Shun Nagashima

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The mitochondrial ubiquitin ligase MITOL regulates mitochondrial dynamics. We report here that MITOL regulates mitochondria-associated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane (MAM) domain formation through mitofusin2 (Mfn2). MITOL interacts with and ubiquitinates mitochondrial Mfn2, but not ER-associated Mfn2. Mutation analysis identified a specific interaction(More)
Expansion of a polyglutamine tract in ataxin-3 (polyQ) causes Machado-Joseph disease, a late-onset neurodegenerative disorder characterized by ubiquitin-positive aggregate formation. Several lines of evidence demonstrate that polyQ also accumulates in mitochondria and causes mitochondrial dysfunction. To uncover the mechanism of mitochondrial(More)
Accumulating evidence indicate physiological significance of mitochondrial dynamics such as mitochondrial fusion and division, the dynamic movement of mitochondria along microtubules and interaction of mitochondria with the endoplasmic reticulum. A disruption in mitochondrial dynamics leads to a functional deterioration of mitochondria, resulting in a(More)
Seven human Sir2 homologues (sirtuin) have been identified to date. In this study, we clarified the mechanism of subcellular localization of two SIRT5 isoforms (i.e., SIRT5(iso1) and SIRT5(iso2) ) encoded by the human SIRT5 gene and whose C-termini slightly differ from each other. Although both isoforms contain cleavable mitochondrial targeting signals at(More)
We previously demonstrated that CRAM (CRMP5)-associated GTPase (CRAG), a short splicing variant of centaurin-γ3/AGAP3, facilitated degradation of expanded polyglutamine protein (polyQ) via the nuclear ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. Taking advantage of this feature, we also showed that lentivirus-mediated CRAG expression in the Purkinje cells of mice(More)
The DISC1-interacting protein CAMDI has been suggested to promote radial migration through centrosome regulation. However, its physiological relevance is unclear. Here, we report the generation and characterization of CAMDI-deficient mice. CAMDI-deficient mice exhibit delayed radial migration with aberrant neural circuit formation and psychiatric behaviors(More)
A failing heart shows severe energy insufficiency, and it is presumed that this energy shortage plays a critical role in the development of cardiac dysfunction. However, little is known about the mechanisms that cause energy metabolic alterations in the failing heart. Here, we show that the novel RING-finger protein 207 (RNF207), which is specifically(More)
The rat R-Y121B cell line is a unique cell line which has ornithine carbamoyltransferase (OCT, EC 2.1.3.3) and can be continuously cultured in a serum-free medium which lacks arginine but is supplemented with ornithine. The OCT gene expression was examined in R-Y121B cells and their parental H4-II-E cells. OCT activity in R-Y121B cells was about one-tenth(More)