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After binding of epidermal growth factor (EGF), the EGF receptor is activated, internalized by endocytosis, and subsequently degraded in the lysosomal pathway. Endocytotic trafficking of the activated EGF receptor is essential for controlling EGF signaling. Upon ligand-induced activation of EGF receptors, Cbl (ubiquitin ligase) binds to the activated(More)
Although the survival rate of patients with ischemic heart disease has recently increased, it remains unknown why the mortality rate of acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) remains high. Here, we report a possible method of improving the survival rate of patients with AMI obtained through 2 cases of simultaneous acute mesenteric obstruction (AMO) and(More)
Induction of brown-like adipocytes (beige/brite cells) in white adipose tissue (WAT) suggests a new approach for preventing and treating obesity via induction of thermogenesis associated with uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1). However, whether diet-derived factors can directly induce browning of white adipocytes has not been well established. In addition, the(More)
We aimed to histologically observe portal venous gas (PVG)-causing intestinal pneumatosis (IP) and evaluate pathogenic mechanisms and therapeutic strategies, including decisions on whether emergency surgery should be performed. Autopsy was performed in two cases of nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI). We directly histologically observed the pathogenic(More)
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