Natsuhiko Sugimura

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PURPOSE Rituximab is commonly incorporated into CD20-positive B-cell lymphoma therapy to improve response and prognosis. With increasing use, resistance to rituximab is a continuing concern, but CD20 mutation as a cause of resistance has not previously been reported. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Freshly collected lymphoma cells from 50 patients with previously(More)
Recently, anti-CD20 (rituximab) and anti-Her2/neu (trastuzumab) antibodies have been developed and applied to the treatment of malignant lymphoma and breast cancer, respectively. However, bulky lymphoma is known to be resistant to rituximab therapy, and this needs to be overcome. Fresh lymphoma cells were collected from 30 patients with non-Hodgkin's(More)
PURPOSE Rituximab has greatly improved the efficacy of chemotherapy regimens for CD20-positive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, although several mechanisms of action of rituximab have been identified, the exact therapeutic functions of these mechanisms remains to be clarified. In addition, there is no established prognostic marker to predict an individual(More)
CD13/aminopeptidase-N (CD13/APN) is an important regulator of angiogenesis where its expression on activated blood vessels is induced by angiogenic signals. A previous study demonstrated that angiogenesis is suppressed under the presence of high concentrations of aminopeptidase antagonists. However, the mechanisms underlying the inhibition of morphogenesis(More)
We have synthesized a hybrid subtilisin the solubility of which can be regulated by photoirradiation through coupling with a photoresponsive copolymer that carries spiropyran groups in its side chains. The copolymer was synthesized by polymerization of methacrylate, methacrylic acid, and spiropyran-carrying methacrylate. It was then covalently bonded to the(More)
Analysis of the fragmentation pathways of molecules in mass spectrometry gives a fundamental insight into gas-phase ion chemistry. However, the conventional intrinsic reaction coordinates method requires knowledge of the transition states of ion structures in the fragmentation pathways. Herein, we use the nudged elastic band method, using only the initial(More)
Hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs) have been developed as a transfusion alternative and oxygen therapy. The Hb source is usually outdated donated human blood or cow blood obtained from cattle industries because of its abundance. This study examined the feasibility of using swine Hb ((S)Hb) for preparation of cellular-type HBOCs, hemoglobin-vesicles(More)
The metals for porcelain fusing used in this study were gold alloys and nickel-chromium alloys. Chromatic characteristics were compared between samples of 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 mm thickness. The dentin porcelain was fused on the opaque surface. Chromatic analyses were then carried out at each stage of 0.1 mm-incremental reductions of the dentin thickness(More)
To provide a practical guideline for the selection of a mass spectrometer ion source, we compared the applicability of three types of ion source: direct analysis in real time (DART), electrospray ionization (ESI) and fast atom bombardment (FAB), using an in-house high-resolution mass spectrometry sample library consisting of approximately 600 compounds. The(More)
Molecular aggregation in a mixture of Triton X-100/n-hexanol/cyclohexane at a molar ratio of 1/16/74 is studied upon addition of small amounts of water. The composition of organic components has been chosen at a ratio n-hexanol/cyclohexane where a well-formed hydrogen bond network has been described. The ratio Triton X-100/n-hexanol has been chosen to(More)