Satoshi Kawano

Osaka City University, Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan

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Publications (6)25.29 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: In normal epithelial cells, integrin α6β4 is abundantly expressed and forms hemidesmosomes, which is a cellular structure that mediates cell-extracellular matrix binding. In many types of cancer cells, integrin α6β4 is up-regulated, laminin is cleaved, and hemidesmosomes are disrupted, eventually causing an enhancement of cancer cell movement and facilitation of their invasion. We previously showed that the immunoglobulin-like cell adhesion molecule Necl-2 (Nectin-like molecule 2), known as a tumor suppressor, inhibits cancer cell movement by suppressing the ErbB3/ErbB2 signaling. We show here that Necl-2 interacts in cis with integrin α6β4. The binding of Necl-2 with integrin β4 was mediated by its extracellular region. In human colorectal adenocarcinoma Caco-2 cells, integrin α6β4 was localized at hemidesmosomes. Small interfering RNA-mediated suppression of Necl-2 expression enhanced the phorbol ester-induced disruption of the integrin α6β4 complex at hemidesmosomes, whereas expression of Necl-2 suppressed the disruption of this structure. These results indicate that tumor-suppressive functions of Necl-2 are mediated by the stabilization of the hemidesmosome structure in addition to the inhibition of the ErbB3/ErbB2 signaling.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 10/2011; 286(42):36667-36676. · 4.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In normal epithelial cells, integrin α(6)β(4) is abundantly expressed and forms hemidesmosomes, which is a cellular structure that mediates cell-extracellular matrix binding. In many types of cancer cells, integrin α(6)β(4) is up-regulated, laminin is cleaved, and hemidesmosomes are disrupted, eventually causing an enhancement of cancer cell movement and facilitation of their invasion. We previously showed that the immunoglobulin-like cell adhesion molecule Necl-2 (Nectin-like molecule 2), known as a tumor suppressor, inhibits cancer cell movement by suppressing the ErbB3/ErbB2 signaling. We show here that Necl-2 interacts in cis with integrin α(6)β(4). The binding of Necl-2 with integrin β(4) was mediated by its extracellular region. In human colorectal adenocarcinoma Caco-2 cells, integrin α(6)β(4) was localized at hemidesmosomes. Small interfering RNA-mediated suppression of Necl-2 expression enhanced the phorbol ester-induced disruption of the integrin α(6)β(4) complex at hemidesmosomes, whereas expression of Necl-2 suppressed the disruption of this structure. These results indicate that tumor-suppressive functions of Necl-2 are mediated by the stabilization of the hemidesmosome structure in addition to the inhibition of the ErbB3/ErbB2 signaling.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 08/2011; 286(42):36667-76. · 4.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Integrin alpha(6)beta(4) is abundantly expressed in normal epithelial cells and forms hemidesmosomes, one of cell-extracellular matrix junctions. In many types of cancer cells, integrin alpha(6)beta(4) is up-regulated, laminin, an integrin alpha(6)beta(4)-binding extracellular matrix protein, is cleaved, and hemidesmosomes are disrupted, eventually causing an enhancement of cancer cell movement and a facilitation of their invasion. It was previously shown that integrin alpha(6)beta(4) interacts with ErbB1 and ErbB2 and enhances cell proliferation and motility. Here we show that integrin alpha(6)beta(4) interacts with ErbB3 but not with ErbB1, ErbB2 or ErbB4, and enhances the heregulin-induced, ErbB3/ErbB2 heterodimer-mediated DNA synthesis, but not cell motility, in A549 cells.
    Genes to Cells 09/2010; 15(9):995-1001. · 2.73 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Afadin is an actin-filament-binding protein that binds to nectin, an immunoglobulin-like cell-cell adhesion molecule, and plays an important role in the formation of adherens junctions. Here, we show that afadin, which did not bind to nectin and was localized at the leading edge of moving cells, has another role: enhancement of the directional, but not random, cell movement. When NIH3T3 cells were stimulated with platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), afadin colocalized with PDGF receptor, alphavbeta3 integrin and nectin-like molecule-5 at the leading edge and facilitated the formation of leading-edge structures and directional cell movement in the direction of PDGF stimulation. However, these phenotypes were markedly perturbed by knockdown of afadin, and were dependent on the binding of afadin to active Rap1. Binding of Rap1 to afadin was necessary for the recruitment of afadin and the tyrosine phosphatase SHP-2 to the leading edge. SHP-2 was previously reported to tightly regulate the activation of PDGF receptor and its downstream signaling pathway for the formation of the leading edge. These results indicate that afadin has a novel role in PDGF-induced directional cell movement, presumably in cooperation with active Rap1 and SHP-2.
    Journal of Cell Science 11/2009; 122(Pt 23):4319-29. · 5.88 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: ErbB2 and ErbB3, members of the EGF receptor/ErbB family, form a heterodimer upon binding of a ligand, inducing the activation of Rac small G protein and Akt protein kinase for cell movement and survival, respectively. The enhanced ErbB3/ErbB2 signaling causes tumorigenesis, invasion, and metastasis. We found here that the ErbB3/ErbB2 signaling is regulated by immunoglobulin-like Necl-2, which is down-regulated in various cancer cells and serves as a tumor suppressor. The extracellular region of ErbB3, but not ErbB2, interacted in cis with that of Necl-2. This interaction reduced the ligand-induced, ErbB2-catalyzed tyrosine phosphorylation of ErbB3 and inhibited the consequent ErbB3-mediated activation of Rac and Akt, resulting in the inhibition of cancer cell movement and survival. These inhibitory effects of Necl-2 were mediated by the protein-tyrosine phosphatase PTPN13 which interacted with the cytoplasmic tail of Necl-2. We describe here this novel mechanism for silencing of the ErbB3/ErbB2 signaling by Necl-2.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 07/2009; 284(35):23793-805. · 4.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: It was previously shown that platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptor physically and functionally interacts with integrin alpha(v)beta(3), effectively inducing cell movement. We previously showed that Necl-5, originally identified as a poliovirus receptor, interacts with integrin alpha(v)beta(3) and enhances its clustering and the formation of focal complexes at the leading edges of moving cells, resulting in an enhancement of cell movement. We showed here that Necl-5 additionally interacts with PDGF receptor in NIH3T3 cells and regulates the interaction between PDGF receptor and integrin alpha(v)beta(3), effectively inducing directional cell movement. PDGF receptor co-localized with Necl-5 and integrin alpha(v)beta(3) at peripheral ruffles over lamellipodia, which were formed at the leading edges of moving cells in response to PDGF, but not at the focal complexes under these ruffles, whereas Necl-5 and integrin alpha(v)beta(3) co-localized at these focal complexes. The clustering of these three molecules at peripheral ruffles required the activation of integrin alpha(v)beta(3) by vitronectin and the PDGF-induced activation of the small G protein Rac and subsequent re-organization of the actin cytoskeleton. These results indicate a key role of Necl-5 in directional cell movement by physically and functionally interacting with both integrin alpha(v)beta(3) and PDGF receptor.
    Genes to Cells 04/2008; 13(3):269-84. · 2.73 Impact Factor