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PURPOSE The mTOR pathway is thought to be a central regulator of proliferation and survival of cells. Rapamycin and its analogs are undergoing clinical trials in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. This study aimed to assess the potential to use rapamycin and anticancer agents in combination for first- and second-line chemotherapy to treat ovarian(More)
Although studies have indicated a close relationship between nitric oxide (NO) and kainic acid (KA)-induced seizures, the role of NO in seizures is not fully understood. Here, we quantified NO levels in the brain of KA-treated mice using EPR spectrometry to elucidate the role of NO in KA-induced seizures. KA was administered to mice with or without(More)
To assess the relationship between pre- and postoperative high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) genotypes and hrHPV type-specific persistence and reappearance of abnormal cytology after successful conization. A retrospective analysis was performed of 211 patients who were undergoing conization after hrHPV genotype testing at Tottori University Hospital(More)
The microbial community structure and successive changes in a mesophilic ethylbenzene-degrading sulfate-reducing consortium were for the first time clarified by the denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) analysis of the PCR amplified 16S rRNA gene fragments. At least ten bands on the DGGE gel were detected in the stationary phase. Phylogenetic(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal intrathecal synthesis of IgG, reflected by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) oligoclonal IgG bands (OBs) and increased IgG index, is much less frequently observed in Japanese multiple sclerosis (MS) cohorts compared with Western cohorts. We aimed to clarify whether genetic and common infectious backgrounds influence CSF IgG abnormality in(More)
Our purpose is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurement in differentiating malignant from benign uterine endometrial cavity lesions. We retrospectively evaluated 25 uterine endometrial cavity lesions in 25 female patients: endometrial carcinoma (n = 11), carcinosarcoma (n = 2), submucosal leiomyoma (n = 8), and(More)
Resistance of clear cell carcinoma (CCC) of the ovary to platinum-based chemotherapy is associated with a poor prognosis. However, the mechanism underlying the resistance of CCC to platinum has not yet been understood. We conducted the present study to clarify the mechanism of cisplatin (CDDP) resistance in CCC cells. Eleven CCC and 5 serous adenocarcinoma(More)
A new cell line of human ovarian clear cell adenocarcinoma (CCC), TU-OC-1, was established and characterized. The cells showed a polygonal-shaped morphology and grew in monolayers without contact inhibition and were arranged like a jigsaw puzzle. The chromosome numbers ranged from 64 to 90. A low rate of proliferation was observed, similar to other CCC cell(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between multidrug resistance and sensitivity to paclitaxel (PTX) in ovarian cancer. METHODS We used human ovarian adenocarcinoma cell lines, KF, a PTX-resistant cell line (KFTx), SK-OV-3, and KOC7c. Additionally, 27 patients with ovarian cancer who had residual disease were examined.(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) relapse is a serious therapeutic challenge after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). In the present study, we retrospectively analyzed 35 patients who experienced progression of or relapsed persistent ATL after a first allo-SCT at 3 institutions in Nagasaki prefecture (Japan) between 1997 and(More)