Sakura Saburi

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The Drosophila tumor suppressor gene fat encodes a large cadherin that regulates growth and a form of tissue organization known as planar cell polarity (PCP). Fat regulates growth via the Hippo kinase pathway, which controls expression of genes promoting cell proliferation and inhibiting apoptosis (reviewed in). The Hippo pathway is highly conserved and is(More)
Cyclic adenosine monophosphate-dependent protein kinase (PKA) is involved in various biological functions in neurons. To investigate the subcellular localization of PKA, we stained cultured hippocampal neurons with anti-PKA catalytic subunit antisera. PKA catalytic subunit colocalized with microtubules (MTs) in dendrites as well as with the actin filaments(More)
Trophinin has been identified as a membrane protein mediating apical cell adhesion between two human cell lines: trophoblastic HT-H cells, and endometrial epithelial SNG-M cells. Expression patterns of trophinin in humans suggested its involvement in embryo implantation and early placental development. The mouse trophinin gene maps to the distal part of the(More)
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