Yutaka Fujii

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There has been growing interest in the role of the IRF (interferon regulatory factor) family of transcription factors in the regulation of immune responses, cytokine signaling, and oncogenesis. These members are characterized by their well-conserved DNA binding domains at the N-terminal regions. Here we report the 2.2 A resolution crystal structure of the(More)
To find out which cytokines are involved in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma, we investigated cytokine receptor expression on myeloma cells using a panel of monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs). Flow cytometric analysis of five myeloma cell lines (RPMI8226, ARH77, KMM-1, U266, and Hs) and myeloma cells freshly isolated from eight patients showed that(More)
Hematopoietic prostaglandin (PG) D synthase is the key enzyme for production of the D and J series of prostanoids in the immune system and mast cells. We isolated a cDNA for the rat enzyme, crystallized the recombinant enzyme, and determined the three-dimensional structure of the enzyme complexed with glutathione at 2.3 A resolution. The enzyme is the first(More)
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is reported to be an effective therapeutic agent in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) through inducing apoptotic cell death. Buthionine sulfoximine (BSO), an oxidative stress pathway modulator, is suggested as a potential combination therapy for ATO-insensitive leukemia. However, the precise mechanism of BSO-mediated augmentation of(More)
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