Yukari Obana

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In patients with inoperable advanced non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs), histological subtyping using small-mount biopsy specimens was often required to decide the indications for drug treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the utility of highly sensitive mRNA quantitation for the subtyping of advanced NSCLC using small formalin fixing and(More)
Molecule targeting therapy using somatostatin (SS) analogues has become a widely accepted modality to treat neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), particularly gastrointestinal (GI) and pancreatic endocrine tumors. On the other hand, little is known about the expression of somatostatin receptor (SSTR) subtypes in neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs). We investigated the(More)
290 normal duplicate samples (152 males and 138 females), were subjected to lipoprotein analysis by agarose gel electrophoresis to yield HDL, VLDL and LDL fractions which were respectively stained with Cholesterol and Triglyceride reagents. HDL-Cholesterol were significantly higher in female than male, and VLDL-TG were significantly higher in male than(More)
MUC1 glycoprotein is overexpressed and its intracellular localization altered during breast carcinoma tumorigenesis. The present study aimed to clarify the relationship of cytoplasmic localization of MUC1 with the breast cancer subtype and the correlation of 10 molecules associated with cell polarity in breast cancer subtypes. We immunostained 131(More)
We report a rare case of thoracic vertebral hemangioma which developed into angiosarcoma during the course of repetitive operations and irradiation. A 44 year old female was operated on for hemangioma of the first thoracic vertebra. The diagnosis of hemangioma was confirmed histopathologically with the specimen from the first operation. The tumor developed(More)
BACKGROUND The beta chain of the interleukin 2/15 receptor (IL-2/15Rbeta) is induced by the expression of the EWS-WT1. A case of desmoplastic small round cell tumour (DSRCT) expressing only an unusual EWS-WT1 treated by us is reported here. AIM To characterise an unusual form of EWS-WT1. METHODS Frozen tissue sections of the axillary tumour were(More)
4,7-Bis(dialkylamino)benzo[c][1,2,5]chalcogenadiazoles are a novel class of organic dyes that undergo reversible two-stage one-electron oxidation as well as one-electron reduction. They exhibit absorption maxima in the long-wavelength region, which are assigned as intramolecular charge transfer bands from the phenylenediamine moiety to the(More)
Disseminated trichosporonosis is known to be a severe opportunistic mycosis and has a high mortality rate. In autopsy cases, it is often difficult to diagnose as trichosporonosis because the causative Trichosporon species are pathologically similar to other fungi, especially the Candida species. Immunohistochemical analysis is essential for the differential(More)
AIMS To determine the expression of Mcl-1 in testicular germ cell tumours in order to clarify the role of this anti-apoptotic factor in these tumours. Various members of the Bcl-2 family have been implicated in the apoptotic mechanisms regulating germ cell apoptosis. Mcl-1 is an anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family member and has recently been reported to be related(More)
Somatostatin receptor (SSTR) expressions in neuroblastomas (NBs) have been confirmed employing various methods. High SSTR-2 expression was suggested to be a favorable prognostic marker, though little is known about the relationships between the expressions of SSTR subtypes, other than SSTR-2, and prognosis. We investigated the expressions of all five known(More)