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To elucidate the physiological significance of the translocation of Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaM kinase II), we investigated substrates of CaM kinase II in the postsynaptic density (PSD). PSD proteins were phosphorylated by CaM kinase II of its PSD complex, and separated by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. More than 28 proteins(More)
We cloned here a full-length cDNA of Dem26[Tian et al. (1999)Mol. Brain Res., 72, 147-157], a member of the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene family from the rat brain. We originally named the corresponding protein synaptic LDL receptor-related protein (synLRP) [Tian et al. (2002) Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 28, 405] and have renamed it LRP4 to accord(More)
Protein constituents of the postsynaptic density (PSD) fraction were analysed using an integrated liquid chromatography (LC)-based protein identification system, which was constructed by coupling microscale two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2DLC) with electrospray ionization (ESI) tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) and an automated data analysis system.(More)
We investigated the relationship between Arc (activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein) and Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaM kinase II). Arc and CaM kinase II were concentrated in the postsynaptic density. These proteins were accumulated after electroconvulsive treatment. Arc increased about 2.5-fold within 30 min and was(More)
The association of soluble Ca 2؉ /calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaM kinase II) with postsynaptic densities (PSDs) was determined by activity assay, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, and immunoblotting of the enzyme. Soluble CaM kinase II was autophosphorylated with ATP in the presence of Ca 2؉ and calmodulin, and then it(More)
Neuronal Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is one of the most abundant protein kinases in the brain, and phosphorylates a broad range of substrate proteins. The phosphorylation of microtubule tau by CaMKII was investigated using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). Recombinant human tau was phosphorylated at Thr212, Ser214, Ser262, and(More)
Since the alpha and beta isoforms of CaM kinase II are known to be expressed almost exclusively in the brain, we compared the effect of overexpression of the beta isoform of CaM kinase II with that of the alpha isoform. The subcellular distribution of the alpha isoform was different from that of the beta isoform, although the catalytic properties of the(More)
Histamine H(1) receptor (H1R) gene is up-regulated in patients with allergic rhinitis, and its expression level strongly correlates with the severity of symptoms. However, the mechanism underlying this remains unknown. Here we report the mechanism of H1R gene up-regulation. The luciferase assay revealed the existence of two promoter regions, A and B1. Two(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric adenocarcinomas comprise one of the common types of cancers in Asian countries including Japan. Comprehensive protein profiling of paired surgical specimens of primary gastric adenocarcinomas and nontumor mucosae derived from Japanese patients was carried out by means of two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2D-EP) and liquid(More)
SUMMARY A thin electromagnetic band-gap (EBG) absorber is employed to capture the 2-d image of radio-frequency (RF) power distribution. The EBG absorber consists of an array of mushroom unit cells formed on a thin dielectric substrate with a metal backplane, and lumped resistors interconnecting the surface patches of the mushrooms. Around the resonance(More)