Takeshi Yamamoto

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Abnormal regulation of intracellular Ca(2+) by sarcoplasmic reticulum plays a part in the mechanism underlying contractile and relaxation dysfunction in heart failure (HF). The protein-kinase-A-mediated hyperphosphorylation of ryanodine receptors in the sarcoplasmic reticulum has been shown to cause the dissociation of FKBP12.6 (also known as calstabin-2)(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to investigate the effect of dantrolene, a drug generally used to treat malignant hyperthermia, on the Ca2+ release and cardiomyocyte function in failing hearts. BACKGROUND The N-terminal (N: 1-600) and central (C: 2000-2500) domains of the ryanodine receptor (RyR) harbor many mutations associated with malignant hyperthermia in(More)
INTRODUCTION Fever is frequently observed in critically ill patients. An independent association of fever with increased mortality has been observed in non-neurological critically ill patients with mixed febrile etiology. The association of fever and antipyretics with mortality, however, may be different between infective and non-infective illness. (More)
Dantrolene is a drug that suppresses intracellular Ca(2+) release from sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) in skeletal muscle and is used as a therapeutic agent in individuals susceptible to malignant hyperthermia. Although its precise mechanism of action has not been elucidated, we have identified the N-terminal region (amino acids 1-1400) of the skeletal muscle(More)
BACKGROUND Dantrolene, a specific agent for the treatment of malignant hyperthermia, was found to inhibit Ca(2+) leak through not only the skeletal ryanodine receptor (RyR1), but also the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2) by correcting the defective inter-domain interaction between N-terminal (1-619 amino acid) and central (2,000-2,500 amino acid) domains(More)
Yoshimitsu Kakuta1,2, Nozomu Okino2, Hitomi Kajiwara3, Masako Ichikawa3, Yoshimitsu Takakura3, Makoto Ito2, and Takeshi Yamamoto1,3 2Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan; and 3Glycotechnology Business Unit, Japan(More)
Dantrolene is an inhibitor of intracellular Ca2+ release from skeletal muscle SR (sarcoplasmic reticulum). Direct photoaffinity labelling experiments using [3H]azidodantrolene and synthetic domain peptides have demonstrated that this drug targets amino acids 590-609 [termed DP1 (domain peptide 1)] of RyR1 (ryanodine receptor 1), the skeletal muscle RyR(More)
The abnormally regulated release of Ca2+ from an intracellular Ca2+ store, the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), is the mechanism underlying contractile and relaxation dysfunctions in heart failure (HF). According to recent reports, protein kinase A (PKA)-mediated hyperphosphorylation of ryanodine receptor (RyR) in the SR has been shown to cause the dissociation(More)
The amino (N)-terminal and central regions of the ryanodine receptor (RyR) containing most mutation sites of malignant hyperthermia (MH) and central core disease (CCD) seem to be involved in the Ca(2+) channel regulation. Our recent peptide probe study (Yamamoto, T., El-Hayek, R., and Ikemoto, N. (2000) J. Biol. Chem. 275, 11618-11625) suggested the(More)
BACKGROUND According to our hypothesis, 2 domains within the ryanodine receptor (RyR) of sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) (N-terminal [0 to 600] and central [2000 to 2500] domains), where many mutations have been found in patients with polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, interact with each other as a regulatory switch for channel gating. Here, we investigated(More)