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Podoplanin (aggrus), a transmembrane sialoglycoprotein, is involved in tumor cell-induced platelet aggregation, tumor metastasis, and lymphatic vessel formation. However, the mechanism by which podoplanin induces these cellular processes including its receptor has not been elucidated to date. Podoplanin induced platelet aggregation with a long lag phase,(More)
Isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutations, which are early and frequent genetic alterations in astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, oligoastrocytomas, and secondary glioblastomas, are specific to arginine 132 (R132). Recently, we established monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against IDH1 mutations: anti-IDH1-R132H and anti-IDH1-R132S. However, the importance of(More)
Isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutations have recently been identified as early and frequent genetic alterations in astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and oligoastrocytomas, as well as secondary glioblastomas, whereas primary glioblastomas very rarely contain IDH1 mutations. Furthermore, a specific monoclonal antibody, IMab-1, which recognizes(More)
Podoplanin (aggrus) is a mucin-like transmembrane sialoglycoprotein that is expressed on lymphatic endothelial cells. Podoplanin is putatively involved in cancer cell migration, invasion, metastasis, and malignant progression and may be involved in platelet aggregation. Previously, we showed upregulated expression of podoplanin in central nervous system(More)
Human Aggrus/podoplanin is an identified platelet aggregation-inducing factor of cancer cells, which is also known as a specific marker of lymphatic endothelium. Human Aggrus was known to be expressed in seminoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant mesothelioma, sarcomas and several brain tumors. In our previous studies, the sialylated O-glycan of human and(More)
This paper introduces an alternative approach to relieving the task of choosing optimal mutation and crossover rates by using a parallel and distributed GA with distributed environments. It is shown that the best mutation and crossover rates depend on the population sizes and the problems, and those are different between a single and multiple populations.(More)
Aggrus (T1alpha/podoplanin, known as a specific marker for type I alveolar cells or lymphatic endothelial cells) is a transmembrane sialoglycoprotein that aggregates platelets. Previously, we showed that upregulated expression of Aggrus occurs in colorectal tumors or testicular tumors and could be associated with platelet-aggregating activity and metastatic(More)
Platelets play an important role in hemostasis, thrombosis, and antimicrobial host defense and are also involved in the induction of inflammation, tissue repair, and tumor metastasis. We have previously characterized the platelet aggregation-inducing sialoglycoprotein (Aggrus/gp44) overexpressed on the surface of tumor cells. Because a platelet(More)
The mucin-type sialoglycoprotein podoplanin (aggrus) is involved in tumor cell-induced platelet aggregation and tumor metastasis. C-type lectin-like receptor-2 (CLEC-2) was recently identified as an endogenous receptor of podoplanin on platelets. However, the pathophysiological importance and function of CLEC-2 have not been elucidated. Here we clarified(More)
Alpha2-HS glycoprotein (AHSG), also known as fetuin-A, is a plasma protein displaying high-affinity interaction with calcium phosphate, by which ectopic vascular calcification is prevented. This investigation has attempted to evaluate the relationship between AHSG polymorphism and serum levels of AHSG and calcium-related parameters. AHSG levels in unrelated(More)