Hisao Ikeya

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Aragusterol A (YTA0040), isolated from the Okinawan marine sponge of the genus Xestospongia, is a potent anti-tumor marine steroid that possesses a unique structural component. This compound showed broad-spectrum anti-proliferative activity against a panel of 14 human cancer cell lines (IC(50) = 0.01-1.6 microM). P-glycoprotein-mediated, multidrug-resistant(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a pivotal role in the processes of angiogenesis, which is essential for the growth of solid tumors and their metastasis. Because VEGF is a critical factor in tumor survival, inhibiting VEGF would provide significant benefits in tumor therapy. To identify a compound that inhibits the binding of VEGF to its(More)
It has been pointed out that hyperphosphorylation of microtubule-associated protein tau caused by stress might participate in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis. In the present study, we investigated the effects of cold water stress (CWS) on tau phosphorylation in the mouse hippocampus and the effects of GSK-3beta inhibitor, LiCl, on(More)
The process of angiogenesis involves the formation of new blood vessels from established vasculature and is essential for progressive tumor growth and metastasis. Since vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a pivotal role in tumor angiogenesis, it is reasonable to expect that antagonizing VEGF binding to its receptor may be effective in cancer(More)
Various analogs of flavins, 5-deazaflavins, and flavin-5-oxides were docked into the binding site of protein tyrosine kinase pp60(c-src), and some of them were assayed for their potential antitumor and PKC (protein kinase C) inhibitory activities in vitro. The results considering SAR (structure-activity relationship) revealed that the higher binding(More)
Vascular endothelial cell growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role in the processes of angiogenesis. Angiogenesis appears to be essential for the growth of solid tumors and their metastasis. VEGF plays a principal role in tumor angiogenesis. To identify a compound that inhibits the binding of VEGF to its receptor, we used a high-throughput screening(More)
Novel 2-deoxo-2-phenyl-5-deazaflavins and 2-deoxo-2-phenylflavin-5-oxides were prepared as a new class of antitumor agents and showed significant antitumor activities against NCI-H 460, HCT 116, A 431, CCRF-HSB-2, andKB cell lines. In vivo investigation, 2-deoxo-10-methyl-2-phenyl-5-deazaflavin exhibited the effective antitumor activity against A 431 human(More)
A novel benzophenazine derivative, NC-190, is a potent antitumor compound. NC-190 has been shown to inhibit the DNA strand-passing activity of DNA topoisomerase II. We investigated further the mode of action of NC-190 against DNA topoisomerase II and DNA fragmentation. NC-190 inhibited the decatenation activity of purified topoisomerase II, but had only a(More)
We established an NC-190-resistant cell line, FM/NC-R, from the murine mammary carcinoma cell line FM3A and examined some of its characteristics. FM/NC-R cells were prepared by mutagen treatment followed by exposure to NC-190 in the culture medium. FM/NC-R cells were 76.5 times more resistant against NC-190 than FM3A cells as measured by their growth in(More)
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