Chikao Morimoto

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Focal adhesion kinase (pp125FAK) is localized to focal adhesions and tyrosine phosphorylated by the engagement of beta 1 integrins. However, it is unclear how pp125FAK is linked to integrin molecules. We demonstrate that pp125FAK is directly associated with paxillin, a 68-kD cytoskeleton protein. The COOH-terminal domain of pp125FAK spanning FAK residues(More)
Maintenance of skeletal muscle mass relies on the dynamic balance between anabolic and catabolic processes and is important for motility, systemic energy homeostasis, and viability. We identified direct target genes of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in skeletal muscle, i.e., REDD1 and KLF15. As well as REDD1, KLF15 inhibits mTOR activity, but via a(More)
Hydrogen peroxide-inducible clone (Hic)-5 is induced during the senescent process in human fibroblasts, and the overexpression of Hic-5 induces a senescence-like phenotype. Structurally, Hic-5 and paxillin, a 68-kDa cytoskeletal protein, share homology such as the LD motifs in the N-terminal half and the LIM domains in the C-terminal half. Here we show that(More)
p130Cas (Cas) has been recently identified as a 130-kDa protein that is highly phosphorylated on tyrosine residues and is stably associated with p47v-crk (v-Crk) and p60v-src (v-Src) oncogene products in cells transformed by the respective genes. Cas is a novel signaling molecule having a single Src homology (SH) 3 domain and a cluster of multiple(More)
Integrin/ligand binding evokes tyrosine phosphorylation of various proteins. We reported previously that a 105 kD protein (pp105) was tyrosine phosphorylated by the engagement of beta 1 integrins in T lymphocytes. We show here that pp105 is a novel p130Cas (Crk-associated substrate)-related protein. Deduced amino acid sequence revealed that pp105 contains(More)
CasL/HEF1 belongs to the p130(Cas) family. It is tyrosine-phosphorylated following beta(1) integrin and/or T cell receptor stimulation and is thus considered to be important for immunological reactions. CasL has several structural motifs such as an SH3 domain and a substrate domain and interacts with many molecules through these motifs. To obtain more(More)
B cell immunoglobulin production is regulated by helper T cells through direct interaction and secreted cytokines. In the present study, we functionally analyzed CD27 in cord and peripheral blood B cells. Adult peripheral blood B cells were separated into CD27+ and CD27- cells, which differed in their morphology. Cord blood B cells did not express CD27, and(More)
We analyzed the expression of IL-12Rbeta1 and IL-12Rbeta2 and the role of IL-12 in the activation of monocyte-derived dendritic cells (DCs) via IL-12Rbeta1-mediated signaling events. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that IL-12Rbeta1 was expressed in T cells, Con A blasts, and monocyte-derived DCs, but not in monocytes, while its transcript was detected in(More)
CD26 is a leukocyte-activation antigen that is expressed on T lymphocytes and macrophages and possesses dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) activity, whose natural substrates have not been identified yet. CXC chemokines, stromal cell-derived factor 1alpha (SDF-1alpha) and 1beta (SDF-1beta), sharing the receptor CXCR-4, are highly efficacious chemoattractants(More)
CD26, the T cell activation molecule dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV), associates with a 43-kilodalton protein. Amino acid sequence analysis and immunoprecipitation studies demonstrated that this 43-kilodalton protein was adenosine deaminase (ADA). ADA was coexpressed with CD26 on the Jurkat T cell lines, and an in vitro binding assay showed that the binding(More)