Emi Ashikaga

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Here, we show that oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) causes increased small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO)-1 and SUMO-2/3 conjugation to substrate proteins in cultured hippocampal neurones. Surprisingly, the SUMO protease SENP-1, which removes SUMO from conjugated proteins, was also increased by OGD, suggesting that the neuronal response to OGD involves(More)
G-protein coupled receptor interacting scaffold protein (GISP) is a multi-domain, brain-specific protein derived from the A-kinase anchoring protein (AKAP)-9 gene. Using yeast two-hybrid screens to identify GISP interacting proteins we isolated the SUMO conjugating enzyme Ubc9. GISP interacts with Ubc9 in vitro, in heterologous cells and in neurons.(More)
Timely and efficient information transfer at synapses is fundamental to brain function. Synapses are highly dynamic structures that exhibit long-lasting activity-dependent alterations to their structure and transmission efficiency, a phenomenon termed synaptic plasticity. These changes, which occur through alterations in presynaptic release or in the(More)
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