Haruna Satoh

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Tocotrienols are one of the most potent anticancer agents of all natural compounds and the anticancer property may be related to the inactivation of Ras family molecules. The anticancer potential of tocotrienols, however, is weakened due to its short elimination half life in vivo. To overcome the disadvantage and reinforce the anticancer activity in(More)
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2)-dependent effects on various cell responses are regulated by respective PGE2 receptors (EP1, EP2, EP3, EP4) expressing in target cells. Alveolar type II cell (a main progenitor cell of lung adenocarcinoma) expressed only EP4, while human lung adenocarcinoma cells (A549) expressed EP3 as well as EP4. An antagonistic effect of EP3(More)
Connexin (Cx) genes have negative growth effects on tumor cells with certain cell specificity. We have previously reported that Cx32 is specifically downregulated in human renal cell carcinoma cell (RCC) lines as well as cancerous regions of kidneys and that the Cx is expressed in the progenitor cells of the carcinoma. However, the precise role of Cx32 in(More)
BACKGROUND We have recently reported that connexin (Cx) 32 is down-regulated in a human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell (Caki-2 cell). HYPOTHESIS We postulated that the down-regulation of Cx32 gene in the RCC cell is due to hypermethylation of its promoter region. METHODS We estimated methylation status in the promoter region of Cx32 gene in the RCC(More)
This study was undertaken to estimate the effect of dietary high oleic acid oil (OA) on 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK)-induced lung tumorigenesis in mice. Diet containing 10% oil was fed to mice through experimental periods. On day 30 after NNK injection (100 mg/kg body weight, i.p.), the treatment increased the level of prostaglandin(More)
Genistein is a major component of soybean isoflavone and has preventive effect against breast cancer. In breast cancer, the over-expression of HER-2 contributes to malignant transformation of the cancer cells. The present study was undertaken to estimate if genistein could act as a useful anti-cancer agent against a breast cancer cell overexpressing HER-2(More)
The overexpression of ErbB-2 receptor relates to malignant transformation of breast cancer. The present study was carried out to establish the usefulness of alpha-tocopheryloxybutyric acid (TE) as a chemotherapeutic agent for human breast cancer. TE caused induction of apoptosis in MDA-MB-453 cells overexpressing the ErbB-2 receptor. TE reduced levels of(More)
The present study was undertaken to estimate the effect of acerola cherry extract (ACE) pretreatment on cell proliferation and the activation of Ras signal pathway at a promotion stage of lung tumorigenesis in mice treated with 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK). Pretreatment with ACE (dose, 70mg/kg body weight and 700 mg/kg body weight)(More)
The overexpression of HER-2 receptor contributes to malignant transformation of breast cancer cells. We have reported that alpha-tocopheryloxybutyric acid (TE), non-antioxidative vitamin E ether derivative inhibits the activation of HER-2 receptor. The present study was undertaken to estimate if TE could act as a useful anti-cancer agent against a breast(More)
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