Satoru Nakayama

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BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to examine the clinical significance of ZNF217 amplification and assess whether ZNF217 could be a potential therapeutic target in ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC). METHODS ZNF217 expression and amplification in OCCC was assessed by immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and clinical data(More)
Somatic mutations of PIK3CA (phosphoinositide-3-kinase) have recently been shown playing an important role in the pathogenesis of ovarian clear cell carcinoma. In this study, the frequency of PIK3CA mutations and the relationship of PIK3CA mutations with clinicopathologic and biological variables were investigated in ovarian clear cell carcinomas from(More)
Recently, the ARID1A gene has been identified as a novel tumor suppressor in ovarian clear cell carcinoma. The prognostic significance of the loss of ARID1A expression is not known. The current study was designed to evaluate whether ARID1A was a prognostic factor for progression, survival, and chemoresistance in ovarian clear cell carcinoma. A total of 60(More)
This study examined the clinical significance of Notch3 expression and assessed its usefulness as a potential therapeutic target in chemoresistant ovarian cancer. Notch3 expression was assessed with immunohistochemical examination, and clinical variables were collected with a retrospective chart review. Notch3 siRNA or γ-secretase inhibitor was used to(More)
This study examined the biological and clinical significance of NAC1 (nucleus accumbens associated 1) expression in both cervical squamous cell carcinomas and adenocarcinomas/adenosquamous carcinomas. Using immunohistochemistry, the frequency of positive NAC1 expression in adenocarcinomas/adenosquamous carcinomas (31.0%; 18/58) was significantly higher than(More)
A major obstacle to the treatment of ovarian carcinoma is intrinsic/acquired resistance to cisplatin-based chemotherapy. The clinical significance of p53 overexpression in patients with ovarian carcinoma is still controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the independent prognostic significance of p53 overexpression in patients with ovarian(More)
The aim of the present study was to clarify the role of autophagy in cisplatin (CDDP) sensitivity in OCCCs and the role of Beclin 1 in OCCC progression. Autophagy was measured using: i) western blot analysis of LC3 and p62 and ii) microscopic observation of GFP-LC3 puncta. Autophagy was suppressed using chloroquine and Beclin 1 siRNA. Surgical specimens(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to clarify the functional role of Notch3 in human cervical carcinomas. METHODS Notch3 expression in cervical cancer was assessed by immunohistochemistry, and data on clinical variables were collected by retrospective chart review. We used dual-color fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to analyze DNA copy number(More)
We analyzed a series of ovarian carcinomas from patients treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy for loss of heterozygosity (LOH) to determine the relationship between microsatellite alteration and prognosis. Patients with tumors that had lost alleles at loci 3p14-21, 12qter, or 17p13.3 showed significantly reduced survival compared to patients with(More)
Fetoscopic laser surgery for severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) has become the optimal treatment choice since the release of the Eurofetus randomized clinical trial. These techniques have been adopted throughout the globe, and many institutions have instituted or will soon institute fetoscopic laser surgery procedures; however, laser surgery has a(More)