Akifumi Hayashi

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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) still presents a major therapeutic challenge and a phase III clinical trial has revealed that the combination of gemcitabine and a human epidermal growth factor receptor type I (HER1/EGFR) targeting agent presented a significant benefit compared to treatment with gemcitabine alone. The aim of this study was to(More)
Recently, wireless local area network (WLAN) requires high-speed and high-reliability for multimedia access at home, office and etc. The WLAN standard: IEEE802.11n, which enhanced them compared with the existing IEEE802.11a/b/g, can achieve a maximum throughput of at least 100Mbps at the medium access control (MAC) layer. In the other hand low density(More)
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas is attracting attention as a precursor lesion of the invasive ductal adenocarcinoma, whereas it has been reported that some intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms do not display progression to malignancy and remain almost unchanged in size and morphology. Recent studies have reported that(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine CD44v6 expression in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) and clarify the role of CD44v6 in progression, invasion, metastasis, and morphogenesis of IPMNs. METHODS One hundred fifty-one samples of IPMNs and 30 normal controls were subjected to immunohistochemical analysis for CD44v6. The IPMNs(More)
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas are subclassified based on morphological features, and different immunohistochemical profiles have been identified in association with the subtypes. We previously reported that S100P was an early developmental marker of pancreatic carcinogenesis and that there was higher S100P expression in(More)
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanINs) are important premalignant lesions of pancreatic cancer. Ezrin is a member of the ezrin, radixin, and moesin protein family and acts as a cross-linker between the plasma membrane and the actin cytoskeleton. We investigated the roles of ezrin during(More)
CD24 is a molecule involved in cell adhesion and tumor metastasis. The aims of this study were (1) to evaluate the association between CD24 expression and the progression of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas and (2) to investigate the association between CD24 expression in pancreatic cancer and the prognosis of patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVES Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) are classified into four phenotypes according to the WHO classification. Recently, intestinal-type IPMN has been suggested to grow with a distinct carcinogenetic pathway. Like mucin 2, oligomeric mucus/gel forming (MUC2) and caudal-related homeobox 2 (CDX2), liver-intestine cadherin (LI cadherin) is(More)
AIMS To identify the role of CD10 expression of tumour-associated fibroblastic cells in the progression of cholangiocarcinoma (CC). METHODS AND RESULTS The CD10 expression of fibroblastic cells was investigated immunohistochemically in 167 cases of intrahepatic and extrahepatic CC and 29 cases of biliary dysplasia, comparing the clinicopathological(More)