Rie Hamanaka

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Tumor growth is dependent on angiogenesis, which is thought to be mediated through growth factors, such as transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha) and -beta (TGF-beta), epidermal growth factor (EGF), and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), produced by tumor cells. We have developed a model system for tumor angiogenesis in vitro: tube formation of(More)
Three cancer cell lines, IMC-2, IMC-3 and IMC-4, were established from a single tumor of a patient with maxillary cancer. We examined responses to epidermal growth factor (EGF) of these 3 cell lines with regard to cell growth and tumor invasion. The growth rate of IMC-2 in nude mice was markedly faster than that of the IMC-3 and IMC-4 cell lines. Assay for(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) stimulates the migration and proliferation of, and tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) synthesis in, human omental microvascular endothelial (HOME) cells in culture, as well as inducing the formation by these cells. In the present study, we examined the effects of various growth factors, i.e., transforming growth(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) has been shown to enhance the synthesis of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and collagenase in human omental microvascular endothelial (HOME) cell (Mawatari, M., Kohno, K., Mizoguchi, H., Matsuda, T., Asoh, K., Van Damme, J. V., Welgus, H. G., and Kuwano, M. (1989) J. Immunol. 143, 1619-1627). In the present study, we have(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) induces tubular formation of cultured human microvascular endothelial (HME) cells in the gel matrix containing collagen, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) disrupts the tubular formation (Mawatari et al. (1989) J. Immunol. 143, 1619-1627). Here we studied the effects of EGF and TNF on endothelial cell migration and on the(More)
We describe a novel inhibitor of angiogenesis, Irsogladine, an anti-ulcer drug. Irsogladine inhibited plasminogen activator synthesis of, and tube formation by, human microvascular endothelial cells in type 1 collagen gel treated with an angiogenic growth factor, EGF. Furthermore, Irsogladine administered orally significantly inhibited in vivo angiogenesis(More)
The migration of arterial smooth muscle cells from the media to the intima is a crucial event for the development of the atherosclerotic lesion, and platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) is thought to play an important role in this process. Here we report that the spontaneous migration of bovine smooth muscle (BSM) cells is dependent on endogenously(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) induces tubular formation of cultured human omental microvascular endothelial (HOME) cells and EGF also stimulates cell migration as well as expression of tissue type plasminogen activator (t-PA). Here we studied the effects of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) on cell proliferation, cell migration and expression of t-PA and other(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) produced morphological changes from a cobblestone-like shape into a spindle shape in human omental microvascular endothelial (HOME) cells and also a drastic rearrangement of actin filaments. Expression of beta-actin gene was diminished in HOME cells treated with TNF-alpha for 24 h. Northern blot analysis of the(More)
We have previously reported that tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) enhances expression of interleukin-6, collagenase, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, and basic fibroblast growth factor genes in human omental microvascular endothelial (HOME) cells in culture. In this study, we found that treatment of HOME cells with TNF-alpha or interleukin-1 (IL-1)(More)