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This prospective study was conducted with the Korean Cancer Study Group to evaluate the efficacy and safety of cetuximab combined with modified FOLFOX6 (mFOLFOX6) as first-line treatment in recurrent or metastatic gastric cancer and to identify potential predictive biomarkers. Patients received cetuximab 400 mg m(-2) at week 1 and 250 mg m(-2) weekly(More)
The neurohypophysial nonapeptides vasotocin (VT) and mesotocin (MT) are the amphibian counterparts of arginine vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OT). We have here reported the cloning and functional characterization of the receptors for vasotocin (VTR) and mesotocin (MTR) in two species of frog, Rana catesbeiana and Rana esculenta. The frog VTR and MTR cDNAs(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal chemotherapy for advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) is yet to be defined. We carried out this study to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of combination chemotherapy with S-1 and cisplatin in metastatic or relapsed BTC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with pathologically proven BTC were eligible. The chemotherapy regimen consisted of S-1(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of tumour-associated macrophages with a focus on micro-anatomical localisation and determine whether molecular changes of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are related to macrophage infiltration in resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). One hundred and forty-four patients were(More)
A bovine dopamine transporter (bDAT) cDNA was transfected into CV-1 cells, a cell line that lacks vesicular storage and release mechanisms. Using this cell line, the effects of neuroleptic drugs on DAT-mediated uptake and release of dopamine (DA) were examined. All of the neuroleptic drugs tested, inhibited DA uptakes in DAT expressing cells, and most of(More)
The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment has measured a nonzero value for the neutrino mixing angle θ(13) with a significance of 5.2 standard deviations. Antineutrinos from six 2.9 GWth reactors were detected in six antineutrino detectors deployed in two near (flux-weighted baseline 470 m and 576 m) and one far (1648 m) underground experimental halls. With(More)
Recently we characterized three distinct GnRH receptors in the bullfrog (bfGnRHR-1, bfGnRHR-2, and bfGnRHR-3). In the present study, we further investigated the expression and function of splice variants, generated from the primary bfGnRHR-3 transcript by exon skipping (splice variant 1), intron retention (splice variants 2 and 3), and/or transcriptional(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of combination chemotherapy with capecitabine and cisplatin (XP) in patients with metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS From September 2003 to July 2007, we enrolled patients with HCC who had more than one measurable extrahepatic metastatic lesion. Patients received oral(More)
BACKGROUND There have been controversies in prognostic impact of mucinous histology on colorectal cancer, and its implication in patients treated with adjuvant 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) is unclear. METHODS Stage II and III colorectal cancer patients who underwent curative resection followed by adjuvant FOLFOX were included.(More)
There are two forms of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH), GnRH-I and GnRH-II, in the vertebrate brain. Both GnRH-I and GnRH-II are thought to interact with the type-I GnRH receptor (GnRHR). The present study attempted to demonstrate whether GnRH-I and GnRH-II induce differential desensitisation of GnRHR and to identify the motif involved. Time course(More)