Hidenori Ito

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alphaB-crystallin in cells can be phosphorylated at three serine residues in response to stress or during mitosis (Ito, H., Okamoto, K., Nakayama, H., Isobe, T., and Kato, K. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272, 29934-29941 and Kato, K., Ito, H., Kamei, K., Inaguma, Y., Iwamoto, I., and Saga, S. (1998) J. Biol. Chem. 273, 28346-28354). In the present study, we(More)
It has recently been reported that 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) stimulate bone formation. However, the mechanism of stimulation of bone metabolism by statins is not precisely clarified. In this study, we investigated whether simvastatin induces heat shock protein (HSP) 27, HSP70, and HSP90 in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1(More)
Among various effector proteins for the small GTPase Rho, the function(s) of Rhotekin is (are) almost unknown. We have identified PIST [PDZ (PSD-95, Discs-large and ZO-1) domain protein interacting specifically with TC10 (a Rho-family small GTPase)] as a binding partner for Rhotekin, using yeast two-hybrid screening. Rhotekin was found to associate with(More)
Septins are a family of conserved guanosine triphosphate/guanosine diphosphate-binding proteins implicated in a variety of cellular functions such as cell cycle control and cytokinesis. Although several members of septin family, including Septin 14 (Sept14), are abundantly expressed in nervous tissues, little is known about their physiological functions,(More)
Marinesco-Sjögren syndrome (MSS) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited disorder with mental retardation (MR). Recently, mutations in the SIL1 gene, encoding a co-chaperone which regulates the chaperone HSPA5, were identified as a major cause of MSS. We here examined the pathophysiological significance of SIL1 mutations in abnormal corticogenesis of MSS.(More)
We have previously reported that prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha) activates p44/p42 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) through protein kinase C (PKC) in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells. In the present study, we investigated the mechanism of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) synthesis induced by PGF2 alpha and the effect of incadronate on the(More)
We performed biochemical, histochemical and cell biological characterization of septins by focusing on SEPT1 in human skin tissues and a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cell line DJM-1. In immunoblotting, SEPT1, together with other septins, was detected in normal human epidermis, SCC and DJM-1. In immunohistochemical analyses, SEPT1 was detected diffusely in(More)
Among various effector proteins for the Rho small GTPase, the function(s) of Rhotekin is almost unknown. We have identified a multi-domain adaptor protein, vinexin, as a binding partner for Rhotekin, using yeast two-hybrid screening of a human heart library. Rhotekin was found to associate with vinexin in vitro, in COS7 cells, and in brain tissues. The(More)
p140Cap (Cas-associated protein) is an adaptor protein considered to play pivotal roles in cell adhesion, growth and Src tyrosine kinase-related signaling in non-neuronal cells. It is also reported to interact with a pre-synaptic membrane protein, synaptosome-associated protein of 25 kDa, and may participate in neuronal secretion. However, properties and(More)