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We previously reported that interleukin-1 (IL-1) promoted the survival of murine osteoclast-like cells (OCLs) formed in vitro and activated a transcription factor, NF-kappaB, of OCLs. The present study examined whether the activation of NF-kappaB is directly involved in the survival of OCLs promoted by IL-1. The expression of IL-1 type I receptor mRNA in(More)
Several members of the transient receptor potential (TRP)-channel family are expressed in cancer cells. One, cold/menthol-sensitive TRPM8, is reportedly an important player in carcinogenesis in human prostate cancer, although its involvement in oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) remains unclear. The present(More)
A series of 1-phenylpyrazoles was evaluated for inhibitory activity against xanthine oxidase in vitro. Of the compounds prepared, 1-(3-cyano-4-neopentyloxyphenyl)pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid (Y-700) had the most potent enzyme inhibition and displayed longer-lasting hypouricemic action than did allopurinol in a rat model of hyperuricemia induced by the uricase(More)
In order to clarify the mechanism(s) by which cyclic GMP inhibits the generation of inositol phosphates in rat aorta segments and cultured bovine aortic smooth muscle cells, we studied phosphoinositide hydrolysis and GTPase activity in homogenates and membrane preparations of cultured bovine aortic smooth muscle cells. Pretreatment of homogenate(More)
We examined whether or not the gelatinolytic activity in tumor tissue was associated with the invasion and metastasis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Tissue homogenates were prepared from 57 biopsy specimens of OSCC. The gelatinolytic activities in the homogenates were measured by gelatin zymography and its densitometric analysis. The Immnunoblot(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that the transcription factor nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) is involved in the growth, invasion, and antiapoptotic activity of cultured tumor cells. METHODS The authors used immunohistochemistry to examine the expression of NF-kappaB and the signaling molecules leading to NF-kappaB activation in 36 untreated biopsy(More)
The frequency of lymph node (LN) metastasis in patients undergoing surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has rarely been studied. We evaluated the clinicopathologic characteristics and outcomes of six patients with nodal metastases from HCC among a total of 504 patients who underwent hepatic resection for HCC in our department over a 16-year period.(More)
Interleukin-1 (IL-1) is one of the most potent bone-resorbing factors involved in bone loss associated with inflammation. We previously reported that IL-1 prolonged the survival of multinucleated osteoclast-like cells (OCLs) formed in cocultures of murine osteoblasts/stromal cells and bone marrow cells via the prevention of spontaneously occurring(More)
PURPOSE A nationwide retrospective cohort study was conducted by the Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to assess the occurrence of bisphosphonate (BP)-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) during 2006 to 2008 and to elucidate the outcome and factors associated with remission of BRONJ. MATERIALS AND METHODS A written questionnaire,(More)