Shun Matsuura

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The MUTYH gene encodes a DNA glycosylase that can initiate the excision repair of adenine mispaired with 8-hydroxyguanine (8OHG) and is responsible for a susceptibility to multiple colorectal adenomas and carcinomas. To determine whether the MUTYH gene is involved in gastric carcinogenesis, we first examined the expression level of MUTYH in gastric cancer.(More)
R-spondin (RSPO) gene fusions have recently been discovered in a subset of human colorectal cancer (CRC) in the U.S. population; however, whether the fusion is recurrent in CRC arising in patients from the other demographic areas and whether it is specific for CRC remain uncertain. In this study, we examined 75 primary CRCs and 121 primary lung cancers in(More)
OBJECTIVE There are few standard therapeutic options beyond second-line treatment. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of erlotinib monotherapy as third-line chemotherapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer without epidermal growth factor receptor mutations. METHODS In this phase II trial, patients who did not have epidermal(More)
The candidate tumor suppressor NORE1A is a nucleocytoplasmic shuttling protein, and although a fraction of the NORE1A in cells is localized to their centrosomes, the role of centrosomal NORE1A has not been elucidated. In this study we investigated the role of NORE1A in the numerical integrity of centrosomes and chromosome stability in lung cancer cells.(More)
Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) is expressed in B lymphocytes and triggers antibody diversification. Recent reports have indicated that the constitutive expression of AID in mice causes not only lymphomas, but also cancers of some organs including the lung, prompting us to investigate the expression and effect of AID on human lung cancer. We(More)
Lung cancer is a highly environmental disease, but cancer researchers have long been interested in investigating genetic susceptibility to lung cancer. This paper is a historical review and provides updated perspectives on lung cancer susceptibility research. The recent introduction of easier genotyping methods and the availability of an almost complete(More)
The recent discovery of mutations and fusions of oncokinase genes in a subset of lung cancers (LCs) is of considerable clinical interest, since LCs containing such mutations or fusion transcripts are reportedly sensitive to kinase inhibitors. To better understand the role of the recently identified fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) mutations and(More)
Cyclin D1, an oncogenic G1 cyclin, and YB-1, a transcription factor involved in cell growth, are both over-expressed in several human cancers. In human lung cancer, the functional association between YB-1 and cyclin D1 has never been elucidated. In this study, we show YB-1 is involved in the transcription of cyclin D1 in human lung cancer. Depletion of(More)
The recent discovery of fusion oncokinases in a subset of non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs) is of considerable clinical interest, since NSCLCs that express such fusion oncokinases are reportedly sensitive to kinase inhibitors. To better understand the role of recently identified ROS1 and RET fusion oncokinases in pulmonary carcinogenesis, we examined(More)
INTRODUCTION Gene amplification is an important genetic change in cancer cells. We investigated the prevalence, clinicopathological characteristics, and prognostic value of NKX2-1 (also known as TTF-1), SETDB1, MET, HER2, SOX2, FGFR1, and PIK3CA amplification in Japanese patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS The copy numbers of the(More)