Tsutomu Nakazawa

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Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly aggressive brain tumor for which novel therapeutic approaches, such as immunotherapy, are urgently needed. Zoledronate (ZOL), an inhibitor of osteoclastic activity, is known to stimulate peripheral blood-derived γδT cells and sensitize tumors to γδT cell-mediated killing. To investigate the feasibility of γδT cell-based(More)
The wild-type Wilms' tumor gene WT1 is overexpressed in human primary leukemia and in a wide variety of solid cancers. All of the four WT1 isoforms are expressed in primary cancers and each is considered to have a different function. However, the functions of each of the WT1 isoforms in cancer cells remain unclear. The present study demonstrated that(More)
Expression of the Wilms' tumor gene W T1 in primary astrocytic tumors was examined using a quantitative real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or immunohistochemistry. Real-time RT-PCR showed that W T1 mRNA was expressed at various levels in all of the 25 astrocytic tumors examined. Immunohistochemical analysis showed that W T1(More)
It is well known that the Wilms' tumor gene WT1 plays an important role in cell proliferation and differentiation, and in organ development. In this study, to examine the role of the WT1 gene in lineage determination, fetal liver cells from LacZ-transgenic mice, in which WT1 expression was marked by the expression of the LacZ gene driven by WT1 promoter,(More)
AML1-ETO, a chimeric gene frequently detected in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), inhibits the differentiation of myeloid progenitors by suppressing genes associated with myeloid differentiation and increases the replating ability of clonogenic myeloid progenitors. However, AML1-ETO alone cannot induce AML and thus additional genetic events are required(More)
Human sinus mucosal specimens from eight normal individuals were exposed to platelet activating factor (PAF) at concentrations ranging from 10−6 M to 10−11 M in a humidified CO2 chamber at 37°C. The mucosal surface of the specimens was recorded on video tapes and magnified 2,500 times on a 19-inch television (TV) monitor. Ciliary activity of each ciliated(More)
Nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs), which prevent bone resorption, exert direct and γδT cell (GDT)-mediated antitumor effects against several tumor cell types, including glioblastoma (GBM). However, limited information is available regarding the antitumor effects of N-BPs in GBM. Specifically, the antitumor effects of minodronate (MDA), a(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Recent studies showed that nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) directly and indirectly prevent proliferation, induce apoptosis, and inhibit metastasis of various types of cancer cell. In order to investigate the effect of combining(More)
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