Hajime Sugisaki

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Cancer cells secrete small membranous extracellular vesicles (EVs) into their microenvironment and circulation. Although their potential as cancer biomarkers has been promising, the identification and quantification of EVs in clinical samples remains challenging. Here we describe a sensitive and rapid analytical technique for profiling circulating EVs(More)
DNA methylation is an epigenetic mark crucial in regulation of gene expression. Aberrant DNA methylation causes silencing of tumor suppressor genes and promotes chromosomal instability in human cancers. Most of previous studies for DNA methylation have focused on limited genomic regions, such as selected genes or promoter CpG islands (CGIs) containing(More)
A butyrylcholine-hydrolyzing enzyme (EC 3.1.1.-) fo Pseudomonas polycolor IFO 3918 was purified approximately 9270-fold with a recovery of 9.9% by use of chromatographic techniques. The enzyme preparation appeared to be homogeneous when subjected to electrophoretic and ultracentrifugational analyses. The molecular weight was determined as approximately(More)
Quantifying levels of DNA methylation in tumors is a useful approach for the identification of potential tumor suppressors and to find biomarkers that can be used as prognostic or therapeutic indicators. In the current study, we compared three methods commonly used for quantifying DNA methylation-bisulfite pyrosequencing, quantitative methylation-specific(More)
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