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The cerebellar Purkinje cell has been the focus of numerous studies involving the analysis of development and information processing in the nervous system. Purkinje cells represent less than 0.1% of the total cell content of the cerebellum. To facilitate studies of molecules that are expressed in such a small proportion of neurons, we have established(More)
Axonal outgrowth is a coordinated process of cytoskeletal dynamics and membrane trafficking; however, little is known about proteins responsible for regulating the membrane supply. LMTK1 (lemur kinase 1)/AATYK1 (apoptosis-associated tyrosine kinase 1) is a serine/threonine kinase that is highly expressed in neurons. We recently reported that LMTK1 plays a(More)
Apoptosis-associated tyrosine kinase (AATYK) is a non-receptor type tyrosine kinase that is predominantly expressed in adult mouse brain. Although it is also expressed in developing brains, its expression pattern and physiological functions are unclear. In the present study, we analyzed expression profiles of AATYK in developing mouse brains and its(More)
The cerebellar cortical circuit of mammals develops via a series of magnificent cellular events in the postnatal stage of development to accomplish the formation of functional circuit architectures. The contribution of genetic factors is thought to be crucial to cerebellar development. Therefore, it is essential to analyze the underlying transcriptome(More)
Neurons extend two types of neurites-axons and dendrites-that differ in structure and function. Although it is well understood that the cytoskeleton plays a pivotal role in neurite differentiation and extension, the mechanisms by which membrane components are supplied to growing axons or dendrites is largely unknown. We previously reported that the membrane(More)
Apoptosis-associated tyrosine kinase 1 (AATYK1), a novel serine/threonine kinase that is highly expressed in the brain, is involved in neurite extension and apoptosis of cerebellar granule neurons; however, its precise function remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the interaction of AATYK1A with Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5)/p35, a(More)
Apoptosis-associated tyrosine kinase (AATYK) is a protein kinase that is predominantly expressed in the nervous system and is involved in apoptosis and neurite growth of cerebellar granule cells. In this study, we cloned three new members of the mouse AATYK family, AATYK1B, AATYK2 and AATYK3. AATYK1B is a splicing variant of the previously reported AATYK1(More)
Neurite formation, a fundamental process in neuronal maturation, requires the coordinated regulation of cytoskeletal reorganization and membrane transport. Compared to the understanding of cytoskeletal functions, less is known about the supply of membranes to growing neurites. Lemur kinase 1A (LMTK1A) is an endosomal protein kinase that is highly expressed(More)
Rhinacanthin C is a naphthoquinone ester with anti-inflammatory activity, found in Rhinacanthus nasutus (L) Kurz (Acanthaceae). We found that rhinacanthin C inhibited osteoclast differentiation stimulated by the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) in mouse bone marrow macrophage cultures, although the precise molecular mechanisms(More)
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