Katsuyuki Iida

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BACKGROUND Cofilin is a low-molecular weight actin-modulating protein, and is structurally and functionally conserved in eucaryotes from yeast to mammals. The functions of cofilin appear to be regulated by phosphorylation and dephosphorylation. RESULTS A proteolytic study of phosphorylated porcine cofilin and expression of a mutated cofilin in cultured(More)
Mesenchyme Fork Head-1 (MFH-1) is a forkhead (also called winged helix) transcription factor defined by a common 100-amino acid DNA-binding domain. MFH-1 is expressed in non-notochordal mesoderm in the prospective trunk region and in cephalic neural-crest and cephalic mesoderm-derived mesenchymal cells in the prechordal region of early embryos.(More)
Cofilin is a widely distributed actin-modulating protein that has the ability to bind along the side of F-actin and to depolymerize F-actin in a pH-dependent manner. We found that phosphatidylinositol (PI), phosphatidylinositol 4-monophosphate (PIP), and phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) inhibited both actions of cofilin in a dose-dependent(More)
Incubation of cultured cells under specific conditions induces a dramatic change in the actin organization: induction of intranuclear and/or cytoplasmic actin rods (actin paracrystal-like intracellular structures). We have found that cofilin, a 21-kDa actin-binding protein, is a component of these rods. Antibodies directed against cofilin labeled(More)
Cofilin is an F-actin side-binding and -depolymerizing protein with an apparent molecular mass of 21 kDa. By means of the end label fingerprinting method, the amino acid residue on cofilin sequence cross-linked to actin by zero length cross-linker, 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylamino propyl)carbodiimide, was identified as Lys112 and/or Lys114. A synthetic(More)
The induction of phase 2 detoxifying enzymes, such as UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs), in response to an array of naturally occurring and synthetic agents, such as oltipraz (4-methyl-5-[2-pyrazinyl]-1,2-dithiole-3-thione), provides an effective means of protection against a variety of carcinogens. Transcription factor Nrf2 is an essential regulator of(More)
This study was designed to investigate possible involvement of type IV collagenolytic matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs; 72-kDa type IV collagenase [MMP-2], 92-kDa type IV collagenase [MMP-9]), and the respective specific tissue inhibitors of these MMPs (TIMP-2 and TIMP-1) in the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We determined the(More)
We have cloned a Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene (COF1) encoding a low-M(r) actin-binding protein of 143 amino acid (aa) residues (yeast cofilin; Cof); its aa sequence is 35% identical to porcine Cof. The yeast recombinant Cof produced in Escherichia coli exhibited in vitro activities on actin filaments similar to those of mammalian and avian Cof. Gene(More)
Tremor rat (tm/tm), the parent strain of spontaneously epileptic rat (SER: zi/zi, tm/tm), exhibits absence-like seizures characterized by 5-7 Hz spike-wave-like complexes on cortical and hippocampal electroencephalograms (EEG) after 10 weeks of age, prior to development of convulsive seizures. Recently, this animal model has been demonstrated to display a(More)
The exposure of cultured mammalian cells to elevated temperatures induces the translocation of actin and cofilin into the nuclei and the formation of intranuclear bundles of actin filaments decorated by cofilin (actin/cofilin rods). Cofilin has a stretch of five basic amino acids, KKRKK, which was assumed to be the sequence involved in the heat(More)