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OBJECTIVE To investigate the biological significance of single nucleotide polymorphism at codon 72 of the p53 gene in the development of gynecological cancer. METHODS p53 codon 72 polymorphism was examined in a total of 354 blood samples from 95 normal, 83 cervical, 108 endometrial and 68 ovarian cancer cases using polymerase chain reaction and(More)
The genes of the glutathione S-transferase (GST) family encode enzymes that appear to be critical in cellular protection against the cytotoxic effects, whereas p53 is a tumor suppressor gene. Despite a large number of studies on germline polymorphisms of GSTM1, GSTT1 and p53 genes, there have been very few reports on genotyping of these genes in human(More)
Growth of solid tumors depends on angiogenesis, the process by which new blood vessels develop from the endothelium of a pre-existing vasculature. Tumors promote angiogenesis by secreting various angiogeneic factors, and newly formed blood vessels induce tumor cell proliferation and invasiveness. Ovarian carcinomas have a poor prognosis, often associated(More)
The present paper develops linear regression models based on singular value decomposition (SVD) with the aim of downscaling atmospheric variables statistically to estimate average rainfall in the Chikugo River Basin, Kyushu Island, southern Japan, on a 12-hour basis. Models were designed to take only significantly correlated areas into account in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical efficacy of conservative treatment using Nd-YAG laser technique for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) was evaluated in a large series of CIN patients based on the long-term follow-up results. METHODS We have treated 2107 women preoperatively diagnosed as having CIN by Nd-YAG contact laser conization with vaporization of the(More)
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