Atsushi Tatsuguchi

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Fanconi anemia (FA) is a genetic disorder that leads to aplastic anemia and birth defects and predisposes to cancer. FA cells exhibit characteristic hypersensitivity to DNA cross-linking agents such as mitomycin C (MMC), and FANCG is one of six known FA gene products. By immunocytochemical analysis of transfected cells, we discovered that although FANCG(More)
We describe the lesions of extrapulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) affecting the lymph nodes of the mediastinum and retroperitoneum in 22 women (mean age +/- SD, 42.4+/-10.5 years). In most of these patients, the diagnosis of extrapulmonary LAM preceded that of pulmonary LAM, usually by 1 to 2 years. Eleven patients had distinct symptoms, including(More)
A review is presented of the clinical and morphological manifestations of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a systemic disorder of unknown etiology that affects women. The clinical features include dyspnea, hemoptysis, recurrent pneumothorax, chylothorax, and chylous ascites. It is characterized by: 1) proliferation of abnormal smooth muscle cells (LAM cells)(More)
In vitro studies suggest that cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) induces angiogenesis by stimulating angiogenic growth factors while inhibiting apoptosis in cancer cell lines. A series of 107 gastric adenocarcinoma cases that had undergone gastrectomy was studied to determine the correlation between COX-2 expression, angiogenesis, and apoptosis in human gastric(More)
We examined the effect of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) on the insulin secretion in the culture of HIT-T15 cell line, an islet beta-cell line derived from a hamster pancreatic tumor. In order to check the uptake of modified LDL by HIT-T15 cells, we prepared DiI-labeled native LDL (nLDL), acetylated LDL (AcLDL), and oxLDL. After the addition of(More)
BACKGROUND There is no known preventive agent against nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) induced small-intestinal injury. OBJECTIVE To evaluate by capsule endoscopy whether coadministration of prostaglandin (PG) can prevent small-intestinal damage induced by short-term NSAID treatment. DESIGN Single-blind, randomized, controlled trial. (More)
OBJECTIVES:One of the counter-effects of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy is subsequent obesity. Ghrelin is a recently discovered growth hormone releasing peptide. This endogenous secretagogue increases appetite and facilitates fat storage. The majority of circulating ghrelin is produced in the gastric mucosa. Therefore, we aimed at investigating(More)
OBJECTIVE Studies suggest that synbiotic therapy could prove more effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) than therapies limited to probiotics or prebiotics. This study compared the effect of each of these therapies in the treatment of UC. METHODS One hundred twenty outpatients with UC were randomly sorted into three groups of 40 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical trials of probiotic treatment for Crohn's disease (CD) have yielded conflicting results. This study assessed the clinical usefulness of combined probiotic and prebiotic therapy in the treatment of active CD. METHOD Ten active CD outpatients without history of operation for CD were enrolled. Their mean (+/-SD) age was 27 +/- 7 years and(More)
A study reported that rebamipide was effective at reducing short-term nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced enteropathy. The purpose of this study was to re-evaluate the effect of the co-administration of rebamipide on small intestinal injuries induced by short-term NSAID treatment. Eighty healthy male volunteers were randomly assigned to two(More)