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Resonance frequency analysis (RFA) was introduced as a method for measuring implant stability more than a decade ago. Implant stability quotient (ISQ) values obtained using a recently introduced wireless RFA device have made it possible to evaluate stability in a non-invasive technique; however, there are few studies of the factors that affect ISQ values(More)
p63 is a member of the p53 family and regulates crucial events in the formation of epithelial structures, but the role of p63 in tumor is unclear. We found that Snail-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is accompanied by down-regulation of p63 in human squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). DeltaNp63alpha is the predominantly expressed p63 isoform(More)
We have previously established immortalized cells (HCF) from cementifying fibroma of the jaw bone. Here, we found that the receptor for hyaluronan (HA)-mediated motility (RHAMM) and epiregulin, a ligand for the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), were highly expressed in HCF cells in comparison with osteoblasts by conducting a microarray analysis. The(More)
Bub1 plays an important role at the spindle assembly checkpoint to prevent cell cycle progression following spindle damage. We examined the expression of human Bub1 mRNA in 20 gastric carcinoma tissues and corresponding nonneoplastic mucosas by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and analyzed the relation with proliferative activity monitored by(More)
The receptor for hyaluronan (HA)-mediated motility (RHAMM) is a HA-binding protein located in the cytoskeleton and centrosome. RHAMM has multiple functions that manifest with different cellular localizations, for example, modulation of growth factor receptor, regulation of cell signaling pathways, and mitotic spindle assembly. In addition, its increased(More)
The receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) is a newly recognized factor regulating cancer cell invasion and metastasis. This study investigated the expression of RAGE in gastric carcinomas and its association with invasion and metastasis. Of eight gastric cancer cell lines examined, seven constitutively expressed RAGE messenger ribonucleic acid(More)
Aberrant methylation of CpG islands within promoter regions is associated with transcriptional inactivation of various tumor suppressor genes in neoplasms. Recently, O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase, MGMT, was shown to be hypermethylated in certain carcinomas, resulting in loss of MGMT protein. We studied DNA methylation of CpG islands of the MGMT(More)
Receptor for hyaluronan-mediated motility (RHAMM) has previously been characterized as a cell surface receptor for hyaluronan and a microtubule-associated intracellular hyaluronan binding protein. We examined the expression of RHAMM mRNA in 43 oral squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) and 7 normal gingivae by real-time RT-PCR. The expression level of RHAMM mRNA(More)
Lugol's iodine staining (Lugol-staining) has been widely used to detect malignant changes in the cervix uteri and esophagus. However, pathological and histochemical changes in the border between Lugol-stained and -unstained areas in oral epithelial dysplastia and malignant lesions are not well understood. We examined the histological appearance of 20 cases(More)
We found that high galectin-1 (Gal-1) mRNA levels were associated with invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cells that expressed Snail, an epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) regulator. Both Gal-1 overexpression and soluble Gal-1 treatment accelerated invasion and collective cell migration, along with activation of cdc42 and Rac. Soluble Gal-1(More)