Yoshikatsu Koga

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PURPOSE To clarify the effect of bevacizumab on NK012 therapy in mice bearing U87MG glioblastoma orthotopic xenografts in comparison with the combination therapy of irinotecan hydrochloride (CPT-11) with bevacizumab. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN NK012 at 7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin (SN-38) equivalent dose of 30 mg/kg was administered intravenously three times(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the advantages of treatment with the SN-38-incorporating polymeric micelles NK012 over CPT-11 in combination with cisplatin [cis-dichlorodiammineplatinum (II) (CDDP)] in mice bearing a small cell lung cancer xenograft in terms of antitumor activity and toxicity, particularly intestinal toxicity. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Cytotoxic effects(More)
For the creation of a successful antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), both scientific and clinical evidence has indicated that highly toxic anticancer agents (ACA) should be conjugated to a monoclonal antibody (mAb) to administer a reasonable amount of ADC to patients without compromising the affinity of the mAb. For ordinary ACA, the conjugation of a mAb to(More)
We demonstrated the feasibility of a new methodology for isolating colonocytes from feces. To reduce costs and improve the recovery rate of colonocytes from feces, we attempted to develop new immunomagnetic beads. Several sizes of magnetic beads were prepared and tagged with a monoclonal antibody against EpCAM. We made several new monoclonal antibodies(More)
Tissue factor (TF) triggers the extrinsic blood coagulation cascade and is highly expressed in various types of cancer. In this study, we investigated the antitumor effect of an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) consisting of an anti-TF monoclonal antibody and monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE). MMAE was conjugated to an anti-human TF or anti-mouse TF antibody(More)
Tissue factor (TF), which serves as the initiator of the extrinsic blood coagulation cascade, has been found to be overexpressed in various solid tumors, especially brain tumors, pancreatic cancer, and gastric cancer. Overexpression of TF is considered to contribute to the high incidence of thrombotic complications and poor prognosis in patients with such(More)
INTRODUCTION A standard treatment for stage II colorectal cancer (CRC) is surgical resection without adjuvant chemotherapy. However, the recurrence rate of these patients is approximately 20%. To date, there are no robust biomarkers suitable for predicting recurrence in stage II CRC patients. In this study, microRNAs (miRNAs) extracted from CRC tissues were(More)
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are a class of immunotherapeutic agents that enable the delivery of cytotoxic drugs to target malignant cells. Because various cancers and tumour vascular endothelia strongly express anti-human tissue factor (TF), we prepared ADCs consisting of a TF-specific monoclonal antibody (mAb) linked to the anticancer agent (ACA)(More)
Tissue factor (TF), an initiator of the extrinsic blood coagulation cascade, is overexpressed in different types of cancer. Tissue factor overexpression is also known as a poor prognostic factor in pancreatic cancer. We recently developed anti-TF antibody (clone1849)-conjugated epirubicin-incorporating micelles (NC-6300), and reported that this(More)
Tissue factor (TF) is expressed strongly in various types of cancer, especially cancers that are often refractory to treatment, such as pancreatic cancer. In this study, we compared the differences in the biophysical and pharmacological properties of whole IgG and the Fab fragment of anti-human TF monoclonal antibody (1849 antibodies), in order to determine(More)