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Tumor metastasis depends on cell adhesiveness, motility and deformability, resulting from quantitative alterations and rearrangement of various actin-binding cytoskeletal components, such as cortactin and fascin. To clarify the involvement of cortactin and fascin expression in tumorigenesis and progression of gastric carcinoma, we performed(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most common cancer in the world. The evolution and progression of HNSCC are considered to result from multiple stepwise alterations of cellular and molecular pathways in squamous epithelium. Recently, inhibitor of growth gene (ING) family consisting of five genes, ING1 to ING5, was identified as a(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to assess the protein level of inhibitor of growth gene 5 (ING5) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and to explore its roles in tumorigenesis and cancer progression. METHODS ING5 expression was assessed in 172 cases of HNSCC by immunohistochemistry using tissue microarray, and in 3 oral SCC cell lines by(More)
P2X receptors on dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons have been strongly implicated in pathological nociception after peripheral nerve injuries or inflammation. However, nothing is known of a role for purinergic receptors in neuropathic pain produced by a chronic compression of DRG (CCD) - an injury that may accompany an intraforaminal stenosis, a laterally(More)
Growing evidence has revealed that microRNAs could regulate the proliferation of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells and predict the prognosis of PDAC. Here the comparative microRNA expression profiles of the good and poor prognosis groups were performed by microRNA microarray. MicroRNA-891b (miR-891b) was screened and validated to be a prognostic(More)
The rapidly increasing global demand for energy combined with the environmental impact of fossil fuels has spurred the search for alternative sources of clean energy. One promising approach is to convert solar energy into hydrogen fuel using photoelectrochemical cells. However, the semiconducting photoelectrodes used in these cells typically have low(More)
OBJECTIVES SIRT1, class III histone deacetylase, has been described to be up-regulated in various malignancies. However, the opposite results have been reported in other malignancies. Therefore, we investigated SIRT1 expression to clarify its biological behavior and identify its usefulness as a biomarker for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). (More)
A novel discriminative training method of Gaussian mixture model for text-independent speaker verification, Figure of Merit (FOM) training, is proposed in this paper. FOM training aims at maximizing the FOM of a ROC curve by adjusting the model parameters, rather than only approximating the underlying distribution of acoustic observations of each speaker(More)
Invasion of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells into three-dimensional (3-D) type I-collagen matrices depends on TGF-α. We characterized the steps of invasion mediated by TGF-α. Cell migration, as observed by videomicroscopy, was effectively stimulated by collagen, suggesting that TGF-α may specifically participate in the invasion of a 3-D collagen matrix. We(More)