Katutoshi Motegi

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Phosphorylation on serine or threonine residue preceding proline (Ser/Thr-Pro) is a key regulatory mechanism. The conformation of certain phosphorylated Ser/Thr-Pro bonds is regulated specifically by the prolyl isomerase Pin1. It has been reported that Pin1 is strikingly overexpressed in a subset of human tumors. A differential-display screen reveals that(More)
Phosphorylation of serine or threonine residue preceding proline (Ser/Thr-Pro) is a key regulatory mechanism. The conformation of certain phosphorylated Ser/Thr-Pro bonds is regulated specifically by the prolyl isomerase Pin1. Inhibition of Pin1 induces apoptosis and may contribute to neuronal death in Alzheimer's disease. It has been reported that Pin1 is(More)
An important clinical problem in the treatment of oral squamous cell carcinoma is the intrinsic/acquired resistance to cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Copper-transporting P-type adenosine triphosphate (ATP7B) has been reported to be associated with cisplatin resistance in vitro (Komatsu et al., Cancer Res 60, 1312-1316,2000). However, the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Uridine phosphorylase (UPase) catalyzes the reversible phosphorolysis of uridine to uracil. The expression levels and the enzymatic activity of UPase are reported to be higher in human solid tumors than in adjacent normal tissues. However, to the authors' knowledge the clinical significance of UPase expression as determined by immunohistochemical(More)
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