Hiroji Nishino

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The significance of microsatellite instability (MSI) as a prognostic predictor for resectable pancreatic cancer patients was examined. Forty-six histologically confirmed pancreatic cancer patients who had undergone resection were studied. DNA was extracted from the paraffin block sections by means of the microdissection method. PCR was performed using eight(More)
Trypsinogen/trypsin is one of the major serine proteases and is produced by pancreatic acinar cells. Tumor-associated trypsinogen (TAT) has been reported to be produced by several cancer cell lines. The biological roles and activation mechanisms of both TAT and pancreatic acinar trypsinogen (PAT) have not been elucidated in the context of cancer extension,(More)
We have previously reported that decreased intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression in cancer cells is associated with liver metastasis of colorectal cancer. In this study, we have investigated the effect of ICAM-1 gene transfection into the human colorectal cancer cell line LM-H3 on cell adhesiveness and cytotoxicity of peripheral blood(More)
We investigated the adenoma-carcinoma sequence in intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm from the aspect of genetic changes. The formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumors and surrounding normal pancreatic tissues from patients with 16 intraductal papillary-mucinous adenoma of the pancreas (IPMA) and 10 intraductal papillary-mucinous carcinoma of the pancreas(More)
We describe herein a case of primary leiomyosarcoma of the breast in a 59-year-old woman. Preoperative clinical examination and cytology findings indicated a benign breast tumor, but intraoperative histopathological examination of the tumor revealed malignant spindle cells, and a modified radical mastectomy was performed. Immunohistochemical analysis(More)
COX-2 overexpression is recognized in various cancers, but the role of COX-2 in the progression of cancer, including the liver metastasis of colon cancer, is not clearly understood. We examined the role of COX-2 in the mechanism of liver metastasis of colon cancer, using a highly metastasizable colon carcinoma cell line, LM-H3. A COX-2 inhibitor, JTE-522,(More)
A 34-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with the chief complaints of back pain and epigastralgia. The physical examinations on admission disclosed no abdominal tumor. The serum concentration of total bilirubin was 1.4 mg/dl. The serum elastase-1 level was elevated to 526 ng/dl. Computed tomography showed a cystic lesion, 1 cm in diameter, in the head(More)
Liver metastasis is a major contributor to mortality in patients with colorectal cancer. Hence, it is essential to establish preventive therapy to control liver metastasis. Recently, it has become widely accepted that cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors possess anti-cancer activity for various types of tumor, especially colorectal. The clinical application of(More)
The prognostic values of immunohistochemical staining for hMSH2 and hMLH1 in patients with pancreatic carcinomas were investigated. Fifty-five patients with histologically proven pancreatic carcinomas were studied. Immunohistochemical staining for hMSH2 and hMLH1 was performed by avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex method with a catalyzed signal amplification(More)