Mikito Mori

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BACKGROUND Increasing evidence supports the sentinel lymph node (SN) concept for melanoma and breast cancers. SN biopsy may replace routine lymph node dissection in the treatment of these cancers. But there are little data evaluating this concept in patients with gastric cancer. The objective of this study was to test the feasibility of SN mapping in(More)
PURPOSE The histone deacetylase inhibitor FK228 shows strong activity as a potent antitumor drug but its precise mechanism is still obscure. The purpose of this study is to reveal the effect of FK228 on gene expression in the cell and to determine the mechanism of the antitumor activity of FK228 for further clinical applications. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether histone acetylation regulates tumor suppressive microRNAs (miRNAs) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and to identify genes which are regulated by these miRNAs. We identified a miRNA that was highly upregulated in an ESCC cell line by cyclic hydroxamic(More)
BACKGROUND Chemoradiation therapy (CRT) has the strongest antitumor effect against local tumors of esophageal cancer; however, no standard strategy has yet been established to achieve a clinical complete response (CR) after CRT. The aim of this study was to clarify when a decision can be made to perform further treatment for a clinical CR. METHODS We(More)
Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignancies in the world, and in Asian countries its incidence and mortality rates are very high. Worldwide, Japan ranks first in the incidence of this type of cancer for both sexes. To shed light on the mechanisms underlying the development and/or progression of gastric cancer, we compared the expression profiles(More)
The expression of microRNA-203 (miR-203) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) tissues is remarkably lower than that in non‑ESCC tissues. We investigated how miR-203 could influence the development of ESCC cells. Our analyses revealed that miR-203 inhibited the migration and invasion of ESCC cells. Genome-wide gene(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The treatment of gastric submucosal tumors (SMTs) is strictly surgical and enucleation of the tumor or wedge resection of the stomach is efficient to achieve R0 resection. Laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) can be safely performed with adequate cutting lines. This study describes the initial 16 cases treated by LECS and(More)
Estrogen receptor-positive and progesterone receptor-negative (ER+/PR-) breast cancers account for 15% to 25% of all human breast cancers and display more aggressive malignant characteristics than ER+/PR+ cancers. However, the molecular mechanism underlying development of ER+/PR- breast cancers still remains elusive. We show here that Tip30 deletion(More)
BACKGROUND Although the anatomy of the right portal and biliary systems and their interrelationships must be understood to safely and satisfactorily perform left-sided resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma or right-lobe living donor liver transplantation, the anatomies of the right portal and biliary systems are extremely difficult to understand. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE The overexpression of cyclooxygenase (COX)2 is correlated with carcinogenesis, tumor progression, and prognosis, and increased COX2 expression is correlated with radiation resistance. However, no correlation between the COX2 expression and resistance to chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma has been characterized. The purpose of(More)