Yasuaki Harabuchi

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Five cases of lethal midline granuloma were identified histologically and phenotypically as peripheral T-cell lymphomas. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA was detected in the nasal tumour biopsy specimens by Southern blotting and in-vitro hybridisation with simultaneous detection of EBV-determined nuclear antigen (EBNA) and T-cell surface markers by two-colour(More)
PURPOSE Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 are considered to play an important role in the metastasis of malignant tumors. Membrane type 1-MMP (MT1-MMP) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 2 (TIMP-2) are essential factors for the activation of pro-MMP-2. There are some reports about expressions of MMP family in relationship to clinical(More)
The purpose of this research was to identify a molecular clue to tumor proliferation in oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and to test the value as a predictive marker for prognosis. In cDNA array analysis, small ubiquitin-related modifier-1 (SUMO-1) was expressed at much higher levels in oral SCC tissue and oral SCC cell lines than normal oral epithelium.(More)
Background:On the basis of the microRNA (miRNA) expression signature of maxillary sinus squamous cell carcinoma (MSSCC), we found that miR-874 was significantly reduced in cancer cells. We focused on the functional significance of miR-874 in cancer cells and identification of miR-874-regulated novel cancer networks in MSSCC.Methods:We used PCR-based methods(More)
Nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (NNKTL) is a clinical illness characterized by progressive unrelenting ulceration and necrosis of the nasal cavity and midline facial tissues. Histological features of the lymphoma include angiocentric and polymorphous lymphoreticular infiltrates, called polymorphic reticulosis. Surface antigens and the NK-cell(More)
Nasopharyngeal colonization with Moraxella catarrhalis was evaluated in a large cohort of infants followed prospectively from birth to 2 years of age; 120 children were examined at 13 routine visits. Of these, 66% became colonized with M. catarrhalis by 1 year and 77.5% by 2 years. Nasopharyngeal colonization with M. catarrhalis increased from 27.0% during(More)
BACKGROUND The authors have previously demonstrated nasal T-cell lymphoma (NTL) associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The detailed clinical, phenotypic, and genotypic features and the role of EBV in lymphomagenesis remain to be clarified. METHODS The study group consisted of 18 patients with NTL. The phenotype was determined by immunoperoxidase(More)
The relationship between nasopharyngeal colonization with nontypeable H. influenzae and recurrent otitis media was assessed in 157 children followed prospectively from birth through 12 months of age. Forty-nine (31%) became colonized. Nasopharyngeal secretory IgA (sIgA) reactive with the P6 outer membrane protein was detected in all colonized children.(More)
We have investigated the association of immunoescape mechanisms in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) lesions with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and clinical course of the disease. Tumor biopsy specimens obtained from 36 Japanese NPC patients were examined for antigen processing machinery component and HLA class I antigen expression, CD8(+) T cell(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal treatment policies of maxillary sinus carcinoma remain to be defined. METHODS Seventy-four patients with squamous cell carcinoma of maxillary sinus were treated at Department of Otolaryngology, Asahikawa Medical College between 1983 and 1997. The T classification according to the 1997 International Union Against Cancer was as follows: 9(More)