Haruko Tanimoto

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Human homologue of maid (HHM) is a helix-loop-helix (HLH) transcriptional regulatory protein that is involved in the hepatic stem cell development and differentiation. We analyzed the potential involvement of HHM in hepatocarcinogenesis. METHODS We analyzed HHM expression in the choline-deficient L-amino acid defined (CDAA) diet model of(More)
We develop “autologous bone marrow cell infusion (ABMi) therapy” for the treatment of human decompensated liver cirrhosis and confirm the efficacy and safety of this treatment in multicenter clinical studies. With the goal of further expanding the applications of ABMi, we first cultured human bone marrow cells and then determined whether a cell fraction(More)
In 2003, we started autologous bone marrow cell infusion (ABMi) therapy for treating liver cirrhosis. ABMi therapy uses 400 mL of autologous bone marrow obtained under general anesthesia and infused mononuclear cells from the peripheral vein. The clinical study expanded and we treated liver cirrhosis induced by HCV and HBV infection and alcohol consumption.(More)
Liver cirrhosis patients generally progress to liver failure. To cure this progressive disease, we developed a novel cell therapy using bone marrow cells; autologous bone marrow cell infusion (ABMi) therapy. We previously described the possible action mechanism of ABMi therapy in the cirrhotic liver, and showed the timeline and results of clinical studies(More)
Transcatheter arterial infusion chemotherapy (TAI) using a combination of iodized oil (lipiodol) and degradable starch microspheres (DSMs) has been reported to be superior to TAI with either lipiodol or DSMs separately for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), based on the results of a prospective randomized study. In the study reported here, we(More)
We performed a photodynamic therapy for local recurrence after chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer. The patient was a 60s man, who presented dysphasia. Esophagoscopy, CT and FDG-PET revealed an advanced esophageal cancer with mediastinal lymph node metastasis. He rejected a surgical treatment and underwent chemoradiotherapy, then achieved CR once.(More)
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