Tadashi Inagami

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The cardiovascular and other actions of angiotensin II (Ang II) are mediated by AT(1) and AT(2) receptors, which are seven transmembrane glycoproteins with 30% sequence similarity. Most species express a single autosomal AT(1) gene, but two related AT(1A) and AT(1B) receptor genes are expressed in rodents. AT(1) receptors are predominantly coupled to(More)
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)
There are two major angiotensin II receptor isoforms, AT1 and AT2. AT1 mediates the well-known pressor and mitogenic effects of angiotensin II, but the signalling mechanism and physiological role of AT2 has not been established. Its abundant expression in fetal tissues and certain brain nuclei suggest possible roles in growth, development and neuronal(More)
Angiotensin type 2 receptor gene null mutant mice display congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT). Various features of mouse CAKUT impressively mimic human CAKUT. Studies of the human type 2 receptor (AGTR2) gene in two independent cohorts found that a significant association exists between CAKUT and a nucleotide transition within the(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)
There are two major isoforms of the angiotensin II receptor, type 1 (AT1) and type 2 (AT2). AT2 is distinguished from AT1 with respect to its ligand selectivity, its insensitivity to non-hydrolyzable GTP analogues, and its as yet unidentified biological functions. In the present study we have expression-cloned AT2 cDNA from a cDNA library of a rat(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)
We describe a novel signaling mechanism mediated by the G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) angiotensin II (Ang II) type 2 receptor (AT(2)). Yeast two-hybrid studies and affinity column binding assay show that the isolated AT(2) C-terminus binds to the transcription factor promyelocytic zinc finger protein (PLZF). Cellular studies employing confocal(More)
The vast majority of the known biological effects of the renin-angiotensin system are mediated by the type-1 (AT1) receptor, and the functions of the type-2 (AT2) receptor are largely unknown. We investigated the role of the AT2 receptor in the vascular and renal responses to physiological increases in angiotensin II (ANG II) in mice with targeted deletion(More)