Koozi Matuoka

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CRK protein, together with GRB2/ASH and Nck proteins, belongs to the adaptor-type Src homology (SH)2-containing molecules, which transduce signals from tyrosine kinases. Here another guanine nucleotide-releasing protein (GNRP), C3G, has been identified as a CRK SH3-binding protein. The nucleotide sequence of a 4.1-kb C3G cDNA contains a 3.2-kb open reading(More)
The activation of receptor tyrosine kinases generates tyrosine-phosphorylated recognition motifs for the binding of signaling proteins containing Src homology 2 domains. We determined the binding sites of Grb2/Ash, an Src homology 2 domain-containing adaptor protein, within epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptors, using Chinese hamster ovary cells(More)
NF-Y, also termed CBF, is a major CCAAT-binding transcription factor that specifically recognizes the consensus sequence 5'-CTGATTGGYYRR-3 or 5'-YYRRCCAATCAG-3' (Y = pyrimidines and R = purines) present in the promoter region of many constitutive, inducible, and cell-cycle-dependent eukaryotic genes. The functional NF-Y is a heterotrimeric protein,(More)
The effects of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) leaves and its phenolic compounds, thymol and carvacrol, on the activities of xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes, i.e., phase I enzymes such as 7-ethoxycoumarin O-deethylase (ECOD) and phase II enzymes such as glutathione S-transferase (GST) and quinone reductase (QR), were investigated. Mice were fed with a diet(More)
Ash/Grb-2 is an adaptor protein composed only of Src homology (SH) 2 and SH3 domains that is considered to be essential for Ras activation. To clarify the downstream of Ash signaling, we investigated Ash-bound proteins. Ash-glutathione S-transferase (GST) fusion proteins were used to affinity-purify proteins bound to Ash. We found 180-, 150-, 100-, and(More)
Nck is a small protein composed of Src homology regions (SH) 2 and 3, paralleling the adaptors c-Crk and Grb2/Ash, but its function remains enigmatic. To clarify Nck signaling, a human brain cDNA library was searched for targets of the SH3 moiety of Nck. A novel molecule detected therefrom (referred to as Nck-, Ash- and phospholipase Cgamma-binding protein(More)
Aging appears to be an irreversible process. Here we report that nicotinamide (NAA) can induce rapid and reversible reversion of aging phenotypes in human diploid fibroblasts in terms of cell morphology and senescence-associated β-galactosidase activity. Although NAA seems to enhance the replicative potential of the cells, it has little effect on their(More)
The protein ASH (for abundant Src homology), composed of one Src homology region (SH) 2 and two SH3 domains, was cloned by screening human and rat cDNA libraries with an oligonucleotide probe directed to a consensus sequence of the SH2 domains. The rat-derived ASH peptide was comprised of 217 amino acids with a molecular mass of 25-28 kDa and was found to(More)
The turnover of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) is believed to constitute a crucial step in the signaling pathways for stimulation of cells by a variety of bioactive substances, including mitogens, but decisive evidence for the idea has not been obtained. In the present study, a monoclonal antibody to PIP2 was microinjected into the cytoplasm(More)
Cellular ageing is a systematic process affecting the entirety of cell structure and function. Since changes in gene expression are extensive and global during ageing, involvement of general transcription regulators in the phenomenon is likely. Here, we focus on NF-Y, the major CCAAT box-binding factor, which exerts differential regulation on a wide variety(More)