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BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatic artery stenosis (HAS) is a potentially life-threatening complication of liver transplantation because the associated mortality and morbidity rates are high. Surgical reconstruction was recommended as first choice of treatment and interventional radiologic techniques have been introduced recently. However, the mid- or long-term(More)
With the accumulation of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) recipients, an increased number of patients with graft failure need retransplantation (re-OLT). This study was undertaken to examine our clinical experience of re-OLT for patients with poor graft function after primary transplantation at a single center. We analyzed retrospectively, the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is not a widely accepted indication for liver transplantation (LT). The present study describes our institutional experience with patients who underwent transplantation for ICC. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on 11 consecutive patients with ICC who underwent LT between October 2003 and(More)
Although carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in tumor microenvironments have a critical role in immune cell modulation, their effects on the generation of regulatory dendritic cells (DCs) are still unclear. In this study, we initially show that CAFs derived from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumors facilitate the generation of regulatory DCs, which are(More)
Blockade of a costimulatory pathway by adenovirus-mediated cytotoxic T lymphocyte associated antigen 4 immunoglobulin (CTLA4-Ig) gene transfer and anti-CD40L mAb(MR1) have been reported to enhance graft survival in several experimental transplantation models. In this study, we investigated the effects of gene transfer of CTLA4Ig and MR1 on islet xenograft(More)
A new radial neutron camera system has been developed and operated recently in the HL-2A tokamak to measure the spatial and time resolved 2.5 MeV D-D fusion neutron, enhancing the understanding of the energetic-ion physics. The camera mainly consists of a multichannel collimator, liquid-scintillation detectors, shielding systems, and a data acquisition(More)
Zinc finger protein 687 (ZNF687), identified as a C2H2 zinc finger protein, has been found to be mutated and upregulated in giant cell tumor of bone and acute myeloid leukemia, suggesting an oncogenic role for ZNF687 in cancer. However, the clinical significance and precise role of ZNF687 in cancer progression are largely unknown. Herein, we report that(More)
A 2D electron cyclotron emission imaging (ECEI) system has been developed for measurement of electron temperature fluctuations in the HL-2A tokamak. It is comprised of a front-end 24 channel heterodyne imaging array with a tunable RF range spanning 75-110 GHz, and a set of back-end ECEI electronics that together generate 24 × 8 = 192 channel images of the(More)
The edge tangential Thomson scattering system (ETTSS) was developed for the first time on a HL-2A tokamak. A Nd:YAG laser with a 1064 nm wavelength, 4 J energy, and 30 Hz repetition rate is employed on the ETTSS. The laser beam injects the plasma in the tangential direction on the mid-plane of the machine, and the angles between the laser injection(More)