George S. Hamada

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Cytochrome P450 2E1 (Cyp2E1) is involved in the metabolic oxidation of carcinogenic nitroso compounds, including N-nitrosoamines. There is an RsaI polymorphism in the transcriptional regulatory region of this gene, and in vitro evidence suggests that the variant type of this polymorphic site has higher transcriptional activity but less(More)
Msp I polymorphism and exon 7 Ile-Val polymorphism of CYP1A1, and Rsa I polymorphism of CYP2E1 were studied in lung cancer patients and controls in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Of the three polymorphisms studied, only the exon 7 polymorphism of CYP1A1 (Val-containing genotypes) had a distribution which was statistically significant in the patients and controls.(More)
Polymorphism of hOGG1 may be capable of serving as a genetic marker for individual susceptibility to various cancers because of its role in the repair of oxyradical DNA damage. We examined the distribution of the hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism and its presumed correlation with gastric cancer risk in two case-control studies of different ethnic groups in São(More)
The effects of wood burning stoves on indoor air quality was investigated in a rural community of southern Brazil, during the winter season of 1991. The concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and suspended particulate matter (SPM) were assessed in houses with wood stoves and the results compared with levels found(More)
The proportion of Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma (EBV-GC) was examined in 149 Japanese-Brazilian and 151 non-Japanese-Brazilian gastric-carcinoma cases using in situ hybridization (ISH) assay to detect EBV-encoded small RNA (EBER), and the results were compared with our referent Japanese data. We found that 4.7% of cases in Japanese(More)
EphB2, a member of the Eph receptor protein-tyrosine kinase family, is overexpressed in several human gastrointestinal tumors. Furthermore, the EphB2 gene is localized at 1p35-p36.1, a frequently deleted region in colon and other cancers. So, despite its overexpression in some kind of tumors, we decided to study the possibility of involvement in the EphB2(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori infection and atrophic gastritis (AG) are markedly more prevalent in Japan than in other industrialized countries, however, the reasons for such a high prevalence are not fully understood. To add to information on H. pylori infection and its association with AG, the authors studied Japanese living in less developed countries.(More)
Ile-Val polymorphism in exon 7 of cytochrome P450IA1 (CypIA1) and RsaI polymorphism of cytochrome P450IIE1 (CypIIE1) were examined in a case-control study of lung cancer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Val-containing genotype in exon 7 of CypIA1 was found to be associated with lung cancer in this population (odds ratio, 2.26; 95% confidence interval,(More)
The association between the risk of lung cancer and tobacco smoking, dietary factors and occupational exposures was examined in a hospital-based case-control study. The study involved 123 consecutive cases and 123 controls, matched by age (+/- 3), sex, and race. In this first study of lung cancer risk in Brazil, we found that tobacco smoking is the(More)