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EGF receptor kinase suppresses ciliogenesis through activation of USP8 deubiquitinase

Chemokines protect vascular smooth muscle cells from cell death induced by cyclic mechanical stretch.

New photic stimulating system with white light-emitting diodes to elicit electroretinograms from zebrafish larvae.

Potential protective function of the sterol regulatory element binding factor 1-fatty acid desaturase 12 axis in early-stage age-related macular degeneration

Activation of Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Factors by Fenofibrate and Gemfibrozil Stimulates Myelination in Zebrafish

tTarget validation in hypoxia-induced vascular remodeling using transcriptome/metabolome analysis.


H. Amano, K Maruyama, Michiko Naka, and T Tanaka
The Pharmacogenomics J,3(3):183-188 2003


The present study describes combined transcriptome and metabolome analysis for therapeutic target validation in hypoxia-induced vascular remodeling. Exposure to hypoxic conditions resulted in the upregulation of S100C mRNA and increased taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) content in the rat lung, as demonstrated by differential display and amino-acid content analysis. Hypoxia resulted in transcriptional activation of the S100C promoter through hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1). Taurine suppressed HIF-1-mediated increases in S100C transcription. Moreover, oral taurine administration attenuated vascular remodeling in hypoxic rat lung, whereas depletion of endogenous taurine by administration of beta-alanine resulted in increased vascular remodeling. Inhibition of HIF transcription by taurine may be of therapeutic benefit in preventing hypoxia-induced vascular remodeling. In conclusion, we used transcriptome and metabolome analysis to identify a therapeutic low-molecular-weight ligand that plays a critical role in hypoxia-induced vascular remodeling. These techniques provided an excellent strategy for screening and validation of targets.