Hiroyuki Sugihara

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To obtain immature fat cells in vitro, we used a primary culture of undigested mature fat tissue fragments. The immature fat cells, i.e., fibroblast-like fat cells, proliferated extensively from the fat tissue and differentiated after reaching confluence. The process of differentiation was assumed by the development of intracytoplasmic lipid droplets and by(More)
BACKGROUND Ezrin is a member of the ezrin, radixin, and moesin family that provides a functional link between the plasma membrane and the cortical actin cytoskeleton. A correlation between ezrin overexpression and aggressive cancer behavior has been recently reported in various tumor types. However, its roles in the mechanisms underlying progression of(More)
To clarify modes of silencing of p16 and their concerns to the development and progression of esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs), we examined immunoreactivity of p16, loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at six microsatellite loci in 9p13–22, and the methylation status of the p16 promoter in 42 cases of the ESCC at various stages. The samples taken from(More)
It is suspected that early gastric carcinoma (GC) is a dormant variant that rarely progresses to advanced GC. We demonstrated that the dormant and aggressive variants of tubular adenocarcinomas (TUBs) of the stomach are characterized by loss of MYC and gain of TP53 and gain of MYC and/or loss of TP53, respectively. The aim of this study is to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Eradication of early gastric carcinoma (GC) is thought to contribute to reduction in the mortality of GC, given that most of the early GCs progress to the advanced GCs. However, early GC is alternatively considered a dormant variant of GC, and it infrequently progresses to advanced GC. The aim of this study was to clarify the extent of overlap of(More)
BACKGROUND Refluxogenic effects of smoking and alcohol abuse may be related to the risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The present study attempts to clarify the effects of continuous taurocholic acid (TCA) exposure, which is neither mutagenic nor genotoxic, on ESCC progression. METHODS A squamous carcinoma cell line (ESCC-DR) was(More)
MOTIVATION Tests of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) from microarray experiments are based on the null hypothesis that genes that are irrelevant to the phenotype/stimulus are expressed equally in the target and control samples. However, this strict hypothesis is not always true, as there can be several transcriptomic background differences between(More)
UNLABELLED Iodine-123-BMIPP is an iodinated methyl-branched-chain fatty acid. Low uptake of BMIPP relative to thallium or other perfusion tracer indicates metabolically damaged but viable myocardium (for example, ischemic but viable myocardium). In some cases, however, negative myocardial uptake of BMIPP is observed. The main purposes of this study were to(More)
Oral surgical procedures occasionally require removal of the periosteum due to lesions, and these raw bone surfaces are prone not only to infection but also to scar formation during secondary healing. The objective of this study was to identify successful methods for reconstruction using periosteal defect dressings. We created 1-cm(2) defects in the skin(More)