Tomoyuki Shishido

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Mammalian Enabled (Mena) is a mammalian homologue of Drosophila Enabled (Ena), which genetically interacts with Drosophila Abl tyrosine kinase. The signaling pathway involving c-Abl and Mena (Ena) is not fully understood. To find molecules that participate in the c-Abl/Mena pathway, we searched for Mena-binding proteins using a yeast two-hybrid system. We(More)
Many Src Homology 3 (SH3) domains function as molecular adhesives in intracellular signal transduction. Based on previous ultrastructural studies, short motifs which bind to the first SH3 domains of the adapters Crk and CRKL were selectively mutagenised to generate Crk/CRKL SH3-binding peptides of very high affinity and selectivity. Affinities were(More)
Abl interactor (Abi) was identified as an Abl tyrosine kinase-binding protein and subsequently shown to be a component of the macromolecular Abi/WAVE complex, which is a key regulator of Rac-dependent actin polymerization. Previous studies showed that Abi-1 promotes c-Abl-mediated phosphorylation of Mammalian Enabled (Mena) and WAVE2. In addition to Abi-1,(More)
The myristoylated alanine-rich protein kinase C substrate (MARCKS) is a major cellular substrate of protein kinase C (PKC), and PKC phosphorylation produces translocation of MARCKS from membrane to cytoplasm in many cells. Our working hypothesis is that binding of MARCKS to biological membranes requires both hydrophobic insertion of its myristoyl chain into(More)
Conventional stable protein expression systems using mammalian cells include a time-consuming step of antibiotic resistance-based cell cloning. Here, we report a rapid flow cytometry-based method for the collection of retrovirus vector-infected Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells that express desired proteins. The vector carries the genes for green(More)
Non-receptor tyrosine kinase Abl is a well known regulator of the actin-cytoskeleton, including the formation of stress fibers and membrane ruffles. Vinexin is an adapter protein consisting of three SH3 domains, and involved in signal transduction and the reorganization of actin cytoskeleton. In this study, we found that vinexin alpha as well as beta(More)
CrkII belongs to the adaptor protein family that plays a crucial role in signal transduction. In order to better understand the biological functions of CrkII, we focused on the regulation of gene expression by CrkII. Various transcriptional control elements were examined for their activation by CrkII-expression, and we found that CrkII selectively activates(More)
4-[(4-Methyl-1-piperazinyl)methyl]-N-[4-methyl-3-[[4-(3-pyridinyl)-2-pyrimidinyl]amino]-phenyl]benzamide methanesulfonate (STI571) is the first successful target-based drug with excellent potency against chronic myelogenous leukemia. Studies on this compound have illuminated potentials and problems of kinase inhibitors in the treatment of cancer. As found(More)