Daisuke Sano

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Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue (SCCOT) is one of the most prevalent tumors of the head and neck region. Despite advances in treatment, the survival of patients with SCCOT has not significantly improved over the past several decades. Most frequently, treatment failure takes the form of local and regional recurrences, but as disease control in(More)
Half a century ago scientists attempted the detection of poliovirus in water. Since then other enteric viruses responsible for gastroenteritis and hepatitis have replaced enteroviruses as the main target for detection. However, most viral outbreaks are restricted to norovirus and hepatitis A virus, making them the main targets in water. The inclusion of(More)
In order to evaluate removal properties of human enteric viruses from wastewater by a membrane bioreactor (MBR), influent, anoxic and oxic mixed liquor, and membrane effluent samples were collected in a pilot-scale anoxic-oxic MBR process for 16 months, and concentrations of enteroviruses, norovirus GII, and sapoviruses were determined by real-time PCR(More)
Pathogenic enteric viruses can be retained in municipal sewage sludge as has been reported by many researchers. Although the RT-PCR technique has been extensively employed for the virus detection from various environmental samples, the application of RT-PCR to the detection of viruses in sewage sludge has the difficulty because of inhibitory substances to(More)
Overexpression of S100A7 (psoriasin), a small calcium-binding protein, has been associated with the development of psoriasis and carcinomas in different types of epithelia, but its precise functions are still unknown. Using human tissue specimens, cultured cell lines, and a mouse model, we found that S100A7 is highly expressed in preinvasive,(More)
PURPOSE Human cell lines are useful for studying cancer biology and preclinically modeling cancer therapy, but can be misidentified and cross-contamination is unfortunately common. The purpose of this study was to develop a panel of validated head and neck cell lines representing the spectrum of tissue sites and histologies that could be used for studying(More)
PURPOSE Aberrant expression of inflammatory molecules, such as inducible nitric oxide (NO) synthase (iNOS), has been linked to cancer, suggesting that their inhibition is a rational therapeutic approach. Whereas iNOS expression in melanoma and other cancers is associated with poor clinical prognosis, in vitro and in vivo studies suggest that iNOS and NO can(More)
In this study, Norovirus (NV) capsid gene was detected from patients of gastroenteritis, domestic sewage, treated wastewater, river water and cultivated oysters in geographically close areas where all of samples were collected. In order to improve recovery efficiency of NVs from oysters, a new method using a spallation apparatus was developed. As a result,(More)
Bacteroides–Prevotella group is one of the most promising targets for detecting fecal contamination in water environments, principally due to its host-specific distributions and high concentrations in feces of warm-blooded animals. We developed real-time PCR assays for quantifying chicken/duck-, chicken-, and duck-associated Bacteroides–Prevotella 16S rRNA(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations are associated with the sensitivity of non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs) to gefitinib, but such findings have not been reported in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and heck (SCCHNs). Accordingly, we determined whether EGFR gene expression and mutations correlate with the in vitro efficacy of(More)