Susumu Eguchi

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We have recently reported that angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation is mainly mediated by Ca2+-dependent activation of a protein tyrosine kinase through Gq-coupled Ang II type 1 receptor in cultured rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). In the present study, we found Ang II rapidly induced the tyrosine(More)
In cultured vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC), the vasculotrophic factor, angiotensin II (AngII) activates three major MAPKs via the G(q)-coupled AT1 receptor. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) activation by AngII requires Ca(2+)-dependent "transactivation" of the EGF receptor that may involve a metalloprotease to stimulate processing of an EGF(More)
The effects of synthetic rat adrenomedullin (rAM), a novel vasorelaxant peptide originally isolated from human pheochromocytoma, on receptor binding and cAMP generation were studied in cultured rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). A binding study using [125I]rAM revealed the presence of a single class of high-affinity (Kd 1.3 x 10(-8) M) binding sites(More)
-PYK2, a recently identified Ca2+-sensitive tyrosine kinase, has been implicated in extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) activation via several G protein-coupled receptors. We have reported that angiotensin II (Ang II) induces Ca2+-dependent transactivation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) which serves as a scaffold for preactivated(More)
Activation of p70 S6 kinase (p70(S6K)) by growth factors requires multiple signal inputs involving phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), its effector Akt, and an unidentified kinase that phosphorylates Ser/Thr residues (Ser(411), Ser(418), Ser(424), and Thr(421)) clustered at its autoinhibitory domain. However, the mechanism by which G protein-coupled receptors(More)
BACKGROUND Although a surgical resection is an important modality for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the impact of the operative method on both the patient survival and disease-free survival (DFS) still remains controversial. METHODS Using a nationwide Japanese database, 72,744 patients with HCC who underwent a curative liver resection(More)
In cultured rat vascular smooth muscle cells, angiotensin II (Ang II) induced a rapid increase in mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activity through the Ang II type 1 receptor, which was insensitive to pertussis toxin but was abolished by the phospholipase C inhibitor, U73122. The Ang II-induced MAPK activation was not affected by the protein kinase C(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to develop a bioartificial liver (BAL) to treat patients with severe liver failure until they can be either transplanted or recover spontaneously. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Severe acute liver failure is associated with high mortality. Liver transplantation has emerged as an effective therapy for patients who did not(More)
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) from rat aorta possess specific receptors for a novel potent vasorelaxant peptide, adrenomedullin (AM). To elucidate its receptor coupling to guanine nucleotide-binding stimulatory protein and the structural requirement of the AM molecule to its vascular receptors, we have studied the effects of guanine nucleotides on(More)