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Currently, surgical resection is the treatment strategy offering the best long-term outcomes in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Especially for advanced HCC, surgical resection is the only strategy that is potentially curative, and the indications for surgical resection have expanded concomitantly with the technical advances in hepatectomy. A(More)
Alterations in the expression of Fas (CD95/APO-1) and its ligand (FasL) have been demonstrated in various types of cancers as a mechanism for tumour cell to escape from the immune system. In the present study, we evaluated the expression of the Fas and FasL genes in a wide range of primary gynaecological carcinomas. These included 31 ovarian, 29 cervical(More)
The GAPLS (GA based PLS) program has been developed for variable selection in QSAR studies. The modified GA was employed to obtain a PLS model with high internal predictivity using a small number of variables. In order to show the performance of GAPLS for variable selection, the program was applied to the inhibitor activity of calcium channel antagonists.(More)
Comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) with partial least squares (PLS) is one of the most frequently used tools in three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationships (3D-QSAR) studies. Although many successful CoMFA applications have proved the value of this approach, there are some problems in its proper application. Especially, the(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel oral anticancer fluoropyrimidine derivative, S-1, in patients receiving initial chemotherapy for unresectable, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Between June 1996 and July 1998, 62 patients with NSCLC who had not received previous chemotherapy for advanced disease were(More)
Comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) has been widely used as a standard three dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship (3D-QSAR) method. Although CoMFA is a useful technique, it does not always reflect real ligand-receptor interaction. Molecular interactions between the ligand and receptor are mainly occurred near the van der Waals(More)
Proteinprotein interaction (PPI) pockets in a hostguest protein system were predicted using an L-shaped partial least squares (LPLS) method. LPLS is an extension of standard PLS regression, where, in addition to response vector y and regressor matrix X, an extra data matrix Z is constructed which summarizes the background information on X. The regressor(More)
Recently, we investigated and proposed the novel molecular alignment method with the Hopfield Neural Network (HNN). Molecules are represented by four kinds of chemical properties (hydrophobic group, hydrogen-bonding acceptor, hydrogen-bonding donor, and hydrogen-bonding donor/acceptor), and then those properties between two molecules correspond to each(More)
The nonlinear partial least squares (PLS) method is a nonlinear version of PLS. In this approach, a quadratic inner relation is used instead of the linear inner relation in PLS. Since the quadratic inner relation can be extended to a general form, it is said that the nonlinear PLS method has a high potential for nonlinear modelling. However, few(More)