Mikiko Kishi

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G2A is a stress-inducible G protein-coupled receptor for oxidized free fatty acids, such as 9-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid (HODE). As skin is routinely and pathologically exposed to many oxidative stresses such as UV radiation, chemical agents, and inflammation that might induce both G2A expression and production of G2A ligands, we examined G2A function in(More)
By using a yeast two-hybrid screen we identified GIPC (GAIP-interacting protein C terminus), a protein with a type I PDZ domain as a novel human lutropin receptor (hLHR) binding partner. Pull-down and immunoprecipitation assays confirmed this interaction and showed that it is dependent on the PDZ domain of GIPC and the C-terminal tetrapeptide of the hLHR.(More)
Acylprotein thioesterase 1 (APT1), also known as lysophospholipase 1, is an important enzyme responsible for depalmitoylation of palmitoyl proteins. To clarify the substrate selectivity and the intracellular function of APT1, we performed kinetic analyses and competition assays using a recombinant human APT1 (hAPT1) and investigated the subcellular(More)
Although highly homologous in amino acid sequence, the agonist-receptor complexes formed by the human lutropin receptor (hLHR) and rat (r) LHR follow different intracellular routes. The agonist-rLHR complex is routed mostly to a lysosomal degradation pathway whereas a substantial portion of the agonist-hLHR complex is routed to a recycling pathway. In a(More)
A series of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) mutants invif, vpr, vpu, andnef were constructed from an infectious plasmid (pNL 432) containing the full-length HIV-1 DNA by frameshift mutations. The capacities for replication and cell killing of these mutant viruses were examined in a clonal cell line (M 10) isolated from HTLV-I-transformed MT-4(More)
G2A is a G protein-coupled receptor that can be induced by various stressors. G2A is reported to have proton-sensing activity that mediates intracellular inositol phosphate (IP) accumulation with decreasing pH. We previously showed that G2A is also activated by some oxidized free fatty acids such as 9-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid (9-HODE). In this study, we(More)
Diacylglycerol (DG) lipase, which hydrolyses 1-stearoyl-2-arachidonyl-sn-glycerol to produce an endocannabinoid, 2-arachidonoylglycerol, was purified from the soluble fraction of rat brain lysates. DG lipase was purified about 1,200-fold by a sequential column chromatographic procedure. Among proteins identified by mass spectrometry analysis in the(More)
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