Yosuke Otake

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PURPOSE Angiogenesis is an essential process in the progression of malignant tumors. Whereas pan-endothelial markers, such as CD34, are generally used in evaluation of angiogenesis, pan-endothelial antibodies react with not only "newly forming" vessels but also normal vessels just trapped within tumor tissues. It has been recently reported that anti-CD105(More)
PURPOSE The purpose is to assess clinical significance of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 status, especially MMP-2 status, in stromal cells in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) because experimental studies have revealed that stromal MMP-2 plays important roles in progression of malignant tumors, but most clinical studies focused on tumoral MMP-2(More)
Angiopoietin (Ang)-1 and -2 have been recently identified as potent angiogenic factors which function in concert with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), but no detailed clinical study on Ang expression has been reported. To assess the clinical significance of Ang expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a total of 236 patients with(More)
Aurora-A, also known as STK15/BTAK, is a member of the protein serine/threonine kinase family, and experimental studies have revealed that Aurora-A plays critical roles in cell mitosis and in carcinogenesis. However, no clinical studies on Aurora-A expression in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have been reported. Thus, the present study was conducted to(More)
A partially automated technique for the isolation and characterization of N-linked sugar chains from glycoproteins of crude tissue samples is established. The N-linked sugar chains from the acetone-extracted tissues are made free by a process of hydrazinolysis and subsequently N-acetylated by GlycoPrep 1000 (Oxford Glycosystems). These free sugar chains are(More)
PURPOSE The clinical significance of p21 expression remains unclear, whereas many experimental studies have demonstrated that p21, the product of the WAF1/CIP1/SDI1 gene, plays an important role in regulation of the cell cycle as an inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases. The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinical significance in resected(More)
To evaluate the influence of p53 status on postoperative survival and incidence of apoptosis (apoptotic index, AI) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a total of 185 pathologic stage I patients were retrospectively analyzed. It was demonstrated by univariate and multivariate analyses that aberrant expression of p53 was a significant factor to predict a(More)
Only a few clinical studies have documented a significant correlation between intratumoral microvessel density (IMVD), a measurement of angiogenesis, and apoptotic index (AI), an incidence of apoptosis, although many experimental studies have confirmed that insufficient angiogenesis induces accelerated apoptotic cell death. In the present study, therefore,(More)
The structures of N-linked oligosaccharides present in human sera from 12 healthy volunteers and from 14 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were analyzed by our recently developed partially automated systematic method. Thirty different structures of oligosaccharides were deduced, and these accounted for 84.1% of the total N-linked(More)