Kazumi Ishidoh

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Intact osteoactivin, a novel type I membrane glycoprotein, were shed at a dibasic motif in the juxtamembrane region in C2C12 myoblasts. Extracellular fragments were secreted into the culture media by a putative metalloprotease. Extracellular fragments of osteoactivin, but not control protein, induced matrix metalloprotease-3 (MMP-3) expression in NIH-3T3(More)
SKD1 belongs to the AAA-ATPase family and is one of the mammalian class E Vps (vacuolar protein sorting) proteins. Previously we have reported that the overexpression of an ATPase activity-deficient form of SKD1 (suppressor of potassium transport growth defect), SKD1(E235Q), leads the perturbation of membrane transport through endosomes and lysosomes,(More)
Alix (ALG-2-interacting protein X) is a 95-kDa protein that interacts with an EF-hand type Ca(2+)-binding protein, ALG-2 (apoptosis-linked gene 2), through its C-terminal proline-rich region. In this study, we searched for proteins that interact with human AlixDeltaC (a truncated form not containing the C-terminal region) by using a yeast two-hybrid screen,(More)
Podocyte foot process effacement and disruption of the slit diaphragm are typically associated with glomerular proteinuria and can be induced in rats by the injection of puromycin aminonucleoside. Here, we show that the induction of puromycin aminonucleoside nephrosis involves podocyte migration conducted by a coordinated interplay between the cysteine(More)
The processing of procathepsin L on the surfaces of physiological glycosaminoglycans, heparan sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, etc., as well as dextran derivatives were studied. All glycosaminoglycans and dextran derivatives including dextran T-500 and DEAE dextran examined in this study accelerated the conversion of procathepsin L to processed cathepsin L in(More)
Skeletal muscles are vulnerable to marked atrophy under microgravity. This phenomenon is due to the transcriptional alteration of skeletal muscle cells to weightlessness. To further investigate this issue at a subcellular level, we examined the expression of approximately 26,000 gastrocnemius muscle genes in space-flown rats by DNA microarray analysis.(More)
TWEAK, a TNF family member, is produced by IFN-gamma-stimulated monocytes and induces multiple pathways of cell death, including caspase-dependent apoptosis, cathepsin B-dependent necrosis, and endogenous TNF-alpha-mediated cell death, in a cell type-specific manner. However, the TWEAK receptor(s) that mediates these multiple death pathways remains to be(More)
A near full-length cDNA for rat cathepsin L was isolated. The deduced protein comprises 334 amino acid residues (Mr 37,685) containing a typical signal sequence (N-terminal 17 residues), pro-peptide (96 residues), and the sequence for mature cathepsin L (221 residues). Rat cathepsin L shows 94% amino acid identity with mouse cysteine proteinase. Amino acid(More)
Subunit c is normally present as an inner mitochondrial membrane component of the F0 section of the ATP synthase complex, but in the late infantile form of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) it was also found in lysosomes in high concentrations. To explore the mechanism of storage of subunit c, the rates of degradation and synthesis of subunit c were(More)
UNLABELLED Selective modulation of the secretion of proteinases and their inhibitors by growth factors in cultured differentiated podocytes. BACKGROUND Podocyte damage is considered to be an important factor in the development of glomerulosclerosis. Morphological studies on experimental models of progressive glomerular disease have identified the(More)