Yuko Nagayasu

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Helical apolipoproteins interact with cellular surface and generate high density lipoprotein (HDL) by removing phospholipid and cholesterol from cells. We have reported that the HDL is generated by this reaction with the fetal rat astrocytes and meningeal fibroblasts but cholesterol is poorly available to this reaction with the astrocytes (Ito et al. 1999.(More)
The present study provides direct evidence that syndecan 2 participates selectively in the induction of stress fiber formation in cooperation with integrin alpha5beta1 through specific binding of its heparan sulfate side chains to the fibronectin substrate. Our previous study with Lewis lung carcinoma-derived P29 cells demonstrated that the cell surface(More)
When sphingomyelin is digested by sphingomyelinase in the plasma membrane of rat astrocytes, productions of sphingomyelin, diacylglycerol, and phosphatidylcholine are stimulated. D609, an inhibitor of phosphatidylcholine-specific phospholipase C, suppressed these effects. Similarly, when apolipoprotein A-I removed cellular cholesterol, phosphatidylcholine,(More)
Intercellular cholesterol transport in the brain is carried by high density lipoprotein (HDL) generated in situ by cellular interaction with the apolipoprotein apoE, which is mainly synthesized by astrocytes, and with apoA-I secreted by cells such as endothelial cells. Rat astrocytes in fact generate HDL with extracellular apoA-I in addition to releasing(More)
In the previous paper, we reported that apolipoprotein (apo) A-I enhances generation of HDL-like lipoproteins in rat astrocytes to be accompanied with both increase in tyrosine phosphorylation of phospholipase Cγ (PL-Cγ) and PL-Cγ translocation to cytosolic lipid-protein particles (CLPP) fraction. In this paper, we studied the interaction between apoA-I and(More)
We previously identified cytosolic lipid-protein particles (CLPP) having size and density of HDL in rat astrocytes, to which apoA-I induces translocation of cholesterol, caveolin-1 and protein kinase Cα (PKCα) following its association with microtubules prior to cholesterol release/biogenesis of HDL (JBC 277: 7929, 2002; JLR 45: 2269, 2004). To further(More)
The astrocytes prepared by 1 week secondary culture after 1 month primary culture of rat brain cells (M/W cells) synthesized and secreted apolipoprotein E (apoE) and cholesterol more than the astrocytes prepared by conventional 1 week primary and 1 week secondary culture (W/W cells) (Ueno, S., J. Ito, Y. Nagayasu, T. Furukawa, and S. Yokoyama. 2002. An(More)
We previously reported that a mouse Lewis lung carcinoma-derived stroma-inducing clone, P29, highly expresses a syndecan-like proteoglycan exhibiting specific binding to fibronectin, a major constituent of the interstitial matrix formed by the induced stromal cells, via its heparan sulphate chains [Itano, Oguri, Nakanishi and Okayama (1993) J. Biochem.(More)
We found in a previous study that both mRNA expression and release of fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF-1) are greater in rat astrocytes that are long term-cultured for one month (W/M cells) than in the cells cultured for one week (W/W cells). However, FGF-1 does not enhance phosphorylation of Akt, MEK, and ERK in W/M cells, while it does in W/W cells. In(More)
Apolipoprotein (apo) A-I induces rapid translocation of protein kinase Calpha and phospholipase Cgamma, and slow translocation of caveolin-1 and newly synthesized cholesterol to the cytosolic lipid-protein particle (CLPP) fraction in rat astrocytes. In order to understand the function of CLPP, we investigated the interaction with cytoskeletons of(More)