Masataka Onizuka

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The existence of tumor-suppressor genes was originally demonstrated by functional complementation through whole-cell and microcell fusion. Transfer of chromosome 11 into a human non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell line, A549, suppresses tumorigenicity. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) on the long arm of chromosome 11 has been reported in NSCLC and other(More)
To clarify the cooperative roles of recurrently identified mutations and to establish a more precise risk classification system in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), we comprehensively analyzed mutations in 51 genes, as well as cytogenetics and 11 chimeric transcripts, in 197 adult patients with de novo AML who were registered in the Japan Adult Leukemia Study(More)
A number of prognostic factors have been reported in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although lymph node metastasis is the most poorly predictive value in completely resected NSCLC, a significant number of patients have a fatal recurrence even in node-negative curative NSCLC. Recently inflammatory response has been shown as a predictive value in NSCLC.(More)
BACKGROUND The tumor suppressor gene TSLC1/IGSF4 on chromosomal region 11q23 is frequently inactivated by promoter methylation in various cancers, including nonsmall cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Several studies have demonstrated that the hypermethylation of the CpG islands of genes, including tumor suppressors, is associated with exposure to tobacco smoke.(More)
PURPOSE DAL-1/4.1B is an actin-binding protein originally identified as a molecule whose expression is down-regulated in lung adenocarcinoma. We have previously shown that a lung tumor suppressor, TSLC1, associates with DAL-1, suggesting that both proteins act in the same cascade. The purpose of this study is to understand the molecular mechanisms and(More)
IL-17 has an important role in the host defense against extracellular pathogens and the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases. This study retrospectively examined the impact of a single-nucleotide polymorphism (rs2275913, G197A) in the IL-17 gene of a total 510 recipients with hematologic malignancies and their unrelated donors on the clinical outcomes in(More)
Calcineurin inhibitors are necessary as immunosuppressants during hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) to prevent alloreactivity, but have unfortunate toxicities. So, we investigated the association of gene polymorphisms with the initial calcineurin inhibitor concentration and the subsequent drug dose from day 1 to day 28 among patients who underwent HSCT at a single(More)
We studied which endothelin (ET) receptor subtypes mediate ET-1-induced vasocontraction in the human pulmonary artery (PA) compared with the rabbit PA. ET-1 produced potent contraction in both human and rabbit isolated PAs. In human PA, ET-1-induced contraction was competitively antagonized by BQ-123 (an ETA receptor antagonist) with a pA2 value of 7.68. In(More)
Using the intrabronchial orthotopic propagation method, we evaluated the biological characteristics of human adenocarcinoma cell lines in vivo and examined the expressions of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and -9 (MMP-9) and their related proteins. Nine human lung adenocarcinoma cell lines, including A549, NCI-H23, NCI-H322, NCI-H358, Calu-3, PC-14,(More)
The aim of this report is to present the preliminary results of a Phase II study of high-dose (74 Gy RBE) proton beam therapy (PBT) with concurrent chemotherapy for unresectable locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients were treated with PBT and chemotherapy with monthly cisplatin (on Day 1) and vinorelbine (on Days 1 and 8). The(More)