Satoru Nakayama

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Recently we reported that amplification of the Zinc Finger Protein 217 (ZNF217) gene adversely affects survival of patients with ovarian clear cell carcinoma. This study sought to determine the mechanism by which ZNF217 amplification affects patient survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was used to detect(More)
Somatic mutations in PPP2R1A, which encodes a scaffolding subunit of serine/threonine protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A), have recently been described in different types of gynecological neoplasias. To extend this observation, we examined the frequency of PPP2R1A mutation in some major histological subtypes of type I and type II ovarian carcinoma. Mutational(More)