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Low expression of p27Kip1 is associated with disease progression and an unfavorable outcome in several malignancies, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). In addition, the p27Kip1 protein is thought to be degraded by the Jun activation domain-binding protein 1 (Jab1). The purpose of this study was to examine whether Jab1 expression can be a useful(More)
Thermophilic bacteria Bacillus subtilis WU-S2B and Mycobacterium phlei WU-F1 desulfurize dibenzothiophene (DBT) and alkylated DBTs through specific cleavage of the carbon-sulfur bonds over a temperature range up to 52 degrees C. In order to identify and functionally analyze the DBT-desulfurization genes, the gene cluster containing bdsA, bdsB, and bdsC was(More)
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) has been used for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) treatments, and the acquisition of resistance is the major problem to successful OSCC treatment. It has been reported that the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is associated with chemoresistance in several types of cancers. In the present study, we established(More)
It is important to examine the abnormality of the entire p53 tumor suppressor pathway in head and neck cancer. We examined the mRNA expressions of p53 regulatory factors, p33ING1 and p14ARF, and a p53-target gene, p21WAF1 in head and neck cancer. Nine of 14 benign pleomorphic adenomas (PAs) and 7 of 8 malignant salivary gland tumors (MSGTs) expressed(More)
This study was designed to disclose detailed genetic mechanisms in salivary gland tumors (SGTs) for development of novel independent marker. We constructed an in-house cDNA microarray carrying 2,201 cDNA clones derived from SGT and oral squamous cell carcinoma cDNA libraries. Four cell lines that originated from the SGT-derived cell lines were analyzed(More)
We evaluated the orally administered S-1, in combination with ionizing radiation both in vivo and in vitro against human oral cancer cell lines. Human oral cancer cell lines were used as subcutaneous xenografts in nude mice. S-1 (10 mg/kg) was administered orally 1 h before radiation treatments (1.5 Gy), or 1 h after radiation for five consecutive days.(More)
To examine the effect of an oral fluoropyrimidine anti-cancer agent (S-1) on the radiosensitivity of a human oral cancer cell line with focusing on inhibition of survival signal, Akt/PKB. A human oral cell cancer cell line B88 was used. Activation of Akt/PKB in vivo was examined by immunohistochemistry, and apoptotic cells were detected by TUNEL method.(More)
We examined the mechanisms underlying the enhancement of radiosensitivity and chemosensitivity to gamma-irradiation (IR) and 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) in human oral carcinoma cells (B88) in which NF-kappaB activity was constitutively suppressed. Three super-repressor form of IkappaBalpha cDNA-transfected cell (B88mI) clones and 1 empty vector-transfected cell(More)
In the present study, we examined the appropriate schedule of S-1 medication in the combination with radiation by investigating the safety, the clinical efficacy, and antitumor effects on tumors in nude mice. In the patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), S-1 was given orally according to a 4-week application followed by 2-week rest regimen(More)
p27Kip1 is a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor which regulates progression of cells from G1 into S phase in a cell cycle. p27Kip1 has been reported to be an important prognostic factor in various malignancies. As the ability of invasion and metastasis has been thought to be the most important factor for patient's prognosis, we examined whether up-regulation(More)