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in Innovation in Aging

P ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Cell Biology; Geropsychology; Care of the Elderly; Gerontology and Ageing. 289 words.

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Adiponectin suppression of late inflammatory mediator, HMGB1-induced cytokine expression in RAW264 macrophage cells

Mohamed Elfeky, Takeshi Yoneshiro, Yuko Okamatsu-Ogura and Kazuhiro Kimura.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

February 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5939 words.

Abstract

High-mobility group protein B1 (HMGB1) is a late inflammatory mediator released from inflammatory cells when stimulated, resulting in exaggerating...

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Amino acid sequence analysis and characterization of a ribonuclease from starfish <i>Asterias amurensis</i>

Naomi Motoyoshi, Hiroko Kobayashi, Tadashi Itagaki and Norio Inokuchi.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

September 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5114 words.

The aim of this study was to phylogenetically characterize the location of the RNase T2 enzyme in the starfish (Asterias amurensis). We isolated an RNase T2 ribonuclease (RNase Aa) from the...

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5-Aminoimidazole-4-carboxyamide-1-β-D-ribofranoside stimulates the rat <i>enhancer of split- and hairy-related protein-2</i> gene via atypical protein kinase C lambda

Yoshiko Komatsu, Yuki Yanagisawa, Maya Moriizumi, Yuuki Tsuchiya, Honami Yokouchi, Hatsumi Otsuka, Mizuki Aoyagi, Akiko Tsukada, Yukiko Kanai, Ayumi Haneishi, Katsuhiro Takagi, Kosuke Asano, Moe Ono, Takashi Tanaka, Koji Tomita and Kazuya Yamada.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

April 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 4678 words.

The 5′-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) functions as a cellular energy sensor. 5-Aminoimidazole-4-carboxyamide-1-β-D-ribofranoside (AICAR) is a chemical activator of AMPK. In the liver,...

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Analysis of novel Sir3 binding regions in <i>Saccharomyces cerevisiae</i>

Risa Mitsumori, Tomoe Ohashi, Kazuto Kugou, Ayako Ichino, Kei Taniguchi, Kunihiro Ohta, Hiroyuki Uchida and Masaya Oki.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

July 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 3629 words.

In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the HMR, HML, telomere and rDNA regions are silenced. Silencing at the rDNA region requires Sir2, and silencing at the HMR, HML and telomere regions requires...

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Antioxidants as stabilizers for His<sub>6</sub>-OPH: is this an unusual or regular role for them with enzymes?

Elena N Efremenko, Ilya V Lyagin, Le H Cuong and Le M Huong.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

November 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 4542 words.

Abstract

The effect of 14 different antioxidants on the activity of a hexahistidine-tagged organophosphorus hydrolase (His6-OPH) has been studied in vitro. It...

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Apical secretion of Wnt1 in polarized epithelial cells is regulated by exocyst-mediated trafficking

Hideki Yamamoto, Akira Sato and Akira Kikuchi.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

November 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 6343 words.

Abstract

Wnts are glycosylated proteins secreted from various cell types including mesenchymal, hematopoietic and epithelial cells. Directional secretion of...

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Aptamers that bind specifically to human KPNA2 (importin-α1) and efficiently interfere with nuclear transport

Noriko Yasuhara and Penmetcha K.R. Kumar.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

November 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5948 words.

The importin-α family of proteins plays an important role in the eukaryotic importin/exportin nuclear transport system. These proteins recognize a nuclear localization signal (NLS) within...

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<i>Aureobasidium pullulans</i>-cultured fluid induces IL-18 production, leading to Th1-polarization during influenza A virus infection

Daisuke Fujikura, Daisuke Muramatsu, Kochi Toyomane, Satoko Chiba, Takuji Daito, Atsushi Iwai, Takahisa Kouwaki, Masaaki Okamoto, Hideaki Higashi, Hiroshi Kida and Hiroyuki Oshiumi.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

January 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 4309 words.

Abstract

Several microbial molecules with pathogen-associated molecular patterns stimulate host innate immune responses. The innate immune system plays a...

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Azide anions inhibit GH-18 endochitinase and GH-20 Exo <i>β</i>-N-acetylglucosaminidase from the marine bacterium <i>Vibrio harveyi</i>

Paknisa Sirimontree, Tamo Fukamizo and Wipa Suginta.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

February 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 6269 words.

Vibrio harveyi is a bioluminescent marine bacterium that utilizes chitin as its sole source of energy. In the course of chitin degradation, the bacterium primarily secretes an...

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