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To investigate whether extracellular matrix glycosaminoglycan hyaluronan (HA) modulates eosinophil activation and transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta production by eosinophils, human peripheral blood eosinophils (purity > 99%) from 12 patients with mild to moderate asthma or six healthy subjects were isolated and incubated with increasing concentrations(More)
We report the rare case of a 72-year-old man with double cancers (gastric adenocarcinoma and Hodgkin's lymphoma) with collision between gastric adenocarcinoma and Hodgkin's lymphoma. Abdominal computed tomography showed increased wall thickness in the fundus region of the stomach and multiple lymph node swellings in the lesser curvature, periceliac and left(More)
During an allelotype analysis of differentiated adenocarcinoma of the stomach, we observed frequent loss of heterozygosity (LOH) on several chromosomes including the long arm of chromosome 21 (21q). Therefore, we analyzed DNA isolated from 45 tumors for LOH at 10 loci on 21q by using polymorphic microsatellite markers. In 20 (44%) of 45 tumors, we detected(More)
Similar to findings in colorectal cancers, it has been suggested that disruption of the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC)/beta-catenin pathway may be involved in breast carcinogenesis. However, somatic mutations of APC and beta- catenin are infrequently reported in breast cancers, in contrast to findings in colorectal cancers. To further explore the role of(More)
Microsatellite instability (MSI) within coding regions causes frameshift mutations (FSMs). This type of mutation may inactivate tumor suppressor genes in cancers with frequent MSI (MSI-H cancers). To identify novel FSMs in gastric carcinogenesis in an unbiased and comprehensive manner , we screened for this type of mutation at 154 coding region repeat loci(More)
RASSF2, a member of the RASSF1 family, has recently been identified as a potential tumour suppressor. We examined methylation status in multiple regions which included the CpG island and spanned the transcription start site of RASSF2 in 10 gastric cancer cell lines, as well as 78 primary gastric cancers and corresponding non-neoplastic gastric epithelia.(More)
While chromosomal instability is a common feature of human solid tumours, no abnormalities in genes involved in the mitotic checkpoint have been identified. However, recently, Chfr (checkpoint with forkhead associated and ring finger), a mitotic stress checkpoint gene, has been reported to be inactivated due to promoter hypermethylation in several types of(More)
Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) on chromosome 18q21 is frequently found in various human cancers, suggesting the presence of tumour suppressor gene(s) in this chromosomal region. DCC is the most likely target of LOH because loss or reduction of DCC expression has been found in many types of cancers. However, few reports have focused on sequence mutations of(More)
Melanoma antigen (MAGE)-encoding genes are expressed in various tumour types via demethylation of their promoter CpG islands, which are silent in all non-neoplastic tissues except for the testis and placenta. The clinicopathological significance of demethylation of MAGE genes in gastric carcinoma is not known. We investigated the promoter methylation status(More)
To confirm the clinical significance of NF-κB and JNK protein expression from experimentally identified candidates for predicting prognosis for patients with 5-FU treatment, we evaluated the protein expression of surgically removed specimens. A total of 79 specimens were obtained from 30 gastric and 49 colorectal cancer patients who underwent R0 resection(More)