Masaru Katoh


Affiliation: University of Tokyo
Country: Japan


  1. Katoh M. FGFR2 abnormalities underlie a spectrum of bone, skin, and cancer pathologies. J Invest Dermatol. 2009;129:1861-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Dysregulation of FGFR2 results in a spectrum of bone and skin pathologies and several types of cancer. ..
  2. Katoh M. Therapeutics targeting angiogenesis: genetics and epigenetics, extracellular miRNAs and signaling networks (Review). Int J Mol Med. 2013;32:763-7 pubmed publisher
    ..A more profound understanding of the spatio-temporal interactions of regulatory signaling cascades and advances in personal genotyping and miRNA profiling are required for the optimization of targeted therapy. ..
  3. Katoh M. Therapeutics Targeting FGF Signaling Network in Human Diseases. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2016;37:1081-1096 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, I discuss the benefit-risk and cost-effectiveness issues of precision medicine targeting FGFRs, ALK, EGFR, and FLT3. FGFR-targeted therapy should be optimized for cancer treatment, focusing on genomic tests and recurrence. ..
  4. Katoh M. Function and cancer genomics of FAT family genes (review). Int J Oncol. 2012;41:1913-8 pubmed publisher
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    Katoh Y, Katoh M. Conserved POU-binding site linked to SP1-binding site within FZD5 promoter: Transcriptional mechanisms of FZD5 in undifferentiated human ES cells, fetal liver/spleen, adult colon, pancreatic islet, and diffuse-type gastric cancer. Int J Oncol. 2007;30:751-5 pubmed
    ..Together, these facts indicate that POU5F1 and POU2F subfamily members play a pivotal role for the FZD5 expression in undifferentiated human ES cells, fetal liver/spleen, adult colon, pancreatic islet, and diffuse-type gastric cancer. ..
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    Katoh M, Katoh M. Comparative integromics on FZD7 orthologs: conserved binding sites for PU.1, SP1, CCAAT-box and TCF/LEF/SOX transcription factors within 5'-promoter region of mammalian FZD7 orthologs. Int J Mol Med. 2007;19:529-33 pubmed
    ..Comparative genomics analyses revealed that the binding sites for PU.1, SP1/Kr├╝ppel-like, CCAAT-box, and TCF/LEF/SOX transcription factors were conserved among 5'-promoter regions of mammalian FZD7 orthologs...
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    Katoh M, Katoh M. Integrative genomic analyses on HES/HEY family: Notch-independent HES1, HES3 transcription in undifferentiated ES cells, and Notch-dependent HES1, HES5, HEY1, HEY2, HEYL transcription in fetal tissues, adult tissues, or cancer. Int J Oncol. 2007;31:461-6 pubmed
    ..Together these facts indicate that HES1 and HES3 were target genes of the ES cell-specific network of transcription factors, and that HES1, HES5, HEY1, HEY2 and HEYL were target genes of Notch signaling pathway. ..
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    Katoh M, Katoh M. Comparative integromics on non-canonical WNT or planar cell polarity signaling molecules: transcriptional mechanism of PTK7 in colorectal cancer and that of SEMA6A in undifferentiated ES cells. Int J Mol Med. 2007;20:405-9 pubmed
    ..Non-canonical WNT or PCP signaling pathway, activated to orchestrate gastrulation and neurulation, was relatively downregulated in undifferentiated ES cells derived from inner cell mass of blastocysts. ..
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    Katoh M. Networking of WNT, FGF, Notch, BMP, and Hedgehog signaling pathways during carcinogenesis. Stem Cell Rev. 2007;3:30-8 pubmed
    ..Disruption of the stem cell signaling network results in pathological conditions, such as congenital diseases and cancer. ..

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    Katoh M. Cancer genomics and genetics of FGFR2 (Review). Int J Oncol. 2008;33:233-7 pubmed
    ..FGFR2ome analyses in patients with several tumor types among various populations should be carried out to establish integrative database of FGFR2 for the rational clinical application of FGFR2-targeted cancer therapy. ..
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    Katoh M, Katoh M. Transcriptional regulation of WNT2B based on the balance of Hedgehog, Notch, BMP and WNT signals. Int J Oncol. 2009;34:1411-5 pubmed
    ..BMP-IHH and inflammation-SHH signaling loops are involved in WNT2B up-regulation during embryogenesis, adult tissue homeostasis, and carcinogenesis. ..
  3. Katoh M. Functional and cancer genomics of ASXL family members. Br J Cancer. 2013;109:299-306 pubmed publisher
    ..The prognosis of myeloid malignancies with misregulating truncation mutations of ASXL1 is poor. ASXL family members are assumed to be tumour suppressive or oncogenic in a context-dependent manner. ..
  4. Katoh M. Functional proteomics, human genetics and cancer biology of GIPC family members. Exp Mol Med. 2013;45:e26 pubmed publisher
    ..As GIPC proteins are involved in trafficking, signaling and recycling of RTKs, GPCRs, integrins and other transmembrane proteins, dysregulation of GIPCs results in human pathologies, such as cancer and hereditary deafness. ..