Fukuda, Kazumasa



School of Medicine, Endowed Course for Fundamental Cancer Research (Shinanomachi)


Project Senior Assistant Professor (Non-tenured)/Project Assistant Professor (Non-tenured)/Project Lecturer (Non-tenured)

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  • 2007.03

    Keio University, Graduate School, Division of Medical Science, Medical Science

    Japan, Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

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  • 博士(医学), 慶應義塾大学, Dissertation


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  • Digestive surgery (Digestive Organ Surgery)


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  • Development of therapy for cancer stem cell targeting miRNA in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma


    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 福田 和正, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Principal Investigator

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    In the present study, we investigated miRNA expression profile and function in CSC-like clones and serum derived from esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients. The result exhibited common 67 miRNAs differentially expressed between CSC-like clones and their parent cell lines. The genes predicted to be targets of candidate miRNAs were chosen and analyzed using the database of miRNA.org site. miR-125a-5p has important roles in docetaxel resistance by regulating protein expression of the ICIS gene. Analysis of comprehensive expression of miRNA in serum was performed using the 3D-Gene system. Between lymph node metastasis group and non-metastasis group, 33 miRNAs significantly showed expression fluctuation. These findings suggest that it may be helpful to develop novel strategies for targeted therapies in ESCC patients.