• Publications
  • Influence
Characteristics of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ) ligand induced apoptosis in colon cancer cells
Background: Involvement of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ) in the growth response of colon cancer cells has been suggested. Aims: To investigate the characteristics of PPARγExpand
  • 195
  • 7
  • PDF
Plasma transforming growth factor-beta1 level and efficacy of alpha-tocopherol in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis: a pilot study.
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a distinct entity, characterized by fatty change, lobular inflammation and fibrosis of the liver. Some cases of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis progress toExpand
  • 140
  • 7
Percutaneous ethanol injection therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: results in 146 patients.
OBJECTIVE Sonographically guided percutaneous ethanol injection therapy has been used widely in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. However, few reports have been published on the results ofExpand
  • 360
  • 6
Plasma transforming growth factor‐β1 level and efficacy of α‐tocopherol in patients with non‐alcoholic steatohepatitis: a pilot study
Non‐alcoholic steatohepatitis is a distinct entity, characterized by fatty change, lobular inflammation and fibrosis of the liver. Some cases of non‐alcoholic steatohepatitis progress to cirrhosis,Expand
  • 357
  • 6
Two different promoters direct expression of two distinct forms of mRNAs of human platelet‐activating factor receptor
The human platelet‐activating factor (PAF) receptor gene exists as a single copy on chromosome 1. We identified two 5′‐noncoding exons, each of which has distinct transcriptional initiation sites.Expand
  • 94
  • 6
Interaction of the taxilin family with the nascent polypeptide‐associated complex that is involved in the transcriptional and translational processes
α‐Taxilin is a novel binding partner of the syntaxin family, which is implicated in intracellular vesicle traffic. We have here found that α‐taxilin interacts with the nascent polypeptide‐associatedExpand
  • 31
  • 6
Case-control study on the association of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in Japan
ObjectiveStudies in Western populations have shown the association of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). The role of Helicobacter pyloriExpand
  • 127
  • 5
Hepatocyte growth factor as a key to modulate anti-ulcer action of prostaglandins in stomach.
Although the clinical efficacy of prostaglandins (PGs), especially on gastric mucosal injuries induced by nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, is widely appreciated, their mechanism of action, apartExpand
  • 90
  • 5
  • PDF
Minimal change oesophagitis: a disease with characteristic differences to erosive oesophagitis
Background : The majority of gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) seems to be non‐erosive reflux disease. Nonerosive reflux disease includes minimal change oesophagitis (whitish or reddish,Expand
  • 57
  • 5
Interaction of Syntaxin with α-Fodrin, a Major Component of the Submembranous Cytoskeleton
The soluble N-ethyl maleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor machinery is involved in membrane docking and fusion. In this machinery, the syntaxin family is a central coordinator andExpand
  • 44
  • 4