Seiki Hasegawa

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Familial adenomatous polyposis coli (FAP) is a disease characterized by the development of multiple colorectal adenomas, and affected individuals carry germline mutations in the APC gene. With the use of a conditional gene targeting system, a mouse model of FAP was created that circumvents the embryonic lethality of Apc deficiency and directs Apc(More)
Prion protein (PrP) is a glycoprotein constitutively expressed on the neuronal cell surface. A protease-resistant isoform of prion protein is implicated in the pathogenesis of a series of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. We have developed a line of mice homozygous for a disrupted PrP gene in which the whole PrP-coding sequence is replaced by a(More)
We have imaged, in real time, fluorescent tumors growing and metastasizing in live mice. The whole-body optical imaging system is external and noninvasive. It affords unprecedented continuous visual monitoring of malignant growth and spread within intact animals. We have established new human and rodent tumors that stably express very high levels of the(More)
To understand the skeletal metastatic pattern of non-small cell lung cancer, we developed a stable high-expression green fluorescent protein (GFP) transductant of human lung cancer cell line H460 (H460-GFP). The GFP-expressing lung cancer was visualized to metastasize widely throughout the skeleton when implanted orthotopically in nude mice. H460 was(More)
The skin, particularly the opercular membrane of some teleosts, contains mitochondrion-rich "chloride" cells and has been widely used as a model to study branchial salt-extrusion mechanisms in seawater fish. Skin isolated from the operculum of the freshwater Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) can transport Ca2+ against an ionic and electrical gradient.(More)
Fish possess immunoglobulins, major histocompatibility complex (MHC), T-cell receptors, and lymphocyte populations analogous to B and T cells and can evoke specific immune responses against a variety of antigens. However, T-cell subsets have yet to be demonstrated and the information on cell-mediated immunity is limited. Here we briefly review our recent(More)
PURPOSE The purpose is to assess clinical significance of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 status, especially MMP-2 status, in stromal cells in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) because experimental studies have revealed that stromal MMP-2 plays important roles in progression of malignant tumors, but most clinical studies focused on tumoral MMP-2(More)
Plasma somatolactin (SL) concentrations in rainbow trout were examined under various physiological and environmental conditions. Background adaptation and feeding did not affect plasma SL levels. There was no consistent change in plasma SL levels during fasting for 21 days, although increased plasma growth hormone levels and decreased condition factor,(More)
Human transcription initiation factor TFIID contains the TATA-binding protein (TBP) and several TBP-associated factors (TAFs). To investigate the structural organization and function of TFIID, we have cloned and expressed a DNA encoding the third largest human TFIID subunit, hTAFII100. Immunoprecipitation studies demonstrate that hTAFII100 is an integral(More)
Here, we report a fluorescent spontaneous bone metastatic model of human prostate cancer developed by surgical orthotopic implantation of green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing prostate cancer tissue. Human prostate cancer PC-3 cells were transduced with the pLEIN expression retroviral vector containing the enhanced GFP and neomycin resistance genes.(More)