Satoshi Ichigo

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The first step of invasion and metastasis is the detachment of cancer cells in the primary tumor, which is mainly controlled by the function in the adherens junction, consisting of E-cadherin associated proteins (E-cadherin, alpha- and beta-catenins, vinculin, alpha-actinin, and actin). The cell-to-cell aggregation activity and the expressions of(More)
To know the potential of growth, invasion and metastasis of uterine cervical cancer associated with neovascularization, localization of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and microvessel density in tumours were determined by immunohistochemical staining, the levels of VEGF subtypes were determined by Western blot analysis and by a sandwich enzyme(More)
This study was designed to determine the clinical implication of expression of progesterone receptor form A (PR-A) and B (PR-B) mRNAs in secondary spreading of gynecologic cancers. Approximately equal expression of PR-A and PR-B mRNAs was designated as type AB and dominant expression of PR-B mRNA as type B. Alteration from type AB to type B in the(More)
Angiogenesis contributes to the growth and secondary spreading of solid tumours. Platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor (PD-ECGF) is identified as such an angiogenic factor. In the present study, the prognosis of the patients with high PD-ECGF uterine cervical cancers was worse than those with low PD-ECGF cancers, and PD-ECGF expression correlated(More)
Estrogen receptor exon 5 splicing variant (ER E5SV) mRNA has been found in tumours and the corresponding normal tissues, being transcriptionally active without ligand binding. Therefore, the expression of ER E5SV mRNA in gynaecological cancers was studied. The presence of ER E5SV mRNA was demonstrated in the normal ovary, uterine endometrium and cervix and(More)
Recently, much evidence has indicated that sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and corticosteroid-binding globulin (CBG) play a role in the intracellular action of sex steroids in target cells. In the present work, expression of SHBG mRNA and CBG mRNA was demonstrated in tissues of human normal endometrium and pelvic endometriosis, using the reverse(More)
To know the effects of sex steroids on the potentials of growth, invasion, and metastasis with neovascularization of endometrial cancer, the expression of plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI)-1 [an inhibitor of tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA)] and its mRNA in well-differentiated uterine endometrial(More)
A silent mutation in B-domain of the estrogen receptor-alpha (ER B) change codon 87 (from GCG to GCC) is clinically correlated with frequent spontaneous abortion and familial history of breast cancer among Caucasian patients. However, none of the 167 Japanese female patients and 46 Japanese female healthy volunteers showed ER B variant. Therefore, this DNA(More)
This study was designed to show the effect of estrogen and androgen on the level of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone specific binding sites (TBS and DHTBS, respectively) and to clarify the implication of androgen receptor mRNA expression to TBS and DHTBS in human uterine tissues. Estrogen mainly induces the increase of TBS and androgen receptor mRNA in(More)
To more fully understand the role of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) on the intracellular steroidal action in endometrial cancers, we investigated the expression of SHBG mRNA as the substitute of SHBG expression in human endometrial cancers. In the present study, the levels of SHBG mRNA were analyzed using competitive reverse transcription-polymerase(More)