Seisuke Hattori

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Targeted gene disruption studies have established that the c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) is required for the stress-induced release of mitochondrial cytochrome c and apoptosis, and that the Bax subfamily of Bcl-2-related proteins is essential for JNK-dependent apoptosis. However, the mechanism by which JNK regulates Bax has remained unsolved. Here we(More)
Many extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase substrates have been identified, but the diversity of ERK-mediated processes suggests the existence of additional targets. Using a phosphoproteomic approach combining the steroid receptor fusion system, IMAC, 2D-DIGE and phosphomotif-specific antibodies, we detected 38(More)
Extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) is important for various cellular processes, including cell migration. However, the detailed molecular mechanism by which ERK promotes cell motility remains elusive. Here we characterize epithelial protein lost in neoplasm (EPLIN), an F-actin cross-linking protein, as a novel substrate for ERK. ERK phosphorylates(More)
A specialized intercellular junction between podocytes, known as the slit diaphragm (SD), forms the essential structural frame-work for glomerular filtration in the kidney. In addition, mounting evidence demonstrates that the SD also plays a crucial role as a signaling platform in physiological and pathological states. Nephrin, the major component of the(More)
Cell transformation by v-Src causes suppression of gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC). Although tyrosine phosphorylation of connexin43 (Cx43), a gap junctional component, appears to be necessary for the suppression, involvement of other signaling remains unclear. We investigated the role of Ras signaling in the suppression of GJIC by v-Src.(More)
Prefractionation procedures facilitate the identification of lower-abundance proteins in proteome analysis. Here we have optimized the conditions for immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC) to enrich for phosphoproteins. The metal ions, Ga(III), Fe(III), Zn(II), and Al(III), were compared for their abilities to trap phosphoproteins; Ga(III) was the(More)
During the last decade, several key molecules have been identified as essential components for the filtration barrier function of kidney glomerular podocytes. Mutations in genes encoding these molecules severely impair the podocyte architecture in the affected patients, leading to the development of proteinuria. Extensive investigations have been performed(More)
Chat (Cas/HEF1-associated signal transducer) is a novel signaling molecule with an N-terminal SH2 domain and C-terminal Cas/HEF1 association domain that is implicated in the regulation of cell adhesion. The Cas/HEF1 association domain also shows sequence similarity with guanine nucleotide exchange factors for Ras family small GTPases. In this study, we(More)
There are several lines of evidence that the podocyte slit diaphragm (SD), which serves as a structural framework for the filtration barrier in kidney glomerulus, also plays an essential role as a signaling platform. Several SD components including nephrin and TRPC6 are known to be phosphorylated by a Src family tyrosine kinase (SFK), Fyn. Here we have(More)
Cas (Crk-associated substrate) and HEF1 (human enhancer of filamentation) are related adaptor proteins that function in integrin-mediated cell adhesion and antigen receptor signaling pathways. We report here a molecular cloning of Chat (Cas/HEF1-associated signal transducer) that associates with Cas and HEF1. Chat is a 78-kDa signaling molecule with an(More)