Toshikazu Konno

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Dubin-Johnson syndrome (DJS) is a hereditary disease characterized by hyperbilirubinemia. We investigated the consequences of 2 missense mutations, R768W and Q1382R, of nucleotide-binding domains (NBDs) of the multidrug resistance protein 2 (MRP2; ABCC2) that were previously identified in patients with DJS. Pulse chase analysis revealed that the precursor(More)
The human multidrug resistance protein MRP1 and its homolog, MRP2, are both thought to be involved in cancer drug resistance and the transport of a wide variety of organic anions, including the cysteinyl leukotriene C4 (LTC4) (Km = 0.1 and 1 microm). To determine which domain of these proteins is associated with substrate specificity and subcellular(More)
To evaluate the association of mutations in the K-ras gene with the incidence of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in Japanese patients, 410 patients treated surgically were studied. DNA was extracted from frozen specimens, and polymerase chain reaction-sequence specific oligonucleotide probe (PCR-SSOP) hybridization assay was used to examine K-ras(More)
BACKGROUND Dye-enhanced laser ablation (DLA) using a low-power diode laser for indocyanine green (ICG)-stained tissue has proven its effectiveness in dye-enhanced laser photocoagulation of retinal vessels or endoscopic surgical mucosectomy. We have applied DLA in hepatectomy and described its histological distinction in comparison with the cavitron(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and other tobacco-related carcinogens are oxidized by phase I enzymes into reactive metabolites that are then detoxified by phase II enzymes. These findings suggested that polymorphisms in genes controlling metabolism of carcinogens underlie individual variations in cancer susceptibility. Moreover, it is unclear(More)
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