Masakazu Nishida

Oita University, Ōita, Ōita, Japan

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Publications (69)178.28 Total impact

  • Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 01/2014; · 0.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecological malignancy, yet it has the highest case-fatality ratio of all gynecologic malignancies. Surgery followed by combination platinum-taxane chemotherapy is the standard approach to the management of primary epithelial ovarian cancer. However, standard treatment of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer remains poorly defined. Secondary cytoreductive surgery (SDS) at the time of relapse has been proposed as a means of improving the prognosis of recurrent ovarian cancer patients with a treatment-free interval of at least 6 months. In the present study, we retrospectively collected 16 patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer who might benefit most from SDS and evaluated the impact of SDS on the outcomes for this highly select patient group. We found that SDS led to excellent outcomes, with a 73.1% 8-year overall survival rate after initial treatment, a 67.9% 5-year overall survival rate after prior SDS, and a 31.3% 5-year progression-free survival rate after prior SDS. Although the findings were not significant, these results suggest that repeated SDS might improve outcomes for this patient group. The present study may provide a platform for discussion of the impact of aggressive or repeated SDS on the survival of patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer and favorable prognostic factors. Further multi-institutional studies with larger number of patients are mandatory to confirm the present findings.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 11/2013; · 0.84 Impact Factor
  • Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 11/2013; 33(8):914-5. · 0.43 Impact Factor
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    Gynecologic Oncology. 04/2013; 129(1):269.
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    ABSTRACT: Endometriosis of the perineum and vulva is extremely rare, with the most common site being episiotomy scars. We report here a case of spontaneously developing perineal endometriosis successfully treated with local excision. A 39-year-old woman was admitted complaining of a painful vulvar lump with cyclic swelling. She had first noticed the mass 7 years before, and it had gradually increased in size. Gynecological examination showed a walnut-size, painful, subcutaneous mass in the left perineum. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a multilobular cystic mass with inner hemorrhage, suggesting vulvar endometriosis. The patient was treated by local excision of the vulvar mass, and complete excision was achieved. The pathological diagnosis of the excised tissue was endometriosis. The patient is well without evidence of disease 5 months following the local excision. Spontaneous perineal and vulvar endometriosis is extremely rare. However, any lesion that evolves in response to the menstrual cycle should be considered endometriosis.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 03/2013; · 0.84 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The potential anticancer agent 1-(2-chlorophenyl-N-methylpropyl)-3-isoquinolinecarboxamide (PK11195), a translocator protein ligand (initially described as a ligand for the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor), induces apoptosis in some lines of human tumor cells. We investigated the effect of PK11195 in the choriocarcinoma cell line, BeWo. BeWo cells were treated with various concentrations of PK11195, and changes in cell growth, the cell cycle, apoptosis, and related parameters were examined. A WST-1 assay showed that BeWo cells were sensitive to the growth inhibitory effect of PK11195. In contrast, the nonsite selective ligand diazepam has a little effect on these cells. Cell cycle analysis indicated that exposure to PK11195 decreased the proportion of cells in the S phase and increased the proportion in the G0/G1 phases of the cell cycle. Induction of apoptosis was confirmed by Annexin V staining of externalized phosphatidylserine, by the loss of mitochondrial transmembrane potential, and by antibodies directed against histones from fragmented DNA. This induction occurred in conjunction with the altered expression of genes related to cell growth, malignant phenotype, and apoptosis. These results suggest that PK11195 may serve as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of choriocarcinoma.
    Tumor Biology 04/2012; 33(5):1505-10. · 2.52 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Meningeal metastasis is rare in the clinical course of ovarian carcinoma and its prognosis is extremely poor. We experienced a case of carcinomatous meningitis from metastatic ovarian small cell carcinoma. A 33-year-old woman with atypical genital bleeding, was diagnosed with a right ovarian tumor and referred to our department. She underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, omentectomy, and lymphadenectomy. It was an optimal debulking surgery. She was diagnosed with ovarian carcinoma classified as Stage IIIc according to the Féderation Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique classification system. Histological findings showed small cell carcinoma of the pulmonary type. The tumor was bilateral with paraaortic lymph node involvement. The patient was treated with irinotecan and cisplatin (CPT-P therapy). After 4 courses of CPT-P therapy, multiple liver metastases and Virchow's lymph node metastases were found. She was treated with amrubicin as a second-line chemotherapy, but the treatment was ineffective. Five months after surgery, the patient complained of severe headache and nausea. Lumbar puncture was performed and cytology was positive. Magnetic resonance brain imaging indicated meningeal thickening. The patient was diagnosed with meningeal metastasis and received 19-Gy whole cranial irradiation. In spite of these treatments, her disease progressed rapidly and she was often drowsy. She died of aspiration pneumonia 6 months after surgery.
    Rare tumors 04/2012; 4(2):e26.
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    ABSTRACT: KN-93, a membrane-permeant calcium/calmodulin- dependent kinase-selective inhibitor, induces apoptosis in some lines of human tumor cells. We investigated the effect of KN-93 in the choriocarcinoma cell line, BeWo. BeWo cells were treated with various concentrations of KN-93, and changes in cell growth, the cell cycle, apoptosis, and related parameters were examined. A WST-1 assay showed that BeWo cells were sensitive to the growth inhibitory effect of KN-93. Cell cycle analysis indicated that exposure to KN-93 decreased the proportion of cells in the S phase and increased the proportion in the G0/G1 phases of the cell cycle. Induction of apoptosis was confirmed by Annexin V staining of externalized phosphatidylserine, by the loss of mitochondrial transmembrane potential, and by antibodies directed against histones from fragmented DNA. This induction occurred in conjunction with the altered expression of genes related to cell growth, malignant phenotype, and apoptosis. These results suggest that KN-93 may serve as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of choriocarcinoma.
    Tumor Biology 01/2012; 33(4):1053-8. · 2.52 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Bufalin is a traditional oriental medicines which induces apoptosis in some lines of human tumor cells. It constitutes the major digoxin-like immunoreactive component of Chan Su, obtained from the skin and parotid venom glands of toads. Bufalin is cardioactive C-24 steroids that exhibits a variety of biological activities, such as cardiotonic, anaesthetic, blood pressure stimulatory, respiratory and antineoplastic effects. In terms of its anti-tumor activity, bufalin has been demonstrated to inhibit the growth of tumors, such as endometrial and ovarian cancers. This commentary introduces biologic and therapeutic effects of bufalin in treating some cancers. The compound is able to mediate inhibition of cell growth, cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, and expression of genes related to the malignant phenotype in human cancer cells.
    Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 01/2012; 13(1):399-402. · 1.27 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Primary malignant lymphoma of the vagina is extremely rare. The most common histologic subtype is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We report a case of vaginal DLBCL successfully treated with chemotherapy consisting of rituximab, adryamicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine sulfate, and prednisolone (R-CHOP), followed by pelvic irradiation. A 44-year-old Japanese woman was admitted complaining of atypical genital bleeding and puruloid vaginal discharge. Gynecological examination showed an ulceration of the vaginal wall and a hard mass the size of a goose egg beneath the left vaginal wall, which had infiltrated to the left pelvic wall. The pathological diagnosis based on a punch biopsy taken from the vaginal tumor was non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Based on immunohistochemical study, the tumor was subclassified as activated B-cell type DLBCL. The patient was diagnosed with Ann Arbor Stage IEA DLBCL and Stage III vaginal cancer, according to the International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) classification system. She was successfully treated by six courses of R-CHOP, followed by radiation therapy. The patient is well without evidence of disease 13 months following the initial treatment. Little attention has been paid to the use of rituximab in addition to conventional chemotherapy and the importance of clinical and morphological subgrouping of DLBCL arising in the vagina. The present case indicates that the effects of rituximab on the prognosis of vaginal DLBCL must be evaluated, and that clinical use of immunophenotypic subgrouping should be considered for vaginal DLBCL.
    European journal of gynaecological oncology 01/2012; 33(2):219-22. · 0.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Bufalin is a traditional Chinese medicine, and it induces apoptosis in some lines of human tumor cells. We investigated the effect of bufalin in the choriocarcinoma cell line, BeWo. BeWo cells were treated with various concentrations of bufalin, and changes in cell growth, the cell cycle, apoptosis, and related parameters were examined. An 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay showed that BeWo cells were sensitive to the growth inhibitory effect of bufalin. Cell cycle analysis indicated that exposure to bufalin decreased the proportion of cells in the synthesis phase and increased the proportion in the G0/G1 phases of the cell cycle. Induction of apoptosis was confirmed by annexin V staining of externalized phosphatidylserine and by the loss of mitochondrial transmembrane potential. This induction occurred in conjunction with the altered expression of genes related to cell growth, malignant phenotype, and apoptosis. These results suggest that bufalin may serve as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of choriocarcinoma.
    International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 05/2011; 21(6):1105-9. · 1.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Since epigenetic alterations are believed to be involved in the repression of tumor suppressor genes and promotion of tumorigenesis in cervical cancers, novel compounds endowed with a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitory activity are an attractive therapeutic approach. In this review, we discuss the biologic and therapeutic effects of HDAC inhibitors (HDACIs) in treating cervical cancer. HDACIs were able to mediate inhibition of cell growth, cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, and the expression of genes related to the malignant phenotype in a variety of cervical cancer cell lines. Furthermore, HDACIs were able to induce the accumulation of acetylated histones in the chromatin of the p21WAF1 gene in human cervical carcinoma cells. In xenograft models, some HDACIs have demonstrated antitumor activity with only few side effects. Some clinical trials demonstrate that HDACI drugs provide an important class of new mechanism-based therapeutics for cervical cancer. In this review, we discuss the biologic and therapeutic effects of HDACIs in treating cervical cancer, especially focusing on preclinical studies and clinical trials.
    Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 01/2011; 12(3):575-80. · 1.27 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A membrane-targeted, lipophilic ether lipid of synthetic phospholipid analog, erucylphosphocholine (ErPC), induces apoptosis in some lines of human tumor cells. We investigated the effect of ErPC in the choriocarcinoma cell line, BeWo. BeWo cells were treated with various concentrations of ErPC, and changes in cell growth, the cell cycle, apoptosis, and related parameters were examined. A 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay showed that BeWo cells were sensitive to the growth inhibitory effect of ErPC. Cell cycle analysis indicated that exposure to ErPC decreased the proportion of cells in the S phase and increased the proportion in the G0/G1 phases of the cell cycle. Induction of apoptosis was confirmed by Annexin V staining of externalized phosphatidylserine and by the loss of mitochondrial transmembrane potential. This induction occurred in conjunction with the altered expression of genes related to cell growth, malignant phenotype, and apoptosis. These results suggest that ErPC may serve as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of choriocarcinoma.
    Tumor Biology 01/2011; 32(3):569-74. · 2.52 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Small cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix is a rare form of cervical cancer characterized by extreme aggressiveness and poor prognosis because of its rapid growth, frequent distant metastases, and resistance to conventional treatment modalities. We report here a case of advanced-stage small cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix treated by neoadjuvant chemotherapy, followed by radical surgery, resulting in locoregional disease control. A 39-year-old Japanese woman was diagnosed as having stage IIIb small cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. She was treated by neoadjuvant chemotherapy with irinotecan/cisplatin, followed by extended radical hysterectomy with pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy. The patient was further treated by adjuvant chemotherapy with irinotecan/cisplatin. Intrapelvic recurrence has not been detected throughout the postoperative course. However, the patient died with distant metastases of the disease, 27 months following the initial treatment. It has been suggested that neoadjuvant chemotherapy therapy followed by radical surgery is a treatment option for advanced-stage small cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix for the locoregional disease control. Further studies are necessary to obtain information regarding multimodal treatment including sequence, duration, frequency, and type of effective chemotherapy agents to be used in the treatment of small cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix.
    Rare tumors 01/2011; 3(1):e6.
  • Masakazu Nishida, Kaei Nasu, Hisashi Narahara
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    ABSTRACT: Chemokines, proteins that operate within the body's immune system, play numerous roles in menstruation, bacterial infection, implantation of embryos, and the maintenance of early pregnancy. They are also strongly related to the pathogenesis of endometriosis. Several chemokines including interleukin (IL)-8, growth-related oncogene (GRO) alpha, regulated on activation, normal T expressed and secreted (RANTES), and macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-1 are reported to be elevated in the peritoneal fluid (PF) of women with endometriosis. Chemokines IL-8 and GRO alpha as well as epithelial cell-derived neutrophil-activating protein (ENA)-78, eotaxin, and interferon-inducible protein (IP)-10 might be involved in macrophage activation, inflammatory reaction, and adhesion of endometriotic tissues in the peritoneal cavity, and enhanced angiogenesis in the progression of endometriosis. The chemokines closely related with the pathogenesis of endometriosis form a complex network locally and systemically in women with the disease. Understanding this network is a key to improving our understanding of endometriosis as well as developing new, more effective therapies.
    Frontiers in bioscience (Scholar edition) 01/2011; 3:1196-204.
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    ABSTRACT: Endometriosis, a disease affecting 3% to 10% of women of reproductive age, is characterized by the ectopic growth of endometrial tissue under the influence of estrogen. It is also becoming recognized as a condition in which ectopic endometrial cells exhibit abnormal proliferative and apoptotic regulation in response to appropriate stimuli. Apoptosis plays a critical role in maintaining tissue homeostasis and represents a normal function to eliminate excess or dysfunctional cells. Accumulated evidence suggests that, in healthy women, endometrial cells expelled during menstruation do not survive in ectopic locations because of programmed cell death, while decreased apoptosis may lead to the ectopic survival and implantation of these cells, resulting in the development of endometriosis. Both the inability of endometrial cells to transmit a "death" signal and the ability of endometrial cells to avoid cell death have been associated with increased expression of antiapoptotic factors and decreased expression of preapoptotic factors. Further investigations may elucidate the role of apoptosis-associated molecules in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. Medical treatment with apoptosis-inducing agents may be novel and promising therapeutic strategy for endometriosis.
    Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) 12/2010; 18(3):206-18. · 2.31 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The potential anticancer agent 1-(2-chlorophenyl-N-methylpropyl)-3-isoquinolinecarboxamide (PK11195), a translocator protein ligand, facilitates the induction of cell death by a variety of cytotoxic and chemotherapeutic agents in various human tumor cell lines. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effect of PK11195 on three endometrial cancer cell lines, two ovarian cancer cell lines and normal human endometrial epithelial cells. Endometrial and ovarian cancer cells were treated with various concentrations of PK11195 alone or in combination with chemotherapeutic drugs (cisplatin, paclitaxel), and its effect on cell growth, the cell cycle, apoptosis and related measurements was investigated. The 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay revealed that all endometrial and ovarian cancer cell lines were sensitive to the growth-inhibitory effect of PK11195, although normal endometrial epithelial cells were viable after treatment with the same doses of PK11195 that induced growth inhibition in endometrial and ovarian cancer cells. Synergistic anti-neoplastic effects were obtained by a combination of PK11195 with cytostatic drugs. Induction of apoptosis was confirmed by annexin V staining of externalized phosphatidylserine and loss of the transmembrane potential of mitochondria. This induction occurred in concert with altered expression of genes related to apoptosis. These results suggest that PK11195 alone or in combination with chemotherapeutic drugs might be a new therapeutic option for the treatment of endometrial and ovarian cancers.
    International Journal of Molecular Medicine 01/2010; 25(1):97-103. · 1.96 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: AG1478, a potent inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), facilitates the induction of cell death in combination with a variety of cytotoxic and chemotherapeutic agents in certain human tumor cell lines. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effect of AG1478 on three endometrial cancer and two ovarian cancer cell lines as compared to normal human endometrial epithelial cells. Cells were treated with various concentrations of AG1478 alone or in combination with the chemotherapeutic drugs cisplatin or paclitaxel, and the effect of AG1478 on cell growth, the cell cycle and apoptosis was investigated. The 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay revealed that all the cancer cell lines were sensitive to the growth-inhibitory effect of AG1478. Normal endometrial epithelial cells remained viable after treatment with AG1478 at the same doses as those which induced growth inhibition in the endometrial and ovarian cancer cells. Synergistic anti-neoplastic effects were obtained with a combination of AG1478 and cytostatic drugs. Cell-cycle analysis indicated that exposure to these drugs decreased the proportion of cells in the S-phase and increased the proportion in the sub G0/G1 fractions of the cell cycle. Induction of apoptosis was confirmed by annexin V staining of externalized phosphatidylserine and by loss of mitochondrial transmembrane potential. These results suggest that AG1478 alone or in combination with chemotherapeutic drugs may be a novel therapeutic option for the treatment of endometrial and ovarian cancer.
    Molecular Medicine Reports 01/2010; 3(3):479-84. · 1.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Endometriosis, a disease affecting 3-10% of women of reproductive age, is characterized by the ectopic growth of endometrial tissue. Increasingly, endometriosis is also becoming recognized as a condition in which ectopic endometrial cells exhibit abnormal proliferative and apoptotic regulation in response to appropriate stimuli. Apoptosis plays a critical role in maintaining tissue homeostasis and represents a normal function to eliminate excess or dysfunctional cells. Accumulated evidence suggests that, in healthy women, endometrial cells expelled during menstruation do not survive in ectopic locations because of programmed cell death, while decreased apoptosis may lead to the ectopic survival and implantation of these cells, resulting in the development of endometriosis. Both the inability of endometrial cells to transmit a 'death' signal and the ability of endometrial cells to avoid cell death have been associated with increased expression of anti-apoptotic factors and decreased expression of pre-apoptotic factors. This paper is a review of the recent literature focused on the differential expression of apoptosis-associated molecules in the normal endometria of women without endometriosis, and in the eutopic and ectopic endometria of women with endometriosis. The role of apoptosis in the pathogenesis of endometriosis and the basic and clinical research on the current medical treatment for endometriosis from the view of apoptosis will be discussed.
    Histology and histopathology 10/2009; 24(9):1181-92. · 2.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Decidualization of the endometrium involves the morphological and biochemical reprogramming of the estrogen-primed proliferative endometrial stromal compartment under the continuing influence of progesterone. The aim of this study was to evaluate the involvement of the extracellular matrix contractility of eutopic and ectopic endometrial stromal cells during the tissue remodeling processes associated with decidualization. The effect of decidualization on the contractile profile of the endometriotic cyst stromal cells and eutopic endometrial stromal cells with or without endometriosis in the three-dimensional collagen gel culture was investigated using laser scanning microscopy, collagen gel contraction assays, and Western blot analysis. Decidualized ectopic and eutopic endometrial stromal cells in the three-dimensional collagen gel culture mimicked the morphology of decidual tissue in vivo. In vitro decidualization inhibited the contractility of these eutopic and ectopic endometrial stromal cells. Down-regulation of integrin alpha1beta1 and alpha2beta1 expression, suppression of Ras homology A (Rho A), Rho-associated coiled-coil-forming protein kinase (ROCK)-I and ROCK-II expression, inhibition of the differentiation into the myofibroblastic phenotype, and induction of differentiation into epithelioid decidual phenotype were observed in these cells during decidualization. It is suggested that the attenuation of eutopic endometrial stromal cell-mediated contractility by decidualization is a novel and integral mechanism of the physiological endometrial tissue remodeling process during menstrual cycles. Although ectopic endometrial stromal cells have enhanced contractile profile, decidualization can attenuate the contractility of these cells. These findings may be one of the action mechanisms by which oral contraceptives and progestins ameliorate endometriosis.
    The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 05/2009; 94(7):2516-23. · 6.50 Impact Factor