Hiroyoshi Suzuki

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A recent study reported on mutations in the active site of the isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) gene in several types of gliomas. All mutations detected resulted in an amino acid exchange at position 132. We analyzed the genomic region spanning wild-type R132 of IDH1 by direct sequencing in 125 glial tumors. A total of 39 IDH1 mutations were observed.(More)
The methylation status of 7 genes was examined in four cell lines, 36 samples of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), 20 samples of prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) and 109 samples of prostate cancer (PCa), using methylation-specific PCR (MSP): the pi-class glutathione S-transferase (GSTP1), retinoic acid receptor beta 2(RARbeta2), androgen receptor(More)
Carcinogenesis of the prostate involves androgen influences, and associations between genetic polymorphisms of androgen receptor and metabolizing enzymes and prostate cancer risk have been reported. Roles for non-androgenic hormones are not well defined, but they also may have an impact judging from epidemiological and animal experimental alphalambda zeta(More)
PURPOSE Alterations in the p53 tumor suppressor gene located on human chromosome 17p13.1 are currently the most common genetic abnormalities associated with many different types of human malignancies. Recently serum p53 antibodies (p53-Abs) have been detected in the serum of patients with various cancers. To evaluate the clinical usefulness of serum p53-Abs(More)
We report a rare case of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) of the parotid gland. A 70-year-old man presented with a 4-months-history of right-sided subauricular swelling. Computed tomographic scans revealed a well-defined mass with cystic lesion, measuring about 40 mm in diameter, in the right parotid gland. Because the tumor occupied superficial(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the efficacy of low dose tamsulosin after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in Japanese male patients with ureteral stone. METHODS One hundred and two Japanese male patients with ureteral stones who underwent ESWL were randomly divided into three groups. Group A (38 patients) was given tamsulosin (0.2 mg/day); group B (30(More)
This paper shows a new design and prototyping method for a bending pneumatic rubber actuator and its application to a soft-bodied manta swimming robot. The design is based on optimal design using non-linear finite element method, in which geometrical and material non-linearity are considered and fabrication process is based on a rapid and efficient(More)
Deletions on human chromosome 8p22-23 in prostate cancer cells and linkage studies in families affected with hereditary prostate cancer (HPC) have implicated this region in the development of prostate cancer. The macrophage scavenger receptor 1 gene (MSR1, also known as SR-A) is located at 8p22 and functions in several processes proposed to be relevant to(More)
PURPOSE The prognosis of metastatic prostate cancer significantly differs among individuals. While various clinical and biochemical prognostic factors for survival have been suggested, the progression and response to treatment of those patients may also be defined by host genetic factors. In this study, we evaluated genetic polymorphisms as prognostic(More)
OBJECTIVE Selection criteria for active surveillance (AS) program of localized prostate cancer remain to be standardized. The purpose was to evaluate the validity of selection criteria and investigate the feasibility of this AS program. METHODS Patients meeting the criteria (i) stage T1cN0M0, (ii) age 50-80, (iii) serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA)(More)