Tadashi Senba

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As a base for human transcriptome and functional genomics, we created the "full-length long Japan" (FLJ) collection of sequenced human cDNAs. We determined the entire sequence of 21,243 selected clones and found that 14,490 cDNAs (10,897 clusters) were unique to the FLJ collection. About half of them (5,416) seemed to be protein-coding. Of those, 1,999(More)
To reduce heterophilic antibody interference in a two-site immunoassay for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), we utilized a human/mouse chimeric antibody to CEA as the tracer. One mouse monoclonal antibody (MAb), F82-61, which reacts with an epitope present on the domain N of CEA, was immobilized on 96-well polystyrene microtiter plates. A human/mouse chimeric(More)
BACKGROUND The nonspecific cross-reacting antigen-50/90 (NCA-50/90) is a glycoprotein antigen which shares some antigenic determinants with carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). No definite clinical value has been established for the measurement of NCA-50/90 in cancer patients. METHODS We established and evaluated a chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA)(More)
The mouse/human chimeric antibody Ch F11-39, recently generated by ourselves, shows the same high specificity and affinity for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) as those of its parental mouse monoclonal antibody. Ch F11-39 is capable of mediating antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) with human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL). Interleukin-2(More)
Whole-body autoradiography (WBAR) was used to study the biodistribution of 125I-labeled mouse-human chimeric antibody (Ch F11-39) to carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in athymic nude mice bearing the CEA-producing MKN-45 human gastric carcinoma xenografts. Significantly high uptake of 125I-Ch F11-39 in the tumors obtained by tissue-counting technique was(More)
In the present study, the nonclinical safety profile of tolvaptan was evaluated. A series of safety pharmacology and toxicology studies were performed in vitro and in mice, rats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs. In safety pharmacological studies, tolvaptan had no adverse effects on the central nervous, somatic nervous, autonomic nervous, smooth muscle,(More)
Mouse monoclonal antibodies against CD3 on human T lymphocytes have been used for therapy in organ-transplant patients as a potent immunosuppressive agent or for treatment of cancer as a potent T cell activating agent. However, an inherent problem in their in vivo application is the human anti-mouse antibody response. In this study, we cloned and sequenced(More)
We have established a new chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), designated ACCESS CEA, which is adapted to the fully automated ACCESS immunoassay analyzer. The assay is based on a one step sandwich-type method using two monoclonal antibodies, one of which is immobilized on micrometer-size paramagnetic particles and the(More)
Binding reactivities of 62 anti-CEA MAbs from 10 different research groups with cell membrane-bound CEA and with free CEA in solution were compared by inhibition of MAb binding to CEA-expressing tumor cells by free CEA. Bindings of 30 MAbs to the cell membrane-bound CEA (280 ng CEA/2 x 10(5) cells) were inhibited by approximately equal amounts of free CEA,(More)
A mouse/human-chimeric bispecific antibody, designated CBA-CEACD3, with dual specificities for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and CD3, was generated by chemical cross-linking of a chimeric antibody specific for CEA to another chimeric antibody against CD3. Flow cytometric analysis showed that CBA-CEACD3 can bind specifically to cells expressing CEA and to(More)