Kaoru Kusama

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In 2005, the WHO Working Group considered odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) to be a tumor and recommended the term keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), separating the lesion from the orthokeratinizing variant, which is now considered an odontogenic cyst. We analyzed the clinicopathological features of KCOTs encountered over a period of 28 years at Meikai(More)
Three new flavonoid glycosides, together with 15 known flavonoids, have been isolated from the leaves of Eriobotrya japonica, and characterized as (2S)- and (2R)-naringenin 8-C-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->2)-beta-D-glucopyranosides, and cinchonain Id 7-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, respectively, based on spectral analyses including two dimensional (2D) NMR(More)
Eight tumors diagnosed as solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the oral cavity were studied. Histologic spectrum was entirely comparable with the extrapleural SFT of other sites. One tumor had glomus tumor-like foci. Immunohistochemical results confirmed most of the previous observations, indicating characteristic expression of vimentin, CD34, bcl-2, and CD99.(More)
To test the hypothesis that nucleotide excision repair (NER) plays a protective role in chemical carcinogenesis in internal organs, xeroderma pigmentosum group A gene-deficient (XPA(-/-)) mice, heterozygous (XPA(+/-)) and wild-type (XPA(+/+)) mice were orally administered 0.001% 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide (4NQO) in their drinking water and compared. After 50(More)
A potent mutagenic compound, 2-amino-3-methylimidazo-[4,5-f]quinoline (IQ), isolated from broiled sardines, cooked beef and beef extract was tested for carcinogenicity in CDF1 mice of both sexes. Mice were given diet containing 0.03% IQ or control diet for up to 675 days. Tumors were observed mainly in the liver, forestomach and lung. In the mice given IQ,(More)
BACKGROUND Adequate folate status in pregnancy is important for satisfactory pregnancy outcome. AIM OF THE STUDY The objective of the present study was to evaluate folate status in healthy pregnant women by assessing dietary folate intakes and measuring changes in folate-related biomarkers including plasma tHcy, serum vitamin B(12) (B(12)), and serum and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess the reproducibility and validity of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) among individuals living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. METHODS A total of 116 food items in our FFQ were selected by ranking food items according to their contribution to the population intake of nutrients, based on multiple 24-hour recalls(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous human herpesvirus that usually results in latent infection of B cells. The EBV BZLF1 gene product ZEBRA is a master regulator of the transition from latency to the lytic replication cycle. In the latent state, hypoacetylation of histone proteins in the BZLF1 promoter by histone deacetylases (HDACs) is primarily(More)
Peripheral odontogenic tumor (POT) is a rarely encountered lesion. We report 5 cases of POT including adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT), keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), ameloblastic fibroma (AF), developing odontoma (DO), and calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT), and also provide a review of relevant literature to define the tumor profile.(More)
Receptor-binding cancer antigen expressed on SiSo cells (RCAS1) is a recently discovered human tumor-associated antigen expressed in a wide variety of cancer tissues. It has been suggested that tumor cells evade from immune surveillance by expression of RCAS1. We investigated whether RCAS1 is expressed in human oral squamous cell carcinomas (HOSCCs) or(More)