Yasushi Yamada

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The methylation status of 7 genes was examined in four cell lines, 36 samples of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), 20 samples of prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) and 109 samples of prostate cancer (PCa), using methylation-specific PCR (MSP): the pi-class glutathione S-transferase (GSTP1), retinoic acid receptor beta 2(RARbeta2), androgen receptor(More)
This study was designed to assess the intraoperative and postoperative benefits of two techniques for treating renal cell carcinoma (portless endoscopic surgery with radical nephrectomy [PLES-RN] and laparoscopic radical nephrectomy [LRN]) carried out at a single center. Radical nephrectomy with either PLES-RN (14 cases) or LRN (15 cases) was carried out on(More)
A case of malignant phyllodes tumor of the prostate in a 67-year-old man is reported. The patient was referred to a hospital for urinary retention. From material taken at three transurethral resections of the prostate (TURP), a histological diagnosis of benign prostatic hyperplasia was made. However, at the fourth TURP, phyllodes tumor was diagnosed due to(More)
We evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of intermittent docetaxel (DCT) with estramustine (EM) for hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC). Fifteen patients were enrolled. They received injected DCT (70 mg/m2 body surface) on day 1 in association with oral EM 560 mg/day (days 1–5). Treatments were repeated every 3 weeks. Serum prostate-specific antigen(More)
Epigenetic change such as DNA methylation is one important mechanism for regulating gene expression as genetic change, such as mutation or loss of heterozygosity. Methylation of cancer-related genes has been shown to play an important role in carcinogenesis and tumor progression. Using methylated CpG island amplification (MCA)/representational difference(More)
Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), originally identified as a longevity gene, is induced by caloric restriction, and regulates various cellular functions including DNA repair, cell survival and metabolism via the deacetylation of target proteins such as histone and p53. These functions are considered to act dualistically as preventing or facilitating cancer. This study(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is an angiogenesis-dependent and hypoxia-driven malignancy. As a result, several targeting agents are being investigated. However, the efficacy of current regimens is generally insufficient for their toxicity and poor overall response rates. We have recently reported that naftopidil exerts growth-inhibitory effects on human(More)
We have previously reported that substantial amounts of tocotrienols were present in the skin of animals fed a diet containing a tocopherols and tocotrienols rich fraction (T-mix) extracted from palm oil, and further, that sesame lignans enhanced tocotrienol levels in the skin. The present studies were undertaken to determine whether dietary tocotrienols(More)
A 20-year-old unmarried Ghanaian man complaining of macroscopic hematuria and cystitis symptom was admitted to our institute. Abdominal ultrasound revealed a hyper echoic lesion in the entire bladder wall. Computed tomography showed a calcification of the whole bladder wall and of the left lower ureter. Flexible cystoscopy revealed many nodular masses,(More)