Hidenori Takahashi

Souichi Yanamoto4
Hiroaki Ohigashi4
4Souichi Yanamoto
4Hiroaki Ohigashi
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mTORC1 promotes cell growth in response to nutrients and growth factors. Insulin activates mTORC1 through the PI3K-Akt pathway, which inhibits the TSC1-TSC2-TBC1D7 complex (the TSC complex) to turn on Rheb, an essential activator of mTORC1. However, the mechanistic basis of how this pathway integrates with nutrient-sensing pathways is unknown. We(More)
  • Francesco Vendrame, Antonello Pileggi, Elsa Laughlin, Gloria Allende, Ainhoa Martin-Pagola, R. Damaris Molano +18 others
  • 2010
OBJECTIVE To investigate if recurrent autoimmunity explained hyperglycemia and C-peptide loss in three immunosuppressed simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplant recipients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We monitored autoantibodies and autoreactive T-cells (using tetramers) and performed biopsy. The function of autoreactive T-cells was studied with in(More)
MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) is overexpressed in a wide variety of cancers and has been related to cellular proliferation, apoptosis, and invasion; however, the function of miR-21 is unknown in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC). The purpose of this study was to examine miR-21 expression in OTSCC, correlate it with clinicopathological factors, and(More)
  • Rachel B. Munk, Katsuki Sugiyama, Paritosh Ghosh, Carl Y. Sasaki, Louis Rezanka, Kasturi Banerjee +3 others
  • 2011
The role of T cells in innate immunity is not well defined. In this report, we show that a subset of human peripheral blood CD4(+) T cells responds to IL-12 plus IL-18, but not to IL-12 or IL-18 alone, by producing IFN-γ in the absence of any antigenic stimulation or cell proliferation. Intracellular staining reveals a small percentage of resting CD4(+) T(More)
Forkhead box protein C2 (FOXC2) is a gene encoding a transcription factor that controls the generation of mesodermal tissue including vascular and lymphatic tissues. FOXC2 has previously been associated with EMT and tumor angiogenesis in various cancers. Moreover, a relationship between the expression of FOXC2 and poor prognosis has been reported in various(More)
  • Zhi-Hong Lu, Satoru Fukuda, Yoichi Minakawa, Atsushi Yasuda, Hidetoshi Sakamoto, Shigehito Sawamura +2 others
  • 2013
Among various actions of melanin concentrating hormone (MCH), its memory function has been focused in animal studies. Although MCH neurons project to various areas in the brain, one main target site of MCH is hippocampal formation for memory consolidation. Recent immunohistochemical study shows that MCH neurons directly project to the hippocampal formation(More)
We report herein a case of idiopathic adrenal hematoma. A 59-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital for evaluation of a 7.0 cm mass in the right upper abdominal cavity. The tumor was suspected to originate from either the posterior segment of the liver or the right adrenal gland. His chief complaint was weight loss of 8 kg over the previous 6(More)
We report the unique case of a 69-year-old man with an extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumor (EGIST) in the lesser omentum. Based on the location of the tumor and the radiological findings, we made a provisional diagnosis of hepatic cavernous hemangioma in the lateral segment. However, after 5 years of follow-up, tumor growth was noted and the patient(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) rarely originates in extrahepatic liver tissue. Laparoscopic resection is widely used to treat HCC. This report presents a case of a patient with ectopic HCC arising in the left triangular ligament of the liver that was successfully treated by laparoscopic resection. A 59-year-old female presented with an elevated serum(More)
BACKGROUND Somatic afferent nerve stimuli are used for treating an overactive bladder (OAB), a major cause of nocturia in the elderly. Clinical evidence for this treatment is insufficient because of the lack of appropriate control stimuli. Recent studies on anesthetized animals show that gentle stimuli applied to perineal skin with a roller could inhibit(More)