Keiji Kikuchi

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ING4 (inhibitor of growth gene 4) is a new member of the ING gene family and is implicated in chromatin remodeling and repression of cell growth. In order to explore the roles of ING4 in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), ING4 expression was assessed in 214 cases of HNSCC by immunohistochemistry using tissue microarray, and in three oral SCC(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most common cancer in the world. The evolution and progression of HNSCC are considered to result from multiple stepwise alterations of cellular and molecular pathways in squamous epithelium. Recently, inhibitor of growth gene (ING) family consisting of five genes, ING1 to ING5, was identified as a(More)
UNLABELLED In this study, we investigated the clinicopathologic significance of the low-affinity p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR; which is expressed in the stem/progenitor cell fraction of normal esophageal epithelial cells) in 187 resected esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) specimens and found that approximately 50% of ESCC expressed p75NTR. Our(More)
To clarify the role of p33ING1b in tumorigenesis and progression of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), we examined the expression and subcellular localization of p33ING1b in 214 HNSCC cases in parallel with 60 dysplasia samples and 48 normal epithelium samples by immunohistochemistry, and analyzed correlations of expression of p33ING1b in HNSCC(More)
Invasion of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells into three-dimensional (3-D) type I-collagen matrices depends on TGF-α. We characterized the steps of invasion mediated by TGF-α. Cell migration, as observed by videomicroscopy, was effectively stimulated by collagen, suggesting that TGF-α may specifically participate in the invasion of a 3-D collagen matrix. We(More)
OBJECTIVES SIRT1, class III histone deacetylase, has been described to be up-regulated in various malignancies. However, the opposite results have been reported in other malignancies. Therefore, we investigated SIRT1 expression to clarify its biological behavior and identify its usefulness as a biomarker for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). (More)
Interaction between tumor cells and stromal fibroblasts plays essential roles in tumor progression. However, its detailed molecular mechanism remains unclear. To understand the mechanism, we investigated molecules mediating this interaction using the three-dimensional (3D) co-culture system of Panc-1 pancreatic carcinoma cells with normal fibroblasts. When(More)
Clinical trials of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors as antitumor therapy have been conducted for gastric cancer. Expression of SIRT1, a class III HDAC, is related to poor prognosis in some malignancies. We investigated the correlation between SIRT1 expression and progression and prognosis of gastric cancers comparing with molecules linked to SIRT1 in(More)
Invadopodia, small protrusions formed at ventral membranes of several types of invasive cancer cells upon contact with the extracellular matrix (ECM), are implicated in cell invasion; however, the relationship between invadopodia formation and cell invasion through the ECM is still unknown. To correlate the formation of membrane protrusions and cell(More)
The autogenic lens tumors induced by the Simian vacuolating virus 40 (SV40) T antigen in α-crystallin/SV40 T antigen transgenic (TG) mice, provide a tool to screen anti-tumor reagents in vivo and to clarify the underlying mechanisms. Juzen-taiho-to, a Chinese medicine composed of 10 herbs, was frequently used as an alternative medicine for cancer patients(More)