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BACKGROUND Stathmin1 is a microtubule-regulating protein that has an important role in the assembly and disassembly of the mitotic spindle. The roles of stathmin1 in carcinogenesis of various cancers, including prostate and breast cancer, have been explored. However, its expression and roles in gastric cancer have not yet been described. METHODS Stathmin1(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective clinical trial was conducted. OBJECTIVES To determine the feasibility of removing activity restrictions after surgery and encouraging early return to work; to ascertain the clinical and behavioral response to such a strategy; and to identify factors predictive of early return to work, preparatory to possible randomized clinical(More)
Two kinds of cinnamaldehyde derivative, 2'-hydroxycinnamaldehyde (HCA) and 2'-benzoxy-cinnamaldehyde (BCA), were studied for their immunomodulatory effects. These compounds were screened as anticancer drug candidates from stem bark of Cinnamomum cassia for their inhibitory effect on farnesyl protein transferase activity. Ras activation, which is accompanied(More)
Expression of heat shock proteins (HSPs) has been shown to protect mammalian cells exposed to a variety of stress stimuli. Among various HSPs, small HSPs from diverse species were shown to protect cells against oxidative stress. Here, we show that the overexpression of the mouse small hsp gene, hsp25, provides protection against ionizing radiation. Our(More)
An hypoxic microenvironment is an important modulator of gene expression in many pathophysiological conditions. In this study, we show a coordinate activation of heat shock transcription factor (HSF) and hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) in RIF tumor cells by hypoxia. Since heat shock protein (hsp) and angiogenic factor genes that are regulated by HSF and(More)
A critical role of oxidative stress has been implicated in ischemic brain damage. Mild ischemic pretreatment and/or synthesis of heat shock proteins (HSPs) has been suggested to protect against oxidative brain damage. However, experimental support of this suggestion have proven to be difficult partly because sensitive indices to assess oxidative(More)
Previously we and others have demonstrated that oxidative stress involving generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is responsible for the cytotoxic action of TNF alpha. Protective effect of small heat shock proteins (HSP) against diverse oxidative stress conditions has been suggested. Although overexpression of small HSP was shown to provide an enhanced(More)
A gene responsible for the biosynthesis of leucine has been cloned by the complementation of the Escherichia coli leuB6 auxotroph mutant after transformation with the Mycobacterium bovis BCG genomic DNA library, which was constructed by ligating the partially digested BCG DNA with Sau3A1 into the pUC19 digested with BamHI. Sequencing of the leuB gene of BCG(More)
Involvement of oxidative stress in ischemia/reperfusion-induced brain damage has been suggested. However, experimental support of this suggestion was limited partly because sensitive indices to assess oxidative consequences of ischemic brain damage were few. We have established biochemical assay systems to assess oxidative brain damage following ischemia.(More)
Dynamin I is highly expressed in brain and plays a critical role in clathrin-mediated endocytosis and synaptic vesicle recycling. To elucidate the molecular mechanism by which expression of dynamin I is tissue-specifically regulated, we previously cloned and characterized the promoter of the mouse dynamin I gene and suggested that there is a negative(More)