Ryo Sugimoto

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Dear Editor, Recently, percutaneous imaging-guided core needle biopsy (CNB) ensuring a high degree of diagnostic accuracy and minimal invasiveness has been widely practiced as an alternative to surgical biopsy [1]. However, the procedure itself can, very rarely, contribute to disease recurrence [1, 2]. The WHO classifies mammary carcinomas with(More)
Tumor budding is thought to reflect the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, the molecular mechanism linking tumor buds and the EMT remains unclear. Here, we examined the induction of tumor budding and EMT and their association with EMT-related proteins (ZEB1, TWIST, SNAIL, and SLUG) in colorectal cancer (CRC). Immunohistochemical expression of(More)
Stem cells ensure tissue homeostasis through the production of differentiating and self-renewing progeny. In some tissues, this is achieved by the function of a definitive stem cell niche. However, the mechanisms that operate in mouse spermatogenesis are unknown because undifferentiated spermatogonia (Aundiff) are motile and intermingle with differentiating(More)
To better understand progressive changes in gastric cancer (GC), early and advanced GCs (EGC and AGC, respectively) were examined for copy number alterations (CNAs). A crypt isolation method was used to isolate DNA from tumors and normal glands in 20 AGCs, and fresh tumor samples were obtained from 45 EGCs. We assessed CNAs for differentiated-type GCs using(More)
We analyzed signaling mechanisms for prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production following activation of proteinase-activated receptor-1 (PAR1), a thrombin receptor, in preosteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells. PAR1 stimulation caused PGE2 release, an effect suppressed by inhibitors of COX-1, COX-2, iPLA2, cPLA2, MAP kinases (MAPKs), Src, EGF receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase(More)
Homeostasis of tissues relies on the regulated differentiation of stem cells. In the epithelium of mouse seminiferous tubules, the differentiation process from undifferentiated spermatogonia (A(undiff)), which harbor the stem cell functions, to sperm occurs in a periodical manner, known as the "seminiferous epithelial cycle". To identify the mechanism(More)
The relevance of the clinicopathological and molecular features of early gastric cancers (EGCs) having the microsatellite instability (MSI)-high phenotype has not been clearly defined in sporadic gastric carcinogenesis. Here, we examined the clinicopathological and molecular characteristics of EGC according to MSI status in 330 patients with EGC(More)
High-resolution mapping along the coast and time-series measurements of the radon-222 (Rn) concentrations in the shallow zone in a semi-enclosed sea, Obama Bay, Japan, were undertaken in 2013. The temporal and spatial variations in the Rn concentrations were analyzed in parallel with meteorological conditions, physical–biogeochemical characteristics, and(More)
Although genetic alterations in patients with advanced gastric cancer have been extensively studied, those in patients with intramucosal neoplasia (IMN) are still poorly understood. We evaluated genetic differences in 158 IMNs, including 51 low-grade dysplasias, 58 high-grade dysplasias (HGDs), 30 intramucosal cancers (IMCs), and 19 mixed tumors (composed(More)