Hiroko Fujimura

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Although gemcitabine is the most effective chemotherapeutic agent against pancreatic cancer, a growing concern is that a substantial number of patients acquire gemcitabine chemoresistance. To elucidate the mechanisms of acquisition of gemcitabine resistance, we developed gemcitabine-resistant cell lines from six human cancer cell lines; three pancreatic,(More)
Several lines of evidence have suggested that the long arm of chromosome 12 may carry a tumor-suppressor gene(s) that plays a role in pancreatic ductal carcinogenesis. We have previously found a significant association between loss of heterozygosity of the 12q arm and a poor prognosis in pancreatic cancer patients. In this study, we introduced a normal copy(More)
By use of linear DNA plasmid pGKL2 from the yeast Kluyveromyces lactis we have constructed hybrid plasmids carrying a LEU2 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a selectable marker. The replication properties of hybrid plasmids in yeasts were investigated. We demonstrated that the insertion of a LEU2 gene into pGKL2 resulted in circularization of the hybrid(More)
Recently, a growing number in Japan are switching to taking baths in the morning (morning bathing). However, the effects of the morning bathing on human physiological functions and work efficiency have not yet been revealed. Then, we hypothesized that the effect of morning bathing on physiological functions would be different from those of night bathing. In(More)
AIM To evaluate the significance of BNIP3 in the pathogenesis of pancreatic cancer, we analyzed the relationship between the expression of BNIP3 and survival rate of the patients with pancreatic cancer, or chemosensitivities in pancreatic cancer cell lines, particularly for gemcitabine, the first-line anti-tumor drug for pancreatic cancer. METHODS To(More)
Sexual agglutination and pheromone interaction between cells of two mating types, a and alpha, in the yeast Saccharomyces globosus were studied. S. globosus was shown to produce mating-type-specific factors analogs to a- and alpha-mating pheromones of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and to undergo the sexual agglutination reaction between cells of two mating(More)
This paper describes a unique case of combined malignant lymphoma of the jejunum and multiple synchronous carcinomas of colon and rectum. The jejunal tumor developed obstructive growth without regional lymph node involvement. Histologically, it was a malignant lymphoma corresponding to medium-sized cell type of follicular lymphoma, suggesting B cell origin(More)
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