Akiko Hiraiwa

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In the majority of cervical cancers, DNAs of high-risk mucosotpropic human papillomaviruses (HPVs), such as type 16, are maintained so as to express two viral proteins, E6 and E7, suggesting an essential importance to carcinogenesis. The high-risk HPV E6 proteins are known to inactivate p53 tumor suppressor protein but appear to have an additional,(More)
MCM7 is a member of the MCM protein family which has been implicated in the regulatory machinery allowing DNA to replicate only once during S phase. In quiescent cells, human MCM7 (hMCM7) mRNA is almost undetectable. Stimulation of cells to enter the cell cycle results in induction of hMCM7 expression. Here, we report cloning and characterization of the(More)
Using the polymerase chain reaction technique, we cloned and sequenced DNA fragments containing the E6 genes of the epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV)-associated HPVs 5, 8, 14, 20, 21, 25, and 47, of which only the sequences of HPVs 5, 8, and 47 have previously been reported. Based on the deduced amino acid sequence homology (57.3 to 83.0%), these HPVs(More)
hCDC47 is a human member of the MCM family, which has been implicated in the regulatory machinery causing DNA to replicate once per cell cycle. We examined its protein expression and localization in normal human tissues, using immunostaining with polyclonal antibodies. Positive nuclei were found in the proliferative components of lymph nodes, bone marrow,(More)
A clone of murine monoclonal antibody HH 10 (IgM) was raised by fusing NS-1 myeloma cells and spleen cells of a mouse hyperimmunized with acute promyelocytic leukemia cells. Serological analysis by means of immune adherence assays showed that HH 10 reacts with immature hematopoietic cells including thymocytes and myeloid precursor cells (defined as(More)
E6 (or E7) genes of some genital and cutaneous human papillomaviruses (HPVs) were compared for their ability to transform cells of a rat fibroblastic line (3Y1) by using recombinant retroviruses. The E6 gene of genital cancer-associated HPV 16 or 18 was found to induce a characteristic morphological change, i.e., densely packed arrays of elongated cells(More)
Transient transfection experiments indicated (i) that E6 protein of non-cancer-associated cutaneous human papillomavirus type 1 (HPV-1) can inhibit p53-mediated transcriptional transactivation in both p53-deficient human cells (H358) and normal rat cells (3Y1), but those of cancer-associated cutaneous HPV-5, -8, and -47 cannot do so in either H358 or 3Y1(More)
hCDC47 is a human member of the MCM family, which has been implicated to be concerned with the regulatory machinery causing DNA to replicate once per cell cycle. In a previous paper, we described hCDC47 expression as being localized in the proliferative component of normal tissues, and showed greater expression in squamous cell skin carcinomas than in(More)
A 75-year-old male patient was hospitalized for examination of abdominal trouble. Endoscopic examination simultaneously revealed 0-I pl + II c esophageal cancer and type 3 gastric cancer. Endoscopic treatment is impossible to resect the lesion completely. It is difficult for the patient to undergo an operation because he has suffered from a cardiac(More)