Masayuki Takemoto

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Our recent studies have suggested that sphingosine, an endogenous protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor, may mediate apoptosis induced by a phorbol ester (PMA) in human promyelocytic leukemia HL-60 cells [Ohta et al. Cancer Res. 1995;55:691-697], and that the apoptotic induction by both PMA and sphingosine is accompanied by down-regulation of bcl-2, a gene which(More)
Thrombomodulin (TM) is an endothelial thrombin receptor which acts as a natural anticoagulant through inactivation of the procoagulant activity of thromin. In the present study, we demonstrated that TM is expressed on the urinary bladder epithelium. The cell line BOY established from human transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder also expressed(More)
Somatic hypermutation (SHM) of Ig variable region (IgV) genes requires both IgV transcription and the enzyme activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID). Identification of a cofactor responsible for the fact that IgV genes are much more sensitive to AID-induced mutagenesis than other genes is a key question in immunology. Here, we describe an essential role(More)
A 60-kDa glycoprotein named metanestin was identified by molecular cloning. The glycoprotein had a twice-repeated motif of Pro-Gly-Pro-Gly and carried metastasis-associated carbohydrate epitopes. The antibody to the protein portion of metanestin strongly reacted with lymph-node metastasis of transitional-cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder, but the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of laser hyperthermia in penis-conserving therapy for penile carcinoma. PATIENTS, MATERIALS AND METHODS Penile carcinoma KPK-1 cells were transplanted into nude mice to induce tumour; the effects of laser hyperthermia, the chemotherapeutic agent peplomycin, or their combination on the inhibition of KPK-1 tumour growth(More)
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