Hiroshi Miyazaki

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We have investigated the role of the signaling intermediate, EPS8, in tumor progression using a model system and in vivo. HN4 primary tumor cells express low levels of EPS8, similar to normal keratinocytes, and show minimal invasion in vitro in response to epidermal growth factor, whereas HN12 cells express high levels of EPS8 and are highly motile in vitro(More)
As malignant breast cancers progress, they acquire the ability to spread to other regions of the body, including bone and lung, but the molecular mechanism underlying the increase in metastatic potential is not fully understood. Here we studied murine 4T1E/M3 highly bone marrow metastatic breast cancer cells, which we established previously. These cells(More)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common liver disorder in developed countries, and its incidence is increasing in all population groups. As an antioxidant, vitamin E is effective in the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, although the mechanism is still unclear. Methionine-choline deficient Wistar rats (n = 5) used as an(More)
We previously reported monocyte-derived multipotential cells (MOMCs), which include progenitors capable of differentiating into a variety of mesenchymal cells and endothelial cells. In vitro generation of MOMCs from circulating CD14(+) monocytes requires their binding to extracellular matrix (ECM) protein and exposure to soluble factor(s) derived from(More)
During the late phase of megakaryopoiesis, megakaryocytes undergo polyploidization, which is characterized by DNA duplication without concomitant cell division. However, it remains unknown by which mechanisms this process occurs. AIM-1 and STK15 belong to the Aurora/increase-in-ploidy (Ipl)1 serine/threonine kinase family and play key roles in mitosis. In a(More)
This paper shows an example of non-functional requirements and its propagation to reification using the Use of UML for ODP system specification standard (UML for ODP). As an example of non-functional requirements, sample security requirements are taken and its specifications in UML using UML for ODP for all five RM-ODP viewpoints are illustrated. In(More)
We developed a method to reconstruct cell geometry from confocal fluorescence microscopy images of the cytoskeleton. In the method, region growing was implemented twice. First, it was applied to the extracellular regions to differentiate them from intracellular noncytoskeletal regions, which both appear black in fluorescence microscopy imagery, and then to(More)
BACKGROUND We previously described a primitive cell population derived from human circulating CD14(+) monocytes, named monocyte-derived multipotential cells (MOMCs), which are capable of differentiating into mesenchymal and endothelial lineages. To generate MOMCs in vitro, monocytes are required to bind to fibronectin and be exposed to soluble factor(s)(More)
We have developed a new sensitive and specific nonradioisotope assay method to measure the activity of HMG-CoA reductase, the rate-controlling enzyme in the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway. This method was based upon a stable isotope dilution technique by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry using electrospray ionization in positive mode.(More)