Publication List English

EGF receptor kinase suppresses ciliogenesis through activation of USP8 deubiquitinase

Chemokines protect vascular smooth muscle cells from cell death induced by cyclic mechanical stretch.

New photic stimulating system with white light-emitting diodes to elicit electroretinograms from zebrafish larvae.

Potential protective function of the sterol regulatory element binding factor 1-fatty acid desaturase 12 axis in early-stage age-related macular degeneration

Activation of Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Factors by Fenofibrate and Gemfibrozil Stimulates Myelination in Zebrafish

tProtein Kinase C-Independent Activation of Raf-1 and Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase by Leukotriene B4 in Guinea Pig Eosinophils


Araki R, Komada T, Nakatani K, Naka M, Shima T, Tanaka T.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1995 May 25;210(3):837-43.


Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) were found to activate serine/threonine kinase c-Raf-1 (Raf-1) and mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase in guinea pig eosinophils. Raf-1 was activated by both compounds in a time- and dose-dependent fashion, and the activation by each paralleled that of MAP kinase. The LTB4 receptor antagonist ONO-4057 prevented the LTB4-induced activation of Raf-1 and MAP kinase, but had no effect on the PMA-induced activation of these kinases. The protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitors, (+/-)1-O-hexadecyl-2-O-methylglycerol (AMG-C16) and bisindolylmaleimide (GF 109203X), suppressed the PMA-induced activation of Raf-1 and MAP kinase, but not the LTB4-induced activation of both kinases. Our findings suggest that the activation of Raf-1 and MAP kinase by LTB4 involves a PKC-independent pathway.