Katsuhiko Tomooka

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We reported that differentiation-inducing factor-1 (DIF-1), synthesized by Dictyostelium discoideum, inhibited proliferation of various tumor cell lines in vitro by suppressing the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. However, it remained unexplored whether DIF-1 also inhibits tumor growth in vivo. In the present study, therefore, we examined in-vivo effects of(More)
Differentiation-inducing factor-1 (DIF-1) produced by Dictyostelium discoideum strongly inhibits the proliferation of various types of cancer cells by suppression of the Wnt/β-catenin signal transduction pathway. In the present study, we examined the effect of differentiation-inducing factor-3 (DIF-3), a monochlorinated metabolite of DIF-1 that is also(More)
Celecoxib, a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)-selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, has been shown to inhibit Akt and prevent cardiac remodeling in aortic banding-induced failing heart in mice. However, it may be difficult to use celecoxib for the treatment of heart failure because of thromboembolic adverse reactions. Since 2,5-dimethyl (DM)-celecoxib, a(More)
It has been found that (E)-5-cyclononen-1-one (2a) exhibits marginal planar chirality owing to an insufficient topological constraint, whereas the enolates 3 derived from 2a show robust planar chirality. Enantioenriched enolates are easily prepared by enzymatic hydrolysis, and they show an ability to serve as chiral nucleophiles.
3-Triflyloxybenzyne was generated via an iodine-magnesium exchange reaction of 1,3-bis(triflyloxy)-2-iodobenzene using the trimethylsilylmethyl Grignard reagent. Various arynophiles and nucleophiles reacted regioselectively with 3-triflyoxybenzyne to afford cycloadducts and unique aryl triflones, which were provided via thia-Fries rearrangement.
Intermolecular reactions of planar chiral 9-membered diallylic amides provide a variety of bicyclic compounds with central chiralities in a stereospecific fashion with high group selectivity. Lewis-acid-promoted intramolecular reactions of the obtained bicyclic compounds provide transannular products in a stereospecific fashion. Furthermore, a direct(More)
We previously reported that celecoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, strongly inhibited human colon cancer cell proliferation by suppressing the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. 2,5-Dimethylcelecoxib (DM-celecoxib), a celecoxib analog that does not inhibit COX-2, has also been reported to have an antitumor effect. In the present study, we elucidated whether(More)
The external chiral ligand-induced enantioselective [2,3]-Wittig rearrangements of crotyl benzyl ethers and crotyl propargylic ethers are described. The most notable is that treatment of (E)-crotyl propargylic ethers with a t-butyllithium/(S;S)-bis(oxazoline) complex provides a relatively high enantioselectivity (up to 89% ee), together with a high(More)