|Budget Amount *help
¥18,720,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,320,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥3,250,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥750,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥3,250,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥750,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥3,380,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥780,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥4,550,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,050,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥4,290,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥990,000)
The functional units of cell adhesion are typically multiprotein complexes made up of three general classes of proteins; the adhesion receptors, the cell-extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, and the cytoplasmic proteins. The cell adhesion receptors are usually transmembrane glycoproteins (for example E-cadherin and integrin) that mediate binding at the extracellular surface and determine the specificity of cell-cell and cell-ECM recognition. The most of these adhesive proteins are glycosylated. In the present study, we clearly demonstrated that N-glycosylation is important for integrin-mediated cell migration and intracellular signaling, a mutual regulation between the N-glycan expression and E-cadherin-mediated cell adhesion, and the underlying molecular mechanisms.