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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Whether MR imaging is superior to CT in evaluating the presence and extent of mandibular invasion by squamous cell carcinoma remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to directly compare the diagnostic accuracy of MR imaging and that of CT. METHODS MR and CT images in 51 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral(More)
Gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia (GDD) is a rare skeletal syndrome characterized by bone fragility, sclerosis of tubular bones, and cemento-osseous lesions of the jawbone. By linkage analysis of a large Japanese family with GDD, we previously mapped the GDD locus to chromosome 11p14.3-15.1. In the critical region determined by recombination mapping, we identified(More)
JSAP1 (also termed JIP3) is a scaffold protein that interacts with specific components of the JNK signaling pathway. Apoptosis signal-regulating kinase (ASK) 1 is a MAP kinase kinase kinase that activates the JNK and p38 mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase cascades in response to environmental stresses such as reactive oxygen species. Here we show that(More)
The metastasis suppressor activity of nm23/nucleoside diphosphate (NDP) kinase was assessed using human oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cell lines. When the expression of nm23/NDP kinase was compared among several SCC cell lines, nm23-H2/NDP kinase B gene product, but not nm23-HI/NDP kinase A gene product, was reduced in the metastatic cells.(More)
Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1B (LRP1B) is frequently deleted in tumors of various types, but its status and expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCs) have never been reported. In the course of a program to screen ESC cell lines for copy-number aberrations using array-based comparative genomic hybridization, we identified(More)
Activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) is a member of the ATF/CREB family of transcription factors and its expression is increased by various pathophysiological conditions and in several cancer cells. In this study, we describe two alternatively spliced ATF3DeltaZip mRNAs: ATF3DeltaZip2a and ATF3DeltaZip2b. Both variants encoded the same truncated protein(More)
A clinico-statistical and long-term follow-up study was performed on 81 pediatric fractures seen during the 14 years between 1977 and 1990. Of all maxillofacial fractures, the incidence of pediatric fractures was 14.7%. The ratio of boys to girls was 2.1:1, and the highest incidence involved boys over 13 years of age. Fractures of the upper alveolar bone(More)
Concanamycin A, a specific inhibitor of vacuolar type H(+)-ATPases, induced DNA fragmentation in B cell hybridoma HS-72 cells. Immunoblot analysis revealed that the exposure of concanamycin A to HS-72 cells induced the cleavage of retinoblastoma protein (Rb) and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP). The cytosol from concanamycin A-treated HS-72 cells induced(More)
Although epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is particularly important in the pathogenesis of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs), conflicting data have been reported on the correlation between EGFR copy number and survival and the association between EGFR copy number and protein expression. Anatomical site of the tumour in HNSCCs may likely(More)
Recent studies indicate that dental pulp is a new source of adult stem cells. The human tooth with an immature apex is a developing organ, and the apical pulp of this tooth may contain a variety of progenitor/stem cells, which participate in root formation. We investigated the hard tissue regeneration potential of apical pulp derived cells (APDCs) from(More)