Kiyosumi Shibata

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PURPOSE Angiotensin II is a bioactive peptide of the renin-angiotensin system, acting not only as a vasoconstrictor but also as a growth promoter via angiotensin II type 1 receptors (AT1R). The present study examined AT1R expression in human ovarian carcinoma and attempted to determine whether AT1R blocker could suppress the tumor progression. (More)
The aim of this study was to assess paclitaxel resistant-epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) cells for cellular morphology, motility, and molecular changes consistent with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The human EOC cell lines NOS-2, TAOV and SKOV-3 were continuously exposed to increasing doses of paclitaxel to establish three stable cell lines(More)
Epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) spreads by implantation of tumor cells onto the human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMCs) lining the peritoneal cavity. The aim of this study was to determine whether the stromal cell-derived factor-1alpha (SDF-1alpha)/CXCR4 axis is involved in the interaction of EOC cells with HPMCs in peritoneal metastasis. Clinically,(More)
PURPOSE Tumor escape from host immune systems is a crucial mechanism for disease progression. We recently showed that the immunosuppressive enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is a prognostic indicator for endometrial cancer. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between IDO expression and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes(More)
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) is a multifunctional cell surface aminopeptidase with ubiquitous expression. Recent studies have suggested that DPPIV plays an important role in tumor progression in several human malignancies. In the present study, we investigated the correlation between DPPIV expression and progressive potential in ovarian carcinoma. We(More)
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV/CD26) is a multifunctional cell surface aminopeptidase that is widely expressed in different cell types. Our previous study demonstrated a possible link between DPPIV expression and decreased i.p. dissemination and loss of invasive potential of ovarian carcinoma. In this report, we examined the mechanisms of the anti-invasive(More)
CD26/dipeptidylpeptidase IV (DPPIV) is a 110 kD membrane-bound extracellular peptidase with ubiquitous expressions, and has a variety of functional properties in the development of human malignancies as well as T-cell biology. According to recent reports, stromal cell derived factor-1alpha (SDF-1alpha), which is a good substrate for CD26/DPPIV, is expressed(More)
OBJECTIVE Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is a tryptophan-catabolizing enzyme that induces immune tolerance. The purpose of the present study is to investigate IDO expression and its functional role in ovarian cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. METHODS IDO expression was immunohistochemically scored in surgically-resected ovarian cancer tissues (n=60),(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There were a few reports of a large number of patients with clear cell adenocarcinoma (CCA) of the ovary because of the low incidence of CCA. This study compared the clinical factors affecting long-term survival of patients with CCA to those with serous cystadenocarcinoma (SCA). METHODS One hundred and seventy-eight CCA and 311(More)
OBJECTIVE It has recently been appreciated that a local autocrine or paracrine renin-angiotensin system (RAS) may exist in a number of tissues. Angiotensin II (AngII) is a potent RAS-derived vasoconstrictor peptide, and it is involved in tumor angiogenesis. We have cloned human adipocyte-derived leucine aminopeptidase (A-LAP), which degrades Ang II. This(More)