Akio Hoshi

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In order to hold non-adhesive type cells while maintaining cellular interactions and various autocrine/paracrine factors, a micro 3D culture system using Hyaluronan (HA)-type I collagen capsules was investigated as a possible scaffold for cell transplantation. Skeletal muscle-derived enzymatically extracted cells, which include numerous non-adhesive type(More)
BACKGROUND Cellular cardiomyoplasty for myocardial infarction has been developed using various cell types. However, complete differentiation and/or trans-differentiation into cardiomyocytes have never occurred in these transplant studies, whereas functional contributions were reported. METHODS AND RESULTS Skeletal muscle interstitium-derived(More)
The effect of chemotherapy on natural killer (NK) activity and antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) in 15 advanced carcinomas of the lung was examined with regard to the drug, dose, route and timing of administration. The relationship between the effect of chemotherapy on the prognosis for the patients, and the changes in NK activity and(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe a novel dorsal vein complex preserving technique for intrafascial nerve-sparing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and to evaluate its postoperative outcomes. METHODS A total of 109 patients who underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy by a single surgeon were evaluated, including 44 patients with dorsal vein complex preserving(More)
Five anthracycline derivatives, i.e. doxorubicin, epirubicin, pirarubicin, aclarubicin and a new fluorinated anthracycline derivative (ME2303), were tested for antitumour activity in mice with hepatic neoplastic nodules of Lewis lung carcinoma and colon adenocarcinoma 26. Intravenous administrations of pirarubicin and ME2303 on day 4 or days 4, 8 and 12 in(More)
The in vivo antitumour activities of recombinant human interleukin-2 (rHIL-2) and recombinant human hybrid interferon alpha A/D (rIFN-alpha A/D) were tested in relation to adenocarcinoma 755. The tumour growth, following s.c. inoculation of tumour cells, was inhibited to a greater extent in mice treated with the combination of cytokines than in mice treated(More)
5-FLUOROURACIL (FU) is thought to exert its cytotoxic effects by either or both of two separate biochemical mechanisms: the inhibition or alteration of RNA maturation and function by the incorporation of 5-fluorouridine 5'-triphosphate and the inhibition of DNA formation through the blockade of thymidylate synthetase by 5-fluoro-2'-deoxyuridine(More)
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