Saiko Kazuno

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We developed a strategy for determination and quantification of glycosyl flavonoids using liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry with neutral loss scan at 15 and 30eV collision energy in the positive ion mode. The fragmentation patterns of glycosyl flavonoids at 15 and 30eV showed that fragmentation of sugar moiety depended on the type of(More)
Metastasis is still a major issue in cancer, and the discovery of biomarkers predicting metastatic capacity is essential for the development of better therapeutic strategies for treating lung adenocarcinoma. By using a proteomic approach, we aimed to identify novel predictors for lymph node metastasis in lung adenocarcinoma. Two-dimensional sodium dodecyl(More)
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive B-cell lymphoma characterized by the aberrant expression of several growth-regulating, oncogenic effectors. Exportin 1 (XPO1) mediates the nucleocytoplasmic transport of numerous molecules including oncogenic growth-regulating factors, RNAs, and ribosomal subunits. In MCL cells, the small molecule KPT-185 blocks(More)
Reverse-phase liquid chromatography/electrospray ion trap mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MSn) was established for identification of the molecular species of lactosylceramides. Lactosylceramides derived from porcine blood cells were separated on a CapcellPak C8 column using a mixture of methanol and 1 mM ammonium formate from the C16 to C26 fatty acyl chains(More)
Screening for prostate cancer remains unsatisfactory. Recent studies have examined the cancer diagnostic/prognostic values of various acute phase proteins, such as haptoglobin. We describe here a novel method of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) based on multi-sequential analysis with SNA-1, AAL, and PHA-L(4) lectin, to estimate the glycosylation status of(More)
PURPOSE We sought to gain a better understanding of the low-dose ionizing radiation (LDIR)-induced molecular changes in transformed pre-malignant cells in their microenvironment. MATERIALS AND METHODS The cellular response to LDIR was compared and contrasted using immortalized human Epstein-Barr virus-infected B-cells (EBV-B) in mono-culture, co-culture(More)
Chronic inflammation promotes the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, the role of TNF-α remains unclear. The objectives of the present study were to examine whether TNF-α inhibition with a soluble TNF receptor (TNFR)2 fusion protein, i.e., etanercept (ETN), improves the early stage of DN in the type 2 diabetic model of the KK-A(y) mouse and(More)
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling is a critical pathway in the biology of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Proviral integration site for moloney murine leukemia virus (PIM) serine/threonine kinase signaling takes part in various pathways exerting tumorigenic properties. We hypothesized that the combination of a PIM kinase inhibitor with an mTOR(More)
We reported previously that Ascaris suum cytochrome b5, specifically expressed in this nematode at the adult stage and dually localized in extracellular perienteric fluid and hypodermis, is involved in both perienteric NADH-methemoglobin and cytosolic NADH-metmyoglobin reduction, where cytochrome b5 functions as an electron carrier between NADH-mediated(More)
Giant cell tumors of bone (GCTB) are locally aggressive osteolytic bone tumors. Recently, some clinical trials have shown that denosumab is a novel and effective therapeutic option for aggressive and recurrent GCTB. This study was performed to investigate the molecular mechanism underlying the therapeutic effect of denosumab. Comparative proteomic analyses(More)