Yukari Yamane

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Because centrosomes were enriched in the bile canaliculi fraction from the chicken liver through their association with apical membranes, we developed a procedure for isolation of centrosomes from this fraction. With the use of the centrosomes, we generated centrosome-specific monoclonal antibodies. Three of the monoclonal antibodies recognized an antigen(More)
The ezrin-radixin-moesin (ERM) family of proteins crosslink actin filaments and integral membrane proteins. Radixin (encoded by Rdx) is the dominant ERM protein in the liver of wildtype mice and is concentrated at bile canalicular membranes (BCMs). Here we show that Rdx(-/-) mice are normal at birth, but their serum concentrations of conjugated bilirubin(More)
Sphingoid intermediates accumulate in response to a variety of stresses, including heat, and trigger cellular responses. However, the mechanism by which stress affects sphingolipid biosynthesis has yet to be identified. Recent studies in yeast suggest that sphingolipid biosynthesis is regulated through phosphorylation of the Orm proteins, which in humans(More)
Nitrogen starvation-mediated reduction of Ypk1 is suggested to suppress translational initiation, possibly in parallel with the target of rapamycin complex 1 (TORC1) signaling. However, the molecular mechanism that regulates Ypk1 in nitrogen-starved cells is poorly understood. Here we report that Ypk1 is a novel selective substrate for nitrogen(More)
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