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  • M Mori, K Mimori, +5 authors T Akiyoshi
  • 1995
There are few DNA-based studies that detect cancer micrometastases in lymph nodes. We have assayed for the specific detection of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)-expressing carcinoma cells in the lymph nodes of patients with gastrointestinal or breast carcinomas. A CEA-specific nested reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR assay was optimized using limiting dilutions(More)
Tumor angiogenesis progresses by a dynamic balance between tumor vascular regression and growth. Angiopoietin (Ang)-2 (the natural antagonist for the angiogenic Tie-2 receptor) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are thought to be critical regulators in this process; therefore, these may play a critical role in cancer aggressiveness. The aim of(More)
Loss of sequences from human chromosome 10q has been reported in several different cancers. Recently, a second candidate tumour-suppressor gene, DMBT1, was identified in this chromosomal region. We studied the mRNA expression and homozygous deletion of this gene in human oesophageal, gastric and colon cancers. Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction(More)
  • T Etoh, K Shibuta, G F Barnard, S Kitano, M Mori
  • 2000
Tumor angiogenesis is essential for tumor growth and tumor metastasis, and it depends on angiogenic factors produced by tumor cells and/or infiltrating cells in tumor tissue. In this study, we evaluated the clinical significance of the expression of angiogenin, which is a potent angiogenic protein, and the relationship between its mRNA expression and focal(More)
It is important to detect genes that may be good prognostic markers for colon cancer patients. With this in mind, we identified the motility related protein-1 (MRP1/CD9) gene in human colon tissues. The aim of this study was to clarify the significance of MRP1/CD9 gene expression in human colon cancers. We performed the differential mRNA display technique(More)
BACKGROUND Collagenase-3 (matrix metalloproteinase-13, MMP-13) is a recently identified human MMP with broad substrate specificity which can be activated by membrane type 1 (MT1) matrix metalloproteinase in vitro. These may play a critical role in cancer aggressiveness. AIMS To examine the clinical significance of collagenase-3 expression and the(More)
To search for differentially expressed gene products in selected cancers of endodermal origin, cDNA libraries derived from mRNA in human hepatocellular carcinoma and adjacent grossly normal tissue were generated. From these parent libraries, subtracted cDNA libraries of tumor minus normal and normal minus tumor tissues were constructed. After screening(More)
PURPOSE Somatic mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene may predict the sensitivity of non-small cell lung carcinoma to gefitinib. However, no mutations have been reported for colorectal carcinoma. We therefore analyzed EGFR mutations in colorectal adenocarcinomas by the combined use of laser microdissection and sequencing of genomic(More)
The levels of a number of ribosomal protein mRNAs are reported to be increased in human colon cancer. We have assessed whether selected ribosomal protein mRNAs are overexpressed in other gastrointestinal malignancies, namely gastric and hepatocellular carcinomas. Subtracted complementary DNA libraries were generated from paired samples of human (a)(More)
There are few DNA-based studies that detect cancer micrometastases in lymph nodes. We have assayed for the specific detection of carcinoem-bryonic antigen (CEA)-expressing carcinoma cells in the lymph nodes of patients with gastrointestinal or breast carcinomas. A CEA-specific nested reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR assay was optimized using limiting dilu(More)