Shusaku Tanaka

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The primary defect in mice lacking the c-src gene is osteopetrosis, a deficiency in bone resorption by osteoclasts. Osteoclasts express high levels of the c-Src protein and the defect responsible for the osteopetrotic phenotype of the c-src-deficient (src-) mouse is cell-autonomous and occurs in mature osteoclasts. However, the specific signalling pathways(More)
Colony-stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1) stimulates motility and cytoplasmic spreading in mature osteoclasts. Therefore, we examined the cellular events and intracellular signaling pathways that accompany CSF-1-induced spreading in normal osteoclasts. To explore the role c-src plays in these processes, we also studied osteoclasts prepared from animals with(More)
The c-cbl protooncogene product (c-Cbl) is a 120-kDa protein that has been shown to bind to the Src homology 3 domains of various proteins, suggesting its involvement in signal transduction pathways. We identified one of the most prominent tyrosine-phosphorylated proteins in Fc gamma receptor (Fc gamma R)-stimulated macrophages to be c-Cbl. Tyrosine(More)
Stromal cells are required for in vitro osteoclast differentiation and maturation. The murine bone marrow stromally derived BMS2 cell line exhibits adipocytic and osteoblastic features as well as the ability to support lymphopoiesis and myelopoiesis. This work examined the ability of the BMS2 cell in either the preadipocyte or adipocyte state to support the(More)
We and others have observed that in response to treatment with Colony Stimulating Factor-1 (CSF-1) neonatal rat osteoclasts demonstrate rapid cytoplasmic spreading. The receptor for CSF-1, c-Fms, is expressed in osteoclasts, possesses intrinsic tyrosine-kinase activity, and signals via rapid phosphorylation of selected proteins. It has been reported(More)
We have cloned the mouse homologue of human Langerin (h-Langerin), a type II transmembrane protein with a single external C-type lectin domain. Mouse Langerin (m-Langerin) displays 65 and 74% homologies in total amino acid and lectin domains with those of h-Langerin. The cognate mouse and rat genes were assigned to chromosome 6D1-D2 and chromosome 4q33(More)
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