Rika Nishiura

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Tenascin-C (TN-C) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are highly expressed in cancer tissues and probably promote cell migration during cancer progression. TN-C and MMPs are often co-localized in areas of active tissue remodeling in pathologic conditions, suggesting reciprocal regulation. To investigate whether TN-C regulates MMPs expression in cancer(More)
Tenascin-C (TN-C), an extracellular matrix glycoprotein, is known to be expressed in uterine stroma in the peri-implantation period. Examination of the spatiotemporal pattern during early pregnancy using immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization revealed TN-C expression in the stroma beneath the luminal epithelia of the murine endometrium on Days 0 and(More)
Oligopeptide hormones are involved in cell-cell interaction during embryonal implantation and neuropeptide Y (NPY) is expressed in the human placenta and decidual cells in the third trimester of pregnancy. However, there is no report regarding the intrauterine localisation and the functions of NPY during the peri-implantation period. In the present study,(More)
During the peri-implantation period, the endometrium undergoes tissue remodeling and cellular rearrangement. To clarify the involvement of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in endometrial remodeling, we isolated total RNAs from the endometrium of non-pregnant and pregnant mice on days 3 to 5 and evaluated mRNA expression of MMP-2, -3, -9, -11 and -13 using(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta), tenascin-C (TN-C) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been demonstrated independently to be associated with disease progression and poor prognosis in patients with breast cancer. The present study explored effects of TGF-beta and TN-C on MMP-9 expression and cancer invasion. An experimental study was(More)
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