Masahito Shinomi

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We report isolation of a novel tumor-reversing gene, tentatively named SVS-1, encoding a protein of 820 amino acids with localization on the plasma membrane as a type I transmembrane protein. The gene was found among those downregulated in the activated oncogene-v-K-ras-transformed NIH3T3 cells, Ki3T3, with tumorigenic phenotype. SVS-1 protein harbors(More)
Self-renewal of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) is maintained by leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF)/signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT3) signaling. However, this signaling control does not function in neither mouse epiblast stem cells (mEpiSCs) nor human ESCs (hESCs) or human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). To date, the(More)
Self-renewal of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) is maintained by leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF)/signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT3) signaling. However, this signaling control does not function in neither mouse epiblast stem cells (mEpiSCs) nor human ESCs (hESCs) or human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). To date, the(More)
DNA topoisomerases (topo) I and II are molecular targets of several potent anticancer agents. Thus, inhibitors of these enzymes are potential candidates or model compounds for anticancer drugs. Leptosins (Leps) F and C, indole derivatives, were isolated from a marine fungus, Leptoshaeria sp. as cytotoxic substances. In vitro cytotoxic effects of Lep were(More)
SVS-1/SUSD2 is a novel gene, which inhibits growth and reverses tumorigenic phenotypes of cancer cells in vitro. Here we report identification of a mutant of SVS-1, designated SVS-1-vWD(m), in which conserved amino acids GLLG at positions 591-594 in von Willebrand factor type D (vWD) domain are replaced by AAAA. As observed by laser confocal microscope,(More)
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