Saori Ushijima

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We evaluated the significance of aberrant DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) protein expression during gastric carcinogenesis. The protein expression of DNMT1, Muc2, human gastric mucin, E-cadherin, and proliferating cell nuclear antigen was examined immunohistochemically in gastric cancers and corresponding noncancerous mucosae from 134 patients. The DNA(More)
Aberrant DNA methylation has been shown to play an important role during multistage carcinogenesis in various human organs. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the significance of DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) protein expression during pancreatic carcinogenesis. Immunohistochemical analysis of DNMT1 in 48 peripheral pancreatic duct epithelia(More)
Our study was designed to clarify the significance of silencing the E-cadherin gene, which is located on 16q22.1, due to CpG methylation during hepatocarcinogenesis. The CpG methylation status of primary hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and corresponding liver tissues showing chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis, which are widely considered to be precancerous(More)
Alteration of DNA methylation is one of the most consistent epigenetic changes in human cancers. DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) 1 is a major enzyme that determines genomic methylation patterns. In order to understand the significance of mutations of the DNMT1 gene during human carcinogenesis, we performed polymerase chain reaction-single strand conformation(More)
We evaluated the significance of aberrant DNA methyltransferase expression in human carcinogenesis by examining 32 colorectal and 34 stomach cancers. Levels of mRNAs encoding DNA methyltransferases were measured by reverse transcription, followed by real-time quantitative detection of PCR products. The DNA methylation state of CpG islands and(More)
In order to evaluate the erectile function in male renal failure patients treated with hemodialysis (HD), we investigated the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) in patients and healthy controls. The subjects were 174 male patients treated with HD, of whom 43 had diabetes mellitus (DM) and the remaining 131 patients did not have DM. The controls(More)
To evaluate the significance of alterations in DNA methylation during multistage carcinogenesis of the pancreas, tissue samples of 13 peripheral pancreatic duct epithelia showing no remarkable histological changes without inflammatory background (DE), 20 peripheral pancreatic duct epithelia showing no remarkable histological changes with inflammatory(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the significance of aberrant DNA methylation, the participation of which in genetic instability is controversial, in hepatocarcinogenesis. The DNA methylation status of the region around the promoter of the E-cadherin tumor suppressor gene, which is located on 16q22.1, and the allelic status at the D16S421 locus, which(More)
To examine the significance of aberrant DNA methylation in hepatocarcinogenesis, the DNA methylation status at the D17S5 locus and mRNA expression of a candidate tumor suppressor gene, HIC-1 (hypermethylated-in-cancer), which was identified at the D17S5 locus, in primary hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and their corresponding noncancerous liver tissues(More)
To evaluate the significance of altered DNA methylation during renal tumorigenesis, tumorous tissues (T) and corresponding nontumorous renal tissues (N) from 94 patients with renal tumors, and normal renal tissues (C) from 16 patients without renal tumors were investigated. DNA methylation status on CpG islands of the p16, human MutL homologue 1 (hMLH1),(More)