Mitsumasa Kondo

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UNLABELLED Recent evidence suggests that hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is organized by a subset of cells with stem cell features (cancer stem cells; CSCs). CSCs are considered a pivotal target for the eradication of cancer, and liver CSCs have been identified by the use of various stem cell markers. However, little information is known about the expression(More)
UNLABELLED The survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is often individually different even after surgery for early-stage tumors. Gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been introduced recently to evaluate hepatic lesions with regard to vascularity and the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Recent evidence suggests that hepatocellular carcinoma can be classified into certain molecular subtypes with distinct prognoses based on the stem/maturational status of the tumor. We investigated the transcription program deregulated in hepatocellular carcinomas with stem cell features. METHODS Gene and protein expression profiles were(More)
Somatic DNA methylation patterns are determined in part by the de novo methylation that occurs after early embryonic demethylation. Oct-3/4, a pluripotency gene, is unmethylated in the blastocyst, but undergoes de novo methylation and silencing during gastrulation. Here we show that the transcriptional repressor GCNF recruits DNA methyltransferase to the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatocellular carcinoma is composed of a subset of cells with enhanced tumorigenicity and chemoresistance that are called cancer stem (or stem-like) cells. We explored the role of chromodomain-helicase-DNA-binding protein 4, which is encoded by the CHD4 gene and is known to epigenetically control gene regulation and DNA damage responses(More)
This paper proposes a method that can extract user interests from the user's Web browsing history. Our method allows easy access to multiple content domains such as blogs, movies, QA sites, etc. since the user does not need to input a separate search query in each domain/site. To extract user interests, the method first extracts candidate keyphrases from(More)
BACKGROUND TSU-68 is a multikinase inhibitor that targets platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRs). In the present study, we evaluated the effect of TSU-68 on the tumor-microenvironment interaction in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS HCC and fibroblast cell lines (HuH7, Hep3B, HuH1 and WI-38) were used to evaluate their(More)
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