Tomoya Matsunobu

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Anteroposterior knee laxity was evaluated in 14 patients (19 knees) who had posterior cruciate ligament retaining total knee arthroplasty using the Miller Galante I prosthesis. The followup ranged from 87 to 118 months (average, 105.9 months), and the measurements were done using the KT-2000 arthrometer. The mean anteroposterior displacement with the knees(More)
EWS-Fli1 plays important roles in oncogenesis of Ewing's family tumors (EFTs). We have reported that EWS-Fli1 inhibits p21(waf1/cip1) and p27(kip1) expressions, which are degraded by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. Bortezomib efficiently up-regulated p21(waf1/cip1) and p27(kip1) expression, and induced apoptosis accompanied by the expression of(More)
A chimeric protein, EWS-Fli1, identified in most Ewing's family tumors (EFTs) has been shown to be associated with the tumorigenicity of EFTs. We have previously reported that p21(Waf1/Cip1) expression was inhibited by EWS-Fli1 in EFTs. Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs) are known to up-regulate p21(Waf1/Cip1) expression in various cells and show(More)
Perlecan (Hspg2) is a heparan sulfate proteoglycan expressed in basement membranes and cartilage. Perlecan deficiency (Hspg2(-/-)) in mice and humans causes lethal chondrodysplasia, which indicates that perlecan is essential for cartilage development. However, the function of perlecan in endochondral ossification is not clear. Here, we report the critical(More)
TGF-beta has been implicated in the proliferation and differentiation of chondrocytes and osteoblasts. However, the in vivo function of TGF-beta in skeletal development is unclear. In this study, we investigated the role of TGF-beta signaling in growth plate development by creating mice with a conditional knockout of the TGF-beta type I receptor ALK5(More)
Changes in limb alignment after total knee arthroplasty were evaluated in 20 knees replaced with the Miller Galante knee system. The mean follow-up period was 87.4 months. Seventeen of the 20 knees were in the varus position on the initial postoperative radiographs, but the alignment significantly changed to become even more aligned toward varus during the(More)
PURPOSE Ewing's family tumors (EFTs) display the characteristic fusion gene EWS-Fli1. We have reported EWS-Fli1 may promote the cell cycle progression accompanied by the suppression of the expression of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27(kip1) in EFT cells. Here, we describe the prognostic and therapeutic relevance of p27 in EFTs. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Myxoid liposarcoma (MLS) is the second most common subtype of liposarcoma, and metastasis occurs in up to one-third of cases. However, the mechanisms of invasion and metastasis remain unclear. Tumour-associated macrophages (TAMs) have important roles in tumour invasion, metastasis, and/or poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
Translocation t(11;22) is a karyotypic abnormality detected in over 90% of Ewing's family tumors. This translocation results in the EWS-Fli1 fusion gene, which has been shown to be a potent, single-step transforming gene. We reported previously that suppression of the EWS-Fli1 fusion protein altered the expression of G(1) regulatory cyclins and(More)
Despite recent improvements in multimodal therapies for osteosarcoma (OS) and Ewing's family of tumors (EFTs), the prognosis of relapsed cases remains very poor because of the resistance to chemotherapy. Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs), including members of the cyclic tetrapeptide family such as FK228 and apicidin, are novel antitumor agents that(More)