Tetsuro Setoyama

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PURPOSE The expression of E-cadherin correlates with the development, progression, and metastasis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Slug, a member of the snail family of transcriptional factors, is a newly identified suppressive transcriptional factor of E-cadherin. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical significance of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM CD133 expression in cancer cells has been recognised as a putative cancer stem cell (CSC) marker in epithelial malignancies. CD133 expression was evaluated in gastric cancer and the clinical impact of CD133-positive gastric cancer was clarified. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety-seven gastric cancer patients who received curative gastrectomy(More)
The chemokine CXCL12, also known as stromal cell-derived factor-1 and its receptor CXCR4 have been shown to play prominent roles in regulating the directional migration and proliferation of various types of cancer cells during the metastatic process. However, few researchers have examined the expression of CXCL12 and CXCR4 and their prognostic value in(More)
The purpose of the present study was to compare the clinical results between preoperative chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery (CRT group) and surgery alone (Surgery group) by a randomized controlled study. Twenty-two patients were assigned to the CRT group and 23 to the Surgery group. A total radiation dose of 40 Gy was applied and in the same period,(More)
BACKGROUND Twist is a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcriptional factor that has been identified to play an important role in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-mediated metastasis through the regulation of E-cadherin expression. However, few authors have examined the expression of Twist and E-cadherin and their prognostic value in patients with(More)
The expression of E-cadherin correlates with the progression and metastasis of gastric cancer. Slug, a member of the snail family of transcriptional factors, is a newly identified factor that represses transcription of the E-cadherin gene. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical significance of E-cadherin and Slug expression in gastric(More)
OBJECTIVE Regenerating islet-derived family, member 4 (regenerating gene type IV, Reg IV) is overexpressed in colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic utility of Reg IV determination in sera from patients with CRC. METHODS We examined the expression and distribution of Reg IV in CRC by immunohistochemistry and(More)
Snail is a zinc-finger transcription factor that triggers the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by directly repressing E-cadherin expression. However, the relationship between E-cadherin and Snail expression remains unclear in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical significance of(More)
BACKGROUND Oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is considered a difficult cancer to cure. The detection of environmental and genetic factors is important for prevention on an individual basis. OBJECTIVE To identify groups at high risk for OSCC by simultaneously analysing both genetic and environmental risk factors. Methods A multistage genome-wide(More)
Purpose: The oncogenic miR-155 is upregulated in many human cancers, and its expression is increased in more aggressive and therapy-resistant tumors, but the molecular mechanisms underlying miR-155-induced therapy resistance are not fully understood. The main objectives of this study were to determine the role of miR-155 in resistance to chemotherapy and to(More)