Hiroshi Matsushima

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Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) sera contain antibodies which recognize various nuclear envelope proteins of which antibody against gp210 has been proven to be diagnostic for disease. In contrast, the clinical significance of another nuclear envelope antibody, anti-p62 antibody has not been well investigated. In the present study, we have analyzed(More)
Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disease. Abnormally biosynthesized estrogens in endometriotic tissues induce the growth of the lesion and worsen endometriosis-associated pelvic pain. Dienogest (DNG), a selective progesterone receptor agonist, is widely used to treat endometriosis and efficiently relieves the symptoms. However, its pharmacological(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Loss of basement membrane (BM) components, such as type IV collagen, has been demonstrated in colorectal cancer, but the fine diversity of the assembly of alpha (IV) chains, the composition of type IV collagen, and alterations in the collagen have not been fully analyzed. Here, we defined immunohistochemically the expression of alpha1-6(More)
The paper proposes a procedure to analyse local patterns of connectivity among people in social networks using the idea of ego-centric network. The ego-centric networks of every nodes are transformed into normalized representation and classified into patterns. The procedure can be applied to large dataset by giving it in SQL code. We applied the procedure(More)
We describe a patient with progressive spastic ataxia and ophthalmoparesis. His clinical and neuropathological findings were consistent with Joseph's disease. The most characteristic neuropathological features in the present case were ubiquitin-immunoreactive filamentous or dense inclusions in spinal anterior horn cells and hypoglossal neurons, which have(More)
Soluble HLA Class I antigens in sera (serum-HLA Class I, s-HLA Class I) of patients with chronic hepatitis (CH) were measured with an enzyme-linked double determinant immunoassay (EDDIA). The mean titers of s-HLA Class I antigens of patients with CPH (mean±standard deviation, 2.22±1.60), CAH2A (2.24±1.65) or CAH2B (2.73±1.46) were significantly higher than(More)
Infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae has been implicated as a potential risk factor for atherosclerosis. This study was designed to investigate the mechanisms of the anti-chlamydial activity of aspirin. A reporter gene assay for NF-kappa B activity, immunoblot analysis for cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-2 and radioimmunoassay for prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) were(More)
AF-6/afadin plays an important role in the formation of adherence junctions. In breast and colon cancer, loss of AF-6/afadin induces cell migration and cell invasion. We aimed to elucidate the role of AF-6/afadin in human endometrial cancer. Morphology and AF-6/afadin expression in endometrial cancer cell lines was investigated by 3-dimensional culture. We(More)
Introduction. The incidence of endometriosis affecting skin tissue represents only 0.5-1.0% of all endometriosis cases. A malignancy in the abdominal wall arising from endometriosis following cesarean section is even rarer; only 21 cases have previously been reported. The therapeutic strategy has not been determined because of the limited cases. We report a(More)
OBJECTIVE Estrogen-related receptors (ERRs) are orphan nuclear receptors that modulate the estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated pathway and play roles in the regulation of breast and prostate cancer cell growth. However, the significance of the localization and the function of ERRs in uterine endometrial cancer remain unclear. We aimed to measure the expression(More)