Yuji Katagiri

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The molecular mechanisms responsible for differential neuronal vulnerability to ischemic injury are incompletely understood. Previous studies have reported that the expression and activity of protein kinase C (PKC), some subtypes of which are activated by Ca(2+) and diacylglycerol (DG), are altered after ischemic insults. Therefore, DG kinase (DGK), which(More)
Diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) catalyzes phosphorylation of diacylglycerol to generate phosphatidic acid, and both molecules are known to serve as second messengers as well as important intermediates for the synthesis of various lipids. In this study, we investigated the spatiotemporal expression patterns of DGK isozymes together with the developmental changes(More)
Proteolysis by the ubiquitin/proteasome pathway regulates the intracellular level of several proteins, some of which control cell proliferation and cell cycle progression. To determine what kinds of signaling cascades are activated or inhibited by proteasome inhibition, we treated PC12 cells with specific proteasome inhibitors and subsequently performed(More)
The immediate-early gene NGFI-B (also called nur77) encodes an orphan nuclear receptor that activates transcription through a unique response element (NBRE). NGFI-B is rapidly induced and modified via phosphorylation by a variety of stimuli that induce cells to differentiate or to proliferate. We have shown that the in vitro phosphorylation of Ser350(More)
The neurotrophins have been implicated in the acute regulation of synaptic plasticity. Neurotrophin-stimulated presynaptic calcium uptake appears to play a key role in this process. To understand the mechanism of neurotrophin-stimulated calcium uptake, the regulation of calcium uptake and intracellular mobilization by nerve growth factor (NGF) was(More)
Recently, we characterized the rat epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) promoter and demonstrated that TCC repeat sequences are required for the down-regulation of EGFR by nerve growth factor (NGF) in PC12 cells. In this study, we report that the Wilms' tumor gene product WT1, a zinc finger transcription factor, is able to enhance the activity of the rat(More)
Since ascidians, a primitive chordate, spawn at a fixed latency after sunrise, light must regulate a biological clock for reproduction in the ascidians. A retinal protein found in the cerebral ganglion of the ascidian is a candidate for the photoreceptor that might drives the change in gonadal activity via the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) system.(More)
The NGF receptor trkA is a tyrosine kinase receptor comprising an extracellular domain with a ligand-binding site, a transmembrane-spanning domain (TMD), and an intracellular domain composed of a juxtamembrane region (JMR), a tyrosine kinase domain, and a short carboxy-terminal tail. Nerve growth factor (NGF) binds and activates this receptor, leading to(More)
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