Mitsushi J Ikemoto

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Using subtractive cloning, we identified a 1.4 kb mRNA that was ubiquitously expressed in various tissues; this mRNA was highly up-regulated in amygdala nuclei in mice when morphine was repeatedly administered but not when an opiate-receptor antagonist was co-administered. The mRNA encodes a 23 kDa protein, designated 'addicsin'. This contains two putative(More)
To elucidate the mechanisms of microgravity-induced muscle atrophy, we focused on fast-type myosin heavy chain (MHC) degradation and expression of proteases in atrophied gastrocnemius muscles of neonatal rats exposed to 16-d spaceflight (STS-90). The spaceflight stimulated ubiquitination of proteins, including a MHC molecule, and accumulation of MHC(More)
Addicsin is a murine homologue of rat glutamate-transporter-associated protein 3-18 (GTRAP3-18), a putative modulator of neural glutamate-transporter excitatory amino acid carrier 1 (EAAC1). The other molecular functions of addicsin, however, remain largely unknown. We analyzed here the regional and cellular distribution of addicsin transcript in the mature(More)
Addicsin is a member of the prenylated Rab acceptor (PRA) 1 domain family and a murine homolog of the rat glutamate-transporter-associated protein 3-18 (GTRAP3-18). This protein is considered to function as a modulator of the neural glutamate transporter excitatory amino acid carrier 1 (EAAC1). However, its molecular functions remain largely unknown. Here,(More)
We used immunoblot analysis to investigate the phosphorylation of alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole proprionic acid (AMPA)-receptor glutamate receptor-1 (GluR1) and related protein kinases in rat hippocampus on postnatal days (PND) 1-28. Total GluR1 expression increased up to PND 9, and stayed high thereafter. The proportions of the forms of GluR1(More)
Adenosine has an anticonvulsant effect in various models of epilepsy. This effect appears to be mediated through the activation of adenosine A1 receptors (A1Rs). We immunohistochemically investigated the changes of A1Rs expression in kainate-treated and hippocampus-kindled rats as chronic models of epilepsy. In the normal hippocampus, a predominant(More)
Repeated administration of morphine substantially increases its locomotor-enhancing activity, a phenomenon termed locomotor sensitization. Here we show that secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC), an anti-adhesive glycoprotein present in the basolateral amygdala, contributes to the establishment of locomotor sensitization. The morphine-induced(More)
Addicsin (Arl6ip5) is a murine homologue of rat glutamate transporter-associated protein 3-18 (GTRAP3-18), a putative negative modulator of Na+-dependent neural glutamate transporter-excitatory amino acid carrier 1 (EAAC1). Here we report that ADP-ribosylation factor-like 6 interacting protein 1 (Arl6ip1) is a novel addicsin-associated partner that(More)
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-1 modulates various brain functions, such as the hypothalamic control of feeding. In the rat, we examined the effect of intracerebroventricularly infused FGF-1 on the hypothalamic expression of tenascin-C, a selective mediator of neuron-glial interaction. In situ hybridization revealed little tenascin-C mRNA expression in(More)
Addicsin is a novel factor encoding a 23-kDa hydrophobic protein that is highly upregulated in the amygdala nuclei of morphine-administered mice. It is a murine homolog of human JWA and rat glutamate transporter-associated protein 3-18 (GTRAP3-18), a negative modulator of the neural glutamate transporter excitatory amino acid carrier 1 (EAAC1). Recent(More)