Yasuko Tamura

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UNLABELLED The use of radiolabeled thymidine (TdR) and thymidine analogs as PET-based tracers of tumor growth rate is based on the assumption that measurement of uptake of these nucleosides, a function primarily of thymidine kinase-1 (TK(1)) activity, provides an accurate measure of active cell proliferation in tumors. The goal of this study was to test(More)
Biomarkers are most frequently proteins that are measured in the blood. Their development largely relies on antibody creation to test the protein candidate performance in blood samples of diseased versus nondiseased patients. The creation of such antibody assays has been a bottleneck in biomarker progress due to the cost, extensive time, and effort required(More)
Two feline malignant lymphoma cell lines, FT-1 and FT-G, established from cats naturally infected with the feline leukemia virus were analyzed for chromosomal aberrations. Both FT-1 and FT-G cells had a modal number of 38 which is the normal diploid (2n) chromosome number of the domestic cat. G-banding-analysis showed that FT-1 had a translocation involving(More)
The use of thymidine (TdR) and thymidine analogs such as 3'-deoxy-3'-fluorothymidine (FLT) as positron emission tomography (PET)-based tracers of tumor proliferation rate is based on the hypothesis that measurement of uptake of these nucleosides, a function primarily of thymidine kinase-1 (TK(1)) activity, provides an accurate measure of cell proliferation(More)
Glycosylation plays an important role in epithelial cancers, including pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. However, little is known about the glycoproteome of the human pancreas or its alterations associated with pancreatic tumorigenesis. Using quantitative glycoproteomics approach, we investigated protein N-glycosylation in pancreatic tumor tissue in(More)
Chronic pancreatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the pancreas. The etiology is multi-fold, but all lead to progressive scarring and loss of pancreatic function. Early diagnosis is difficult; and the understanding of the molecular events that underlie this progressive disease is limited. In this study, we investigated differential proteins(More)
Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) have an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer. Because UC tumorigenesis is associated with genomic field defects that can extend throughout the entire colon, including the non-dysplastic mucosa; we hypothesized that the same field defect will include abnormally expressed proteins. Here we applied proteomics to(More)
Disease-associated aberrant glycosylation may be protein specific and glycosylation site specific. Quantitative assessment of glycosylation changes at a site-specific molecular level may represent one of the initial steps for systematically revealing the glycosylation abnormalities associated with a disease or biological state. Comparative quantitative(More)
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