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CpG island promoter methylation of tumor suppressor genes is one of the most characteristic abnormalities in EBV-associated gastric carcinoma (GC). Aberrant promoter methylation and expression loss of PTEN were evaluated in cancer tissues of GC by methylation-specific PCR and immunohistochemistry, respectively, showing that both abnormalities occurred(More)
The AT-rich interactive domain 1A gene (ARID1A), which encodes one of the subunits in the Switch/Sucrose Nonfermentable chromatin remodeling complex, carries mutations and is responsible for loss of protein expression in gastric carcinoma, particularly with Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) infection and a microsatellite instability-high phenotype. We used(More)
EBV-associated gastric carcinoma is a distinct gastric carcinoma subtype with characteristic morphologic features similar to those of cells that undergo epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. The effect of microRNA abnormalities in carcinogenesis was investigated by measuring the expression of the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition-related microRNAs,(More)
PURPOSE EBV-associated gastric carcinoma shows global CpG island methylation of the promoter region of various cancer-related genes. To further clarify the significance of CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) status in gastric carcinoma, we investigated methylation profile and clinicopathologic features including overall survival in four subgroups defined(More)
A 52-year-old man received a left pneumonectomy for pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma without signs of recurrence after surgery. At age 68 years, a capsulated huge mass developed in the left pleural cavity, which was diagnosed as chronic expanding hematoma. Two years and 8 months after detection, the lesion began to invade the chest wall, and 10 months(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated gastric carcinoma (GC) is a distinct subgroup of GC, comprising 10% of all cases of GC. EBV-associated carcinoma is the monoclonal growth of EBV-infected epithelial cells, and it represents a model of virus-host interactions leading to carcinoma. EBV-infected cells express several latent proteins (latency I program of(More)
SOX9 is a member of the SOX [Sry-related high-mobility group (HMG) box] family and is required for the development and differentiation of multiple cell lineages. To clarify the significance of SOX9 in gastric carcinoma (GC), immunohistochemical expression of SOX9 and the CpG island methylation status of SOX9 were evaluated and compared with(More)
To clarify the significance of p73 in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated gastric carcinoma (GC), the immunohistochemical expression and CpG-island methylation of p73 were evaluated in cancer tissues and adjacent nonneoplastic tissues of GC with and without EBV infection. Loss of p73 expression by immunohistochemistry was specific to EBV-associated GC(More)
EBV-associated gastric carcinoma is a distinct subset of gastric carcinoma infected with EBV, which shows latency I type expression of EBV latent genes (EBNA1, EBER, BARF0, and LMP2A). To clarify the role of EBV in this type of gastric carcinoma, the cell biological characteristics (growth, apoptosis, and migration) were evaluated in gastric carcinoma cell(More)
Gastric marker mucins (MUC5AC and MUC6) and intestinal marker molecules (MUC2 and CD10) have been used to determine the cell lineage of epithelial cell of gastric carcinoma (GC). To clarify the characteristics of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated GC, 18 cases were immunohistochemically evaluated along with 56 cases of EBV-negative GC. MUC2 expression was(More)