Hidekazu Yamada

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Bone marrow stromal cells (MSCs) have the capability under specific conditions of differentiating into various cell types such as osteocytes, chondrocytes, and adipocytes. Here we demonstrate a highly efficient and specific induction of cells with neuronal characteristics, without glial differentiation, from both rat and human MSCs using gene transfection(More)
5585 Background: We conducted the present surveillance to clarify the significance of adjuvant radiotherapy and the cause of poor outcome of adenocarcinoma (AC). METHODS A total of 825 patients with FIGO stage Ib-IIb cervical cancer, who underwent type III radical hysterectomy in 10 institutes of SGSG/ TGCU Intergroup between April 1997 and March 2003,(More)
UNLABELLED We describe a case of giant cell tumor of the proximal tibia with skip bone metastases of the ipsilateral femur in a 20-year-old man. After the neoadjuvant treatment with denosumab, plain radiographs and computed tomography showed marked osteosclerosis and sclerotic rim formation, and 18F-FDG PET/CT showed a decreased standardized uptake value,(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is a key enzyme in the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostanoids, and its activation is associated with carcinogenesis as well as inflammation. The antitumor effect of selective COX-2 inhibitors has been noted in various malignancies. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is a rare and aggressive soft tissue(More)
BACKGROUND A crucial step in the metastatic spread of ovarian cancer (OC) is the adhesion and implantation of tumor cells to the peritoneal mesothelium. In order to study this step in the cascade, we derived a pro-metastatic human ovarian carcinoma cell line (MFOC3) from the non-metastatic FOC3 line. METHODS Molecular profiling of the isogeneic lines(More)
Neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs) may provide dopaminergic neurons for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, transplantation of NPCs into the striatum by current methods has had limited success. It is possible to reverse the symptoms of PD in model rats but difficult to reverse them in humans because the number of dopaminergic neurons generated(More)
Deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) is currently the most common therapeutic surgical treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) who have failed medical management. The percentage improvement in Unified Parkinson's disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) part II (activities of daily living) and III (motor) scores was more than 50%.(More)