Masaubmi Shibuya


Affiliation: University of Tokyo
Country: Japan


  1. Shibuya M. Vascular endothelial growth factor-dependent and -independent regulation of angiogenesis. BMB Rep. 2008;41:278-86 pubmed
    ..Thus, it is important to understand further the molecular mechanisms underlying not only VEGF-VEGFR signaling but also the VEGF-independent regulation of angiogenesis, and to learn how to improve anti-angiogenesis therapy. ..
  2. Shibuya M. Brain angiogenesis in developmental and pathological processes: therapeutic aspects of vascular endothelial growth factor. FEBS J. 2009;276:4636-43 pubmed publisher
  3. Shibuya M. Structure and function of VEGF/VEGF-receptor system involved in angiogenesis. Cell Struct Funct. 2001;26:25-35 pubmed
  4. Sasagawa T, Nagamatsu T, Morita K, Mimura N, Iriyama T, Fujii T, et al. HIF-2α, but not HIF-1α, mediates hypoxia-induced up-regulation of Flt-1 gene expression in placental trophoblasts. Sci Rep. 2018;8:17375 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggest that hypoxia-induced activation of HIF-2α is essential for the increased production of sFlt-1 proteins in trophoblasts. Targeting the HIF-2α may be a novel strategy for the treatment of preeclampsia. ..
  5. Shibuya M. VEGF-VEGFR System as a Target for Suppressing Inflammation and other Diseases. Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets. 2015;15:135-44 pubmed
    ..Taken together, these findings suggest that VEGF-VEGFR signal is an important target for suppressing various diseases including inflammation. ..
  6. Shibuya M, Claesson Welsh L. Signal transduction by VEGF receptors in regulation of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. Exp Cell Res. 2006;312:549-60 pubmed
    ..Mapping the signaling system of these important receptors may provide the knowledge necessary to suppress specific signaling pathways in major human diseases. ..
  7. Shibuya M. Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2: its unique signaling and specific ligand, VEGF-E. Cancer Sci. 2003;94:751-6 pubmed
    ..As it directly upregulates tumor angiogenesis, VEGFR-2 is an appropriate target for suppression of solid tumor growth using exogenous antibodies, small inhibitory molecules and in vivo stimulation of the immune system. ..
  8. Hiratsuka S, Nakao K, Nakamura K, Katsuki M, Maru Y, Shibuya M. Membrane fixation of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 ligand-binding domain is important for vasculogenesis and angiogenesis in mice. Mol Cell Biol. 2005;25:346-54 pubmed
    ..These results strongly suggest that the membrane-fixed ligand-binding region of VEGFR1 traps VEGF for the appropriate regulation of VEGF signaling in vascular endothelial cells during early embryogenesis. ..
  9. Shibuya M. Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1 (VEGFR-1/Flt-1): a dual regulator for angiogenesis. Angiogenesis. 2006;9:225-30; discussion 231 pubmed
    ..VEGFR-1 including its soluble form is involved in a variety of human illnesses, making it an important target in the development of new strategies to suppress disease. ..

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  1. Shibuya M. Vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptor system: physiological functions in angiogenesis and pathological roles in various diseases. J Biochem. 2013;153:13-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The molecular basis of tumour refractoriness should be determined to improve anti-angiogenic therapy. ..