Helen Naemi Honma

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PURPOSE Glutathione S-transferases (GST) modulates the effects of various cytotoxic and genotoxic agents, particularly those derived from benzo[a]pyrene, which is one of the main tobacco carcinogens. Both the mu 1 (GSTM1) and theta 1 (GSTT1) genes have a null variant allele in which the entire gene is absent. The GSTP1*B allele has an A to G transition at(More)
BACKGROUND Overall therapeutic outcomes of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are poor. The dendritic cell (DC) immunotherapy has been developed as a new strategy for the treatment of lung cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety and immunologic responses in use in mature, antigen-pulsed autologous DC vaccine in(More)
The GSTM1 and GSTT1 genes reduce the effects of exposure to cytotoxic agents. Both genes have a null variant allele in which the entire gene is absent. On the other hand, a common polymorphism of the tumour suppressor P53 gene results in either arginine (A) or proline (P) at amino-acid position 72. The A and P alleles code proteins with distinct functions(More)
In tumor-bearing rats, most of the serum amino acids are used for synthesis and oxidation processes by the neoplastic tissue. In the present study, the effect of Walker 256 carcinoma growth on the intestinal absorption of leucine, methionine and glucose was investigated in newly weaned and mature rats. Food intake and carcass weight were decreased in newly(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of chemotherapy on the physical condition of patients with advanced lung cancer. METHODS We evaluated 50 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (in stages IIIB and IV) and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status scale scores between zero and two. All patients underwent chemotherapy using paclitaxel(More)
The aim of the study was to analyze the frequency of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in Brazilian non-small cell lung cancer patients and to correlate these mutations with response to benefit of platinum-based chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Our cohort consisted of prospective patients with NSCLCs who received(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate and compare the frequency of CYP1A1*2A gene polymorphisms in a Brazilian population and determine the possible contribution of these genetic variations to lung cancer risk. METHODS The study population included 200 patients with lung cancer, and the control group consisted of 264 blood donors. Genomic DNA was obtained from peripheral(More)
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