Kazuhiro Nomoto

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JC virus (JCV), a ubiquitous polyoma virus that commonly infects humans, was first identified as the etiologic agent for the fetal demyelinating disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Recently, a number of reports have documented detection of JCV in samples derived from several types of neural as well as non-neural human tumors. It has been(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric carcinoma is still a major leading cause of cancer death in East Asia. Since angiogenesis is a necessary condition for invasion and metastasis, its regulation is of essential significance. MATERIALS AND METHODS Expressions of MMP-2, MMP-9 and VEGF were examined with microarray of gastric carcinoma tissue samples (n = 249) by(More)
Pim-3, a member of the proto-oncogene Pim family with serine/threonine kinase activity was aberrantly expressed in cancerous lesions of endoderm-derived organs such as liver, pancreas, and colon. The aim of this study was to clarify the role of Pim-3 expression in the tumorigenesis and the development of gastric carcinomas. Pim-3 expression was(More)
AIM To investigate the pathobiological features of intestinal and diffuse-type gastric carcinomas in the Japanese population. METHODS The expression of fragile histine triad (FHIT), phosphatase and tensin homology deleted from human chromosome 10 (PTEN), caspase-3, Ki-67, mutant p53, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9, and extracellular matrix(More)
Chronic inflammation is a common theme in a variety of disease pathways, including autoimmune diseases. The pathways of chronic inflammation are well illustrated by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is of a serious concern due to its increasing prevalence in the westernized world and its direct correlation with lifestyle factors, particularly diet.(More)
Maspin, a serine protease inhibitor related to the serpin family, can suppress invasion and metastasis of malignancies. To clarify the role of maspin in the genesis and progression of gastric carcinomas, its expression pattern and level were studied by immunohistochemistry on tissue microarrays containing gastric carcinoma (n = 237), normal gastric mucosa(More)
The JC virus (JCV) infects a large proportion of the population worldwide and 80% to 90% of adults are seropositive and it may be activated in immunodeficient patients, resulting in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Recent reports described the possibility of its oncogenetic role in several malignancies. To clarify whether JCV might have a(More)
There has been a relative paucity of effort at defining effector mechanisms of biliary damage in PBC. We hypothesize that biliary cells are destroyed secondary to the immunologic relationships of inflammation and biliary epithelial apoptosis and, in particular, that biliary damage is a result of reduced levels of glutathione-S-transferase (GST), the(More)
The authors report on a rare case of pilomyxoid astrocytoma in a patient presenting with fatal hemorrhage. This 5-year-old boy presented to the outpatient clinic with headache and vomiting. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies revealed a mass lesion with partial hemorrhage in the suprasellar region extending into the third ventricle.(More)
NNK [4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyle)-1-butanone] is a nicotine-derived nitrosaminoketone contained in tobacco smoke used as a powerful chemical carcinogen for rodent experimental models of pulmonary carcinogenesis. To clarify its carcinogenetic mechanisms, we examined the expression status of 22,625 mouse genes. The affymetrix GeneChip mouse expression(More)