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PURPOSE Therapeutic responses of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeted drugs, such as gefitinib and erlotinib, are closely associated with activating EGFR mutations. The most common mutations are delE746-A750 in exon 19 and L858R in exon 21, accounting for approximately 90% of all EGFR mutations. Recently,(More)
The close association of inflammation, angiogenesis and cancer progression is now highlighted, and in this study we especially focused on a close association of inflammation and lymphangiogenesis. We found that proinflammatory cytokine, interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), could induce lymphangiogenesis in mouse cornea through enhanced production of potent(More)
Cap43 has been identified as a nickel- and calcium-induced gene, and is also known as N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1), Drg-1 and rit42. It is also reported that overexpression of Cap43 suppresses metastasis of some malignancies, but its precise role remains unclear. In this study, we asked how Cap43 could modulate the tumor growth of pancreatic(More)
The nuclear localization of Y-box-binding protein-1 (YB-1) is known to be a poor prognostic factor in several human malignancies, including ovarian carcinoma. Following on from our basic study dealing with microarray analyses of YB-1-associated gene expression in ovarian cancer cells, we examined whether nuclear localization of YB-1 is associated with the(More)
Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) modulates cell proliferation of various cancer cell types. However, it remains unclear how IGF-IGFBP-3-signaling is involved in growth and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of IGFBP-3 in HCC. Type 1 receptor for IGF (IGF-1R) was(More)
In our present study, we examined whether nuclear localization of Y-box binding protein-1 (YB-1) is associated with the expression of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR), hormone receptors, and other molecules affecting breast cancer prognosis. The expression of nuclear YB-1, clinicopathologic findings, and molecular markers [EGFR, HER2, estrogen(More)
Gefitinib (Iressa) and erlotinib (Tarceva), which target the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), are approved for treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients whose tumors harbor mutations in the EGFR gene, including delE746-A750 in exon 19 and L858R in exon 21, may benefit in particular from gefitinib treatment.(More)
UFT, an anticancer agent that is composed of tegafur (FT) and uracil at a molar ratio of 1:4, is widely used in clinical practice in Japan to treat cancer patients requiring a long-term chemotherapy, and it is associated with few side effects, if any. In this study, we have evaluated the inhibitory effect of UFT against RENCA cell-induced angiogenesis by a(More)
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity is one of the widely used and well-established mechanisms for regulation of various genes in cancer. To identify which subtype of class I HDACs are overexpressed in cancers, we analyzed the expression of class I HDAC isotypes composed of HDAC1, 2, 3 and 8 in several cell lines and human cancer tissues, including cancer of(More)
Y-box-binding protein 1 (YB-1), which is a member of the DNA-binding protein family containing a cold-shock domain, has pleiotropic functions in response to various environmental stimuli. As we previously showed that YB-1 is a global marker of multidrug resistance in ovarian cancer and other tumor types. To identify YB-1-regulated genes in ovarian cancers,(More)