Yasunori Tome

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Follicular dendritic-cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a rare and recalcitrant disease. In the present study, a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) mouse model of FDCS was established in the biceps muscle of nude mice. The FDCS PDOX was resistant to both doxorubicin (DOX) and NVP-BEZ235, dactolisib (BEZ) an experimental agent which is a dual(More)
We have developed the genetically-modified Salmonella typhimurium A1-R strain that selectively targets tumors. S. typhimurium A1-R is auxotrophic for Leu and Arg, which precludes it from growing continuously in normal tissues but allows high tumor virulence. We report here the efficacy and safety of three different routes of S. typhimurium A1-R(More)
Cell and tissue culture can be performed on different substrates such as on plastic, in Matrigel™, and on Gelfoam(®), a sponge matrix. Each of these substrates consists of a very different surface, ranging from hard and inflexible, a gel, and a sponge-matrix, respectively. Folkman and Moscona found that cell shape was tightly coupled to DNA synthesis and(More)
The phase of the cell cycle can determine whether a cancer cell can respond to a given drug. We report here on the results of monitoring of real-time cell cycle dynamics of cancer cells throughout a live tumor intravitally using a fluorescence ubiquitination cell cycle indicator (FUCCI) before, during, and after chemotherapy. In nascent tumors in nude mice,(More)
Stromal cells are essential for tumor growth. Stromal cells interact with cancer cells during tumor growth and progression. We report here the development of a tri-color imageable mouse model to visualize the interaction between host cells and cancer cells. To observe subcellular cancer cell dynamics in vivo, HT-1080 human fibrosarcoma cells were labeled in(More)
We have previously reported that nestin-expressing hair follicle stem cells can differentiate into neurons, Schwann cells, and other cell types. In the present study, vibrissa hair follicles, including their sensory nerve stump, were excised from transgenic mice in which the nestin promoter drives green fluorescent protein (ND-GFP mice), and were placed in(More)
αv Integrin is involved in various steps of cancer metastasis. In this report, we describe real-time imaging of αv integrin molecular dynamics in human 143B osteosarcoma cells in vitro and in vivo. We first generated osteosarcoma cells expressing αv integrin green fluorescent protein (GFP) by transfection of an αv integrin GFP fusion vector(More)
The integrin family of proteins has been shown to be involved in the malignant behavior of cells. We report here development of a color-coded imaging model that can visualize the interaction between αv integrin linked to green fluorescent protein (GFP) in osteosarcoma cells and blood vessels in Gelfoam® vascularized after implantation in red fluorescent(More)
Altered expression of αvβ3 integrin is associated with tumor progression and metastasis in several types of cancer, including metastatic osteosarcoma. In this study, we demonstrate that in vivo passaging of lung metastasis in nude mice can generate an aggressive variant of human osteosarcoma cells. Experimental metastases were established by injecting 143B(More)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used for thousands of years, including treatment for cancer. Use of modern technology and the scientific method to evaluate the efficacy of TCM for cancer should enable its more widespread use. In the present study, the efficacy of the TCM tubeimu, extracted from the tuber of the plant Bolbostemma paniculatum, on(More)