Hiromichi Sumiyoshi

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The expression of epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor was examined immunohistochemically in a total of 122 gastric and 61 colonic carcinomas, out of which 16 gastric and 8 colonic carcinomas were also examined by 125I-labeled EGF binding analysis and Western blotting. The values of EGF binding were 12.68 +/- 1.98 (SE; n = 16) fmol/mg protein in gastric(More)
The presence of human epidermal growth factor (hEGF) was studied in a total of 210 gastric carcinomas comprising 52 early carcinomas, 113 advanced carcinomas and 45 scirrhous carcinomas. An immunohistochemical study revealed no hEGF-immunoreactivity in early gastric carcinomas, while hEGF-positive tumor cells were detected in 24 (21.2%) of the 113 advanced(More)
This study deals with the growth effect of gastrin on two xenotransplantable human gastric carcinomas (SC-6-JCK, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma; and St-15, mucinous adenocarcinoma) and on one colonic carcinoma (Co-3, well-differentiated adenocarcinoma). In SC-6-JCK, the treatment with s.c. injection of pentagastrin at a dose of 10 micrograms/mouse(More)
A simplified method for the simultaneous determination of irinotecan (CPT-11, I) and its active metabolite (SN-38, II) in human plasma by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with fluorescence detection has been developed. Following the addition of the internal standard (I.S.) camptothecin, the drugs were extracted from plasma using methanol. The(More)
We evaluated the mobilization of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) after the administration of chemotherapy including irinotecan (CPT-11) in individuals with advanced thoracic malignancies including lung cancer and mesothelioma. All patients were previously untreated. The numbers of CD34+ cells, CD34+ 38- cells, and colony-forming units(More)
Irinotecan, 7-ethyl-10-[4-(1-piperidino)-1-piperidino] carbonyloxycamptothecin, (CPT-11) resistance was overcome by using a biscoclaurine alkaloid, cepharanthine, in CPT-11- and multidrug-resistant 50MT-1 cells. 50MT-1 cells were established from a mouse breast-cancer cell line, FM3A, by subjecting the cells to a low dose of CPT-11 continuously. 50MT-1(More)
Twenty-eight patients with inoperable or relapsed lung cancer were given a combination of oral etoposide, administered once a day at doses ranging from 40 to 60 mg/m2/day (d) for 21 consecutive days, and carboplatin, administered intravenously over 1 h at doses ranging from 300 to 400 mg/m2 on day 1 to determine the appropriate doses of this combination. In(More)
Gut endocrine cells in a total of 18 gastric adenocarcinomas in inbred Wistar rats induced by N-methyl-N′-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) and gastrin or serotonin, were examined histologically, ultrastructurally, and immunohistochemically for gastrin, somatostatin, calcitonin, glicentin, and serotonin. A large number of argyrophil cells were observed in 17(More)
The effects of peroral administration of raw garlic juice and extracted-aged garlic juice (garlic extract) were studied with female Wistar strain rats. For the examination, 5, 5 and 10 rats were sacrificed after 3, 8 and 21 days respectively. In the group to which raw garlic juice (5 ml/kg) was administered 5 rats died of the serious stomach injury in 21(More)
The influence of garlic extract on the chronic toxicity test were examined orally in Wistar rats for 6 months. There were no toxic symptoms due to garlic extract even at dose level of 2000 mg/kg for 5 times a week during 6 months. High dose of garlic extract did not inhibit the body weight gain, while the food consumption decreased slightly for the(More)