Kentaro Ikegami

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Accumulation of unfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) causes ER stress. The ER stress sensor inositol requiring enzyme-1beta (IRE1β), which is specifically expressed in intestinal epithelial cells, is thought to be involved in translational repression. However, its mechanism of action is not fully understood. Using a reporter that can evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether lysophosphatidic acid activates the mitogen-activated protein kinase and increases DNA synthesis in human bladder smooth muscle cells, and to examine the involvement of lysophosphatidic acid and lysophosphatidic acid receptor in mechanical stretch-induced mitogen-activated protein kinase activation in cultured human bladder(More)
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