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Okayama University
Graduate School of Medicine ,Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
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International journal of molecular sciences      Apr 2019   [Refereed]
The unfolded protein response (UPR) is activated by the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which is called ER stress. ER stress sensors PERK, IRE1, and ATF6 play a central role in the initiation and regulation of...
PloS one      Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Although the aggregation of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) clearly plays a central role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), endosomal traffic dysfunction is considered to precede Aβ aggregation and trigger AD pathogenesis. A body of evidence ...
Biochemical and biophysical research communications      May 2018   [Refereed]
Amyloid-β precursor protein (APP) correlates with the pathogenesis of certain brain diseases, such as Alzheimer disease (AD). APP is cleaved by several enzymes to produce APP metabolites, including the amyloid beta peptide (Aβ), which accumulates ...
Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin      Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Methylmercury (MeHg) results in cell death through endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Previously, we reported that MeHg induces S-mercuration at cysteine 383 or 386 in protein disulfide isomerase (PDI), and this modification induces the loss of en...
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD      Jan 2017   [Refereed]
The amyloid-β protein precursor (AβPP) is cleaved by a transmembrane protease termed β-site AβPP cleavage enzyme (BACE1), which is being explored as a target for therapy and prevention of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although genetic deletion of BACE...
Biochemical and biophysical research communications      Dec 2014   [Refereed]
γ-Secretase cleaves amyloid β-precursor protein (APP) to generate amyloid-β peptide (Aβ), which is a causative molecule of Alzheimer disease (AD). The C-terminal length of Aβ, which is determined by γ-secretase activity, determines the aggregation...
PloS one      May 2013   [Refereed]
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a pluripotent lipophilic mediator working as a ligand for G-protein coupled S1P receptors (S1PR), which is currently highlighted as a therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases including relapsing forms of multiple...
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience      May 2011   [Refereed]
Sphingosine kinase (SphK) 1 and 2 phosphorylate sphingosine to generate sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a pluripotent lipophilic mediator implicated in a variety of cellular events. Here we show that the activity of β-site APP cleaving enzyme-1 (BA...
The Journal of biological chemistry      Feb 2007   [Refereed]
gamma-Secretase is an atypical aspartyl protease that cleaves amyloid beta-precursor protein to generate Abeta peptides that are causative for Alzheimer disease. gamma-Secretase is a multimeric membrane protein complex composed of presenilin (PS),...
The Journal of biological chemistry      Jan 2005   [Refereed]
Gamma-secretase cleaves type I transmembrane proteins, including beta-amyloid precursor protein and Notch, and requires the formation of a protein complex comprised of presenilin, nicastrin, Aph-1, and Pen-2 for its activity. Aph-1 is implicated i...