Akio Matsubara

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the dissemination of metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL)-encoding genes among multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates recovered from major hospitals in the Hiroshima region. METHODS During July to December from 2004 to 2006, a surveillance of eight major hospitals in the Hiroshima region(More)
Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-related protein 1 (IGFBP-rP1), a member of the IGFBP super family, is down-regulated at the mRNA level in several solid cancers. We hypothesize that IGFBP-rP1 has a tumor-suppressive effect on prostate cancer growth and its inactivation is through CpG hypermethylation. We tested this hypothesis through expression(More)
OBJECTIVES To study interindividual variation in the cavernous nerve course near the rhabdosphincter and the apex of the prostate as a basis for refining nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. The varying anatomy of the cavernous nerve might account for the disparate potency rates after nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. METHODS We examined serial(More)
Regenerating islet-derived family, member 4 (Reg IV) is a candidate marker for cancer and inflammatory bowel disease and is associated with neuroendocrine and intestinal differentiation. We have reported that 14% of prostate cancer (PCa) cases are positive for Reg IV by immunohistochemistry. In the present study, we performed immunohistochemical analysis of(More)
Circadian rhythms are controlled by a system of negative and positive genetic feedback loops composed of clock genes. Although many genes have been implicated in these feedback loops, it is unclear whether our current list of clock genes is exhaustive. We have recently identified Chrono as a robustly cycling transcript through genome-wide profiling of BMAL1(More)
OBJECTIVES To clarify the characteristics of inguinal hernia (IH) after radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP) compared with that after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 285 and 311 men who underwent RPP and RRP, respectively, for clinically localized prostate cancer between August 2000 and June 2006, using medical(More)
An ultra-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS) based metabonomic approach was applied to identify a candidate metabolite with not known to be associated with interstitial cystitis (IC). IC is a chronic clinical syndrome associated with urinary frequency and urgency and/or pelvic pain. The ability to non-invasively diagnose the early(More)
the CD38þ CLL cells demonstrated equivalent ZAP-70 expression to their corresponding T cells in all the samples tested, even in samples categorized as ZAP-70 negative (o20% positive). We next physically cell sorted CD38þ and CD38 subclonal populations from the same patient (n1⁄4 10), in order to establish whether these cells had a differential response to(More)
A case of myelofibrosis in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is reported. Acute thrombocytopenia and a bleeding tendency developed in a 24-year-old woman with SLE. Bone marrow aspiration was unsuccessful due to myelofibrosis. Pulse therapy with methylprednisolone reversed both thrombocytopenia and myelofibrosis. A review of the literature(More)
Interaction of ligand-receptor systems between stromal-cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) and CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is closely involved in the organ specificity of cancer metastasis. We hypothesized that SDF-1-CXCR4 ligand-receptor system plays an important role in prostate cancer metastasis. To test this hypothesis, expression level of SDF-1 and(More)