Nagaharu Tsukiji

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Megakaryopoiesis is the hierarchical differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells into megakaryocytes. Differentiating megakaryocytes undergo maturation characterized by endomitosis and produce numerous platelets through proplatelet formation. C-type lectin-like receptor 2 (CLEC-2) is a podoplanin (PDPN) receptor mainly expressed on platelets and(More)
The platelet receptor CLEC-2 is involved in thrombosis/hemostasis, but its ligand, podoplanin, is expressed only in advanced atherosclerotic lesions. We investigated CLEC-2 ligands in vessel walls. Recombinant CLEC-2 bound to early atherosclerotic lesions and normal arterial walls, co-localizing with vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Flow cytometry and(More)
Essentials Regeneration role of C-type lectin receptor-2 (CLEC-2) after 70% hepatectomy (HPx) was investigated. Wild-type or CLEC-2 deleted from platelets of chimeric mice (flKO) underwent HPx. The liver/body weight ratio was significantly lower in the flKO than in the wild-type. CLEC-2 plays an essential role in liver regeneration after HPx. SUMMARY(More)
Detection of platelet activation in vivo is useful to identify patients at risk of thrombotic diseases. Platelet factor 4 (PF4) and β-thromboglobulin (β-TG) are used for this purpose; however, they are easily released upon the minimal platelet activation that occurs during sampling. Soluble forms of several platelet membrane proteins are released upon(More)
Essentials The role of C-type lectin-like receptor-2 (CLEC-2) in cancer progression is unclear. CLEC-2-depleted mouse model is generated by using a rat anti-mouse CLEC-2 monoclonal antibody. CLEC-2 depletion inhibits hematogenous tumor metastasis of podoplanin-expressing B16F10 cells. CLEC-2 depletion prolongs cancer survival by suppressing thrombosis and(More)
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