Kiyotsugu Yoshida

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Dysregulation of the G(1)/S transition in the cell cycle contributes to tumor development. The oncogenic transcription factors c-Jun and c-Myc are indispensable regulators at this transition, and their aberrant expression is associated with many malignancies. Degradation of c-Jun/c-Myc is a critical process for the G(1)/S transition, which is initiated upon(More)
Evasion from apoptotic cell death is a characteristic of cancer; genes that modulate this process may be optimal for therapeutic attack. Identifying key regulators of apoptosis is thus a central goal in cancer therapy. Here, we describe a loss-of-function screen that uses RNA interference libraries to identify genes required for induction of apoptosis. We(More)
Epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT) plays essential roles in ovarian cancer invasion, metastasis, and drug resistance. A hallmark of EMT is the loss of E-cadherin, which is regulated by Snail. Recently, it was shown that dual-specificity tyrosine-regulated kinase 2 (DYRK2) controls Snail degradation in breast cancer. The aim of this study is to clarify(More)
During mitosis, genomic DNA is condensed into chromosomes to promote its equal segregation into daughter cells. Chromosome condensation occurs during cell cycle progression from G2 phase to mitosis. Failure of chromosome compaction at prophase leads to subsequent misregulation of chromosomes. However, the molecular mechanism that controls the early phase of(More)
In all organisms, the control of cell cycle progression is a fundamental process that is essential for cell growth, development, and survival. Through each cell cycle phase, the regulation of chromatin organization is essential for natural cell proliferation and maintaining cellular homeostasis. During mitosis, the chromatin morphology is dramatically(More)
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