Satoshi Yamaji

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Focal adhesions (FAs) are essential structures for cell adhesion, migration, and morphogenesis. Integrin-linked kinase (ILK), which is capable of interacting with the cytoplasmic domain of beta1 integrin, seems to be a key component of FAs, but its exact role in cell-substrate interaction remains to be clarified. Here, we identified a novel ILK-binding(More)
Heme oxygenase (HO)-1 has anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptotic activities. However, little is known about the regulation of HO-1 in human primary acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells. Here we investigated the expression of HO-1 in primary and established AML cells as well as other types of leukemic cells and normal monocytes, and its(More)
Cell adhesion signaling via the integrin-extracellular matrix connection plays a critical role in the growth and survival of normal adhering cells. Integrin-linked kinase is a ubiquitously expressed serine-threonine protein kinase capable of interacting with the cytoplasmic domains of integrin beta1 and beta3 and plays a critical role of an interface(More)
OBJECTIVE We monitored cytokine-secreting cells using an enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay in a prospective study to assess the cytokine network after transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were collected from 23 patients who received allogeneic stem cell transplantation, from before the preconditioning regimen to(More)
We report a rare case of involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) by chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). A 68-year-old man with prolymphocytic variant of B-CLL (CLL/PLL), develops CNS involvement with headache and vomiting. Computed tomography of the head showed no abnormalities. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) revealed numerous lymphocytoid cells of(More)
The dysferlin gene is defective in Miyoshi myopathy (MM) and limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B (LGMD2B). Dysferlin is a sarcolemmal protein that is implicated in calcium-dependent membrane repair. Affixin (beta-parvin) is a novel, integrin-linked kinase-binding protein that is involved in the linkage between integrin and the cytoskeleton. Here we show(More)
Integrin αvβ3 plays a role in insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) signaling (integrin-IGF1 receptor (IGF1R) cross-talk). The specifics of the cross-talk are, however, unclear. In a current model, "ligand occupancy" of αvβ3 (i.e. the binding of extracellular matrix proteins) enhances signaling induced by IGF1 binding to IGF1R. We recently reported that IGF1(More)
Integrins play a role in fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling through cross-talk with FGF receptors (FGFRs), but the mechanism underlying the cross-talk is unknown. We discovered that FGF1 directly bound to soluble and cell-surface integrin alphavbeta3 (K(D) about 1 microm). Antagonists to alphavbeta3 (monoclonal antibody 7E3 and cyclic RGDfV) blocked(More)
We report a rare case of a patient with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who developed multiple bone lesions and hypercalcemia. A 50-year-old woman complained of drowsiness and multiple bone pain on admission. Radiographic examination revealed multiple bone fractures and osteolytic lesions. She was diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma by biopsy of an inguinal(More)
Leukocyte extravasation is an important step of inflammation, in which integrins have been demonstrated to play an essential role by mediating the interaction of leukocytes with the vascular endothelium and the subendothelial extracellular matrix. Previously, we identified an integrin-linked kinase (ILK)-binding protein affixin (beta-parvin), which links(More)