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Tumor cell invasion is a process regulated by integrins, matrix-degrading enzymes, and interactions with host tissue stromal cells. The ADAM family of proteins plays an important role in modulating various cellular responses. Here, we show that an alternatively spliced variant of ADAM9 is secreted by hepatic stellate cells and promotes carcinoma invasion.(More)
Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) and other high-risk HPVs are etiologically linked to the development of cervical carcinomas and contribute to a number of other tumors of the anogenital tract, as well as oral cancers. The high-risk HPV E6 and E7 oncoproteins are consistently expressed in cervical cancer cells and are necessary for the induction and(More)
Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD), are characterized by progressive loss of cognitive function, dementia, and problems with movements. In order to find new protein biomarkers of high specificity from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of AD and PD patients, one-dimensional gel electrophoresis (1-DE) coupled(More)
Microglia-driven inflammatory responses have both neuroprotective and neurotoxic effects in the CNS. The excessive and chronic activation of microglia, however, may shift the balance towards neurotoxic effects. In this regard, proteins secreted from activated microglia likely play a key role in the neurotoxic effects. To characterize secreted proteins of(More)
Over a last decade, intense interest has been focused on biomarker discovery and their clinical uses. This interest is accelerated by the completion of human genome project and the progress of techniques in proteomics. Especially, cancer biomarker discovery is eminent in this field due to its anticipated critical role in early diagnosis, therapy guidance,(More)
Glial cells are non-neuronal components of the central nervous system (CNS). They are endowed with diverse functions and are provided with tools to detect their own activities and those of neighboring neurons. Glia and neurons are in continuous reciprocal communication under both physiological and neuropathological conditions, and glia secrete various(More)
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive type of lung cancer, and the detection of SCLCs at an early stage is necessary for successful therapy and for improving cancer survival rates. Fucosylation is one of the most common glycosylation-based modifications. Increased levels of fucosylation have been reported in a number of pathological conditions,(More)
Proteomic analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples derived from patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or Parkinson's disease (PD) was performed. On the basis of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis analysis, and Western blot validation, it was found that the level of soluble form of monocyte(More)
The sodium/iodide symporter (NIS) is a membrane transport glycoprotein normally expressed in the thyroid gland and lactating mammary gland. NIS is a target for radioiodide imaging and therapeutic ablation of thyroid carcinomas and has the potential for similar use in breast cancer treatment. To facilitate NIS-mediated radionuclide therapy, it is necessary(More)