Publications

Lysophosphatidylcholine promotes SREBP-2 activation via rapid cholesterol efflux and SREBP-2-independent cytokine release in human endothelial cells.
J Biochem 2015 Oct 21;158(4):331-8. Epub 2015 May 21.
Department of Medical Life Systems, Faculty of Life and Medical Sciences, Doshisha University, Kyoto 610-0321, Japan; and

The HOPS complex mediates autophagosome-lysosome fusion through interaction with syntaxin 17.
Mol Biol Cell 2014 Apr 19;25(8):1327-37. Epub 2014 Feb 19.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate School, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan Research Center for Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan Molecular Profiling Research Center for Drug Discovery, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan.


Oxysterol-binding protein (OSBP) is required for the perinuclear localization of intra-Golgi v-SNAREs.
Mol Biol Cell 2013 Nov 18;24(22):3534-44. Epub 2013 Sep 18.
Department of Health Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan Pathological Cell Biology Laboratory, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan Department of Physiology and Biophysics, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205.


Protein kinase N1, a cell inhibitor of Akt kinase, has a central role in quality control of germinal center formation.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2012 Dec 5;109(51):21022-7. Epub 2012 Dec 5.
Department of Molecular Immunology, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.

LC3, a microtubule-associated protein1A/B light chain3, is involved in cytoplasmic lipid droplet formation.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2010 Mar 2;393(2):274-9. Epub 2010 Feb 2.
Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan.

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