Yasukiyo Nakase

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The Schizosaccharomyces pombe spo20-KC104 mutation was originally isolated in a screen for sporulation-deficient mutants, and the spo20-KC104 mutant exhibits temperature-sensitive growth. Herein, we report that S. pombe, spo20(+) is essential for fission yeast cell viability and is constitutively expressed throughout the life cycle. We also demonstrate that(More)
Radiotherapy is an effective treatment for some esophageal cancers, but the molecular mechanisms of radiosensitivity remain unknown. RUNX3, a novel tumor suppressor of gastric cancer, functions in transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-dependent apoptosis. We obtained paired samples from 62 patients with advanced esophageal cancers diagnosed initially as T3 or(More)
Radiation therapy is a powerful tool for the treatment of oesophageal cancer. We established radioresistant cell lines by applying fractionated irradiation in order to identify differentially expressed genes between parent and radioresistant cells. Six oesophageal cancer cell lines (TE-2, TE-5, TE-9, TE-13, KYSE170, and KYSE180) were treated with continuous(More)
Our previous studies suggest that a lack of RUNX3 function is causally related to the genesis and progression of human gastric cancer. This study was conducted to determine whether alteration of RUNX3 gene expression could be detected in the normal-looking gastric remnant mucosa, and to ascertain any difference in the potential of gastric carcinogenesis(More)
BACKGROUND Regenerating gene type IV (RegIV) is a candidate marker for cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. In this study, its potential as a novel marker for the detection of gastric cancer peritoneal micrometastases was examined. PATIENTS AND METHODS RegIV mRNA levels in the peritoneal washes of 95 gastric cancer patients and 22 with benign disease(More)
Using mouse tracheal organ cultures, the pathogenic effect of Bordetella bronchiseptica to epithelial cells was studied by electron microscopy. The ultrastructure of epithelial cells in uninfected tracheal rings was preserved well for longer than 3 days. In mouse tracheal rings infected with graded doses (3 x 10(5) to 10(7) CFU/ml) of phase I B.(More)
The deoxyribonuclease (DNase) activity of the dipteran (Chironomus thummi) salivary gland, measured both enzymatically and immunochemically, increases about 7-fold with the onset of metamorphosis. The increase in DNase activity occurs at a time when the activities of other enzymes and the total protein content are decreasing. The increased DNase activity is(More)
To clarify the pathogenesis of Bordetella in vivo infection, the tracheal epithelia of mice were examined in detail by electron microscopy at various intervals after intranasal inoculation with graded doses of phase I Bordetella bronchiseptica. In mice infected with a lethal dose (6 to 7 x 10(7) CFU), a remarkable rupture of the cell membranes of cilia and(More)
Mutant cultures that lacked the ability to produce filamentous hemagglutinin were obtained by UV irradiation of Bordetella pertussis strain 18-323. Various biological activities of these mutants were compared with those of the parent culture. It was found that the leukocytosis-promoting, histamine-sensitizing, and mouse-protecting activities of the mutants(More)