Yuto Kosaka

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Transthyretin (TTR) is a homotetrameric serum protein associated with amyloidoses such as familial amyloid polyneuropathy and senile systemic amyloidosis. The amyloid fibril formation of TTR can be inhibited through stabilization of the TTR tetramer by the binding of small molecules. In this study, we examined the inhibitory potency of caffeic acid(More)
Death-associated protein kinase 1 (DAPK1) is a 160 kDa serine/threonine protein kinase that belongs to the Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase subfamily. DAPK1 is a possible target for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke and endometrial adenocarcinomas. In the present study, we investigated the binding characteristics of 17 natural flavonoids to(More)
Transthyretin (TTR) is a plasma protein implicated in human amyloid diseases. Several small molecules that bind to the thyroxine-binding site of TTR have been shown to stabilize the TTR tetramer and to inhibit amyloid fibril formation of TTR. Herein, we demonstrated that glabridin (Glab), a prenylated isoflavan isolated from Glycyrrhiza glabra L., inhibited(More)
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