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Raspberry ketone (4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one; RK) is a major aromatic compound of red raspberry (Rubus idaeus). The structure of RK is similar to the structures of capsaicin and synephrine, compounds known to exert anti-obese actions and alter the lipid metabolism. The present study was performed to clarify whether RK helps prevent obesity and activate(More)
A mutant allele of SGS1 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae was identified as a suppressor of the slow-growth phenotype of top3 mutants. We previously reported the involvement of Top3 via the interaction with the N-terminal region of Sgs1 in the complementation of methylmethanesulfonate (MMS) sensitivity and the suppression of hyper recombination of a sgs1 mutant.(More)
The actions of peptidase inhibitors derived from Streptomycete on human cathepsin A (hCath A), yeast carboxypeptidase Y (CPY), and wheat carboxypeptidase II (CPW) were analyzed comparatively. Lactacystin and omuralide (clasto-lactacystin beta-lactone), well-known cytoplasmic proteasome inhibitors, both had a potent and non-competitive inhibitory effect on(More)
Human neuroblastoma GOTO cell lines were established that stably express recombinant human lysosomal protective protein/cathepsin A (PPCA) cDNA by transfection. Intracellular cathepsin A (acid serine carboxypeptidase) activity increased four-fold compared with in those of the parent and mock-transfected cell lines. The immunoreactive 54 kDa(More)
Cathepsin A (CathA) is a lysosomal serine carboxypeptidase that exhibits homology and structural similarity to the yeast and wheat serine carboxypeptidases (CPY and CPW) belonging to the alpha/beta-hydrolase fold family. Human CathA (hCathA) and CPW have been demonstrated to be inhibited by a proteasome (threonine protease) inhibitor, lactacystin, and its(More)
Cathepsin A is a mammalian lysosomal enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the carboxy-terminal amino acids of polypeptides and also regulates beta-galactosidase and neuraminidase-1 activities through the formation of a multienzymic complex in lysosomes. Human cathepsin A (hCathA), yeast carboxypeptidase (CPY), and wheat carboxypeptidase II (CPW) belong(More)
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