Satoshi Nonaka

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PURPOSE Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 are considered to play an important role in the metastasis of malignant tumors. Membrane type 1-MMP (MT1-MMP) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 2 (TIMP-2) are essential factors for the activation of pro-MMP-2. There are some reports about expressions of MMP family in relationship to clinical(More)
The purpose of this research was to identify a molecular clue to tumor proliferation in oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and to test the value as a predictive marker for prognosis. In cDNA array analysis, small ubiquitin-related modifier-1 (SUMO-1) was expressed at much higher levels in oral SCC tissue and oral SCC cell lines than normal oral epithelium.(More)
Purpose: The functionalexpressionofCXCR4,whichplays roles incellmigrationandproliferation in response to its unique ligand stromal cell ^ derived factor-1 (SDF-1), hasbeen reported invariety of carcinomas. However, CXCR4 expression and its functional role in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) remain unclear. In this study, we investigated CXCR4(More)
CONCLUSIONS The inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression leading to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) overexpression may be useful as a factor for predicting recurrence after initial treatment and prognosis in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). OBJECTIVE We analyzed expression of iNOS, p53, and VEGF in various laryngeal lesions. (More)
A case of bladder cancer with simultaneous production of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is reported. An 81-year-old male patient was admitted to the Saitama Medical School for treatment of gross hematuria, leukocytosis and hypercalcemia and diagnosed as having advanced bladder cancer.(More)
BACKGROUND Many researchers have attempted to correlate p53 mutation and spontaneous apoptosis with the effectiveness of radiochemotherapy and with prognosis in several malignancies. METHODS The current study group consisted of 70 Japanese patients with maxillary sinus squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Fifty seven patients were treated with radiochemotherapy(More)
PURPOSE The functional expression of CXCR4, which plays roles in cell migration and proliferation in response to its unique ligand stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), has been reported in variety of carcinomas. However, CXCR4 expression and its functional role in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) remain unclear. In this study, we(More)
We present a case report of effective cochlear implantation for an adult patient with auditory neuropathy. A 34-year-old man developed bilateral hearing loss at approximately 10 years of age. His speech discrimination score was very severe despite only moderate sensorineural hearing loss. Absence of auditory brainstem responses (ABR) and preservation of(More)
Through analysis of athymic (nu/nu) mice carrying a transgenic gene encoding GFP instead of RAG-2 product, it has recently been reported that, in the absence of thymopoiesis, mesenteric lymph nodes and Peyer's patches (PP) but not gut cryptopatches are pivotal birthplace of mature T cells such as the thymus-independent intestinal intraepithelial T cells(More)