Koji Funaoka

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E1AF is a newly identified human ets-family transcription factor. We have reported that E1AF can up-regulate transcription of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) genes and confers invasive phenotype on human cancer cells. HSC3 is an oral squamous-cell-carcinoma-derived cell line, and it manifests high levels of E1AF and MMP-1 and -9 gene expression that are(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is still obscure. Since human papillomavirus (HPV) DNAs are associated with carcinoma of the uterine cervix, carcinomas of the oral cavity were investigated to ascertain if these viruses are present in squamous carcinomas of this anatomic site. METHODS Seventy-seven oral mucosal SCCs were(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been implicated in invasion and metastasis of tumor cells. Transcription regulatory regions of MMP genes often contain binding sites for ets transcription factors. We recently isolated a cDNA encoding human E1A-F, a member of the ets oncogene family, and showed that E1A-F can upregulate MMP genes by CAT assay. We(More)
Ameloblastoma is the most frequent odontogenic tumour. It occurs mainly in the mandible and grows expansively. The treatment of ameloblastoma, which influences the prognosis, is decided in consideration of many factors, especially the age and size of the tumour. Conservative treatment sometimes leads to the recurrence of tumours and poor prognosis, but the(More)
p21(Waf1/Cip1) is one of the key regulatory proteins in cell cycle, terminal differentiation, and apoptosis. Its promoter was shown to be transactivated by the wild-type p53 protein as well as in a p53-independent manner. In this report, we demonstrate that E1AF, an ets-related transcription factor, activates the human p21(Waf1/Cip1) promoter by interacting(More)
We investigated the sensitivity and cell-cycle inhibitory gene expression of human papillomavirus (HPV) 16- and 18-positive human cancer cell lines after DNA damage induced by treatment with the anti-cancer drug cisplatin. Four HPV-positive cell lines (Caski, SiHa, HeLa and KB) were treated with cisplatin at various concentrations. Apoptotic cell death was(More)