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BACKGROUND The expression of melanoma-associated antigen (MAGE) gene has been studied in many types of cancer. In the present study we evaluated the correlation between MAGE expression and the clinical features and oncologic outcomes of patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 85 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in Korea, but no comprehensive analysis has been performed to speculate the genetic basis of CRC development. We investigated the presence of adenomatous polyposis coli gene (APC), Kirsten-ras (K-ras), p53, microsatellite instability (MSI), and melanoma antigen gene(More)
CONCLUSIONS Proteases in fungi interact with nasal epithelial cells and enhance the production of inflammatory cytokines in vitro. These cytokines induced the migration of eosinophils and neutrophils. Protease-activated receptors (PARs) might also play a role in the process of epithelial cell activation. OBJECTIVE The nasal epithelium is the first barrier(More)
BACKGROUND Since the mortality of lung cancer patients remains very high, the development of a sensitive detection method remains an urgent task. The authors have designed common melanoma antigen gene (MAGE) primers that enable the detection of MAGE A1 to A6 subtypes simultaneously. These primers were applied to the detection of lung cancer using sputum(More)
This study was to investigate Melanoma-antigen gene (MAGE) expression by reverse transcription-nested polymerase chain reaction (RT-nested PCR) with the original common primers of MAGE-A1 to -A6 and analysis of correlation between its expression and the well-known clinical parameters in addition to evaluate the clinical feasibility of the common primers.(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported the expression of the melanoma-associated antigen (MAGE) gene in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). In this study, we evaluated the correlations between MAGE expression in sputum and the clinical features and oncologic outcomes of SCC of the larynx and hypopharynx. METHODS We performed a retrospective(More)
PURPOSE Curative surgical resection is of great importance and some trials have been performed to identify free undetectable cancer cells using molecular markers. The aim of this study is to investigate melanoma-associated antigen (MAGE) expression in normal mucosa around colorectal cancer and its clinical significance.? MATERIAL AND METHOD From October(More)
In this study, two experiments were conducted to evaluate the total mixed ration with fermented feed (TMRF) and total mixed ration (TMR) by rumen in vitro fermentation and their effects on the growth performance and blood characteristics of Hanwoo steers. In experiment 1, three Hanwoo steers (600±47 kg), each permanently fitted with a ruminal cannula were(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating occult tumors cells could be used for the surveillance of metastases after primary breast carcinoma therapy, but their detection is limited by the lack of specific molecular markers. Melanoma antigen genes (MAGEs), which are expressed in malignant tissues but not in normal tissues (except for placenta and testis), might provide such a(More)
GOALS The RT-PCR assay of peritoneal washes has been used to predict peritoneal metastasis of gastric carcinoma. We used melanoma associated gene (MAGE) RT-PCR to detect peritoneal metastasis of gastric carcinoma after curative surgery and evaluated its clinical significance. METHOD Eighty-four peritoneal washes and 23 tumor and normal tissues were(More)