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Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research | Date: 2013-07-10

Problem to be Solved An object of the present invention is to provide a separase sensor for visualizing separase activity in a living cell. Another object is to develop a function analysis system of cell division using the separase sensor and further obtain a simple screening method for an anticancer agent. Solution The separase sensor of the present invention has two types of fluorescent proteins different in fluorescence wavelength at both ends of an amino acid sequence containing a separase cleavage site and a localization-targeting sequence targeting to a specific site within a cell. Since timing of activating separase and location of separase in a cell can be specified by use of the sensor, cell division can be analyzed and an anticancer agent can be screened.


Patent
Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research and Sony Corporation | Date: 2013-12-06

An information processing unit includes: a diagnostic image input section that inputs the diagnostic image; an operation information obtaining section that obtains display operation history information representing an operation history of a user who controls displaying of the diagnostic image; a query image generation section that extracts a predetermined region of the input diagnostic image to generate a query image; a diagnosed image obtaining section that supplies the generated query image and the display operation history information to a diagnosed image search unit and obtains the diagnosed image obtained as a search result by the diagnosed image search unit; and a display control section that displays the diagnostic image and the obtained diagnosed image for comparison.


Patent
Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research | Date: 2013-04-30

The present invention provides a small compound targeting at TACC3. The present invention further provides a drug, particularly, an anticancer agent, comprising the small compound targeting at TACC3. A compound represented by the general formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or ester derivative thereof binds to TACC3 and inhibits cell growth. Thus, these compounds can be used as drugs, particularly, anticancer agents.


Patent
Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research and IMRA Inc | Date: 2013-10-18

It is intended to provide a stable metallic nanostructure that causes no aggregation when surface-modified with biomolecule-reactive functional molecules. 30 to 90% of the surface of a metallic nanostructure is covered with at least one or more types of colloid-stabilizing functional molecules. The remaining portions on the surface of the metallic nanostructure are further covered with one or more types of biologically functional molecules.


Patent
Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research | Date: 2013-09-12

[Problem to be Solved] An object of the present invention is to provide a novel peptide that has the high ability to bind to EpCAM, which can be easily prepared by a chemical synthesis method or a genetic engineering method. [Solution] The present inventors have improved a method for screening a phage library and thereby successfully screened for a peptide that has the higher ability to bind to EpCAM compared with publicly known peptides. The present inventors have also used an already disclosed peptide having the ability to bind to EpCAM as a lead compound to prepare diverse populations of derivatives thereof, from among which a peptide strongly binding to EpCAM has been selected. The obtained peptides exhibit at least 10 times higher ability to bind to EpCAM compared with publicly known peptides and as such, are effective for the detection or diagnosis of cancer cells.

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