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The purpose of the present paper was to evaluate the clinicopathological and biological features of 20 Japanese patients with solid-papillary carcinoma of the breast (SPC) or SPC associated with invasive breast cancer. All the patients were Japanese women, including two sisters. The mean age was 66.0 years. The incidence of SPC among all the breast cancers(More)
This study investigated the release of endothelin (ET)-1 from the liver after warm ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Wistar rats were subjected to 120 min of warm hepatic ischemia by clamping the hepatic hilum under porto-jugular shunting. Reperfusion was performed by unclamping. The rats were divided into 2 groups receiving intravenous treatment with an(More)
A cystein protease inhibitor was identified in the basic fraction of bovine milk. We have reported in our previous study that the milk basic protein (MBP) fraction suppressed osteoclast-mediated bone resorption in vitro. Since osteoclasts secreted cystein protease to digest collagen in the bone matrix, we identified the cystein protease inhibitor in MBP. A(More)
We report herein the case of a 33-year-old woman who presented with palpable abdominal swelling found to be caused by a huge lymphangioma of the pancreas. An abdominal computed tomographic (CT) scan showed a large multilocular cystic mass with water-dense contents, which was derived from the pancreatic head. A pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) was performed(More)
BACKGROUND The results of treatment of mixed hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC) remain unclear because of the rarity of this disease. METHODS Of 218 patients with primary liver carcinoma treated from 1979 to 1995, 6 had a histologic diagnosis of mixed HCC and CC (MHC). Five had chronic liver disease. Serum carcinoembryonic antigen(More)
Although platelet-activating factor (PAF) is implicated as an important mediator in the pathogenesis of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury, the precise mechanism of its action has not been studied. We examined the hypothesis that PAF may influence neutrophils by promoting the production of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and cytokine-induced(More)
The hypothesis that both activated Kupffer cells and the spleen may be responsible for endotoxin-induced liver injury following partial hepatectomy was investigated. Male rats were divided into a sham group receiving laparotomy alone and three groups receiving a two-thirds hepatectomy; one group was given normal saline (NS) solution as a vehicle control,(More)
We identified, for the first time, the factor responsible for inhibiting osteoclast-mediated bone resorption in the basic protein fraction of bovine milk (milk basic protein, MBP). The protein was purified by a combination of ion and gel column chromatography from MBP, based on its activity to prevent unfractionated rabbit bone cells from forming pits on(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to verify the involvement of platelet-activating factor (PAF) in renal damage associated with hepatic ischemia and reperfusion (HIR) injury through the release of endothelin (ET)-1 and to determine the modulating effect of a specific PAF receptor antagonist on these insults in rats. METHODS Male rats pretreated with(More)