Shogo Miura

Tokyo University of Science, Edo, Tōkyō, Japan

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Publications (7)33.45 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: A tenascin-C derived peptide (TNIIIA2 peptide, 1) stimulated β1 integrin-mediated cell adhesion via binding to syndecan-4. Ala-substituted peptides were synthesized to understand the structure-activity relationship. Peptides in which basic amino acids were substituted showed reduced cell adhesion activity, but their proliferation activities were similar to or higher than those mediated by peptide 1. In contrast, peptides in which the Ile residues of peptide 1 were replaced were inactive, indicating that the Ile residues are critical for the peptide's activity. CD analysis suggested that the Ile residues are necessary for the formation of a specific conformation required for binding to syndecan-4.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 06/2012; 20(15):4608-13. · 2.82 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: It has been postulated that inactivated β1-integrins are involved in the disordered growth of hematopoietic tumor cells. We recently found that TNIIIA2, a peptide derived from tenascin-C, strongly activates β1-integrins through binding with syndecan-4. We show here that Ramos Burkitt's lymphoma cells can survive and grow in suspension but undergo apoptosis when kept adhering to fibronectin by stimulation with TNIIIA2. Other integrin activators, Mg2+ and TS2/16 (an integrin-activating antibody), were also capable of inducing apoptosis. The inactivation of ERK1/2 and Akt and the subsequent activation of Bad were involved in the apoptosis. The results using other hematopoietic tumor cell lines expressing different levels of fibronectin receptors (VLA-4 and VLA-5) showed that potentiated and sustained adhesion to fibronectin via VLA-4 causally induces apoptosis also in various types of hematopoietic tumor cells in addition to Ramos cells. Because TNIIIA2 requires syndecan-4 as a membrane receptor for activation of β1-integrins, it induced apoptosis preferentially in hematopoietic tumor cells, which expressed both VLA-4 and syndecan-4 as membrane receptors mediating the effects of fibronectin and TNIIIA2, respectively. Therefore, normal peripheral blood cells, such as neutrophils, monocytes, and lymphocytes, which poorly expressed syndecan-4, were almost insusceptible to TNIIIA2-induced apoptosis. The TNIIIA2-related matricryptic site of TN-C could contribute, once exposed, to preventing prolonged survival of hematopoietic malignant progenitors through potentiated and sustained activation of VLA-4.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 03/2010; 285(10):7006-7015. · 4.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: It has been postulated that inactivated beta1-integrins are involved in the disordered growth of hematopoietic tumor cells. We recently found that TNIIIA2, a peptide derived from tenascin-C, strongly activates beta1-integrins through binding with syndecan-4. We show here that Ramos Burkitt's lymphoma cells can survive and grow in suspension but undergo apoptosis when kept adhering to fibronectin by stimulation with TNIIIA2. Other integrin activators, Mg(2+) and TS2/16 (an integrin-activating antibody), were also capable of inducing apoptosis. The inactivation of ERK1/2 and Akt and the subsequent activation of Bad were involved in the apoptosis. The results using other hematopoietic tumor cell lines expressing different levels of fibronectin receptors (VLA-4 and VLA-5) showed that potentiated and sustained adhesion to fibronectin via VLA-4 causally induces apoptosis also in various types of hematopoietic tumor cells in addition to Ramos cells. Because TNIIIA2 requires syndecan-4 as a membrane receptor for activation of beta1-integrins, it induced apoptosis preferentially in hematopoietic tumor cells, which expressed both VLA-4 and syndecan-4 as membrane receptors mediating the effects of fibronectin and TNIIIA2, respectively. Therefore, normal peripheral blood cells, such as neutrophils, monocytes, and lymphocytes, which poorly expressed syndecan-4, were almost insusceptible to TNIIIA2-induced apoptosis. The TNIIIA2-related matricryptic site of TN-C could contribute, once exposed, to preventing prolonged survival of hematopoietic malignant progenitors through potentiated and sustained activation of VLA-4.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 12/2009; 285(10):7006-15. · 4.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We investigated whether FNIII14, a 22-mer peptide derived from fibronectin (FN) that potently impairs interaction of FN with beta1-integrin, could overcome cell adhesion-mediated drug resistance (CAM-DR) induced by very late antigen (VLA)-4-to-FN interaction in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Two AML cell lines, U937 cells and HL-60 cells, and fresh leukemic cells from six AML patients with high alpha4-integrin expression exhibited CAM-DR to cytosine arabinoside (Ara C) through VLA-4-to-FN interaction, while fresh leukemic cells from two AML patients with low alpha4-integrin expression did not display CAM-DR to Ara C. FNIII14 impaired VLA-4-to-FN interaction and restored sensitivity to Ara C in the CAM-DR leukemic cells. In these CAM-DR leukemic cells, upregulation of Bcl-2, which was induced through the focal adhesion kinase/Akt signal pathway upon VLA-4-to-FN interaction, was inhibited by FNIII14 treatment. In a mouse model of minimal residual disease (MRD) in bone marrow, 100% survival was achieved by combining FNIII14 with Ara C, whereas Ara C alone prolonged survival only slightly. The myelosuppression induced by Ara C was not augmented by the combination of FNIII14 in mouse experiments. Thus, the combination of anticancer drugs and FNIII14 holds promise to eradicate MRD in bone marrow after chemotherapy.
    Leukemia: official journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K 03/2008; 22(2):353-60. · 10.16 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Tenascin-C (TN-C) is unique for its cell adhesion modulatory function. We have shown that TNIIIA2, a synthetic 22-mer peptide derived from TN-C, stimulated beta1 integrin-mediated cell adhesion of nonadherent and adherent cell types, by inducing activation of beta1 integrin. The active site of TNIIIA2 appeared cryptic in the TN-C molecule but was exposed by MMP-2 processing of TN-C. The following results suggest that cell surface heparan sulfate (HS) proteoglycan (HSPG), including syndecan-4, participated in TNIIIA2-induced beta1 integrin activation: 1) TNIIIA2 bound to cell surface HSPG via its HS chains, as examined by photoaffinity labeling; 2) heparitinase I treatment of cells abrogated beta1 integrin activation induced by TNIIIA2; 3) syndecan-4 was isolated by affinity chromatography using TNIIIA2-immobilized beads; 4) small interfering RNA-based down-regulation of syndecan-4 expression reduced TNIIIA2-induced beta1 integrin activation, and consequent cell adhesion to fibronectin; 5) overexpression of syndecan-4 core protein enhanced TNIIIA2-induced activation of beta1 integrin. However, treatments that targeted the cytoplasmic region of syndecan-4, including ectopic expression of its mutant truncated with the cytoplasmic domains and treatment with protein kinase Calpha inhibitor Gö6976, did not influence the TNIIIA2 activity. These results suggest that a TNIIIA2-related matricryptic site of the TN-C molecule, exposed by MMP-2 processing, may have bound to syndecan-4 via its HS chains and then induced conformational change in beta1 integrin necessary for its functional activation. A lateral interaction of beta1 integrin with the extracellular region of the syndecan-4 molecule may be involved in this conformation change.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 12/2007; 282(48):34929-37. · 4.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We have found that fibronectin (FN) has a functional cryptic site opposing cell adhesion to extracellular matrix (ECM): a synthetic FN peptide derived from the 14th FN type III-like (FN-III) repeat, termed peptide FNIII14, inhibits cell adhesion to the FN without binding to beta1 integrins. This antiadhesive activity of peptide FNIII14 depends on its C-terminal amino acid sequence YTIYVIAL. A 50-kDa membrane protein (p50) has been detected as a specific binding protein of peptide FNIII14. Here we showed that antiadhesive activity of peptide FNIII14 was depedent upon the presence of p50 on cell surfaces. Furthermore, we found that there exists a sequence, analogous to the YTIYVIAL, in the 10th FN-III repeat of the FN molecule and that a FN peptide containing this analogous sequence, termed peptide FNIII10, inhibited cell adhesion to the FN. Peptide FNIII10 appeared to share p50 with peptide FNIII14 in expressing the antiadhesive activity. As a physiological consequence of decreased adhesion, peptides FNIII10 and FNIII14 accelerated the anoikis-like apoptosis of normal fibroblasts by down-regulating Bcl-2 expression through blocking the FAK/PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. Thus, the YTIYVIAL-related sequences of the FN molecule may be involved in cell regulation by modulating negatively cell adhesion to the ECM, in which p50 probably serves as a membrane receptor.
    Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin 06/2007; 30(5):891-7. · 1.85 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Proteolytic digest of fibronectin (FN), but not intact FN, induced TNF-alpha secretion of rat basophilic leukemia (RBL-2H3) cells. As a result of the identification of FN fragment responsible for TNF-alpha secretion, a 30-kDa fragment derived from the carboxyl-terminal heparin-binding (Hep 2) domain of FN was isolated from the FN digest. The TNF-alpha secretion was abrogated by treatment of RBL-2H3 cells with cycloheximide, indicating the de novo synthesis of TNF-alpha, but not with polymyxin B, excluding the possible TNF-alpha induction by some contaminated lipopolysaccharides. A 22-mer synthetic peptide originated from the Hep 2 domain, termed FNIII14, which has been found to negatively modulate the beta1 integrin activation, had the ability to induce TNF-alpha production, whereas this activity of FNIII14 disappeared by shuffling a YTIYVIAL sequence essential for the integrin-inactivating activity. FNIII14 suppressed the spreading of RBL-2H3 cells on FN substrate, wherein RBL-2H3 cell proliferation was inhibited with FNIII14 in a dose-dependent manner. Thus, it appears that FN fragments containing the YTIYVIAL anti-adhesive site affect the activation status of RBL-2H3 mast cells, characterized by the stimulation of TNF-alpha production and growth suppression, probably due to negative regulation of beta1 integrin activity.
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 11/2004; 1675(1-3):87-94. · 4.66 Impact Factor