Atsuo Kitano

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BACKGROUND The cell adhesion between vascular endothelial cells and leukocytes is an important process for the immuno-inflammatory changes. To clarify the basic features of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), studies of in situ localization of the cell adhesion molecules are required. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We analyzed the immunohistochemical localization of(More)
Branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase (BCKDH) complexes of lymphoblastoid cell lines derived from patients with classical maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) phenotypes were studied in terms of their catalytic functions and analyzed by immunoblotting, using affinity purified anti-bovine BCKDH antibody. Kinetic studies on three cell lines derived from(More)
Twenty-six consecutive admissions of 24 patients with severe ulcerative colitis (UC) hospitalized in our Department at some time between January 1983 and December 1988 were studied to identify factors useful in the prediction of response to medical treatment in the acute inflammatory phase of this disease. Results of laboratory tests (white blood cells, red(More)
Prolidase deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by mental retardation and various skin lesions. Cultured skin fibroblasts were obtained from two independent patients with abnormal prolidase. Using the polymerase chain reaction, we amplified the entire coding region of human prolidase mRNA derived from patients' fibroblasts. Nucleotide(More)
A 4-year-old Japanese girl had a congenital disorder that was characterized by recurrent thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, hematuria, and proteinuria, which were repeatedly improved by the infusion of factor VIII concentrate. She developed the similar symptoms within 1 h after 1-desamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin (DDAVP) administration. Coagulation studies(More)
Enzymatic studies on the liver of an infant are described-a case of hypertyrosinemia without hepatic dysfunction. His parents were siblings and the mother had hypertyrosinemia. Excessive amounts of 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvic acid (pHPP), 4-hydroxyphenylacetic acid (pHPL), and 4-hydroxyphenylacetic acid (pHPA) were found to be excreted in the patient's urine as(More)
Colonic mucosal lesions, characterized by crypt abscesses and mononuclear cell infiltration, which resemble human ulcerative colitis can be induced in rabbits by short-term (7 to 8 weeks) administration of carrageenan according to our method. In this study experimental epithelial dysplasia of the colon was induced by the p.o. administration of(More)
To evaluate the effect of a controlled-release mesalazine tablet, in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), a multicenter double-blind study was carried out, using sulfasalazine (500 mg tablet) as the control drug. The mesalazine tablet contained 250 mg of ethyl cellulose-coated mesalazine granules. The patients were assigned to two groups, one to receive(More)
Rectal carcinoid tumours are often small and rarely metastatic. Endoscopic resection may, therefore, be the best treatment for small tumours. We diagnosed rectal carcinoid tumours in four women and three men (mean age 53 years; range, 43 - 63) between 1994 and 1999. Tumour depth was evaluated using a high-frequency ultrasonographic probe in five of the(More)
We reported a 6-year-old girl with mitochondrial cytopathy with lactic acidosis. The patient developed hypotonia, hearing loss, mental retardation, short stature, cataracta, hypoparathyroidism, DeToni-Fanconi-Debré syndrome and carnitine deficiency. Histological examination disclosed ragged red fibers and moderate lipid storage in skeletal muscle tissue and(More)