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Researcher Information

last modified:2024/01/08

Professor YAMASHITA Taro


Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Department of Gastroenterology, Kanazawa University School of Medicine Department of Gastroenterology, Kanazawa University School of Medicine

College and School Educational Field

Division of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science
School of Medicine, College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences


Department of Gastroenterology

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Kanazawa University Doctor Kanazawa University Graduate School Department of Cancer Gene Regulation 200003 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Kanazawa University Department of Medicine 199503


University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine Molecular Preventive Medicine(1998/10/01-2000/03/31)

Year & Month of Birth


Academic Society

Japan Society of Hepatology


○AGA Distinguished Presentation Award(2003/12/07)
○Young Investigator Travel Award, AASLD(2004/11/02)
○Viral Hepatitis Research Foundation of Japan, Distinguished Research Award(2011/03/05)
○Liver Forum in Kyoto Research Grant(2011/03/19)
○Otsuka Award(2010/10/13)



Speciality Keywords

Viral hepatitis Hepatocarcinogenesis Gene expression profile

Research Themes

Liver Cancer Stem Cell

Comprehensive Gene Expression Analysis of Liver Disease


  •  Yamashita T, Honda M, Kaneko S. Differentiation of Cancer Stem Cells InTech 337-350 2011/08
  •  Yamashita T, Honda M, Kaneko S.  Heterogeneity of Liver Cancer Stem Cells Springer (New York ) 301-317 2011/01


  •  Molecular mechanisms of hepatocarcinogenesis in chronic hepatitis C virus infection. JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY 26 960-964 2011/08
  •  Oncostatin M Renders Epithelial Cell Adhesion Molecule-Positive Liver Cancer Stem Cells Sensitive to 5-Fluorouracil by Inducing Hepatocytic Differentiation. CANCER RESEARCH 70 4687-97 2010/06
  •  EpCAM-Positive Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells Are Tumor-Initiating Cells With Stem/Progenitor Cell Features. GASTROENTEROLOGY 136 1012-24 2009/03
  •  A combined expression of EpCAM and -fetoprotein defines a novel prognostic subtype of hepatocellular carcinoma.  CANCER RESEARCH 68 1451-1461 2008/03
  •  Activation of hepatic stem cell marker EpCAM by Wnt--catenin signaling in hepatocellular carcinoma.  CANCER RESEARCH 67 10831-9 2007/11

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  •  Genome-wide transcriptome mapping analysis identifies organ-specific gene expression patterns along human chromosomes GENOMICS 84 5 867-875 2004/11
  •  Genome-wide Analysis of Gene Expression in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. 1 1 74-83 2003/07
  •  Serial analysis of gene expression in chronic hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 282 647-754 2001/03
  •  Comprehensive gene expression profile of a normal human liver. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 269 110-116 2000/03
  •  Comprehensive gene expression profile of human activated T(h)1- and T(h)2-polarized cells. INTERNATIONAL IMMUNOLOGY 13 367-376 2001/02
  •  Application of Serial Analysis of Gene Expression in Cancer Research. Curr Pharm Biotechnol 9 375-382 2008/10
  •  Activation of lipogenic pathway correlates with cell proliferation and poor prognosis in hepatocellular carcinoma. JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY 50 100-110 2009/01

Conference Presentations


Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research


Competitive research funding,Contribution

Collaborative research,Consignment study

Classes (Bachelors)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Disease Control and Homeotasis(2017)
○Introduction to Medicine(2017)
○Disease Control and Homeotasis(2016)
○Disease Control and Homeotasis(2016)
○Introduction to Medicine(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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