Fukuto Maruta

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Data regarding the chronological changes in gastric mucosal cytokines in the different phases of Helicobacter pylori infection are unavailable. We examined Mongolian gerbils for up to 52 weeks after H. pylori (ATCC 43504) inoculation. Levels of mRNAs of mucosal cytokines (interleukin-1beta [IL-1beta], gamma interferon [IFN-gamma], IL-4, IL-6, and IL-10)(More)
Trefoil factor 2 (TFF2) is mucin associated peptide that has a mucosal barrier function in addition to participating in repair and healing. We examined the localization of TFF2 and gastric mucins in gastric mucous cells, the surface mucous gel layer (SMGL) adherent to normal gastric mucosa, and in the mucoid cap covering gastric erosions. Carnoy’s solution,(More)
In Mongolian gerbils, the gastric mucosa shows dramatic changes after Helicobacter pylori inoculation. The influence of the timing of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) administration after H. pylori inoculation on gastric carcinogenesis was investigated. Ninety-two gerbils were divided into four groups. One group was given MNU at 24 weeks, and another at 1 week,(More)
We investigated the effect of ethanol (a representative necrotizing agent) on gastritis induced by Helicobacter pylori infection in Mongolian gerbils. Seventy-eight gerbils were used. Four and 12 weeks after H. pylori inoculation, 30% ethanol was administered into the stomach. The stomachs were removed after 30 min, the intramucosal prostaglandin (PG) E2(More)
Linear FGF receptor-binding heptapeptides were identified by phage display using sequential rounds of biopanning against cells with displacement of phage by FGF2. The consensus motif MXXP was iterated after four to five rounds and the peptide MQLPLAT was studied in depth. Phage bearing MQLPLAT showed high levels of binding to FGF receptor positive cells,(More)
Rice extract has been shown to protect gastric mucosa from stress-induced damage. In this study, the antibiotic effect and the anti-inflammatory effect of orally administered aqueous rice extract on Helicobacter pylori infection and H. pylori-induced gastritis, respectively, in Mongolian gerbils were investigated. Fifty specific-pathogen-free male Mongolian(More)
OBJECTIVE Trefoil factor 2 (TFF2) is localized in gastric gland mucous cells. The purpose of the study was to determine whether TFF2 and gastric mucin are localized in mucous cells and in the surface mucous gel layer (SMGL) of the normal gastric mucosa or in the mucoid cap adherent to gastric mucosal lesions in Mongolian gerbils. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
No previous report has demonstrated the relationship between Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and gastric carcinogenesis in an experimental animal model. A total of 170 male Mongolian gerbils (MGs) were divided into nine groups (18 < or = n < or = 20 for each group). MGs of four groups were inoculated with HP before or after continuous(More)
BACKGROUND Maintaining sufficient blood flow to the substitute organ after total esophagectomy is essential for decreasing the risk of anastomotic leakage. Additional venous, or arterial and venous, anastomoses between the vessels of the gastric tube and the vessels in the neck after total esophagectomy are described for 11 patients with cervical esophageal(More)
BACKGROUND Progression from intestinal metaplasia to neoplasia has not been demonstrated experimentally. The hypothesis that gastric adenocarcinoma arises from intestinal metaplasia was tested in a Mongolian gerbil model of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. METHODS One hundred and fourteen specific pathogen-free gerbils were divided in five(More)