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PURPOSE Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common primary malignancy of the liver and accounts for as many as one million deaths annually worldwide. The present study was done to identify new transmembrane molecules for antibody therapy in hepatocellular carcinoma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Gene expression profiles of pooled total RNA from three tissues each(More)
We have been investigating the functional display of multipass membrane protein such as transporter or G-protein coupled receptor on the budded baculovirus (BV). We tested the use of a viral envelope protein gp64 transgenic mouse for the direct immunization of these membrane proteins displayed on BVs. The gp64 transgenic mice showed only a weak response to(More)
Transporters play a critical role in many physiological and pathological states and expression of the functional transporter protein is essential in exploring its kinetics and developing effective drugs. We describe here the recovery of functional transporter protein in the baculovirus fraction. We introduced a gene encoding human peptide transporter PepT1,(More)
Leucine-rich repeat-containing G protein-coupled receptor 6 (LGR6) is a seven-pass transmembrane protein known to be a marker of stem cells in several organs. To deepen our understanding of the cell biology of LGR6-positive cells, including stem cells, we generated monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against human LGR6. DNA immunization followed by whole-cell(More)
Knockdown or overexpression of genes is widely used to identify genes that play important roles in many aspects of cellular functions and phenotypes. Because next-generation sequencing generates high-throughput data that allow us to detect genes, it is important to identify genes that drive functional and phenotypic changes of cells. However, conventional(More)