Michio Matsuda

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E2F-1 is capable of promoting both cell cycle progression and apoptosis. The latter is important for suppressing untoward expansion of proliferating cells. In this study, we investigated its underlying mechanisms. E2F-1-induced apoptosis was accompanied by caspase-9 activation and inhibited by a specific inhibitor of caspase-9 in K562 sublines(More)
When NIH 3T3 fibroblasts were transduced with a retroviral vector containing a cDNA for porcine pancreatic elastase 1 and cultured in the presence of affinity-purified human plasminogen, the exogenously added plasminogen was digested to generate the kringle 1–3 segment known as angiostatin, a potent angiogenesis inhibitor. This was evidenced by immunoblot(More)
E2F is a heterodimeric transcription factor composed of one of five E2F subunits (E2F-1 to E2F-5) and a DP subunit. E2F regulates the expression of several growth-promoting genes, and thus, can be a target of antiproliferative action of interferons (IFNs). In this study, we investigated the mechanisms whereby IFN-α suppresses transcription of the E2F-1(More)
We previously reported a monoclonal antibody named IF-43 that specifically recognizes thrombin-modified fibrinogen (desAA- and desAABB- fibrin monomer) bound with fibrinogen or other D(1) domain-containing plasmic fragments such as fragments X,Y, and D(1), but not intact fibrinogen or cross-linked fibrin degradation products (XDP). Here, we tentatively(More)
Plasma levels of granulocyte-derived elastase (GE-XDP), D-dimer, and soluble fibrin (SF) were examined in 177 patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) of various etiologies. Plasma levels of GE-XDP and D-dimer, but not SF, were significantly high in patients with sepsis and solid cancer. The ratio of GE-XDP/ D-dimer was significantly high(More)
 We evaluated a possible role for fibrinolytic components in nasal secretion by tissue localization with immunohistochemical techniques and by measuring their antigen concentrations in nasal discharge by means of ELISA and fibrin autography. Nasal mucosa was obtained surgically from the inferior turbinate. Urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA)(More)
Plasma levels of granulocyte-derived elastase (GE-XDP), D-dimer and soluble fibrin (SF) were examined in 53 patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and in 100 healthy volunteers. The mean plasma level of D-dimer was 0.92+/-0.81 microg/ml (+/-S.D.) in healthy volunteers and the mean+2 S.D. value (cutoff value for DVT) was 2.53 microg/ml, which was higher(More)
Thrombophilic dysfibrinogen Tokyo V was identified in a 43-year-old man with recurrent thromboembolism. Based on analyses of the patient fibrinogen genes, the amino acid sequence of the aberrant fibrinogen peptide, and deglycosylation experiments, fibrinogen Tokyo V was shown to have an amino acid substitution of gamma Ala327Thr and possibly extra(More)
Pooled plasma from 40 patients with severe disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) secondary to septic conditions was subjected to gel permeation chromatography on Sephacryl S-500 HR after sample pretreatment with KSCN for dissociation of non-covalent fibrin complexes. Fibrin antigen in eluates was detected by an array of ELISA tests, using two(More)
Using a perfusion chamber and confocal laser scanning microscopy, we analyzed the interplay of von Willebrand factor (VWF) and fibrinogen during thrombus growth on a collagen surface under physiologic high shear rate conditions. During initial thrombogenesis, platelet thrombi were constructed totally by VWF, not by fibrinogen. Fibrinogen accumulated(More)