Shinichi Fukushige

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The human RCC1 gene was cloned after DNA-mediated gene transfer into the tsBN2 cell line, which shows premature chromosome condensation at nonpermissive temperatures (39.5-40 degrees C). This gene codes for a 2.5-kb poly(A)+ RNA that is well conserved in hamsters and humans. We isolated 15 cDNA clones from the Okayama-Berg human cDNA library, and found two(More)
Germ-line mutations in the hMLH1 gene are the most frequent cause of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer and are characterized by missense mutations at high frequency. We found a yeast two-hybrid assay to be an extremely useful and simple tool for evaluating the biological significance of such hMLH1 germ-line missense mutations; 78% (18 of 23) of the(More)
In human cells, hMLH1, hMLH3, hPMS1 and hPMS2 are four recognised and distinctive homologues of MutL, an essential component of the bacterial DNA mismatch repair (MMR) system. The hMLH1 protein forms three different heterodimers with one of the other MutL homologues. As a first step towards functional analysis of these molecules, we determined the(More)
Integrated hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA is found in hepatocellular carcinomas which develop in HBV carriers. Presented here are the results of analyses of four integrants that show chromosomal rearrangements associated with the integrated HBV DNA. Two clones (p4 and C15) were found to have large inverted repeating structures, each consisting of HBV genome(More)
We have used comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) to survey genomic regions with aberrant copy numbers of DNA sequences in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. In 12 cell lines and 6 primary tumors from 18 patients with pancreatic adenocarcinomas, highly frequent losses (> 60%) were observed on chromosome arms 6q, 9p, and 18q and the Y chromosome. Moderately(More)
DUSP6 (alias PYST1), one of the dual-specificity tyrosine phosphatases, is localized on 12q21, one of the regions of frequent allelic loss in pancreatic cancer. This gene is composed of three exons, and two forms of alternatively spliced transcripts are ubiquitously expressed. Although no mutations were observed in 26 pancreatic cancer cell lines, reduced(More)
The c-erbB-2 gene is a v-erbB-related proto-oncogene which is distinct from the gene encoding the epidermal growth factor receptor. By using two independent methods, hybridization of both sorted chromosomes and metaphase spreads with cloned c-erbB-2 DNA, we mapped the c-erbB-2 locus on human chromosome 17 at q21, a specific breakpoint observed in a(More)
The human pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor (PSTI) gene was isolated from a human gene library. Restriction endonuclease mapping and DNA sequencing analysis revealed that this gene is approximately 7.5 kb long and is separated into four exons by three introns. The gene has multiple transcription start points and examination with a single-laser(More)
Epigenetic silencing through methyl-CpG (mCpG) is implicated in many biological patterns such as genome imprinting, X chromosome inactivation, and cancer development. In this process, the mCpG binding domain (MBD) proteins play an essential role in transmitting epigenetic information to downstream regulatory proteins. Among the five MBD proteins identified(More)
To understand the molecular pathogenesis of human lung cancer, we analyzed allelic deletions on the long arm of chromosome 16 by PCR amplification of microsatellite markers. A total of 203 lung cancer specimens (78 squamous cell carcinomas and 125 adenocarcinomas) were analyzed. In both cell types, a common region of allelic loss was identified in(More)