Shiro Yokoyama

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Although global hypomethylation of leukocyte DNA has been associated with an increased risk of several sites of cancer, including breast cancer, determinants of global methylation level among healthy individuals remain largely unexplored. Here, we examined whether postmenopausal endogenous sex hormones were associated with the global methylation level of(More)
BACKGROUND Differences in sex hormone levels among populations might contribute to the variation in breast cancer incidence across countries. Previous studies have shown higher breast cancer incidence and mortality among Japanese Brazilians than among Japanese. To clarify the difference in hormone levels among populations, we compared postmenopausal(More)
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that negatively distorted self-referential processing, in which individuals evaluate one's own self, is a pathogenic mechanism in subthreshold depression that has a considerable impact on the quality of life and carries an elevated risk of developing major depression. Behavioural activation (BA) is an effective(More)
We examined loss of heterozygosity in 49 adenocarcinomas and 18 squamous cell carcinomas of the lung with 19 RFLP markers on the short arm of chromosome 3. Although no interstitial deletions were observed in any squamous cell carcinomas, interstitial or partial deletions were detected in 23 adenocarcinomas. Identification of two common regions of deletion(More)
The p53 gene on chromosome 17p is considered to be a tumor sup pressor gene, and frequent mutations of the pSÃOE gene have been found in a wide variety of human cancers. We examined 31 ovarian cancers for allelic losses and mutations of the p53 gene by polymerase chain reaction-single strand conformation polymorphism analysis as well as restriction fragment(More)
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