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Kotobuki Yorihisa

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Vitiligo, Malignant Melanoma, Wound Repair, Th17, Periostin

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  • 2012.04.01 - 2012.09.30, Division of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Assistant Professor

  • 2012.10.01 - 2013.03.31, Graduate School of Medicine, Assistant Professor

  • 2016.03.01 - 2016.03.31, Division of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Assistant Professor

  • 2016.04.01 - , Graduate School of Medicine, Assistant Professor

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Osaka University Graduate School, Division of Medical Sciences  Completed Doctor (Medicine) 2012.03

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Postdoctoral fellow / National Cancer Institute / National Institutes of Health 2013.04 - 2015.03

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  • Dermatology-related


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  • Mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling causes malignant melanoma cells to differentially alter extracellular matrix biosynthesis to promote cell survival., Afasizheva A, Devine A, Tillman H, Fung KL, Vieira WD, Blehm BH, Kotobuki Y, Busby B, Chen EI, Tanner K., BMC Cancer, 2016.05, Papers

  • Deconstructing the role of the ECM microenvironment on drug efficacy targeting MAPK signaling in a pre-clinical platform for cutaneous melanoma., Blehm BH, Jiang N, Kotobuki Y, Tanner K., Biomaterials. , 2015.07, Papers

  • Periostin accelerates human malignant melanoma progression by modifying the melanoma microenvironment., Kotobuki Y, Yang L, Serada S, Tanemura A, Yang F, Nomura S, Kudo A, Izuhara K, Murota H, Fujimoto M, Katayama I, Naka T., Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, 2014.07, Papers

  • Coexistence of Langerhans cells activation and immune cells infiltration in progressive nonsegmental vitiligo. , Itoi S, Tanemura A, Kotobuki Y, Wataya-Kaneda M, Tsuruta D, Ishii M, Katayama I, J Dermatol Sci. ,73(1):83-5, 2014.02, Papers

  • Positive link between STAT3 activation and Th17 cell infiltration to the lesional skin in vitiligo vulgaris., Tanemura A, Kotobuki Y, Itoi S, Takata T, Sano S, Katayama I. , J Dermatol Sci.,67(3):207-9, 2012.09, Papers

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