M Shibatohge

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Phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC) plays a pivotal role in regulation of intracellular signal transduction from various receptor molecules. More than 10 members of human PI-PLC isoforms have been identified and classified into three classes beta, gamma, and delta, which are regulated by distinct mechanisms. Here we report identification of a(More)
Ras proteins are conserved from yeasts to mammals and implicated in regulation of the actin cytoskeleton. The flightless-1 (fli-1) gene of Drosophila melanogaster and its homologs in Caenorhabditis elegans and humans encode proteins (FLI-1) comprising a fusion of a leucine-rich repeats (LRRs) domain and a gelsolin-like domain. This LRRs domain is highly(More)
Mammalian Ras proteins regulate multiple effectors including Raf, Ral guanine nucleotide dissociation stimulator (RalGDS), and phosphoinositide 3-kinase. In the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, LIN-45 Raf has been identified by genetic analyses as an effector of LET-60 Ras. To search for other effectors in C. elegans, we performed a yeast two-hybrid(More)
A yeast two-hybrid screening for Ras-binding proteins in nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has identified a guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) containing a Ras/Rap1A-associating (RA) domain, termed Ce-RA-GEF. Both Ce-RA-GEF and its human counterpart Hs-RA-GEF possessed a PSD-95/DlgA/ZO-1 (PDZ) domain and a Ras exchanger motif (REM) domain in addition to(More)
Mammalian Ras proteins associate with multiple effectors, including Raf, Ral guanine nucleotide dissociation stimulator, phosphoinositide 3-kinase and AF-6. In the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, LIN-45/Raf has been identified genetically as an effector of LET-60/Ras. To search for other effectors in C. elegans, we carried out a yeast two-hybrid screening(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the vascularity of advanced gastric adenocarcinomas by using percutaneous power Doppler imaging. METHODS Seventeen patients with gastric cancer and 10 without a gastric tumor, but with a slightly thick gastric wall in the B-mode ultrasound, were investigated with the use of power Doppler imaging. The color signals of the gastric(More)
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