Hiroyuki Yamaguchi

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Survivin is a novel inhibitor of apoptosis and is expressed during fetal development and in cancer tissues, but its expression has not been reported in normal adult tissues or benign diseases. We investigated survivin gene and protein expression in a tumor-like benign disease, endometriosis, and correlated them with apoptosis and invasive phenotype of(More)
Extended resection, comprising extended right hemicolectomy, splenectomy, and distal pancreatectomy, has been advocated for carcinoma of the splenic flexure because the lymphatic drainage at this site is variable. The present study addresses the problems associated with selecting the most appropriate operative procedure to achieve cure of splenic flexure(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the biological significance of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at Fas gene promoter in cervical carcinogenesis. METHODS SNP at -670 of Fas gene promoter (A/G) together with human papillomavirus (HPV) types were examined in a total of 279 cervical smear samples and 8 human cervical squamous carcinoma cell lines using(More)
We examined the expression of vascularendothelial growth factor (VEGF) and microvessel countsexpressed by CD34 staining in 39 patients with primaryand 44 patients with metastatic liver tumors ofmetastatic colorectal carcinoma, and 29 patients withnonmetastatic colorectal carcinoma as control in orderto determine their value in the evaluation of prognosisand(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the biological correlation between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-C expression and invasive phenotype in ovarian carcinomas. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Gene and protein expression levels of VEGF-C in 10 ovarian carcinoma cell lines were correlated with invasive activity of the cells. The correlation between immunohistochemical(More)
Sialyl Lewis(a) (CA19-9) and sialyl Lewis(x) antigens (SLX) may play a role in tumor metastasis by serving as functional ligands in the cell adhesion system. The authors examined preoperative serum levels of CA19-9 and SLX in 218 patients who underwent resection for gastric cancer to determine their prognostic value. The patients were divided into two(More)
A cell wall hydrolase homologue, Bacillus subtilis YddH (renamed CwlT), was determined to be a novel cell wall lytic enzyme. The cwlT gene is located in the region of an integrative and conjugative element (ICEBs1), and a cwlT-lacZ fusion experiment revealed the significant expression when mitomycin C was added to the culture. Judging from the Pfam data(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the biological significance of single nucleotide polymorphism at codon 72 of the p53 gene in the development of gynecological cancer. METHODS p53 codon 72 polymorphism was examined in a total of 354 blood samples from 95 normal, 83 cervical, 108 endometrial and 68 ovarian cancer cases using polymerase chain reaction and(More)
To clarify the relationship between morphological measurements of hepatic volume by computed tomography (CT-vol) and functional volume (RI-vol) by technetium-99m galactosyl human serum albumin (99mTc-GSA) scintigraphy, and its clinical significance, we examined 16 patients with a background liver status of either normal liver function (n = 4), chronic(More)
The present study was designed to provide a systemic analysis of prognosis in 62 patients who underwent hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastasis. The analyzed factors included microvessel counts stained by CD34 and expression of two adhesion molecules, E-cadherin and CD44 variant exon 6-(v6) in these tumors. No significant factors related to(More)