Yoshifumi Nakayama

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PURPOSE Although lymph node metastasis via lymphatic vessels often is related with an adverse outcome, it is not well known whether lymphatic spread to lymph node needs the development of the new lymphatic formation. In addition, the correlation between lymphangiogenesis and prognosis has not been well documented. This study was designed to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is thought to be the most potent angiogenic factor and may contribute to the progression of various cancers. In colorectal cancer, the immunohistochemical expression of VEGF is reported to be an independent prognostic factor, and elevated plasma levels of VEGF are reported to be a prognostic marker. The(More)
We demonstrated recently that expression of the UDP- N -acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine: polypeptide N -acetylgalactosaminyltrans-ferase-3 (GalNAc-T3) gene is restricted to epithelial glands [Nomoto, Izumi, Ise, Kato, Takano, Nagatani, Shibao, Ohta, Imamura, Kuwano, Matsuo, Yamada, Itoh and Kohno (1999) Cancer Res. 59, 6214-6222]. In the present study, we show(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor development usually is accompanied by alterations of O-glycosylation. Initial glycosylation of mucin-type, O-linked proteins is catalyzed by one of the UDP-GalNAc-polypeptide N-acetyl-galactosaminyl transferases, such as GalNAc-T3, which is expressed in adenocarcinoma cells. The authors investigated whether such expression influenced tumor(More)
Mitochondrial transcription factor A (mtTFA) is necessary for both transcription and maintenance of mtDNA, and is also one of the high mobility group (HMG) proteins that preferentially binds to cisplatin-damaged DNA. In this study we confirmed the preferential binding of mtTFA to cisplatin-damaged DNA, and also discovered that mtTFA binds to oxidatively(More)
Proteus syndrome is an extremely rare congenital disorder that produces multifocal overgrowth of tissue. This report presents a surgical case of a large lipoma in the abdominal wall of a patient with Proteus syndrome. She was diagnosed with Proteus syndrome based on certain diagnostic criteria. The neoplasm increased in size gradually, producing(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is a powerful cytokine that plays an important role in cell-mediated immunity. Although IL-12 is produced by antigen-presenting cells (APCs), the relationship between IL-12 expression and APCs in colorectal cancer tissue remains unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS Immunohistochemical detection of APCs and IL-12 was performed in(More)
Aberrant glycosylation occurs during development of gastric carcinomas. The initiation of mucin-type O-glycosylation is regulated by GalNAc-T3 (UDP-N-acetylgalactosamine:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-3). However, the clinical significance of GalNAc-T3 expression in human gastric carcinoma has not yet been demonstrated. In the present study,(More)
Cancer cells show constitutive upregulation of glycolysis, and the concentration of lactate thus produced correlates with prognosis. Here, we examined whether lactate concentration and lactate transporter expression are related to migration and invasion activity. We found that the expression of the monocarboxylate transporters MCT1 and MCT4, but not MCT5,(More)
The inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (InsP3R) mediates Ca(2+) signaling in epithelia and regulates cellular functions such as secretion, apoptosis and cell proliferation. Loss of one or more InsP3R isoform has been implicated in disease processes such as cholestasis. Here we examined whether gain of expression of InsP3R isoforms also may be associated(More)