Kazumasa Minami

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BACKGROUND Tumor-related leukocytosis (TRL) is occasionally found in patients with nonhematopoietic malignancies. We investigated the clinical implication of TRL and individualized treatment for TRL-positive cervical cancer, as well as the underlying biological mechanism. METHODS Clinical data from 258 cervical cancer patients treated with definitive(More)
Intermittent administration of parathyroid hormone can stimulate bone formation. Parathyroid hormone is a natural hormone that responds to serum calcium levels. In this study, we examined whether a transient increase and/or decrease in the serum calcium can stimulate bone formation. Using a mathematical model previously developed, we first predicted the(More)
  • Yutaka Takahashi, Tomohiro Yasui, +7 authors Kazuhiko Ogawa
  • PloS one
  • 2017
Radiation therapy has been long utilized as localized cancer treatment. Recent studies have also demonstrated that it has a distant effect by the enhanced immunity, but it rarely occurs. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether X-ray irradiation combined with anti-PD-L1 and anti-CTLA-4 antibodies (P1C4) provides a higher probability of this(More)
Blocking dephosphorylation of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2α (eIF2α) is reported to alter proliferation and differentiation of various cells. Using salubrinal and guanabenz as an inhibitory agent of dephosphorylation of eIF2α, we addressed a question whether an elevated level of phosphorylated eIF2α attenuates malignant phenotypes of triple(More)
AIM An immunocomplex of interleukin-2 (IL-2) and its monoclonal antibody, S4B6 (IL-2/S4B6), contributes to antitumor immune systems. We investigated the antitumor efficacy of radiation (IR) combined with IL-2/S4B6 for osteosarcoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS LM8 mouse osteosarcoma cells were inoculated into both legs of C3H mice. For groups treated with(More)
We previously showed that carbon ion irradiation can inhibit the expression of the anillin (ANLN) gene, which is regulated by the activation of the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling pathway associated with metastasis. The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of carbon ion irradiation on the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway to those of(More)
Dopaminergic signaling plays a critical role in the nervous system, but little is known about its potential role in breast cancer and bone metabolism. A screening of ~1,000 biologically active compounds revealed that a selective agonist of dopamine receptor D1 (DRD1), A77636, inhibited proliferation of 4T1.2 mammary tumor cells as well as MDA-MB-231 breast(More)
Resistance to chemoradiotherapy is one reason for the increased recurrence rate of pancreatic cancer after these therapies. These cells change the expression levels of several proteins, such as epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), while acquiring the chemo- or radio-resistance. In this study, we focused on CD44, a pancreatic cancer stem cell marker.(More)
Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have demonstrated they can undergo self-renewal, attain pluripotency, and differentiate into various types of functional cells. In clinical transplantation of iPS cells, however, a major problem is the prevention of tumorigenesis. We speculated that tumor formation could be inhibited by means of irradiation. Since the(More)
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