Kohei Shomori

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BACKGROUND Stromal cells are believed to affect cancer invasion and metastasis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the distribution of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and the incidence of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), focusing on clinicopathological factors and patient prognosis, as well as cancer(More)
We cloned a novel ankyrin repeat protein, Arpp, by immunoscreening a cDNA library constructed from a human esophageal carcinoma cell line, TE1, with an antibody directed to a hypothetical protein encoded by antisense p53 mRNA. Arpp protein is composed of 333 amino acids and contains four ankyrin-like repeat motifs in the middle portion of the protein, a(More)
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is a member of the polycomb group of genes and is important in cell cycle regulation. Overexpression of EZH2 protein has been associated with biological malignancy of prostate cancer and several other cancers. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the expression of EZH2 protein in human oral normal mucosa, dysplasia(More)
Using a newly developed assay of telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) mRNA in serum by real-time RT-PCR, we previously reported this assay to be superior to other tumor markers for hepatoma. In this study, we aimed to clarify its clinical significance as a biomarker for lung cancer. In 112 patients with lung tumor and 80 individuals without cancer, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Nicorandil, an ATP-sensitive potassium (K(ATP) ) channel opener and nitric oxide donor, is used in the treatment of angina and acute heart failure. Here we investigated the effects of two K(ATP) channel openers, nicorandil and cromakalim on ischaemia reperfusion (I-R) injury in the kidney. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Right nephrectomy was(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined cell cycle and cell death biomarker trends with the normal-dysplasia-carcinoma sequence of the oral epithelia analyzing the pathological significance of a new biomarker, minichromosome maintenance 2 (MCM2). METHODS This study analyzed 12 patients with normal oral epithelia, 69 with dysplasia, and 35 with squamous cell carcinoma(More)
OBJECTIVES Cardiac ankyrin repeat protein, CARP, is a protein that is restrictedly expressed in the heart but barely expressed in skeletal muscles. Since CARP is induced by pressure overload to the heart, it is proposed to be a genetic marker for cardiac hypertrophy. We recently identified a novel protein, ankyrin repeat protein with PEST and proline-rich(More)
INTRODUCTION Diabetes mellitus (DM) represents a major risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED). Although the etiology of diabetes-induced ED is multifactorial and still unknown, reactive oxygen species are thought to be one of the key factors. AIM The aim of this article is to investigate whether administration of edaravone, a free radical scavenger,(More)
AIM The patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have been reported to be at greater risk for progression to chronic liver disease including liver cirrhosis (LC). To examine the mechanisms for the progression of NAFLD, a genetic analysis of hepatic expression profile in retinoid metabolism in NAFLD was performed since the loss of retinoid(More)
In lung cancers, lymph node metastasis of cancer cells is one of the most important prognostic factors, and lymphatic vessel invasion (LVI) is very important in the stage preceding lymph node metastases. Recently, it has been reported that lymphatic vessel density (LVD) is associated with lymph node metastasis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate(More)