Yoko Fujita-Yamaguchi

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The insulin receptor (IR) form hybrids with the closely related insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) receptor (IGF-I-R). Because most human breast carcinomas overexpress both the IR and the IGF-I-R, we evaluated whether the insulin/IGF-I hybrid receptor (Hybrid-R) is also overexpressed in these tumors and what role it plays in breast cancer biology. Using(More)
The release of insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) and their regulation in human glomerular endothelial cells (GENC) was characterised. GENC produce IGFBP-4, IGFBP-2 and IGFBP-3 and express mRNA for IGFBP-2 to IGFBP-5. Due to the fact that IGF-I and TGF-beta1 modulate glomerular hypertrophy, their action on IGFBP release and GENC growth was(More)
Affinity chromatography is an efficient method to isolate proteins by taking advantage of their affinities for specific molecules such as substrates, inhibitors, antigens, ligands, antibodies, and other interacting molecules, including subunits. Nowadays, we take the effectiveness and excellence of this technology for granted. This essay will mainly cover(More)
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