Naosuke Hoshina

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In the central nervous system (CNS), myelination of axons occurs when oligodendrocyte progenitor cells undergo terminal differentiation, and initiate process formation and axonal ensheathment. Although Fyn, a member of the Src-family kinases (SFKs), plays an important role in this differentiation process, the substrates of Fyn in oligodendrocytes are(More)
Highly topographic organization of neural circuits exists for the regulation of various brain functions in corticobasal ganglia circuits. Although neural circuit-specific refinement during synapse development is essential for the execution of particular neural functions, the molecular and cellular mechanisms for synapse refinement are largely unknown. Here,(More)
The circadian clock controls daily rhythms in many physiologic processes, and the clock oscillation is regulated by external time cues such as light, temperature, and feeding. In mammals, the transcriptional regulation of clock genes underlies the clock oscillatory mechanism, which is operative even in cultured fibroblasts. We previously demonstrated that(More)
LMTK3 belongs to the LMTK family of protein kinases that are predominantly expressed in the brain. Physiological functions of LMTK3 and other members of the LMTK family in the CNS remain unknown. In this study, we performed a battery of behavioral analyses using Lmtk3(-/-) mice and showed that these mice exhibit abnormal behaviors, including pronounced(More)
The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway has been extensively studied in neuronal function and morphogenesis. However, the precise molecular mechanisms of PI3K activation and its downstream signalling in neurons remain elusive. Here, we report the identification of the Neuronal tYrosine-phosphorylated Adaptor for the PI 3-kinase (NYAP) family of(More)
Nogo-A is a neurite outgrowth inhibitor protein associated with myelin in the central nervous system. Unexpectedly, targeted disruption of Nogo-A in mice results in little or no improvement of axonal regeneration, suggesting that Nogo-A has other functions and/or receives complex regulations to exert its inhibitory functions. Here, we have found that Nogo-A(More)
As you can see the referees find the analysis interesting. Both referees # 1 and 2 are supportive of publication here pending relative minor changes and I would like to ask you to address their concerns raised in a revised version. Referee #3 is more negative and raises many different issues with the manuscript. As far as I can see most of the requested(More)
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