Yoshiyuki Yoshimura

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
We have used a method for synchronously differentiating murine embryonic stem (ES) cells into functional neurons and glia in culture. Using subtractive hybridization we isolated approximately 1200 cDNA clones from ES cell cultures at the neural precursor stage of neural differentiation. Pilot studies indicated that this library is a good source of novel(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 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 histamine H(1) receptor (H1R) gene is up-regulated in patients with allergic rhinitis. However, the mechanism and reason underlying this up-regulation are still unknown. Recently, we reported that the H1R expression level is strongly correlated with the severity of allergic symptoms. Therefore, understanding the mechanism of this up-regulation will help(More)