Hideo Morishita

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Mice that lack caspase-3, which functions in apoptosis, were generated by gene targeting and shown to undergo hearing loss. The ABR threshold of the caspase-3(-/-) mice was significantly elevated compared to that of caspase-3(+/+) mice at 15 days of age and was progressively elevated further by 30 days. Distortion product otoacoustic emissions were not(More)
Female rats at 5 days of age were given a single subcutaneous injection of varying doses of danazol or vehicle. Rats treated with 300 micrograms of danazol showed significant (P < 0.01, respectively) advancement in the day of vaginal opening (37.50 +/- 0.49 days vs. 25.20 +/- 0.19 days; mean +/- S.E.M.), first estrus (38.19 +/- 0.62 days vs. 29.10 +/- 0.26(More)
FLT3 is a member of receptor tyrosine kinases expressed in leukemia cells, as well as in hematopoietic stem cells. Recently, a somatic alteration of the FLT3 gene was found in acute myeloid leukemia, as an internal tandem duplication (FLT3/ITD) which caused elongation of the juxtamembrane (JM) domain of FLT3. Here we characterized the FLT3/ITD and(More)
BACKGROUND Although laparoscopic technique has become popular in the surgical field, the value of laparoscopy in the removal of adrenal gland is unknown. The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of laparoscopic adrenalectomy. METHODS Between January 17, 1992, and March 16, 1993, 10 patients (four men, six women; mean, 48.2 years of age)(More)
Serum PGI2 stabilizing factor (PSF) was purified from human serum to a single protein with a molecular weight of 28,000 D by SDS-PAGE. Analyses of NH2-terminal sequence (32 residues), COOH-terminal sequence (3 residues) and the composition of amino acids disclosed its homology with human apolipoprotein A-I (Apo A-I), a major apolipoprotein of HDL.(More)
The kidney glomerulus plays a pivotal role in ultrafiltration of plasma into urine and also is the locus of kidney disease progressing to chronic renal failure. We have focused proteomic analysis on the glomerulus that is most proximal to the disease locus. In the present study, we aimed to provide a confident, in-depth profiling of the glomerulus proteome.(More)
Although pheochromocytoma in a patient with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is considered extremely rare, we recently encountered 4 ESRD patients with pheochromocytoma. Three were symptomatic, and in the fourth patient the tumor was discovered as an adrenal incidentaloma. Plasma catecholamine levels were significantly increased in two patients. In each case,(More)
Muscle biopsy specimens from two patients with MELAS syndrome (mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and strokelike episodes) were studied biochemically. 14CO2 production rates from (1-14C)pyruvate, (U-14C)malate, and (1-14C)2-ketoglutarate were all decreased in intact mitochondria in both patients. Rotenone-sensitive NADH cytochrome c(More)
From January 17, 1992 to January 16, 1993, laparoscopic adrenalectomy was performed in 7 patients (3 men, 4 women) with primary aldosteronism ranging in age from 35 to 65 years (mean 48.7 years). Five of the adrenal lesions were on the left side and two were on the right. Five to six trocar-sheath units were used, and adrenal tumors were successfully(More)