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Viral hepatitis causes fibrosis in the liver and may change mechanical properties of the liver. To evaluate the impact of fibrosis on elastic properties of human liver and to investigate potential benefits of ultrasonic elasticity imaging, 19 fresh human liver samples and 1 hepatic tumor (focal nodular hyperplasia) sample obtained during operations were(More)
PURPOSE Abnormal spindle-like microcephaly associated (ASPM) plays an important role in neurogenesis and cell proliferation. This study is to elucidate its role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), particularly early tumor recurrence (ETR) and prognosis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We used reverse transcription-PCR assays to measure the ASPM mRNA levels in 247 HCC(More)
Human CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein delta (CEBPD) has been reported as a tumor suppressor because it both induces growth arrest involved in differentiation and plays a crucial role as a regulator of pro-apoptotic gene expression. In this study, CEBPD gene expression is down-regulated, and "loss of function" alterations in CEBPD gene expression are observed(More)
The influence of MSI on treatment outcome of colorectal cancers remains unclear and deserves further investigation. We recruited 244 patients with stage IV sporadic colorectal cancers for our study, based on appropriate eligibility criteria. Patients were nonrandomly allocated to 2 treatment groups of either with or without high-dose 5-FU plus leucovorin(More)
Cancer cells with a high glycolytic rate have an advantage in tumor growth. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) often exhibits an aberrant expression of glycolytic enzymes, particularly type II hexokinase (HKII) and aldolase B (ALDOB). This study examined the aberrant expression of HKII and ALDOB in 203 surgically resected HCCs. A dramatic down-regulation of(More)
Gliomas are the most common tumors of the central nervous system and have a grave prognosis. Deletion of chromosome 10p15 is one of the most common chromosomal alterations in gliomas. Recently, a candidate tumor suppressor gene, KLF6, which is mapped to chromosome 10p, was found to be frequently mutated in prostate cancer. KLF6 is a zinc finger(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrence after hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection is the major obstacle to improved survival. The presence of vascular invasion (VI) in pathology specimens is a well-known unfavorable prognostic factor for HCC recurrence. Though some VI-related genes have been reported, their association with recurrence-free survival is not known. We(More)
Chromosome 4q exhibits high frequency of allelic loss in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study aimed to elucidate the interaction of the frequent aberrant mRNA expression of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), osteopontin (OPN) and a novel short isoform of annexin A10 (ANXA10S) at 4q in the tumor progression among 294 patients who received surgical resection of(More)
AIMS Annexin A10 (ANXA10) is a calcium- and phospholipid-binding protein expressed normally in the gastric mucosa. In this study, we evaluated the potential use of ANXA10 as a diagnostic marker. METHODS AND RESULTS We observed ANXA10 expression in the gastric mucosa, the Brunner gland of the duodenum and the urothelium, but absence of expression in other(More)
alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) is often elevated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study was to elucidate the significance and related factors of AFP elevation in HCC in 781 unifocal HCCs receiving curative hepatectomy. We showed that high AFP (> 200 ng/ml), which was associated with AFP mRNA expression in HCC (p = 0.00001), correlated with major(More)