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The function of the pre-B cell receptor (pre-BCR) during B cell differentiation is not precisely defined. To investigate the pre-BCR receptor activity, we have established pre-BCR-positive pre-B cell lines that are able to differentiate into immature B cells in vitro. Antibody cross-linking of the pre-BCR induced apoptosis and differentiation accompanied(More)
We previously identified Aurora B kinase as the only independent factor predictive of the aggressive recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this preclinical study, JNJ-28841072, a novel Aurora/vascular endothelial growth factor receptor dual kinase inhibitor, was evaluated for treatment of HCC. In vitro and in vivo effects of JNJ-28841072 were(More)
Abundance of stable charged massive particles (CHAMPs) is severely constrained by their searches inside sea water. We examine whether inflation with low reheat temperature can sufficiently dilute the abundance to evade this severe bound on CHAMPs, by taking into account their production and annihilation in a plasma during reheating phase. We argue that the(More)
Proteasome activity is significantly increased in advanced cancers, but its role in cancer initiation is not clear, due to difficulties in monitoring this process in vivo. We established a line of transgenic mice that carried the ZsGreen-degron(ODC) (Gdeg) proteasome reporter to monitor the proteasome activity. In combination with Pdx-1-Cre;LSL-Kras(G12D)(More)
Duodenal cancer is a leading cause of death in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). In patients with Spigelman’s classification (SC) stage IV duodenal polyposis (DP), careful endoscopic surveillance by specialists or surgical intervention is mandatory. We herein report the surgical and pathological outcomes of FAP patients with SC stage(More)
Patients with pancreatic cancer typically develop tumor invasion and metastasis in the early stage. These malignant behaviors might be originated from cancer stem cells (CSCs), but the responsible target is less known about invisible CSCs especially for invasion and metastasis. We previously examined the proteasome activity of CSCs and constructed a(More)
Tumor resection and caval tumor thrombectomy, with or without cavotomy and inferior vena cava (IVC) replacement are sometimes performed in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) extending into the IVC or liver tumors invading the IVC. Two such cases were treated. Case 1: a 68-year-old female was transferred with a diagnosis of right RCC with tumor(More)
A rat GnRH receptor cDNA was cloned with 1317 base pairs (bp) from a pituitary cDNA library. This clone had a full amino acid coding region, with 172 and 161 bp noncoding sequences in 5'- and 3'-flanking regions of the coding region, respectively. The nucleotide sequence of amino acid coding region was completely identical to that of previous report by(More)
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