Yuichiro Kuratomi

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The precise mechanism responsible for the frequent overexpression of cyclinD1 in human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is not known. In view of the fact that signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (Stat3) is often activated in HNSCC cells, we examined the effects of Stat3 on cyclin D1 expression and cell proliferation in the(More)
Recently, it has been reported that angiotensin-I converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have anticancer activity. In particular, the ACE inhibitor, perindopril, significantly inhibits tumor growth and angiogenesis in hepatocellular carcinoma cells along with suppression of the VEGF level. However, the mechanisms of suppression of the VEGF level are still(More)
Follicular dendritic cell (FDC) sarcomas, also known as dendritic reticulum cell tumors, are uncommon neoplasms arising from antigen-presenting cells in B-lymphofollicles of nodal and extra-nodal sites. It is considered as an intermediate grade malignancy since it has significant recurrent and metastatic potential. We report a case of FDC sarcoma arising in(More)
Helicobacter pylori infection is acquired by oral ingestion. H. pylori has been reported to be present in the palatine tonsils. To clarify the route and mode of infection, the prevalence of tonsillar H. pylori was evaluated, and an attempt was made to culture tonsillar H. pylori. In a prospective study, 55 patients with recurrent pharyngotonsillitis or IgA(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported the alteration of the four basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour and bitter) in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) during radiotherapy. However, there has been no investigation on the function of umami taste, a novel basic taste recognized recently, during head and neck irradiation. OBJECTIVE To investigate the(More)
We have used a combination of vitamin A (all-trans-retinyl palmitate), 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and radiation to treat human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). This chemoradiotherapy is called "FAR therapy." In this study we examined the effects of all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), the active metabolite of vitamin A, and ATRA plus 5-FU on two HNSCC(More)
CONCLUSIONS The histological changes of the pharynx and the larynx associated with surgically induced chronic acid reflux esophagitis were observed in rats. Chronic inflammatory change due to gastric acid reflux was found microscopically in the pharynx and larynx. This indicated that inflammatory changes due to gastric acid reflux are associated with the(More)
Overexpression of cyclin D1 in head and neck cancer has been suggested to be a poor prognostic factor. To understand the role of cyclin D1 expression in head and neck cancer, we overexpressed cyclin D1 in TU182 (a cell line derived from pharyngeal cancer) using a retroviral vector. Stable transfectants were isolated by neomycin (G418) selection. Compared to(More)
The expression of laminin (LN)gamma2 chain in the primary lesions of 20 patients with advanced tongue cancer was analyzed. Positive expressions of LNgamma2 were noted in all of the primary tissue specimens, however, the expression patterns clearly differed according to the mode of growth and invasion of cancer cells. In tumor nests where cancer cells(More)
BACKGROUND Inverted papilloma (IP) is a frequent benign sinonasal tumor that is characterized histologically by squamous metaplasia, epithelial acanthosis, and hyperplasia of the nasal epithelium. Because of its high recurrence rate and malignant transformation potential, careful long-term follow up is necessary. METHODS The purpose of the current report(More)