Mitsushi Inomata

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There is increasing evidence that sphingolipid- and cholesterol-rich microdomains (rafts) exist in the plasma membrane. Specific proteins assemble in these membrane domains and play a role in signal transduction and many other cellular events. Cholesterol depletion causes disassembly of the raft-associated proteins, suggesting an essential role of(More)
We recently established a new human inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) xenograft (WIBC-9) originating from a patient with IBC. The graft was transplantable in BALB/c nude and severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice. WIBC-9 was frequently accompanied by lung metastasis and exhibited erythema of the overlying skin, reflecting its human counterpart.(More)
BACKGROUND The most important parameters predicting outcome of patients with gastric carcinoma are the depth of wall invasion and the status of lymph node metastasis, but the prognostic significance of histologic type is unclear. The aim of this study was to clarify the prognostic value of two major histologic types of gastric carcinoma, that is well and(More)
A tripeptide aldehyde protease inhibitor, benzyloxycarbonyl(Z)-Leu-Leu-leucinal (ZLLLa1), initiates neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells at an optimal concentration of 30nM. This result suggests the existence of a protease which regulates neurite formation in PC12 cells. We report here an attempt to identify this target protease in bovine brain using(More)
A rare case of cysts simultaneously occurring in the intrapancreatic accessory spleen and spleen in a 49-year-old female is reported. The patient underwent distal pancreatomy for a cystic tumor of the pancreas, and a splenectomy. A multilocular cyst (4.3 x 2.6 cm) in an accessory spleen at the pancreas tail, and a solitary cyst (1.2 x 0.9 cm) of the spleen(More)
BACKGROUND To the authors' knowledge, there are few studies regarding the predictors of early and late recurrence after gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma, and it is unknown whether prognostic factors can be applied to the timing of recurrence. The current study analyzed patients who died of recurrent gastric carcinoma and clarified histopathologic(More)
The potentiation of anticancer agents by non-anticancer drugs is one of the possible strategies for overcoming cellular resistance to chemotherapy. In order to overcome cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (CDDP) resistance, we evaluated the sensitizing effect on CDDP-induced cytotoxicity of various non-anticancer agents which might alter membrane transport, by(More)
The drug sensitivity of retinoblastoma cells obtained from 14 fresh primary materials (13 from enucleation and 1 from autopsy) and 2 cultured lines (Y-79 and WERI-Rb1) was determined using the human tumor clonogenic assay developed by Hamburger and Salmon. Components of the conventional soft agar medium were slightly modified to make them suitable for(More)
To investigate the distribution of lymph node metastasis along the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) and clarify whether high ligation of the IMA is important or not, we examined the surgical results of 172 patients with cancer of the sigmoid colon and rectum. Histologically, lymph node metastasis was absent in 108 (63%) patients and present in 64 (37%)(More)
We related events in immunohistochemical studies on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded preparations of 146 colorectal cancer patients. One hundred (68.5%) revealed cytoplasmic staining and only 3 of the 100 showed membranous staining. Western blot analysis revealed proteins with molecular masses of 185 and 155 kD following immunohistochemical membranous and(More)