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Division of Preventive Medicine

Subject Division of Preventive Medicine
 Associate Professor     Yoshihiro Sowa
Lecturer                   Motoki Watanabe
Assistant Professor    Yosuke Iizumi
Assistant Professor  Mitsuharu Masuda
Research Contents

Development of novel chemoprevention and chemotherapy of cancer, which we termed "Gene-regulating chemoprevention" and "Gene-regulating chemotherapy" of cancer, based on regulation of gene expression by a variety of agents including food factors.
Development of combinational protocols based on molecular-targeting chemoprevention and chemotherapy of cancer.
Development of novel anti-cancer drugs and cancer preventive foods by academic-industrial collaboration.
Development of novel and unique cancer diagnostic instrument, which profiles enzyme activity and protein expression of clinical specimen, by academic-industrial collaboration.
Investigation of gene regulation mechanisms of tumor-suppressor genes, cell cycle-regulating genes, apoptosis-regulating genes and DNA repair-regulating genes.
Investigation of gene-regulation mechanisms of anti-cancer drugs and cancer preventive factors.
Investigation of gene-regulation mechanisms of chemical carcinogens and environmental carcinogens.
Development of novel cancer diagnostic technologies of malignancy, prognosis and sensitivity to anti-cancer drugs, based on protein profiling data.

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  • Yoshida, T., et al. Proteasome inhibitor MG132 induces death receptor 5 through CCAAT/Enhancer-binding protein homologous protein. Cancer Res., 65: 5662-7, 2005.
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