Masanori Fujimoto

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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)
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)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common fatal cancers, and chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is thought to be one of the main causes in Japan. To identify diagnostic or therapeutic biomarkers for HCC associated with HCV (HCV-HCC), we tried to elucidate the factors related to the products from cancerous tissues of HCV-infected(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)
The prognosis of patients with pancreatic cancer is very poor because of late diagnosis and the lack of response to various therapies. We tried to identify proteins that might be available for early diagnosis and effective therapies by proteomic profiling of pancreatic cancer tissues. Pancreatic cancerous and paired non-cancerous tissues obtained from(More)
We performed proteomic differential display analysis of human malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) cell lines and a human pleural mesothelial cell line by using 2-DE and LC-MS/MS. The human MPM cell lines were NCI-H28, NCI-H2052 and NCI-H2452, and the human pleural mesothelial cell line was MeT-5A. Between MeT-5A and NCI-H2052, we found 38 protein spots(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)
Heat stress causes severe constraints on numerous physiological functions of cells, such as the repression of splicing of mRNA precursors. In this study, we performed proteomic profiling of a nuclear fraction of Jurkat cells during heat stress using 2-DE and LC-MS/MS. We found 10 protein spots whose expression had changed after heat stress at 43 degrees C(More)
The murine CMRF-35-like molecule (CLM) family belongs to the Ig superfamily, and consists of nine mapped genes. Here we report that CLM-5 and CLM-1 constitute novel paired Ig-like receptors (PIRs). CLM-1 and CLM-5 genes are encoded in close vicinity on chromosome 11. CLM-1 has been reported to possess immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs in its(More)
Protein chip technology is essential for high-throughput functional proteomics. We developed a novel protein tag consisting of five tandem cysteine repeats (Cys-tag) at termini of proteins. The Cys-tag was designed to allow covalent attachment of proteins to the surface of a maleimide-modified, diamond-like, carbon-coated silicon substrate. As model(More)