Kazuhiro Terada

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In hematopoietic cells, Ras has been implicated in signaling pathways that prevent apoptosis triggered by deprivation of cytokines, such as interleukin-3 (IL-3). However, the mechanism whereby Ras suppresses cell death remains incompletely understood. We have investigated the role of Ras in IL-3 signal transduction by using the cytokine-dependent BaF3 cell(More)
Activation of the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)/stress-activated protein kinase pathway in response to stimulation of the interleukin (IL)-3 or granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) receptor was examined in mouse hematopoietic BaF3-derived cell lines (BaF3-N6 and -V2 cells). Significant increase in the activity of JNK1 was observed(More)
It has been demonstrated that Ras is involved in interleukin 3 (IL-3)-stimulated signal transduction in various hematopoietic cultured cells (Satoh, T., Nakafuku, M., Miyajima, A., and Kaziro, Y. (1991) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 88, 3314-3318; Duronio, V., Welham, M. J., Abraham, S., Dryden, P., and Schrader, J. W. (1992) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.(More)
Interleukin-1 (IL-1) inhibits the growth of A375S2 human melanoma cells by arresting them at G(1) and G(2) phases of the cell cycle. The arrests are preceded by a rapid decrease in kinase activities of cyclin E-Cdk2 and cyclin B1-Cdc2, which are critical for G(1)-S and G(2)-M progression, respectively. IL-1 quickly enhances the protein expression of the CDK(More)
INTRODUCTION Undifferentiated carcinomas with osteoclast-like giant cells (UC-OGCs) of the ampullary region are very rare, with only a few cases reported to date. The clinicopathological features, treatment options, and prognosis of UC-OGCs are unclear. This report describes a patient with UC-OGCs of the ampullary region. PRESENTATION OF CASE A(More)
Chemotherapeutic nucleoside analogs, such as Ara-C, 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) and Trifluridine (FTD), are frequently incorporated into DNA by the replicative DNA polymerases. However, it remains unclear how this incorporation kills cycling cells. There are two possibilities: Nucleoside analog triphosphates inhibit the replicative DNA polymerases, and/or(More)
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