Hiroshi Sugiya

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In exocrine glands, secretory proteins synthesized in the rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER) exhibit vectorial transport from ER through a succession of membrane-bounded components such as Golgi complex, condensing vacuoles and secretory granules. The secretory granules migrate to particular locations within the cell close to the apical membrane prior to the(More)
Salivary gland acinar cells secrete large amounts of water and electrolytes, where aquaporins (AQPs) are thought to be involved in the secretion. In the present study, we investigated expression/localization of AQP6, and the anion transporting properties of AQP6 in mouse parotid acinar cells. RT-PCR, western blotting and immunohistochemical analyses(More)
In secretory granules and vesicles, membrane transporters have been predicted to permeate water molecules, ions and/or small solutes to swell the granules and promote membrane fusion. We have previously demonstrated that aquaporin-6 (AQP6), a water channel protein, which permeates anions, is localized in rat parotid secretory granules (Matsuki-Fukushima et(More)
Myristoylated alanine-rich C kinase substrate (MARCKS) is known as a major cellular substrate for protein kinase C (PKC). MARCKS has been implicated in the regulation of brain development and postnatal survival, cellular migration and adhesion, as well as phagocytosis, endocytosis, and exocytosis. The involvement of MARCKS phosphorylation in secretory(More)
Amylase release from parotid acinar cells is mainly induced by the accumulation of intracellular cAMP, presumably through the phosphorylation of substrates by cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA). However, the molecular mechanisms of this process are not clear. In a previous study (Fujita-Yoshigaki, J., Dohke, Y., Hara-Yokoyama, M., Kamata, Y., Kozaki, S.,(More)
Hyposecretion of saliva and consequent dry mouth lead to severe caries and periodontal disease. Therapeutic radiation for head and neck cancer and sialadenitis result in atrophy and fibrosis of salivary glands, but the mechanism is not clear. As a model for dysfunction of salivary glands, we examined the change of gene expression patterns in primary(More)
Non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice have been used as a model for dry mouth. NOD mice lacking the gene encoding E2f1, a transcription factor, develop hyposalivation more rapidly progressively than control NOD mice. However, the model mice are associated with an underlying disease such as diabetes. We have now established E2f1-deficient NOD/severe combined(More)
Sjögren's syndrome and therapeutic radiation for head and neck cancers result in irreversible changes in the parenchyma of salivary glands, loss of acinar cells, prominence of duct cells, and fibrosis. To clarify mechanisms of salivary gland dysfunction, we identified a signaling pathway involved in the dedifferentiation of primary cultures of parotid(More)
We used the Ca2+-sensitive fluorescent dye fura 2, together with measurements of intracellular D-myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate [Ins(1,4,5)P3], to assess the inhibitory effects of caffeine on signal transduction via G protein-coupled receptor pathways in isolated rat mandibular salivary acinar cells. ACh, norepinephrine (NE), and substance P (SP) all(More)