Masunori Kajikawa

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PQBP-1 was isolated on the basis of its interaction with polyglutamine tracts. In this study, using in vitro and in vivo assays, we show that the association between ataxin-1 and PQBP-1 is positively influenced by expanded polyglutamine sequences. In cell lines, interaction between the two molecules induces apoptotic cell death. As a possible mechanism(More)
Leukocyte mono-Ig-like receptor 5 (LMIR5, also called CD300b) is an activating receptor expressed in myeloid cells. We have previously demonstrated that T cell Ig mucin 1 works as a ligand for LMIR5 in mouse ischemia/reperfusion injury of the kidneys. In this article, we show that LMIR5 is implicated in LPS-induced sepsis in mice. Notably, neutrophils(More)
We previously reported that leucine-rich repeat and fibronectin type III domain-containing 4 (LRFN4) functioned in migration and morphological change (i.e. cell elongation) of monocytic cells. Here, we examined a molecular mechanism regulating LRFN4-mediated cell elongation. We found that 14-3-3 and NCK proteins complexed with LRFN4, and they were involved(More)
Leucine-rich repeat and fibronectin type III domain-containing (LRFN) family proteins are thought to be neuronal-specific proteins that play essential roles in neurite outgrowth and synapse formation. Here, we focused on expression and function of LRFN4, the fourth member of the LRFN family, in non-neural tissues. We found that LRFN4 was expressed in a wide(More)
Here we characterize leukocyte mono-Ig-like receptor 7 (LMIR7)/CLM-3 and compare it with an activating receptor, LMIR4/CLM-5, that is a counterpart of an inhibitory receptor LMIR3/CLM-1. LMIR7 shares high homology with LMIR4 in the amino acid sequences of its Ig-like and transmembrane domains. Flow cytometric analysis demonstrated that LMIR4 was(More)
CD300C is highly homologous with an inhibitory receptor CD300A in an immunoglobulin-like domain among the human CD300 family of paired immune receptors. To clarify the precise expression and function of CD300C, we generated antibodies discriminating between CD300A and CD300C, which recognized a unique epitope involving amino acid residues CD300A(F56-L57)(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease, but it remains an intractable condition. Its pathogenesis is predominantly attributed to the aggregation and transmission of two molecules, Aβ and tau; however, other pathological mechanisms are possible. Here, we reveal that phosphorylation of MARCKS, a submembrane protein that(More)
Antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) mediated by natural killer (NK) cells is a major mechanism of tumor therapy with antibodies. NK cells not only manifest cytotoxicity but also secrete a variety of cytokines/chemokines that regulate immune responses. Using a retroviral vector, in this study we established a KHYG-1 cell line that stably(More)
The current medical examinations for detecting endometrial cancer can sometimes be stressful and inconvenient for examinees and examiners. Therefore, we attempted to develop an autoscan-virtual cytology system for detecting endometrial cancer without relying on judgment by the human eye. Exfoliated cells from the uterus were retrieved using a tampon(More)
Leukocyte mono-Ig–like receptor 5 (LMIR5, also called CD300b) is an activating receptor expressed in myeloid cells. We have previously demonstrated that T cell Ig mucin 1 works as a ligand for LMIR5 in mouse ischemia/reperfusion injury of the kidneys. In this article, we show that LMIR5 is implicated in LPS-induced sepsis in mice. Notably, neutrophils(More)