Manabu Taniguchi

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Eukaryotic cells deal with accumulation of unfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by the unfolded protein response, involving the induction of molecular chaperones, translational attenuation, and ER-associated degradation, to prevent cell death. Here, we found that the autophagy system is activated as a novel signaling pathway in response to ER(More)
Recent studies have suggested that neuronal death in Alzheimer's disease or ischemia could arise from dysfunction of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Although caspase-12 has been implicated in ER stress-induced apoptosis and amyloid-beta (Abeta)-induced apoptosis in rodents, it is controversial whether similar mechanisms operate in humans. We found that(More)
The Drosophila pericentrin-like protein has been shown to be essential for the formation of the sensory cilia of chemosensory and mechanosensory neurons by mutant analysis in flies, while the in vivo function of pericentrin, a well-studied mammalian centrosomal protein related to microcephalic primordial dwarfism, has been unclear. To determine whether(More)
Application of differential display to cultured rat astrocytes allowed cloning of Herp cDNA. Although Herp was strongly induced by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, it decayed rapidly consequent to proteasome-mediated degradation. To investigate the role of this molecule in terms of the stress response, Herp knockout cells were developed using F9 embryonic(More)
Emerging evidence has shown that tumor suppressor p53 expression is enhanced in response to brain ischemia/hypoxia and that p53 plays a critical role in the cell death pathway in such an acute neurological insult. However the mechanism remains unclear. Recently it was reported that Peg3/Pw1, originally identified as a paternally expressed gene, plays a(More)
The neurotrophin receptor p75 (p75NTR) is expressed in the developmental stage of the cochlea. However, the role of the p75NTR in the inner ear remains to be established. In this study, we conducted electrophysiological and morphological analyses of the auditory function of mice carrying a mutation in the p75 gene at different longitudinal stages. The mice(More)
Recently, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) dysfunction has been implicated in neuronal death in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Treatment of human neuroblastoma cells with ER stress inducers causes apoptotic death. We confirmed that ER stress inducers specifically targeted the ER to cause apoptotic morphological changes. We also found that caspase-3, and not(More)
Balloon angioplasty of a bifurcation lesion is associated with lower rates of success and higher rates of complications than such treatment of lesions of most other morphologies. To date, the best device or procedure for bifurcation lesions has not been determined. The aim of this study was to compare the immediate and 3-month follow-up outcome of cutting(More)
Fibroblast proliferation and migration play important roles in wound healing. bFGF is known to promote both fibroblast proliferation and migration during the process of wound healing. However, the signal transduction of bFGF-induced fibroblast migration is still unclear, because bFGF can affect both proliferation and migration. Herein, we investigated the(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate acute cardiac remodeling after transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) in adult patients. BACKGROUND In adult patients with ASD, longer periods of cardiac adaptation should be expected after the procedure due to long-standing RV volume overload and subsequent changes in the pulmonary vasculature. There are limited(More)