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BACKGROUND & AIMS The genes MAGE-1 and MAGE-3 both encode melanoma peptide antigens recognized by major histocompatibility complex-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocytes. The antigens may be a target for immunotherapy. There is, however, little information on the expression of these genes in gastric carcinomas. Therefore, the expression of MAGE genes in gastric(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) is a member of MMP family and has a wide variety of substrate spectra. It is reported to play an important role in carcinoma invasion and metastasis. There is, however, little information on the clinical significance of MMP-7 in human esophageal carcinoma. We thus studied 48 tumor/normal pair samples of human esophagus by(More)
OBJECTIVES Interleukin-8 (IL-8) as an alpha-chemokine recruits and activates neutrophils, which are abundant in the intestinal lesions of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). Stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF1-alpha) is a new chemokine that is chemotactic to neutrophils. The aims of this study were to assess the relative expression of(More)
Radiotherapy is a useful component of treatment for esophageal cancer. Identification of the genes that are differentially expressed between radiosensitive and radioresistant cancer cells is important for predicting clinical effectiveness of radiotherapy. We established human esophageal cancer cell lines resistant to X-ray. Using differential display, we(More)
The interactions of chemokine receptor CCR7 and its ligands are essential for migration of lymphocytes and dendritic cells to lymph nodes. In this study, we found that 4 of 6 (67%) gastric carcinoma cell lines tested expressed functional CCR7 for the chemokine CCL21/6Ckine, as demonstrated by calcium mobilization and actin polymerization assays. Moreover,(More)
We isolated human intercrine reduced in hepatomas (hIRH) as a mRNA whose expression was reduced in differential displays from human hepatocellular carcinoma. hIRH is equivalent to the alpha-chemokine SDF-1alpha/PBSF. We have previously demonstrated on Northern blot analysis that although hIRH mRNA expression is common in human normal tissues, it is absent(More)
Tumor angiogenesis is essential for tumor growth and tumor metastasis, and it depends on angiogenic factors produced by tumor cells and/or infiltrating cells in tumor tissue. In this study, we evaluated the clinical significance of the expression of angiogenin, which is a potent angiogenic protein, and the relationship between its mRNA expression and focal(More)
We recently isolated from differential displays and subsequently cloned a human alpha-intercrine (hIRH) whose mRNA is reduced in human hepatocellular carcinomas. We now report that on Northern blots its mRNA is absent from premalignant colonic adenomas and from all of 27 human malignant cell lines (including breast, cervix, colon, duodenal, gastric,(More)
Expression of the chemokine stromal cell-derived factor-1alpha (SDF-1alpha) is absent from many carcinomas, including hepatomas. We note an early signalling defect in the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell line HepG2 that expresses the CXCR4 receptor and binds biotin-labelled SDF, but fails to stimulate downstream signalling events after engagement with(More)