Akiko Mizutani

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BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE The case presented here describes the clinical evolution of a pituitary carcinoma from an atypical prolactinoma after temozolomide (TMZ) treatment. The mechanism of acquisition of TMZ resistance was analyzed. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 60-year-old woman with atypical prolactinoma had been treated for 7 years with multiple therapies,(More)
Recently, in order to elucidate the role of rab3B in porosome, we have observed the incorporation of rab3B in the secretion of GH through porosome under confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). Transfected cells with GH-EYFP fusion protein and rab3B-ECFP fusion protein were observed under CLSM, which showed the colocalization of EYFP-GH and ECFP-rab3B in(More)
In situ hybridization (ISH) at the electron microscopic (EM) level is essential for elucidating the intracellular distribution and role of mRNA in protein synthesis. EM-ISH is considered to be an important tool for clarifying the intracellular localization of mRNA and the exact site of pituitary hormone synthesis on the rough endoplasmic reticulum. A(More)
BACKGROUND SIRT1, a NAD-dependent deacetylase, has diverse roles in a variety of organs such as regulation of endocrine function and metabolism. However, it remains to be addressed how it regulates hormone release there. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Here, we report that SIRT1 is abundantly expressed in pituitary thyrotropes and regulates thyroid hormone(More)
The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract Background: SIRT1, a NAD-dependent deacetylase, has diverse roles in a variety of organs such as regulation of endocrine function and metabolism. However, it remains to be addressed how it regulates hormone release there.
Skull base metastasis from differentiated thyroid carcinoma including follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) and papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a rare clinical entity. Eighteen FTC cases and 10 PTC cases showing skull base metastasis have been reported. The most common symptom of skull base metastasis from FTC and PTC is cranial nerve dysfunction. Bone(More)
Combined in situ hybridization (ISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) under electron microscopy (EM-ISH&IHC) has sufficient ultrastructural resolution and provides two-dimensional images of subcellular localization of pituitary hormone and its mRNA in a pituitary cell. The advantages of semiconductor nanocrystals (Quantum dots, Qdots) and confocal laser(More)
BACKGROUND Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders that occur owing to the abnormalities in type 1 collagen, and is characterized by increased bone fragility and other extraskeletal manifestations. We report the case of a patient who was diagnosed with OI following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) secondary to a ruptured(More)
In the original manuscript, the word " fluorescein " was erroneously used indistinctly for " fluorescence " and " fluorescent ". Furthermore, " cyan fluorescent protein " was misspelled. These errors have been amended in an amended version of the manuscript, which is available from the Molecules website. The authors and publisher apologize for the(More)
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