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Aneuploidy is the hallmark of many human cancers. Recent work has strongly suggested that chromosome missegregation during mitosis is the main cause of aneuploidy and contributes to oncogenesis. Centromere protein (CENP)-A is the centromere-specific histone-H3-like variant essential for centromere structure and function. It plays a central role in the(More)
PURPOSE The histone deacetylase inhibitor FK228 shows strong activity as a potent antitumor drug but its precise mechanism is still obscure. The purpose of this study is to reveal the effect of FK228 on gene expression in the cell and to determine the mechanism of the antitumor activity of FK228 for further clinical applications. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND(More)
Chromosomal instability (CIN) has been recognized as a hallmark of human cancer and is caused by continuous chromosome missegregation during mitosis. Proper chromosome segregation requires a physical connection between spindle microtubules and centromeric DNA and this attachment occurs at proteinaceous structures called kinetochore. Several centromere(More)
The ability to predict patients' responses to chemoradiotherapy by analyzing pre-treatment biopsy specimens would be valuable for managing oesophageal squamous-cell cancer. To this end, the expression of p53, thymidine phosphorylase and vascular endothelial cell growth factor was analyzed by immunohistochemistry in 52 patients with oesophageal squamous-cell(More)
The authors attempted to investigate the host's immune response against colorectal carcinoma through the expression of HLA-DR antigen on carcinoma cells (Ca) on normal epithelia immediately adjacent to carcinoma (AN) in relation to tumour progression. The expression of HLA-DR antigen on Ca and on normal epithelia, both on AN and those 5-10 cm removed from(More)
BACKGROUND Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) represents one of the most malignant tumors. To improve the poor prognosis, it is necessary to diagnose esophageal SCC at early stages using new tumor markers. SEREX (serological identification of antigens by recombinant cDNA expression cloning) is suitable for large-scale screening of tumor antigens and(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) may improve with early diagnosis. Currently it is difficult to diagnose SCC in the early stage because there is a limited number of tumor markers available. RESULTS Fifty-two esophageal SCC SEREX antigens were identified by SEREX (serological identification of antigens by recombinant cDNA(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To investigate the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy on patients with adhesive intestinal obstruction who have failed to respond to more than 7 days of conservative treatment. METHODOLOGY Six hundred eighty-five patients, who were admitted a total of 879 times for adhesive intestinal obstruction, were divided into groups according(More)
Both CD4 and CD8 T cells play crucial roles in immune responses in transplantation. Immunosuppressive drugs, such as FK506 and cyclosporin A, block the priming of alloreactive CD4 T(h) cells and the subsequent induction of allospecific CD8 cytotoxic effector T cells and inhibit allograft rejection. However, the desire to minimize chronic complications that(More)
We proposed that the anterior segment was divided into ventral and dorsal segments, and reclassified the right hemiliver into three segments; ventral, dorsal, and posterior segments. According to our classification we successfully performed limited resection of the right hemiliver.
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