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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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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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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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Basigin (CD147), a multifunctional transmembrane glycoprotein with various binding partners

Takashi Muramatsu.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

May 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 6019 words.

Basigin, also called CD147 or EMMPRIN, is a transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily. Basigin has isoforms; the common form (basigin or basigin-2) has two...

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Biophysical studies on calcium and carbohydrate binding to carbohydrate recognition domain of Gal/GalNAc lectin from <i>Entamoeba histolytica</i>: insights into host cell adhesion

Rupali Yadav, Kuldeep Verma, Mintu Chandra, Madhumita Mukherjee and Sunando Datta.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

September 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 6263 words.

Entamoeba histolytica, an enteric parasite expresses a Gal/GalNAc-specific lectin that contributes to its virulence by establishing adhesion to host cell. In this study,...

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Capsid protease domain as a tool for assessing protein-domain folding during organelle import of nascent polypeptides in living cells

Kongsoo Kang, Michiyo Takahara, Haruka Sakaue and Masao Sakaguchi.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

May 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 6521 words.

Various proteins synthesized by ribosomes are imported into specific organelles. To elucidate the behavior of protein domains during import, we developed a folding probe, in which the...

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Characterization of the 5’-flanking region of the human <i>TP53</i> gene and its response to the natural compound, Resveratrol

Fumiaki Uchiumi, Koichiro Shoji, Yuki Sasaki, Moe Sasaki, Yamato Sasaki, Takahiro Oyama, Kyoko Sugisawa and Sei-Ichi Tanuma.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

April 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5903 words.

Tumour suppressor p53, which is encoded by the TP53 gene, is widely known to play an important role in response to DNA damage and various stresses. It has recently been reported that p53...

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Characterization of WWP1 protein expression in skeletal muscle of muscular dystrophy chickens

Michihiro Imamura, Akinori Nakamura, Hideyuki Mannen and Shin’ichi Takeda.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

February 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cell Biology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5456 words.

A missense mutation in the gene encoding WWP1 was identified as the most promising candidate responsible for chicken muscular dystrophy (MD) by genetic linkage analysis. WWP1 is a HECT-type...

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