Hideo Tsurushima

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A low efficiency has long been the most critical problem of conventional gene-transferring systems using calcium phosphates, and this was successfully improved on by using a laminin-DNA-apatite composite (LD-Ap) layer. The gene-transferring efficiency of the LD-Ap surface was 1-2 orders of magnitude higher than that of a DNA-calcium phosphate composite(More)
A 48-year-old female presented with vertiginous feeling and behavior disturbance. Computed tomography showed an arachnoid cyst on the left cerebral convexity. Single photon emission computed tomography revealed decreased cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the left frontal lobe. The Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised test demonstrated memory dysfunction. The arachnoid(More)
Autologous cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) against primary-cultured malignant gliomas were generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells in vitro in 4 patients. Activities of the CTL were highly specific to the corresponding autologous glioma and were inhibited, in one patient, with antibodies against CD3, CD8 and MHC-class I molecules. When the CTL were(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this report was to indicate both the advantages and disadvantages of local cell transfer therapy using ex vivo expanded autologous tumor-specific T lymphocytes (ATTLs) for recurrent cases of malignant gliomas. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Subjects are 10 cases of malignant gliomas consisting of 7 cases of glioblastoma multiforme, 2 cases of(More)
Okinawa Habu (Trimeresurus flavoviridis) venom is well known for its toxic efficacy, from which one kind of specific protein, Okinawa Habu apoxin protein-1 (OHAP-1) has been extracted. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether OHAP-1 could induce apoptosis in some glioma cells, and if so, to elucidate the possible mechanism involved. Three(More)
A 70-year-old female presented with symptoms of right-sided trigeminal neuralgia. Computed tomography showed a high-density mass in the prepontine cistern without enhancement. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed the mass as heterogeneous with variable but largely high-signal intensity on T1-weighted images and low-signal intensity on T2-weighted images.(More)
Expression of N-ras gene was examined by northern blot analysis in two cases of astrocytoma (grade II), four cases of glioblastoma multiforme (six samples including two recurrent tumors), and normal brain tissues. Expression of N-ras gene was only found in the two recurrent glioblastoma multiforme samples. Southern blot analysis found no significant(More)
This study was made to investigate whether Chiropsalmus Quadrigatus toxins (CqTX), which isolated from box jellyfish C. Quadrigatus venom, could induce apoptosis in human U251 and rat C6 malignant glioma cells and transformed vascular endothelial ECV 304 cell lines. Cell viability was estimated by MTT assay. Apoptosis was evaluated using TdT (terminal(More)
Fifteen patients with clinical diagnosis of brain death were examined by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Aortography with intraarterial digital subtraction angiography (IADSA) was also performed in nine patients. MR imaging indications of the flow void phenomenon were evaluated in the cavernous portion of internal carotid artery (ICA) and the middle or(More)
In this review, the surface-mediated gene transfer system using calcium phosphate composite layers is described. Calcium phosphate ceramics are osteoconductive bioceramics used typically in orthopedic and dental applications. Additionally, calcium phosphate particles precipitated by a liquid-phase process have long been used as a safe and biocompatible(More)