Hisahiro Matsubara

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs), noncoding RNAs 21-25 nucleotides in length, regulate gene expression primarily at the posttranscriptional level. Growing evidence suggests that miRNAs are aberrantly expressed in many human cancers, and that they play significant roles in carcinogenesis and cancer progression. A search for miRNAs with a tumor-suppressive function in(More)
Various stimuli, such as telomere dysfunction and oxidative stress, can induce irreversible cell growth arrest, which is termed 'cellular senescence'. This response is controlled by tumor suppressor proteins such as p53 and pRb. There is also evidence that senescent cells promote changes related to aging or age-related diseases. Here we show that p53(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombocytosis in patients with cancer has been reported to be associated with increased expression of angiogenic factors and with a poor prognosis in some types of cancer. The aim of this study is to analyze the clinicopathologic significance and prognostic value of platelet counts in patients with esophageal cancer. STUDY DESIGN Platelet(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess whether apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) predict responses to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and/or patient prognosis. METHODS Magnetic resonance images were acquired to construct the diffusion-weighted images, and the ADC values were calculated before CRT(More)
BACKGROUND The p53 protein overexpression that usually results from genetic alterations has been reported to induce serum antibodies against p53. There is little information about the clinicopathologic and prognostic significance of preoperative serum p53 antibody in patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS A highly specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES An increased serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level was found in patients with various malignant tumors and was associated with poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinicopathological significance and the prognostic value of preoperative CRP levels in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinomas. PATIENTS(More)
Recent advances in two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) such as fluorescent 2-D differential gel electrophoresis (2-D DIGE) has made it possible to detect and quantitate the critical changes involved in disease pathogenesis. We have previously identified novel proteins with altered expression in primary colorectal cancer using agarose 2-DE that has a(More)
Subtotal esophagectomy with three-field lymph node dissection (3FLD) has been reported to improve survival in patients with thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of the extent and number of positive lymph nodes for long-term survival of patients who underwent 3FLD. From January(More)
BACKGROUND Although radical operation and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy improve survival in patients with advanced esophageal cancer, more than half of these patients have recurrence. The aim of this study was to explore treatment responses and prognostic factors in patients with recurrent esophageal cancer. METHODS The operative specimens from 258 patients(More)
Preoperative chemotherapy: there have been three reports of meta-analyses based on randomized controlled trials carried out in Europe or North America that compared surgical resection with preoperative chemotherapy and surgical resection alone. However, the conclusions are confl icting: one found that preoperative chemotherapy does not improve 1-year and(More)