Kenneth Takeda

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One of the major tyrosine phosphorylation activities linked to integrin signalling is that of focal adhesion kinase (FAK). High amounts of FAK are located at specialised subcellular compartments known as focal adhesions. FAK tyrosine phosphorylation at focal adhesions is increased by various stimuli including integrin engagement during migration processes,(More)
Cell migration is a highly complex process that requires the coordinated formation of membrane protrusion and focal adhesions (FAs). Focal adhesion kinase (FAK), a major signaling component of FAs, is involved in the disassembly process of FAs through phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of its tyrosine residues, but the role of such phosphorylations in(More)
Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) activity and Ca(2+) signaling led to a turnover of focal adhesions (FAs) required for cell spreading and migration. We used yellow Cameleon-2 (Ycam), a fluorescent protein-based Ca(2+) sensor fused to FAK or to a FAK-related non-kinase domain, to measure simultaneously local Ca(2+) variations at FA sites and FA dynamics. Discrete(More)
The cytoskeletal protein talin, which provides a direct link between integrins and actin filaments, has been shown to contain two distinct binding sites for integrin beta subunits. Here, we report the precise delimitation and a first functional analysis of the talin rod domain integrin-binding site. Partially overlapping cDNAs covering the entire human(More)
Activated human neuropeptide Y Y(1) receptors rapidly desensitize and internalize through clathrin-coated pits and recycle from early and recycling endosomes, unlike Y(2) receptors that neither internalize nor desensitize. To identify motifs implicated in Y(1) receptor desensitization and trafficking, mutants with varying C-terminal truncations or a(More)
Desensitization of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) involves receptor phosphorylation and reduction in the number of receptors at the cell surface. The neuropeptide Y (NPY) Y(1) receptor undergoes fast desensitization. We examined agonist-induced signaling and internalization using NPY Y(1) receptors fused to green fluorescent protein (EGFP). When(More)
Integrin-associated intracellular Ca(2+) oscillations modulate cell migration, probably by controlling integrin-mediated release of the cell rear during migration. Focal adhesion kinase (FAK), via its tyrosine phosphorylation activity, plays a key role in integrin signaling. In human U87 astrocytoma cells, expression of the dominant negative FAK-related(More)
Plasmalemmal ionic currents from excitable motor cells of the primary pulvinus ofMimosa pudica were investigated by patch-clamp techniques. In almost all of the enzymatically isolated protoplasts, a delayed rectifier potassium current was activated by depolarization, while no currents were detected upon hyperpolarization. This sustained outward current was(More)
The potential role of alpha5beta1 integrins in cancer has recently attracted much interest. However, few alpha5beta1-selective antagonists have been developed compared with other integrins. The most specific nonpeptidic alpha5beta1 antagonist described thus far, SJ749, inhibits angiogenesis by affecting adhesion and migration of endothelial cells. We(More)
The effects of neuropeptide Y (NPY; 1–36) and NPY fragment (16–36) on nicotinic currents (I ACh) and voltage-dependent calcium currents (I Ca) were studied in bovine chromaffin cells using the whole-cell patchclamp technique. The peak amplitude of inward nicotinic currents was markedly depressed by both NPY(1–36) and NPY (16–36). In contrast, I Ca was(More)