Hideki NishimotoShoji Ura

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE To provide a framework for clinicians to manage acute pancreatitis, evidence-based guidelines have been developed by the Japanese Society of Abdominal Emergency Medicine. METHODS Evidence was collected by a systematic search of MEDLINE and Japana Centra Revuo Medicina. A total of 1348 papers were reviewed and levels of evidence were(More)
Aromatic amino acid aminotransferase (ArATPh), which has a melting temperature of 120 degrees C, is one of the most thermostable aminotransferases yet to be discovered. The crystal structure of this aminotransferase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus horikoshii was determined to a resolution of 2.1 A. ArATPh has a homodimer structure in which(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that anomalous pancreaticobiliary ductal union (APBD) is an important risk factor for the development of gallbladder carcinoma. Epithelial hyperplasia of the gallbladder is one of the characteristic changes, but it is not clear whether epithelial hyperplasia is a premalignant lesion that could lead to cancer in APBD(More)
We established a new cell line, AZ-P7a, with high peritoneal-metastatic potential in nude mice. AZ-P7a cells were derived from the human gastric carcinoma line AZ-521, which has low capacity for peritoneal dissemination. AZ-P7a cells developed peritoneal metastasis in 11 / 14 (78.6%) mice, whereas the parental AZ-521 cells developed metastasis in 2 / 6(More)
We present a case of a submucosal tumor in the stomach that was suspicious for malignancy on preoperative endosonography. The resected tumor was histologically diagnosed as a ductal adenocarcinoma that originated in ectopic pancreatic tissue in the gastric wall. Although malignant transformation in ectopic pancreas is extremely rare, it remains an important(More)
The significant association between pancreaticobiliary malunion (PBM), especially undilated-type PBM, and a high risk of gallbladder cancer is known. Reflux and stasis of pancreatic juice induce various epithelial changes in the gallbladder. Recently, epithelial hyperplasia of the gallbladder was shown to be significantly and frequently associated with(More)
There is a need to establish animal models which are suitable for investigation of human gastric cancer metastasis to the liver. To this end, a human gastric carcinoma line, AZ521 was injected into the spleens of nude mice. Cells from the few liver metastatic foci of injected AZ521 were expanded "in vitro" and subsequently injected into the spleens of nude(More)
The in vivo growth behavior and invasive potential of normal and "immortalized" human bronchial epithelial cells were studied by xenotransplantation procedures, an in vitro assay of invasiveness, and determinations of type IV collagenase activity and mRNA expression. BEAS-2B cells, immortalized after hybrid virus infection (adenovirus 12-simian virus 40),(More)
Intraductal papillary neoplasms of the pancreas (IPN) are rare tumors, distinct from other pancreatic duct cell carcinomas both in terms of papillary polyp formation in the main pancreatic duct and their favorable prognosis. In the present study, endoscopic pancreatic biopsy (EPB) under fluoroscopic control was employed in three cases of IPN to obtain a(More)