Kazuyuki Nakamura

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Mass spectrometry (MS) of glycoproteins is an emerging field in proteomics, poised to meet the technical demand for elucidation of the structural complexity and functions of the oligosaccharide components of molecules. Considering the divergence of the mass spectrometric methods employed for oligosaccharide analysis in recent publications, it is necessary(More)
To identify proteins that could be molecular targets for diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCV-related HCC), we used a proteomic approach to analyze protein expression in samples of human liver. Twenty-six pairs of tumorous and corresponding nontumorous liver samples from patients with HCV-related HCC and six(More)
Pancreatic cancer remains a devastating disease and >96% of patients with pancreatic cancer do not survive for more than 5 years. Gemcitabine (2'-deoxy-2'-difluoro-deoxycytidine: Gemzar) appears to be the only clinically effective drug for pancreatic cancer, but it has little impact on outcome. Proteomic analysis of gemcitabine-sensitive cells (KLM1) and(More)
Heterotrimeric G proteins, composed of α, β, and γ subunits, can transduce a variety of signals from seven-transmembrane-type receptors to intracellular effectors. By whole-exome sequencing and subsequent mutation screening, we identified de novo heterozygous mutations in GNAO1, which encodes a Gαo subunit of heterotrimeric G proteins, in four individuals(More)
To detect autoantibodies that could be diagnostic markers for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we analyzed serum autoantibodies comprehensively that showed immunoreactivity to proteins in tumor tissue obtained from patients with HCC. Fifteen paired samples of HCC tissue and corresponding nontumorous liver tissue as well as five normal liver tissue samples(More)
Early-onset epileptic encephalopathies (EOEE) are severe neurological disorders characterized by frequent seizures accompanied by developmental regression or retardation. Whole-exome sequencing of 12 patients together with five pairs of parents and subsequent Sanger sequencing in additional 328 EOEE patients identified two de novo frameshift and one(More)
Gastric cancer is the most common cancer in Japan and infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is responsible for about 10% of gastric cancers worldwide. Although EBV infection may be involved at an early stage of gastric carcinogenesis, the mechanisms underlying its involvement remain unknown. To investigate the role of EBV in gastric carcinogenesis, we(More)
Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) is known to function in cell survival in response to various stresses; however, the mechanism of cell survival by ERK1/2 remains poorly elucidated in ischemic heart. Here we applied functional proteomics by two-dimensional electrophoresis to identify a cellular target of ERK1/2 in response to ischemic(More)
Much interest is presently being shown toward identifying markers for the detection of breast cancer. To detect autoantibodies that could represent diagnostic markers for breast cancer, we comprehensively analyzed serum autoantibodies showing immunoreactivity to proteins in tumor tissues of breast cancer. Tumor tissues were obtained from 40 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Gemcitabine (2'-deoxy-2'-difluorodeoxycytidine: Gemzar) (GEM) appears to be the only effective anticancer drug for pancreatic cancer, but it has little impact on outcome due to a high level of inherent and acquired tumor resistance. Our previous proteomic study demonstrated that the expression of three spots of heat-shock protein 27 (HSP27) was(More)