Shoko Sugiyama

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Oxygen deprivation leads to the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), causing ER stress. Under conditions of ER stress, inhibition of protein synthesis and up-regulation of ER chaperone expression reduce the misfolded proteins in the ER. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a key regulatory enzyme involved in energy(More)
gp130 is a common signal-transducing receptor subunit for the interleukin (IL)-6 cytokine family. Studies in genetically engineered animal models have demonstrated a critical role for the gp130-dependent cardiomyocyte survival pathway in the transition to heart failure. In the present study, we examined plasma levels of the IL-6 family of cytokines and the(More)
Grb2-associated binder-1 (Gab1) is a scaffolding/docking protein and contains a Pleckstrin homology domain and potential binding sites for Src homology (SH) 2 and SH3 domains. Gab1 is tyrosine phosphorylated and associates with protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP2 and p85 phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase on stimulation with various cytokines and growth factors,(More)
Grb2-associated binder 1 (Gab1) coordinates various receptor tyrosine kinase signaling pathways. Although skeletal muscle differentiation is regulated by some growth factors, it remains elusive whether Gab1 coordinates myogenic signals. Here, we examined the molecular mechanism of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I)-mediated myogenic differentiation,(More)
The survival of cardiomyocytes is regulated by growth factors and cytokines such as bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 2 and leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF). BMP2 and LIF induce distinct signal transduction pathways that each activate a different transcription factor [Smad1 and signal transducing activating transcriptional factor (Stat) 3, respectively] and(More)
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease is refractory to medical treatment and is generally associated with a poor prognosis. Treatment with vasodilators, such as prostacyclin, of patients with PVOD is controversial because of concerns regarding hemodynamic deterioration. Although a preferential pulmonary vasodilatory effect of a specific phosphodiesterase-5(More)
INTRODUCTION Thrombomodulin (TM) is an essential cofactor in protein C activation by thrombin. Here, we evaluated the contribution of genetic variations in the TM gene to soluble TM (sTM) level and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in Japanese. PATIENTS AND METHODS We sequenced the TM putative promoter, exon, and 3'-untranslated region in DVT patients (n=118).(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) protected against apoptosis of serum-deprived cardiomyocytes via induction of Bcl-xL through the Smad1 pathway. To investigate whether Smad1 signaling promotes cell survival in the adult heart, we subjected transgenic mice with cardiac-specific overexpression of smad1 gene (Smad1TG)(More)
A 57-year-old man with a history of renal cell carcinoma presented with presyncope. He underwent nephrectomy years earlier followed by HLA-matched allogeneic peripheral-blood stem-cell transplantation. Echocardiographic investigation revealed a solitary right ventricle mass without contiguous vena caval or right atrial involvement. The mass was(More)
Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), which results from occlusion of small pulmonary arteries, is a devastating condition. Mutations of the bone morphogenetic protein receptor type II gene (BMPR2), a component of the transforming growth factor- beta (TGF-beta) family, which plays a key role in cell growth, have recently been identified as causing familial(More)