Mitsumasa Okano

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Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a primary immunodeficiency syndrome characterized by oculocutaneous telangiectasia, ataxia, recurrent infection and development of malignancies. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a B-cell lymphocytotropic virus which causes infectious mononucleosis and is also highly associated with Burkitt's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma and(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent genome-wide association studies newly identified the human KIAA1462 gene as a new locus for coronary artery disease. However, the function of the gene product, named JCAD (junctional protein associated with coronary artery disease), is unknown. Because JCAD is expressed at cell-cell junctions in endothelial cells, we hypothesized and tested(More)
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