Yoshinari Ohnuki

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The establishment, characterization, and tumorigenicity of a new epithelial cell line (PC-3) from a human prostatic adenocarcinoma metastatic to bone is reported. The cultured cells show anchorage-independent growth in both monolayers and in soft agar suspension and produce subcutaneous tumors in nude mice. Culture of the transplanted tumor yielded a human(More)
A cell line (J82) was derived from a poorly differentiated, invasive, transitional-cell carcinoma, Stage T3. The cells have been propagated in vitro for 5 years and showed 100% aneuploidy and a mixed epithelial-fibroblastic morphology. The majority of cells contained 2Y chromosomes and several distinctive markers. Peripheral-blood lymphocytes from the donor(More)
Although detailed cytogenetic analysis has been carried out in many types of cancer, there is little information on the chromosomal makeup of prostatic cancer cells. Karyological analyses of cell lines derived from both metastatic and primary prostatic carcinoma have been carried out by Q-, C-, and sequential banding techniques. The metastatic line, PC-3,(More)
Monolayer cultures of human prostatic epithelial cells were exposed to SV40 virus at 35th population doubling. Clones were isolated from infected plates after growth had ceased on the control plates. The nuclei of these clones were virtually all positive for viral T-antigen by immunofluorescence. When the properties of three of these lines were compared to(More)
Epithelial cell cultures of the normal human prostate gland were established. The subculturing of these cultures was accomplished with a novel nonenzymatic technique. These cultures were defined as normal epithelial cells on the basis of ultrastructure, karyotype, and inability to grow in soft agar.
Three SV40-transformed derivatives (G1, T2, and T5) of human prostatic epithelial cells were analyzed karyotypically. For comparison, an SV40 derivative (TA) obtained from isogenic fibroblasts, was also studied. The chromosome complements of these cells, as well as a sub-clone of T2 isolated in soft agar (T2-A5), were analyzed using banding techniques.(More)
Protein malnutrition affects the status of dermal collagen, the major structural protein in the skin. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the alteration of collagen fibers in the skin by protein deficiency remains unknown. In the present study, the effect of dietary protein deprivation on collagen metabolism was studied by analyzing the status of(More)
Of five SV40-transformed clonal human bronchial epithelial cell lines previously shown to be nontumorigenic at early passages (R. R. Reddel et al., Cancer Res., 48: 1904-1909, 1988), two lines (BES-1A1 and BEAS-2B) from different donors have become weakly tumorigenic with further passaging. BES-1A1 passage 26 cells formed tumors in 3 of 9 athymic nude mice(More)