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)
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)
To establish the mechanism of development of ovarian endometriosis from the biological function of the adherens junction, we have investigated the expression of E-cadherin, alpha- and beta-catenin mRNAs in ovarian endometriosis in comparison with that in normal uterine endometrium. The expression of E-cadherin, alpha- and beta-catenin mRNAs in ovarian(More)
The migration potential through a basement membrane in an endometrial cancer cell line, such as Ishikawa, HEC-1-A or HHUA cell, in terms of strength, was enhanced by estradiol, but not modified by progesterone, medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), danazol or tamoxifen alone, by which estradiol-enhanced migration potential was inhibited. The order of the level(More)
This study was designed to examine the biological implication of progesterone receptor (PR) forms A and B mRNA expressions in gynecologic cancers. The ratio of PR form A to form B in mRNA expression was approximately 1:1 in all endometria studied. The predominant expressions of form B transcript occurred in 6 out of 7 cases of advanced stages (stages III(More)
To know the biological role of the adherens junction, mainly consisting of E-cadherin and alpha- and beta-catenins, associated with invasion and metastasis of ovarian cancers, we studied the expressions of E-cadherin and alpha- and beta-catenin mRNAs in the cancers in comparison with those in normal counterparts. The integral expression of E-cadherin and(More)
To know the potential of growth, invasion and metastasis of uterine endometrial cancer associated with neovascularization, the expressions of VEGF and its mRNA, especially their subtypes, in uterine endometrial cancers and normal uterine endometria as controls were determined by Western blot analyses with a sandwich enzyme immunoassay and RT-PCR-Southern(More)
To clarify the effect of sex steroids on neovascularization in the growth, invasion and metastasis of endometrial cancer, the regulations of acid fibroblast growth factor (FGF-1), basic FGF (FGF-2) and hst-1 (FGF-4) mRNA expressions were studied in well-differentiated endometrial cancer cells under the influence of sex steroids. The levels of FGF-1 and 2(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)
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)