Yukiko Sagawa

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OBJECTIVES Programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expressed in tumor tissues is a key molecule for immune suppression, given its role in immune checkpoints. The significance and implication of soluble PD-L1 (sPD-L1) in the blood of lung cancer patients remain unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS Blood samples were prospectively collected from patients with(More)
When BALA/c mice with BNL hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were treated with dendritic cells fused with BNL cells (DC/BNL) and recombinant murine interleukin (IL)-12, tumour development was significantly suppressed, whereas treatment with either DC/BNL or IL-12 alone did not show a tumour-suppressive effect. Antitumour activity induced by DC/BNL + IL-12 was(More)
Vaccination of BALB/c mice with dendritic cells (DCs) loaded with the lysate of induced vascular progenitor (iVP) cells derived from murine-induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells significantly suppressed the tumor of CMS-4 fibrosarcomas and prolonged the survival of CMS-4-inoculated mice. This prophylactic antitumor activity was more potent than that of(More)
Intratumoral (i.t.) injection of OK-432, a streptococcal preparation, into implanted tumors of mouse hepatocellular carcinoma (MIH-2) showed antitumor effect including tumor eradication. Intraperitoneal administration of same dose OK-432 did not exhibit tumor suppressive effect. In vitro cytotoxic test suggested that direct cytotoxic effect of OK-432 was(More)
Wilms’ tumor gene (WT1), which is expressed in human pancreatic cancer (PC), is a unique tumor antigen recognized by T-cell-mediated antitumor immune response. Gemcitabine (GEM), a standard therapeutic drug for PC, was examined for the regulation of WT1 expression and the sensitizing effect on PC cells with WT1-specific antitumor immune response. Expression(More)
Fetal calf serum (FCS)-independent pancreatic cancer cells were established in plasma protein fraction (PPF)-supplemented medium that is an agent of good manufacturing practice (GMP) grade. Dendritic cells (DCs) were activated with the Toll-like receptor agonist, penicillin-inactivated Streptococcus pyogenes (OK-432) that is also a GMP grade agent.(More)
Human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells express WT1 and/or carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) as potential targets for the induction of antitumor immunity. In this study, generation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and regulatory T cells (Treg) by fusions of dendritic cells (DCs) and HCC cells was examined. HCC cells were fused to DCs either from healthy(More)
Antitumor effects and mechanism of combined therapy with a dendritic cell (DC) vaccine and fluorouracil (5-FU) were investigated. Cytotoxic activity against MC38 cells, untreated or pretreated with 5-FU, was examined in splenocytes from mice inoculated with DCs: DCs pulsed with MC38 lysate or treated with LPS or both and untreated DCs. Inoculation with all(More)
Wnt signaling is important for the differentiation of the Paneth cell lineage in the small intestine. However, abnormal Wnt signaling predisposes to intestinal tumorigenesis in the familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) mouse model. Vaccination with dendritic cells fused with tumor cells from FAP mice, in which Wnt signaling is constitutively activated,(More)
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