Yasuto Yamaguchi

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Diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) phosphorylates diacylglycerol (DG) to produce phosphatidic acid (PA) and is, therefore, a potential terminator of DG signaling. DG and PA are important intracellular second messengers. DG directly binds protein kinase C (PKC) then activates this multifunctional enzyme. Ca2+-dependent and brain-specific DGKs, alpha, beta, and(More)
Four monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) from hybridoma obtained by in vitro stimulation of regional lymph node lymphocytes from lung cancer patients and electrofusion of the stimulated cells with murine or human-mouse myeloma cells were reactive to lung cancer cells in enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay, and to lung cancer tissue in immunohistochemical analysis(More)
p53 and Bcl-2 are two important factors related to apoptosis and tumorigenesis. In this study, a series of 52 cases of pancreatic carcinoma (PC) were investigated using an immunohistochemical assay to determine whether altered expression of Bcl-2 and p53 has an impact on the progression of this malignancy. Cytoplasmic immunoreactivity for Bcl-2 and nuclear(More)
In total, 16 patients with cytologically proven malignant effusion from colorectal cancer were treated by locoregional administration of the streptococcal preparation OK-432 alone or OK-432 plus the T-cell growth factor interleukin (IL)-2, and the action mechanism of the treatment was studied. A positive clinical response, showing a cytologic disappearance(More)
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