE]XXXL[LI] consensus motif and mediate sorting via interactions with heterotetrameric adaptor protein (AP) complexes. However, the identity of the AP sub-units that recognize these(More)
  • Kotaro Horiguchi, Ken Fujiwara, Saishu Yoshida, Masashi Higuchi, Takehiro Tsukada, Naoko Kanno +5 others
  • 2014
S100β-protein-positive cells in the anterior pituitary gland appear to possess multifunctional properties. Because of their pleiotropic features, S100β-positive cells are assumed to be of a heterogeneous or even a non-pituitary origin. The observation of various markers has allowed these cells to be classified into populations such as stem/progenitor cells,(More)
The circadian rhythms in mammals are regulated by a pacemaker located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus. Four clock-gene families have been found to be involved in a transcription-translation feedback loop that generates the circadian rhythm at the intracellular level. The proteins Clock and Bmal1 form a heterodimer which activates the(More)
Lactobacillus reuteri is a heterofermentative lactic acid bacterium that naturally inhabits the gut of humans and other animals. The probiotic effects of L. reuteri have been proposed to be largely associated with the production of the broad-spectrum antimicrobial compound reuterin during anaerobic metabolism of glycerol. We determined the complete genome(More)
Polymeric micelles incorporating cisplatin (CDDP) were prepared through the polymer-metal complex formation between CDDP and poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(glutamic acid) block copolymers, and their utility as a tumor-targeted drug delivery system was investigated. CDDP-incorporated micelles (CDDP/m) had a size of 28 nm with remarkably narrow distribution.(More)
  • Hong-Xiang Liu, Olga Lopatina, Chiharu Higashida, Hiroko Fujimoto, Shirin Akther, Alena Inzhutova +26 others
  • 2013
Compared with the knowledge of maternal care, much less is known about the factors required for paternal parental care. Here we report that new sires of laboratory mice, though not spontaneously parental, can be induced to show maternal-like parental care (pup retrieval) using signals from dams separated from their pups. During this interaction, the(More)
The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor DEC1 is expressed in a circadian manner in the suprachiasmatic nucleus where it seems to play a role in regulating the mammalian circadian rhythm by suppressing the CLOCK/BMAL1-activated promoter. The interaction of DEC1 with BMAL1 has been suggested as one of the molecular mechanisms of the suppression(More)
  • Toshinori Ueno, Ayumu Nakashima, Shigehiro Doi, Takeshi Kawamoto, Kiyomasa Honda, Yukio Yokoyama +6 others
  • 2013
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent adult stem cells that have regenerative capability and exert paracrine actions on damaged tissues. Since peritoneal fibrosis is a serious complication of peritoneal dialysis, we tested whether MSCs suppress this using a chlorhexidine gluconate model in rats. Although MSCs isolated from green fluorescent(More)
Circadian rhythms are controlled by a system of negative and positive genetic feedback loops composed of clock genes. Although many genes have been implicated in these feedback loops, it is unclear whether our current list of clock genes is exhaustive. We have recently identified Chrono as a robustly cycling transcript through genome-wide profiling of BMAL1(More)
Paired-related homeobox transcription factors, PRRX1 and PRRX2, are known to be important factors for craniofacial and limb morphogenesis. We recently cloned Prrx2 from the porcine adult pituitary cDNA library and found that only PRRX1 is present in the rat embryonic pituitary. In this study, we re-investigated the temporospatial expression and localization(More)