Natsuki Furuyama

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Background:Recurrence of glioma frequently occurs within the marginal area of the surgical cavity due to invading residual cells. 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence-guided resection has been used as effective therapeutic modalities to improve discrimination of brain tumour margins and patient prognosis. However, the marginal areas of glioma usually(More)
Background:Glioma stem-like cell (GSC) properties are responsible for gliomagenesis and recurrence. GSCs are invasive but its mechanism remains to be elucidated. Here, we attempted to identify the molecules that promote invasion in GSCs.Methods:Neurospheres and CD133+ cells were collected from glioblastoma (GBM) specimens and glioma cell lines by(More)
BACKGROUND Extensive evidence implicates the Eph receptor family of tyrosine kinases and its ligand, ephrin, in glioma invasion, but it remains incompletely understood how these receptors affect chemotactic behavior of glioma. We sought to identify the Eph family members that correlate with patients' survival and to reveal the function of Eph in glioma(More)
Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) is a serine/threonine protein kinase involved in human cancers including glioblastoma. We have previously demonstrated that GSK3β inhibition enhances temozolomide effect in glioma cells. In this report, we investigated the molecular mechanisms of sensitization of glioblastoma cells to temozolomide by GSK3β inhibition,(More)
A 55-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of left hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a smooth ring-like enhanced cystic tumor in the right parietal lobe. He underwent gross total resection of the tumor under neuronavigation and 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence guiding method. Histopathological examination of the(More)
BACKGROUND The DNA repair protein O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase is a drug-resistant protein, which protects the tumors from chemotherapeutic alkylating agents, such as temozolomide. The methylation status of O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase promoter has been shown to be a major predictive factor for clinical outcome in glioma patients(More)
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