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Sunitinib as a multitarget tyrosine kinase inhibitor is one of the anti-tumor agents, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to use treat gastrointestinal stromal tumor and metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The agent is known to commonly induce adverse reactions such as fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, stomatitis, esophagitis, hypertension,(More)
BACKGROUND Autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by progressive cyst formation and secretion of fluid and is associated with interstitial inflammation and fibrosis, resulting in the loss of renal function. We previously generated mice overexpressing PKD2, causing progressive cyst development with an inflammatory and fibrotic(More)
BACKGROUND Curcumin is a promising candidate for a natural medicinal agent to treat chronic inflammatory diseases. Although CD4(+) T cells have been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammation, whether curcumin directly regulates CD4(+) T cells has not been definitively established. Here, we showed curcumin-mediated regulation of(More)
The study of ES cell-mediated neuronal differentiation allows elucidating the mechanism of neuronal development in spite of the complexity and the difficult accessibility. During the differentiation of embryonic stem cells into neuronal cell, the expression profiles in the level of protein were extensively investigated by proteomic analysis. These cells(More)
Peroxiredoxin 5 (Prx5) is a member of a family consisting of six antioxidant enzymes. Prx5 is ubiquitously expressed in various tissues including mitochondria and peroxisomes, implying that Prx5 functions as a regulator of the cellular oxidation state. Prx5 plays a critical role in protecting cells from oxidative stress(More)
To understand the interaction of dendritic cells (DCs) with cancer cells, we investigated molecular changes in DCs following co-culture with cancer cells. DCs co-cultured with Jurkat cancer cells showed remarkable down-regulation of MHC class I molecules, while DCs co-cultured with MCF-7 cancer cells showed minimal changes. Interestingly, down-regulation of(More)
Clinical features of acute myocarditis range from a subclinical state to a fulminant state. Fulminant myocarditis with ventricular arrhythmia or atrioventricular block is associated with a high mortality rate. In cases in which aggressive medical therapy for fulminant myocarditis is not likely to be successful, intensive and emergency mechanical circulatory(More)
The proteasome inhibitor, bortezomib, is ineffective against many solid tumors. Nutlin-3 is a potent antagonist of human homolog of murine double minute 2/p53 interaction exhibiting promising therapeutic anti-cancer activity. In this study, we show that treatment of various p53-defective bortezomib-resistant solid tumor cells with bortezomib plus nutlin-3(More)
Cyst formation is a major characteristic of ADPKD and is caused by the abnormal proliferation of epithelial cells. Renal cyst formation disrupts renal function and induces diverse complications. The mechanism of cyst formation is unclear. mIMCD-3 cells were established to develop simple epithelial cell cysts in 3-D culture. We confirmed previously that Mxi1(More)