Tamami Morisaki

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BACKGROUND Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has a poor prognosis because of frequent recurrence. Androgen receptor (AR) is involved in the pathogenesis of breast cancer, but its role is not clearly defined. The aim of this study was to explore the expression of AR and its relationship with clinicopathologic features in TNBC. METHODS This study(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the role of fibroblast-derived Lysyl oxidase-like 2 (LOXL2) in the development of gastric cancer. The correlation between the clinicopathological features of 548 primary gastric carcinomas and LOXL2 expression in stromal cells was examined by immunohistochemistry. Two gastric cancer cell lines, OCUM-12 and NUGC-3, and(More)
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) have recently been implicated in tumor growth and metastasis in gastric cancer. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been proposed to have an important role in cancer progression. The aim of this study was to clarify the effect of CAFs on CSCs characteristics in gastric carcinoma. Scirrhous gastric cancer cell lines, OCUM-12(More)
The patient was a 40-year-old woman who was aware of a tumor in her left breast that was gradually increasing in size. Ultrasonography revealed a hypoechoic mass with a skin cyst, approximately 3 cm in size, in the C area of the left breast. Core needle biopsy indicated estrogen receptor (ER) -negative, progesterone receptor (PR) -negative, and human(More)
It has been generally accepted that transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-beta1) has both negative and positive effects on tumour growth and progression. This study analysed the prognostic value of TGF-beta1 mRNA in advanced gastric carcinoma. A reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction analysis (RT-PCR) was used for TGF-beta1 in endoscopic biopsy(More)
The clinical outcomes, including adverse events, in 40 advanced breast cancer patients treated with eribulin were analyzed to confirm the effectiveness and safety of this treatment. The objective response rate (ORR) in patients was 35.0%. The median overall survival and time to treatment failure (TTF) in these patients was 479 and 63 days, respectively.(More)
By means of PCR-SSCP and direct sequencing, we detected 12 germ-line mutations of hMSH2 or hMLH1 in 37 Japanese hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) kindreds, of whom 15 satisfied the Amsterdam and 22 the Japanese criteria. The germ-line mutation detection rate of hMSH2 was much higher than that of hMLH1 (11/37 vs. 1/37). The total mutation(More)
AIM This study evaluated the clinicopathological significance of autophagy, an intracellular degradation system, in gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The expression levels of three autophagy-related proteins, namely light chain 3 (LC3), Beclin 1 and p62, were analyzed by immunohistochemistry using samples from 510 patients with primary gastric cancer.(More)
It has been reported that lysyl oxidase (LOX) is a hypoxia-responsive factor and is associated with the malignant progression of carcinoma. The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between the epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) and LOX in gastric cancer cells under hypoxia. Two gastric cancer cell lines, OCUM-2MD3 and OCUM-12, were used in(More)
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are responsible for cancer progression, metastasis, and recurrence. To date, the specific markers of CSCs remain undiscovered. The aim of this study was to identify novel biomarkers of gastric CSCs for clinical diagnosis using proteomics technology. CSC-like SP cells, OCUM-12/SP cells, OCUM-2MD3/SP cells, and their parent OCUM-12(More)