Hiromitsu Hiroumi

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BACKGROUND Alterations of the p53 gene are one of the most common genetic changes in various types of cancer, including lung cancer. Abnormalities in the ras genes, including point mutations and overexpression, are another common feature in the molecular biology of lung cancer and are associated with a poorer prognosis. The authors' purpose was to determine(More)
We immunohistochemically examined specimens of 215 surgically resected non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) for p27KIP1 protein (p27) expression and the growth fraction determined by the Ki-67 labeling index (LI). The NSCLCs analyzed showed considerable heterogeneity in both p27 and Ki-67 LIs; 25 of 207 (13%) lacked p27 expression (p27 LI < 5%), and 116 of(More)
Cell invasion and metastasis characterize the malignant potential of non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). We have previously reported that E1AF, a member of the Ets-related transcription factor family, confers invasive phenotype on breast cancer and oral squamous-cell carcinoma cell lines. In our study, we analyzed the E1AF expression in cell lines and(More)
p16INK4 protein (p16) and retinoblastoma protein (pRB), like p53 protein, are important tumor suppressors that regulate the cell cycle. We immunohistochemically examined fresh-frozen specimens of 114 resected non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) for loss of p16 and pRB expression, together with aberrant accumulation of p53 protein and the proliferative(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroendocrine neoplasms of the lung represent a wide spectrum of phenotypically and biologically distinct entities. Their histopathologic diagnosis, which carries therapeutic and prognostic significance, may sometimes be difficult because of their overlapping features. We previously demonstrated that large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas (LCNECs)(More)
We immunohistochemically examined specimens of 215 surgically resected non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) for p27 protein (p27) expression and the growth fraction determined by the Ki-67 labeling index (LI). The NSCLCs analyzed showed considerable heterogeneity in both p27 and Ki-67 LIs; 25 of 207 (13%) lacked p27 expression (p27 LI < 5%), and 116 of 215(More)
The predictive value of expression of p16INK4A, retinoblastoma (Rb) and p53 proteins for prognosis was evaluated in 76 patients with non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) that were potentially curatively resected between 1990 and 1995, using the results of immunostaining analyses of these proteins as reported in our previous study (Kinoshita et al, 1996). Of(More)
We evaluated the antiproliferative effect of L-myc antisense DNA in NCI-H209, a human small cell lung cancer (SCLC) cell line overexpressing the L-myc gene. The synthetic DNA used in the present study was oligodeoxynucleoside phosphorothioate, which showed rapid incorporation into NCI-H209 cells and localized mainly in the cell nucleus and weakly in the(More)
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