Yusei Fujita

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The protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor safingol increased rounding and detachment of human oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cells in monolayer cultures. When dissociated cells were incubated in the presence of safingol, cell adhesion was prevented and cell viability was lost gradually, while most cells survived in the absence of safingol even if their(More)
It is necessary to explore new treatments for recurrent head and neck malignancies (HNM) to avoid severe impairment of oro-facial structures and functions. Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is tumor-cell targeted radiotherapy that has significant superiority over conventional radiotherapies in principle. We have treated with BNCT 42 times for 26 patients(More)
PURPOSE The effects of boronophenylalanine (BPA)-mediated boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) on the growth potential and cell cycle of human oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cells were examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS SAS cells expressing a functional wild-type p53 were exposed to neutron beams in the presence of BPA and growth potential was measured(More)
BACKGROUND Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a selective radiotherapy, being effective for the treatment of even advanced malignancies in head and neck regions as well as brain tumors and skin melanomas. To clarify the role of p53 gene, the effect of BNCT on oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cells showing either wild- (SAS/neo) or mutant-type(More)
PURPOSE To clarify the role of p53 in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) for oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the effect of BNCT on oral SCC xenografts with either wild-type or mutant-type p53 was examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS Oral SCC cells expressing either wild-type (SAS/neo) or mutant-type p53 (SAS/mp53) were used to produce nude mouse tumours.(More)
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