Masuyo Murotani

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The expression of pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor (PSTI) was studied immunohistochemically in 106 cases of gastric carcinoma. Of the 45 intestinal-type carcinomas, 34 cases (76%) expressed PSTI: 15 (63%) of 24 early carcinomas and 19 (90%) of 21 advanced carcinomas, the incidence being significantly different (P less than 0.05). Furthermore, in the(More)
Expression of p53, a tumor-suppressor gene product, was studied immunohistochemically in microwave-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections of 84 colorectal carcinomas and 44 adenomas. Using a monoclonal antibody (PAb1801), nuclear p53 was detected successfully in 51 of 84 (60.7%) cases of carcinomas, and no stain for p53 was demonstrated in the adjacent normal(More)
We examined the expression of pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor (PSTI) in colorectal cancer by immunohistochemical staining using an anti-PSTI antiserum, an in situ hybridisation technique utilising sulphonated PSTI cDNA probe, and a Northern blot hybridisation method, using a 32P-labelled PSTI cDNA probe. Immunohistochemically, PSTI was detected in 80(More)
Expression of pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor (PSTI) gene was examined by Northern blotting analyses in 31 human colorectal tumors that included two benign adenomas and 26 adenocarcinomas. Among the total of 28 cases which proved to be adequate for mRNA analyses, all but one showed the expression of PSTI at various levels. In contrast, PSTI(More)
OK-432 (5 KE), an immunomodulatory agent prepared from an attenuated strain of Streptococcus pyogenes, was dissolved in 1 ml of aprotinin (1000 KIE) and mixed with 80 mg of fibrinogen containing Factor XIII. A single intratumoral injection of the mixture was performed preoperatively under endoscopy in 20 patients with colorectal carcinoma. Postoperative(More)
A sulfonated probe and its applicability to in situ hybridization is described and discussed. The DNA probes were modified by introducing an antigenic sulfone group into the cytidine residues of the denatured DNA (Budowsky EI, Sverdlov ED, Monastyrkaya GS: New method of selective and rapid modification of the cytidine residues. FEBS Lett 25:201, 1972).(More)
We found that antitumor effect of OK-432, a lyophylized preparation of an attenuated strain of streptococcus pyogenes, on colorectal carcinoma was greatly augmented when it was injected intratumorally in conjunction with fibrinogen. Twenty cases of colorectal cancer received intratumoral injection of 5 KE of OK-432 mixed with 80mg of fibrinogen including(More)
Synchronized chemoradiation, where 5-FU and CDDP were synchronously administered in the same schedule with radiation therapy, was applied for advanced esophageal cancer in neoadjuvant fashion. Ten patients with advanced esophageal cancer were enrolled for this regimen consisting of 5-FU; 500 mg/day x 5/w x 4, CDDP; 10 mg/day x 5/w x 4 and radiation; 2 Gy x(More)
Using a microwave tissue coagulator, we attempted intraoperative, ultrasound-guided cauterization and thermocoagulation of metastatic liver tumors. The procedure, safety and efficacy of this therapy were analyzed. During the past 2 years, this therapy was used in 10 patients with unresectable metastatic liver tumors. During surgery, monopolar electrodes(More)