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Tight junctions (TJs) are necessary for salivary gland function and may serve as indicators of salivary gland epithelial dysfunction. IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a newly recognized fibro-inflammatory condition which disrupts the TJ associated epithelial barrier. The salivary glands are one of the most frequently involved organs in IgG4-RD, however,(More)
OBJECTIVE Intranasal insulin administration has therapeutic potential for Alzheimer's disease and in intranasal administration across the nasal mucosa, the paracellular pathway regulated by tight junctions is important. The C-terminal fragment of Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (C-CPE) binds the tight junction protein claudin and disrupts the tight(More)
Junctional adhesion molecule-A (JAM-A), which belongs to the IgG superfamily, is a tight junction molecule associated with epithelial and endothelial barrier function. Overexpression of JAM-A is also closely associated with invasion and metastasis of cancers such as breast cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. However, little is known about the(More)
Tricellular tight junctions (tTJs) are specialized structures that occur where the corners of three cells meet to seal adjacent intercellular space. The molecular components of tTJs include tricellulin (TRIC) and lipolysis-stimulated lipoprotein receptor (LSR) which recruits TRIC, are required for normal hearing. Although loss of TRIC causes hearing loss(More)
In the sensory hair cells of the mammalian cochlea, the primary cilia in the planar cell polarity as well as the tight junctions in the epithelial cell polarity and the barrier are important to maintain normal hearing. Temperature-sensitive mouse cochlear precursor hair cells were used to investigate the behavior of primary cilia and tricellular tight(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Lipolysis-stimulated lipoprotein receptor (LSR) knockdown has also been reported to increase the motility and invasiveness of certain cancer cells. Here, we describe, for the first time, the behavior and role of LSR in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in vivo and in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS Samples of HNSCC, normal palatine(More)
Lipolysis-stimulated lipoprotein receptor (LSR) is a unique molecule of tricellular contacts of normal and cancer cells. We investigated how the loss of LSR induced cell migration, invasion and proliferation in endometrial cancer cell line Sawano. mRNAs of amphiregulin (AREG) and TEA domain family member 1 (TEAD1) were markedly upregulated by siRNA-LSR. In(More)
Junctional adhesion molecule-A (JAM-A), which belongs to the IgG superfamily, is one of the tight junction molecules. JAM-A is dysregulated in various cancers and is closely associated with the invasion and metastasis of cancers such as breast cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. In the present study, we found a high expression of JAM-A in head and(More)
The epithelium of upper respiratory tissues such as the human nasal mucosa forms a continuous barrier via tight junctions (TJs). The development of a drug delivery system for use across the nasal mucosa is being reconsidered. In intranasal administration across the nasal mucosa, the paracellular pathway regulated by TJs is extremely important. It is known(More)
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