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)
The human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) is an essential component of the holoenzyme complex that adds telomeric repeats to the ends of chromosomes. The hTERT transcript has been shown to have two deletion type alternative splicing sites. One deletion site induces the alpha-deletion variant, lacking 36 bp from exon 6, and the other induces the(More)
To date, 10 members of the UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-d-galactosamine:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase (pp-GalNAc-T) family have been cloned and analyzed in human. In this study, we cloned and analyzed a novel human pp-GalNAc-T from an NT2 cell cDNA library, and we named it pp-GalNAc-T13. In amino acid sequences, pp-GalNAc-T13 was highly homologous,(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)
The human progesterone receptor (PR) is a ligand-activated nuclear transcription factor that mediates progesterone action in target tissues. We found a novel alternatively spliced variant (ASV) of the PR mRNA in breast cancer tissues. The deleted transcript was characterized by an out-of-frame deletion of 52 bp in exon 6 (PR delta6/2 ASV). The PR delta6/2(More)
We identified a novel alternatively spliced isoform of PR mRNA in breast cancer tissues. The deleted transcript was characterized by an out-of-frame deletion of 437 bp, corresponding to the complete loss of exons 4 and 6 (PR delta4+6 ASV). PR delta4+6 ASV will result in a partial defect in the region of the ligand-binding domain of hormone receptors,(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the production efficiency of cloned pigs by serial somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) and to ascertain any changes in the telomere lengths of multiple generations of pigs. Using fetal fibroblasts as the starting nuclear donor cells, porcine salivary gland progenitor cells were collected from the resultant(More)
Recently, telomerase activity has been demonstrated in a large number of malignant tumors whereas its activity is not detected in most normal somatic cells suggesting its role in the immortalization process. Here we report the first investigation of telomerase activity in a case of gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. Elevated(More)
Survivin functions to suppress cell death and regulate cell division, and is observed uniquely in tumor cells and developmental cells. However, the expression and regulation of survivin in non-transformed cells are not well elucidated. Therefore, we investigated the expression of survivin in a murine liver regeneration model after partial hepatectomy and(More)
Telomerase activity has been detected in tissue from noncancerous liver of patients with chronic liver disease, but its functional significance remains to be elucidated. We therefore evaluated the telomerase activity in surgically obtained noncancerous liver tissue from 20 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Two samples of noncancerous liver tissue(More)