Koichiro Maeno

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Aggregation of the high-affinity immunoglobulin E (IgE) receptor (FcepsilonRI) on mast cells induces a number of biochemical events, including protein-tyrosine phosphorylation leading to degranulation and multiple cytokine gene transcription. Here, we have demonstrated that a second member of the Cbl family of ubiquitin-protein ligase Cbl-b translocates(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated that c-Cbl functions as a ubiquitin-protein ligase toward immune receptors and non-receptor protein-tyrosine kinase Syk by facilitating their ubiquitination and subsequent targeting to proteasomes. However, it was not clear whether Src family kinase Lyn is regulated by the Cbl family of ubiquitin-protein ligases.(More)
The intervertebral disc nucleus pulposus (NP) has two phenotypically distinct cell types-notochordal cells (NCs) and non-notochordal chondrocyte-like cells. In human discs, NCs are lost during adolescence, which is also when discs begin to show degenerative signs. However, little evidence exists regarding the link between NC disappearance and the(More)
Aggregation of high-affinity IgE receptor FcepsilonRI induces sequential activation of nonreceptor-type protein-tyrosine kinases and subsequent tyrosine phosphorylation of cellular proteins, leading to degranulation in mast cells. A hematopoietic cell-specific adaptor protein, 3BP2, that was originally identified as an Abl SH3-binding protein was rapidly(More)
INTRODUCTION The longitudinal degradation mechanism of extracellular matrix (ECM) in the interbertebral disc remains unclear. Our objective was to elucidate catabolic and anabolic gene expression profiles and their balances in intervertebral disc degeneration using a static compression model. METHODS Forty-eight 12-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rat tails(More)
INTRODUCTION The intervertebral disc has a complex structure originating developmentally from both the mesenchyme and notochord. Notochordal cells disappear during adolescence, which is also when human discs begin to show degenerative signs. During degeneration later in life, disc cells decline because of apoptosis. Although many animal models have been(More)
PURPOSE A retro-odontoid pseudotumor is usually a reactive fibrocartilaginous mass associated with atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS). However, a retro-odontoid pseudotumor not associated with AAS, which undergoes spontaneous regression following C1 laminoplasty, has been reported. The purpose of this study was to report surgical outcomes of C1 laminectomy for(More)
Adaptor protein 3BP2, a c-Abl-Src homology 3 (SH3) domain-binding protein, is known to play a regulatory role in T-cell receptor-mediated transcriptional activation of nuclear factor of activated T cell and activator protein 1 by interacting with Syk/ZAP-70 protein-tyrosine kinase. We have previously demonstrated that aggregation of high affinity IgE(More)
The p21-activated serine/threonine protein kinase Pak2/gamma-PAK and the nonreceptor type of protein tyrosine kinase Syk are known to be activated when the cells are exposed to osmotic stress. The purpose of the present study was to examine whether Pak2 and Syk functionally cooperate in cellular signaling. Cotransfection studies revealed that Pak2(More)
Post-operative surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most significant complications after instrumented spinal surgery. However, implant retention feasibility for early-onset multidrug-resistant SSI is still controversial. We aimed to verify our therapeutic strategy, surgical debridement with implant retention and long-term antimicrobial therapy for(More)