Hisashi Hisatomi

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Sequence alterations of mitotic checkpoint genes, hBUB1 and hBUBR1, were examined, and their gene transcripts were quantified using on-line, real-time quantitative reverse transcription-PCR in surgically resected human colorectal cancers and their neighboring normal tissues. Our results reveal a new hBUB1 missense mutation (Ala130Ser) but not any hBUBR1(More)
OBJECTIVE Adipocytes secrete a number of molecules such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha, leptin and free fatty acids that can influence the ability of the body to metabolize glucose. Recently, a novel 12.5 kDa cysteine-rich protein, termed resistin, was shown to be secreted by adipocytes. Resistin expression was markedly induced during the conversion of(More)
Functionally active telomerase is affected at various steps including transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels of major telomerase components (hTR and human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT)). We therefore developed a rapid and sensitive method to quantify hTERT and its splicing variants as well as the hTR by a Taqman real-time reverse(More)
Numerous types of cancer exhibit increased lipo-genesis and expression of lipogenic enzymes and transcription factors, including sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1. Lipogenic gene expression is upregulated at the mRNA level, in concert with metabolic pathways associated with changes in expression and/or activity of lipogenic transcription factors.(More)
Polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) are myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) characterized in most cases by a unique somatic mutation, JAK2 V617F. Recent studies revealed that JAK2 V617F occurs more frequently in a specific JAK2 haplotype, named JAK2 46/1 or GGCC haplotype, which is tagged by rs10974944(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) cell culture reflects many of the important properties of solid tumors, such as the inadequate diffusion of oxygen that results in hypoxia. To understand the mitochondrial states in cancer, we performed comparisons of the levels of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), fusion- and fission-related mitochondrial messenger RNA (mRNA), and(More)
OBJECTIVE Polycythemia vera (PV) is a clonal myeloproliferative neoplasia associated with the activation of the Janus-activating kinase 2 (JAK2) mutation. The aim of this study is to identify clonal expansion of exon 12 mutations. METHODS We performed DNA sequencing of the JAK2 exon 12 after TA-cloning in JAK2-V617F-negative and JAK2-V617F-positive PV(More)
Mitochondrial succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) is localized to the inner mitochondrial membrane and is responsible for the redox of succinic acid. SDH is a tetra-meric iron-sulfur flavoprotein of the tricarboxylic acid cycle and respiratory chain. The SDH complex, subunit C (SDHC) transcript has deletion-type alternative splicing sites. Generally, alternative(More)
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