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We examined the range of the accessory mental foramen [AMF] and its accessory mental nerve in three Japanese cadavers. The diameters of the AMF were relatively small: 0.74 mm, 0.80 mm and 0.89 mm. The distances between the mental foramen and AMF were: 0.67 mm, 2.1 mm and 5.74 mm. The distribution of the accessory mental nerve was different in the three(More)
In an attempt to elucidate the effects of denervation on development and maintenance of the structure of the fungiform papilla, unilateral neurectomy of the chorda tympani-lingual nerve of rats was performed at day 1 and at weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 10 after birth. Specimens were obtained at days 3, 7 and 10, weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8, and months 3 and 4 after(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) has been implicated in lymphangiogenesis, the process of new lymphatics formation. The present study investigated VEGF-C mRNA expression in invasive cervical cancer tissue. Additionally, the association of VEGF-C mRNA with clinicopathological features was examined. VEGF-C mRNA expression was assessed by reverse(More)
Extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (Emmprin/CD147) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily. Enriched on the surface of many tumor cells, emmprin promotes tumor growth, invasion, metastasis and angiogenesis. We evaluated the clinical importance of emmprin and investigated its role in endometrial cancer.(More)
The insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-IR) plays an essential role in the establishment and maintenance of transformed phenotype, and interference with the IGF-IR pathway by antisense or dominant-negative mutants causes reversal of the transformed phenotype in many rodent and human tumor cell lines. We stably transfected an IGF-IR antisense mRNA(More)
Temporal modification of amygdaloid serotonin (5HT) content and the resultant muricide behavior, compared to isolated and olfactory bulbectomized rats, were studied after chronic theophylline administration. Theophylline raised amygdaloid 5HT after Day 28 and amygdaloid 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5HIAA), its deaminated metabolite, after Day 7. Theophylline(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether early postoperative D-dimer levels and certain pre-, intra-, and postoperative parameters can be used to predict venous thromboembolism (VTE) in gynecologic cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively evaluated 267 gynecologic cancer patients who underwent surgery at our(More)
  • Atsushi Hongo, Hiroyuki Kuramoto, +4 authors Yuji Hiramatsu
  • 2003
Antitumor effects of a soluble form dominant negative of the type I insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-IR) designated as 486/STOP were evaluated in CaOV-3 human ovarian cancer cells by establishing stable transformants overexpressing 486/STOP and by administration of 486/STOP recombinant protein. Expression of 486/STOP was detected from total cell(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate prognostic factors for epithelial ovarian cancer. We found that the pretreatment values of maximum standardized uptake (SUVmax) of the primary tumor by positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), tumor marker CA125 and C-reactive protein (CRP) were correlated with clinical characteristics and(More)