Takayuki Inuzuka

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Host defense consists of two main aspects, namely, immune response to invading pathogens and suppression of tumor development. A family of transcription factors, IFN regulatory factors (IRFs), has recently gained much attention in terms of its critical role in linking these two aspects of host defense, wherein IRF5 was previously shown to play a critical(More)
The heme-regulated eukaryotic initiation factor-2alpha (eIF2alpha) kinase (HRI) regulates the initiation of protein synthesis in reticulocytes. The binding of NO to the N-terminal heme-binding domain (NTD) of HRI positively modulates its kinase activity. By utilizing UV-visible absorption, resonance Raman, EPR and CD spectroscopies, two histidine residues(More)
We have recently reported that transcription factor 8 (TCF8) negatively regulates pathological angiogenesis by regulating endothelial invasiveness by acting as a transcriptional attenuator of matrix metalloproteinase 1. TCF8 also modulates cell-matrix and cell-cell adhesion; however molecular mechanism of this TCF8 function remains obscure. Here, we provide(More)
Angiogenesis is involved in various physiologic and pathological conditions, including tumor growth, and is tightly regulated by the orchestration of proangiogenic and antiangiogenic factors. Inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), the best-established antiangiogenic treatment in cancer, has shown some effectiveness; however, the(More)
Angiotensin II (AII) type 2 receptor (AT2R) negatively regulates type 1 receptor (AT1R) signaling. However, the precise molecular mechanism of AT2R-mediated AT1R inhibition remains poorly understood. Here, we characterized the local and functional interaction of AT2R with AT1R. AT2R colocalized and formed a complex with AT1R at the plasma membrane, even in(More)
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