Morihiko Inamine

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An anthraquinone derivative, emodin, suppresses tumor development both in vitro and in vivo. In this study, we examined the anti-angiogenic activity of emodin and its modifying effect on the phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2. In cell cultures, emodin inhibited endothelial cell proliferation, migration, and tube formation in(More)
Brain metastases from gynecological cancers were retrospectively investigated in 18 patients who were treated between 1985 and 2006. Six patients received surgical resection followed by radiotherapy, and 12 patients received only radiotherapy. The median survival for all patients was 4.1 months (range 0.7-48.2 months), and the actuarial survival rates were(More)
Sphingolipids display a wide spectrum of biological activities, including cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis. However, precise mechanisms by which these compounds exert anticancer or cancer-preventive effects are not known. In the present study, we evaluated the preventive efficacy of enriched dietary monoglucosylceramide(More)
PURPOSE To identify the characteristics, risk factors, and clinical outcomes of radiation enterocolitis requiring surgery in patients with gynecologic malignancies. METHODS AND MATERIALS The records of 1,349 patients treated with pelvic radiotherapy were retrospectively reviewed. The majority of the patients (88%) were treated with 50 Gy or 50.4 Gy pelvic(More)
The usefulness of mucin-depleted foci (MDF), which have recently been proposed as a new preneoplastic biomarker in rat colon carcinogenesis, was histologically investigated in rat colonic tissues treated with 1,2-dimethylhydrazine dihydrochloride (DMH). The relationship among aberrant crypt foci (ACF), MDF and beta-catenin accumulated crypts (BCAC) was(More)
The modifying effects of dietary administration of an herb, Terminalia catappa (TC), were investigated on rat colon carcinogenesis induced by a carcinogen azoxymethane (AOM). The number of aberrant crypt foci (ACF) and beta-catenin accumulated crypts (BCACs) in the colon, and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) labelling index in the colonic(More)
AIM To retrospectively analyze the treatment results of postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) in patients with early-stage uterine cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Records of 141 patients with stage IB-IIB uterine cervical cancer treated with PORT from 1985 to 2004 were retrospectively reviewed. The majority of patients received whole-pelvic radiotherapy(More)
AIM To identify predictive factors for locoregional recurrence in patients with FIGO stage IB-IIB cervical cancer treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Data were analyzed for 123 patients with FIGO stage IB-IIB squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix between 1997 and 2007. Eligibility for CCRT included tumor size >4 cm(More)
The purpose of the present study was to examine whether Neem leaf (Azadirachta indica) has short-term chemopreventive effects on endpoint preneoplastic lesions involved in rat colon carcinogenesis and might also exert antioxidative activity. Forty- two male F344 rats were randomly divided into 6 experimental groups. Groups 1 to 4 were given a subcutaneous(More)
AIM Severe late complications, particularly radiation enterocolitis and leg edema, remain major problems in patients with uterine cancer, who have undergone hysterectomy and postoperative external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). We carried out this retrospective analysis to identify the incidence of risk factors for such complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS The(More)