Toshiaki Mishima

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Vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) induces actin reorganization and migration of endothelial cells through a p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. LIM-kinase 1 (LIMK1) induces actin remodeling by phosphorylating and inactivating cofilin, an actin-depolymerizing factor. In this study, we demonstrate that activation of LIMK1 by(More)
Tumor cells can migrate in 3D matrices in either a mesenchymal-like or amoeboid mode. HT1080 fibrosarcoma cells cultured in 3D collagen gels change their morphology from mesenchymal-like (elongated) to amoeboid (round) following protease inhibitor (PI) treatment or active Rho or ROCK expression. In this study, we examined the role of LIM-kinase 1 (LIMK1) in(More)
Actin cytoskeletal remodeling is essential for neurite outgrowth. LIM kinase 1 (LIMK1) regulates actin cytoskeletal remodeling by phosphorylating and inactivating cofilin, an actin filament-disassembling factor. In this study, we investigated the role of LIMK1 in calcium signal-induced neurite outgrowth. The calcium ionophore ionomycin induced LIMK1(More)
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