Yoshio Honma

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BACKGROUND Ligands of transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinases have important roles in cell proliferation, survival, migration and differentiation in solid tumours. We conducted this study to evaluate the relationship between concentration of serum ligands and prognosis of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) treated with anti-epidermal growth(More)
Keratin 12 (K12) is an intermediate-filament protein expressed specifically in corneal epithelium. Recently, we isolated K12 cDNA from a human corneal epithelial cDNA library and determined its full sequence. Herein, we present the exon-intron boundary structure and chromosomal localization of human K12. In addition, we report four K12 mutations in Meesmann(More)
We examined the effects of various adenine analogues on the growth and differentiation of human myeloid leukemia HL-60 cells. Some of these analogues inhibit growth and induce nitroblue tetrazolium reducing activity in HL-60 cells. Cytokinins such as kinetin, isopentenyladenine, and benzyladenine were very effective in inducing nitroblue tetrazolium(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of the chorionicity of the placenta on infant outcome at 1 year of age in twin pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study and retrospective review of the medical records of 44 monochorionic (MC) and 164 dichorionic (DC) twin gestations that had been followed at our institution since < 20 weeks' gestation. Physical and(More)
Some regulators of plant growth and differentiation have been shown to induce the differentiation of several human myeloid leukemia cells, and might be effective as differentiation inducers to control acute myelogenous leukemia cells. In this study, the growth-inhibiting and differentiation-inducing effects of jasmonates on human myeloid leukemia cells were(More)
The vitamin D receptor (VDR), a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily, mediates the biological actions of the active form of vitamin D, 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3). It regulates calcium homeostasis, immunity, cellular differentiation, and other physiological processes. Recently, VDR was found to respond to bile acids as well as other nuclear(More)
Recently, several missense mutations in the Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase gene (SOD1) have been reported as a putative cause of chromosome-21q-linked familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS). We have discovered a novel missense mutation (substitution of Thr for Ala4) in exon 1 (GCC to ACC) in two FALS patients from one Japanese FALS family. No mutations(More)
An elevated serum level of NM23-H1 protein is found in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), and predicts a poor treatment outcome in AML patients. To investigate the potential pathological link between the elevated serum level of this protein and poor prognosis, we examined the extracellular effects of recombinant NM23-H1 protein on the in vitro growth and(More)
The outcomes of twins conceived by 136 women after medical assistance (MA) such as ovulation induction with or without assisted reproductive techniques, and twins conceived spontaneously (SP) by 72 women were compared. All 208 women were monitored from < 20 weeks gestation; they all delivered at > or = 24 weeks gestation. The chorionicity of the placenta(More)
A previous study reported that a nondifferentiating myeloid leukemia cell line produced differentiation-inhibiting factors. One of the factors was purified as a homologue of the nm23 genes. The nm23 genes were overexpressed in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) cells, and a higher level of nm23 gene expression was correlated with a poor prognosis in AML. The(More)