Hironobu Fujimura

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a member of the neurotrophin family, plays critical roles in the survival, growth, and maintenance of brain and peripheral neurons. We report the presence of BDNF protein in human platelets and its release upon agonist stimulation. The BDNF content of washed platelets varied widely, from 3.5 to 67 ng/4 x 10(8)(More)
We report an extremely rare case of a left ventricular tumor producing carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9). A 43-year-old man with an episode of right hemiplegia underwent an emergent operation for a left ventricular tumor just beneath the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve. The tumor was successfully resected by mobilization of the posterior leaflet of(More)
A 78-year-old man had undergone transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TUR-Bt) 6 times since he was diagnosed as having bladder cancer. Past histology was urothelial carcinoma, pTa, G1-G2. During the follow-up, recurrent bladder cancer was found. Enhanced computed tomography and drip infusion pyelography revealed pelvic cancer with tumor embolus in the(More)
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