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Down-Regulation of Myosin Light Chain Kinase Expression in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Accelerates Cell Proliferation: Requirement of Its Actin-binding Domain for Reversion to Normal Rates.
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PMID:  22510518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Myosin light-chain kinase (MLCK) is a multi-domain protein with kinase and actin-binding domains, among others. Deficiency of MLCK expression in GBaSM-4 vascular smooth muscle cells enhanced cell proliferation rate and shortened cell doubling time. Transient transfection of the MLCK-deficient cells with cDNA constructs of either wild-type MLCK or its mutant lacking the kinase activity reverted the cell proliferation rate to that of wild-type cells, whereas that of MLCK lacking the actin-binding domain maintained cell proliferation at an elevated rate similar to the MLCK-deficient cells. Thus, the actin-binding domain of MLCK seems to play a role in regulating cell proliferation.
Hong Hui Wang; Akio Nakamura; Shinji Yoshiyama; Ryoki Ishikawa; Na Cai; Li-Hong Ye; Hiromi Takano-Ohmuro; Kazuhiro Kohama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pharmacological sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1347-8648     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101167001     Medline TA:  J Pharmacol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.
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