Mihoko Kai

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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive and lethal type of brain tumor. Standard treatment for GBM patients is surgery followed by radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, but tumors always recur. Traditional therapies seem to fail because they eliminate only the bulk of the tumors and spare a population of stem-like cells termed tumor-initiating(More)
BACKGROUND The essential aetiology of radiation-induced acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in mice is the downregulation of the transcription factor PU.1. The causative mutation of the PU.1-endocing Sfpi1 gene consists mostly of C:G to T:A transitions at a CpG site and is likely to be of spontaneous origin. To work out a mechanism underlying the association(More)
BACKGROUND Repair of various types of DNA damages is critical for genomic stability. DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) has an important role in DNA double-strand break repair. We examined whether there may be a correlation between DNA-PK activity in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) and survival percentages in various cancer patients. We also(More)
Living cells experience DNA damage as a result of replication errors and oxidative metabolism, exposure to environmental agents (e.g., ultraviolet light, ionizing radiation (IR)), and radiation therapies and chemotherapies for cancer treatments. Accumulation of DNA damage can lead to multiple diseases such as neurodegenerative disorders, cancers, immune(More)
The author would like to insert the citation after the following sentence, " These RBPs are detected on laser trackswithin one minute after laser irradiation, and are excluded from the laser tracks shortly (within 10–15 min, depending on conditions of laser irradiation) [1] " , in the paper published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences [2].(More)
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