Juliana Yoneda

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We have investigated the effect of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) specific for aminopeptidase N/CD13 on the invasion of human metastatic tumor cells into reconstituted basement membrane (Matrigel). The invasion of human metastatic tumor cells (SN12M renal-cell carcinoma, HT1080 fibrosarcoma and A375M melanoma) into Matrigel-coated filters was inhibited by an(More)
A case of mandibular myofibroma in a 2-month-old boy is presented. Including this case, 24 pediatric and 11 adult patients with maxillofacial myofibroma have been reported since 1981. Of the 24 pediatric patients, 15 (62.5%) had lesions affecting the mandible. The adult cases had no mandibular involvement. Histologic evaluation of the tissue specimen(More)
The effect of the administration of recombinant interferon-gamma (rIFN-gamma) and a synthetic lipid A subunit analog (GLA-60) on angiogenesis induced by B16-BL6 melanoma was examined in syngeneic C57BL/6 mice. Intravenous administration of rIFN-gamma followed by GLA-60 (referred to as rIFN-gamma/GLA-60) induced endogenous production of tumor necrosis factor(More)
Degradation of the extracellular matrix by metalloproteinases is a critical phenomenon in cancer invasion and metastasis. Recent studies have revealed that minocycline (minocycline hydrochloride, a tetracycline) suppresses in vivo and in vitro mammalian collagenolytic activity. We investigated whether minocycline inhibited in vitro invasion and experimental(More)
We have investigated the effect of recombinant polypeptides with cell-binding domain (C-274) or with heparin-binding domain (H-271) and their fusion polypeptide (CH-271) on liver metastasis of murine lymphoid tumor. The polypeptides containing heparin-binding domain, H-271 and CH-271, were able to inhibit liver metastasis when co-injected i.v. with(More)
We have utilized recombinant fibronectin fragments with cell-binding domain (C-274), heparin-binding domain (H-271) or CS1 peptide in type III connecting segment (IIICS) and their fusion polypeptides such as CH-296 (containing C-274, H-271 and CS1), CH-271 (containing C-274 and H-271) and C-CS1 (containing C-274 and CS1) to investigate the mechanism of the(More)
Polymeric peptides containing defined repetitive or cyclic structures of RGDT sequence, (RGDT)n (n = 1 to 11) and cyclo(RGDT)n (n = 2 to 4), at a dose of 500 micrograms exhibited an inhibitory effect on experimental lung metastasis upon co-injection with tumor cells and the magnitude of the effect increased in parallel with the increase of degree of(More)
The effects of PGE2 and PGF2 alpha on the tonus of isolated guinea-pig tracheal chain were investigated and compared with those of histamine and acetylcholine. PGE2 reduced tonus in normal resting state, but elevated tracheal tonus reduced by aspirin. Such PGE2-induced contractions did not exceed the initial resting tonus, and the magnitude and duration of(More)
Cellular responses to fibronectin (FN) are likely to have a complex molecular basis involving the interactions between multiple functional domains of FN and specific cell surface molecules. We have utilized several types of recombinant FN fragments and their chimeric fragments to examine the regulatory mechanisms of the spreading and chemotactic migration(More)
We have examined the influence of fibroblasts on the invasive and migratory potential of highly metastatic melanoma B16-BL6 and weakly metastatic B16-F1 cells in vitro. Co-culture of B16-BL6 cells with a fibroblast monolayer without cellular contact in a Transwell chamber more effectively induced tumor-cell invasion into Matrigel basement membrane than(More)