Junji Yamauchi


Affiliation: National Research Institute for Child Health and Development
Country: Japan


  1. Yamauchi J, Torii T, Kusakawa S, Sanbe A, Nakamura K, Takashima S, et al. The mood stabilizer valproic acid improves defective neurite formation caused by Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease-associated mutant Rab7 through the JNK signaling pathway. J Neurosci Res. 2010;88:3189-97 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, VPA has a previously unknown potential to improve defective neuritogenesis associated with CMT2B in vitro, indicating that JNK should be a potential therapeutic target for treatments aimed at improving neuritogenesis. ..
  2. Yamauchi J, Miyamoto Y, Sanbe A, Tanoue A. JNK phosphorylation of paxillin, acting through the Rac1 and Cdc42 signaling cascade, mediates neurite extension in N1E-115 cells. Exp Cell Res. 2006;312:2954-61 pubmed
  3. Yamauchi J, Miyamoto Y, Murabe M, Fujiwara Y, Sanbe A, Fujita Y, et al. Gadd45a, the gene induced by the mood stabilizer valproic acid, regulates neurite outgrowth through JNK and the substrate paxillin in N1E-115 neuroblastoma cells. Exp Cell Res. 2007;313:1886-96 pubmed
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that upregulation of Gadd45a explains one of the mechanisms whereby VPA induces the neurotrophic effect, providing a new role of Gadd45a in neurite outgrowth. ..
  4. Yamauchi J, Miyamoto Y, Chan J, Tanoue A. ErbB2 directly activates the exchange factor Dock7 to promote Schwann cell migration. J Cell Biol. 2008;181:351-65 pubmed publisher
    ..This provides an unanticipated mechanism through which ligand-dependent tyrosine phosphorylation can trigger the activation of Rho GTPase-GEFs of the Dock180 family. ..
  5. Yamauchi J, Miyamoto Y, Kusakawa S, Torii T, Mizutani R, Sanbe A, et al. Neurofibromatosis 2 tumor suppressor, the gene induced by valproic acid, mediates neurite outgrowth through interaction with paxillin. Exp Cell Res. 2008;314:2279-88 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that merlin is an as yet unknown regulator of neurite outgrowth through the interaction with paxillin, providing a possibly common mechanism regulating neurite formation...
  6. Yamauchi J, Miyamoto Y, Torii T, Mizutani R, Nakamura K, Sanbe A, et al. Valproic acid-inducible Arl4D and cytohesin-2/ARNO, acting through the downstream Arf6, regulate neurite outgrowth in N1E-115 cells. Exp Cell Res. 2009;315:2043-52 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, Arl4D is a previously unknown regulator of neurite formation through cytohesin-2 and Arf6, providing another example that the functional interaction of two different small GTPases controls an important cellular function. ..
  7. Yamauchi J, Miyamoto Y, Hamasaki H, Sanbe A, Kusakawa S, Nakamura A, et al. The atypical Guanine-nucleotide exchange factor, dock7, negatively regulates schwann cell differentiation and myelination. J Neurosci. 2011;31:12579-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, the signaling through Dock7 negatively regulates Schwann cell differentiation and the onset of myelination, demonstrating the unexpected role of Dock7 in the interplay between Schwann cell migration and myelination. ..