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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)
The erythropoietin receptor (EPOR) is a member of the newly identified cytokine receptor superfamily. A common sequence motif, Trp-Ser-X-Trp-Ser (WSXWS), near the transmembrane domain is highly conserved in this family. To determine the function of this motif, we constructed deletion and insertion mutations in this part of the EPOR and introduced them into(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)
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)
Previously we detected more than 28 PSD proteins to be phosphorylated by CaM kinase II, and identified 14 protein substrates (Yoshimura, Y., Aoi, T., Yamauchi, T., Mol. Brain Res. 81, 118-128, 2000). In the present study, the remaining substrates were analyzed by protein sequencing and mass spectrometry. We found 6 proteins not previously known to be(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)
The erythropoietin receptor (EPO-R) is a member of the recently described cytokine receptor superfamily. A constitutively active (hormone independent) form of the EPO-R was isolated that has a single amino acid change in the exoplasmic domain, converting arginine-129 to cysteine (R129C). Since EPO-Rs containing R129S, R129E, and R129P mutations are(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 voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) is a pore-forming protein expressed in the outer membrane of eukaryotic mitochondria. Three isoforms of it, i.e., VDAC1, VDAC2, and VDAC3, are known to be expressed in mammals; however, the question as to which is the main isoform in mitochondria is still unanswered. To address this question, we first prepared(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)