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14-3-3 sigma:, a target gene of the p53 tumour suppressor protein, has been shown to regulate the cell cycle at the G2/M checkpoint. Recent studies have demonstrated that 14-3-3 sigma is downregulated by hypermethylation of the CpG island in several types of cancer. In this study, we investigated the expression and methylation status of 14-3-3 sigma in(More)
We examined the role of the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)/c-met system on invasion and metastasis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cells. In monolayer culture, exogenous HGF marginally affected the growth of oral SCC cells (BHY, HN, IH) and human gingival epithelial cells (GE). In type I collagen matrix, however, HGF significantly enhanced the(More)
We examined the alteration of the subcellular localization of TSC-22 (TGF-beta-stimulated clone-22) after induction of apoptosis and the transcription-regulatory activity of TSC-22. In the living cells, TSC-22-green fluorescent protein (GFP) fusion protein was clearly localized to the cytoplasm, however, in the apoptotic cells, the TSC-22-GFP fusion protein(More)
We have recently isolated TSC-22 (transforming growth factor-beta-stimulated clone-22) cDNA as an anticancer, drug-inducible (with vesnarinone) gene in a human salivary gland cancer cell line, TYS. We have also reported that TSC-22 negatively regulates the growth of TYS cells and that down-regulation of TSC-22 in TYS cells plays a major role in salivary(More)
We have isolated transforming growth factor-beta-stimulated clone-22 (TSC-22) cDNA as an anti-cancer drug-inducible gene in a human salivary gland cancer cell line, TYS. We have previously reported that TSC-22 negatively regulates the growth of TYS cells, and that overexpression of TSC-22 protein in TYS cells enhanced the in vitro chemosensitivity of the(More)
Retinoids inhibit the proliferation of several types of tumour cells, and are used for patients with several malignant tumours. In this study, we examined the effect of retinoic acids (RAs) on the invasive potentials of the oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cells, BHY and HNt. BHY cells expressed all of retinoid nuclear receptors (RARalpha, beta, gamma,(More)
The measurement of the intra-tumoral level of thymidylate synthetase (TS), and dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), may be useful in predicting tumor sensitivity to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). In this study, we examined the mRNA levels of DPD and TS in 28 oral squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), and 22 salivary gland tumors by semi-quantitative reverse(More)
14-3-3 s, a target gene of the p53 tumour suppressor protein, has been shown to regulate the cell cycle at the G2/M checkpoint. Recent studies have demonstrated that 14-3-3 s is downregulated by hypermethylation of the CpG island in several types of cancer. In this study, we investigated the expression and methylation status of 14-3-3 s in human salivary(More)
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