Noriaki Sugawa

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The epidermal growth factor receptor gene has been found to be amplified and rearranged in human glioblastomas in vivo. Here we present the sequence across a splice junction of aberrant epidermal growth factor receptor transcripts derived from corresponding and uniquely rearranged genes that are coamplified and coexpressed with non-rearranged epidermal(More)
This study describes genomic rearrangements near the 3' end of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene in eight glioblastomas displaying coamplification and expression of both normal and rearranged EGFR. In four of these cases, it was possible by PCR to amplify tumor EGFR cDNA, which allowed sequence determination of the 3' transcript alterations(More)
Loss of genetic information from a number of specific regions of the genome has been documented in primary human gliomas. Recently loss of heterozygosity or nullizygosity of the IFN beta 1 gene has been found in glioblastomas. We used Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) analysis in order to screen the frequency of the loss of this genes in glial(More)
A case of transorbital intracranial foreign bodies due to windshield impact was reported. A 17-year-old man was admitted to our department after he had his face injured in a traffic accident. He was fully conscious, and had no neurological deterioration except for a disturbance in his left external ocular movement. Plain skull X-rays and a plain CT revealed(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) plays an important role in the progression of malignancy in gliomas. We studied the growth inhibition of the malignant glioma cell lines using an antisense EGFR oligodeoxynucleotide enveloped with LipofectinR. At a concentration of 5 μM of the antisense EGFR oligodeoxynucleotide enveloped with LipofectinR, the(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) has a neurotrophic effect both in vitro and in vivo, and is considered to play an important role in the maintenance of neuronal functions in the normal brain. Neural damage in brain contusion progresses after the primary injury of trauma because of cerebral hemodynamic and metabolic impairment including intracranial(More)
We have previously identified and regionally localized 195 chromosome-22-specific DNA markers. We now report restriction fragment length polymorphisms detected by 9 phage markers mapped to 22q11-q12, two cosmid clones mapped to 22q12-q13 and one plasmid mapped to 22q13-qter. These markers may be useful tools for mapping disease genes such as the NF2 locus,(More)
Chronic intracerebral hematoma is rare. Computerized tomography almost consistently demonstrates ring-shaped lesions with mass effect and perifocal edema. All patients in published studies have been treated surgically. Most of the hematomas have been encapsulated and contained blood in various stages of organization. The thick capsule has usually consisted(More)
The loss of genetic information from a number of specific regions of the genome has been documented in human tumors in vivo. To estimate the frequency with which IFN beta 1 gene loss occurs in human gliomas, both restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification, using the IFN-gamma gene as a(More)