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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

tPharmacogenomics and therapeutic target validation in cerebral vasospasm.


J Cardiovasc. Pharm. 36(Suppl.2) S1-S4 2000


One of the most important pharmacogenomic technologies is transcriptome analysis. We used this method to study the change of gene expression profiles in animal models of cerebral vasospasm. We found novel drug target candidates in cerebral vasospasm through pharmacogenomics. By using differential display and quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, we found that heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) mRNA was prominently induced in the basilar artery and modestly in brain tissue in a murine vasospasm model. There was a significant correlation between the degree of vasospasm and HO-1 mRNA levels in the basilar arteries exhibiting vasospasm. Antisense HO-1 oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) inhibited HO-1 induction in the basilar arteries, but not in the whole brain tissue. This phenomenon was not observed in the nontreatment, sense HO-1 ODN and scrambled ODN treatment arteries. We report, for the first time, the protective effects of HO-1 gene induction by endogenous or clinical compounds in cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage, a finding that should provide a novel therapeutic target for cerebral vasospasm.