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Biological monitoring of solar UV radiation using spore dosimeters has been undertaken since the year 1999 at more than 20 sites in Asia, Europe and South America. The monthly-cumulative data to the end of the year 2004 have been presented before. In this paper, successive data to the end of the year 2007 are compiled and the trends and correlation analyses(More)
A small and robust dosimeter for determining the biologically effective dose of ambient UV radiation has been developed using UV-sensitive mutant spores of Bacillus subtilis strain TKJ6312. A membrane filter with four spots of the spores was snapped to a slide mount. The slide was wrapped and covered with two or more layers of polyethylene sheet to protect(More)
The histogenesis of malignant melanoma with particular reference to the role of melanocytic nevus is still controversial in oncological pathology. In order to differentiate between the proliferative activity of malignant melanomas and benign melanocytic tumors, immunohistochemical analysis was carried out. We used monoclonal antibody PC10 to identify the(More)
p53, A tumor suppressor gene, has been documented as the most frequently mutated gene in human cancers including non-melanoma skin tumors. It has been controversial whether the p53 gene mutation plays a major role for melanoma genesis. To examine the role of p53 in human malignant melanoma carcinogenesis, we performed immunohistochemical analysis using(More)
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