Akihiko Arakawa

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PURPOSE To compare enhancement of the aorta, portal vein, liver, and tumor with contrast medium of a higher iodine concentration to that with one of a standard iodine concentration for liver dynamic CT within the same patient with known liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-three patients with known cirrhosis and(More)
The Hsp90 molecular chaperone and its Cdc37 cochaperone help stabilize and activate more than half of the human kinome. However, both the mechanism by which these chaperones assist their "client" kinases and the reason why some kinases are addicted to Hsp90 while closely related family members are independent are unknown. Our structural understanding of(More)
The radiologic findings of seven patients with sclerosing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), an unusual subtype of HCC, were evaluated. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a hypointense mass with marked delayed contrast enhancement. Although the tumor was well-defined, the tumor capsule was not seen. Focal atrophy was seen in four patients. Ultrasound (US)(More)
We successfully performed transcatheter arterial embolization of an extrahepatic arterioportal fistula with a portal vein aneurysm. The fistula was considered secondary to cholecystectomy for cholecystolithiasis 5 years earlier. After occlusion of the fistula with platinum coils, the aneurysmal cavity thrombosed.
ADP-ATP exchange by the molecular chaperone Hsp70 is enhanced by several cochaperones. BAG5 consists of five BAG domains and associates with the nucleotide-binding domain (NBD) of Hsp70. The overexpression of BAG5 in the cytosol reportedly disturbs Hsp70-mediated protein refolding and induces Parkinson's disease. In the present study, we found that the(More)
The molecular chaperone 70-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp70) is driven by ATP hydrolysis and ADP-ATP exchange. ADP dissociation from Hsp70 is reportedly slow in the presence of inorganic phosphate (P(i) ). In this study, we investigated the interaction of Hsp70 and its nucleotide-binding domain (NBD) with ADP in detail, by isothermal titration calorimetry(More)
The 70 kDa heat-shock proteins (Hsp70s) are highly conserved chaperones that are involved in several cellular processes, such as protein folding, disaggregation and translocation. In this study, the crystal structures of the human Hsp70 nucleotide-binding domain (NBD) fragment were determined in the nucleotide-free state and in complex with adenosine(More)
The Hsp90 molecular chaperone and its Cdc37 co-chaperone help stabilize and activate over half of the human kinome. However, neither the mechanism by which these chaperones assist their client kinases nor why some kinases are addicted to Hsp90 while closely related family members are independent is known. Missing has been any structural understanding of(More)
A 60-year-old man with advanced rectal cancer and urinary bladder fistula received preoperative chemoradiotherapy with S-1(120mg/m / 2day)on weekdays and concurrent radiotherapy(65 Gy). After chemoradiotherapy, the clinical symptoms resolved and the tumor shrunk, as observed on endoscopic and radiologic examinations. However, remnant cancer was suspected;(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical conditions of gastric diverticulum. Fifty-four patients with gastric diverticulum (20 men and 34 women among 34,314 patients who underwent medical check-ups) were evaluated on indirect radiographs, for an incidence of 0.16% among the total number of examined cases, a rate lower than that of previous(More)