Hiroshi Minaguchi

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To demonstrate the clinical benefit of 2.5 mg daily risedronate in the treatment of involutional osteoporosis, the effect of risedronate on bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine was compared with that of etidronate, selected as a representative of the bisphosphonates currently marketed in Japan. In this multicenter, randomized, double-masked,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate hyperprolactinemia in the pathogenesis of recurrent spontaneous abortion. DESIGN Randomized trial. SETTING Miscarriage clinic, Yokohama City University Hospital, Yokohama, Japan. PATIENT(S) From a group of 352 women with recurrent spontaneous abortion, we identified 64 patients with a prolactin disorder that was not associated(More)
Increased secretion of matrix metalloproteinases and serine proteinases is well known to be associated with cancer invasion and metastasis. We aimed to elucidate the implication of trypsin, a serine proteinase and a representative digestive enzyme in invasion and metastasis of human carcinomas. Northern blot, RT-PCR and Western blot analyses and(More)
Two permanent human ovarian clear cell adenocarcinoma lines (OVISE and OVTOKO) were established from metastatic tumors of two patients who were treated with five to six courses of CAP chemotherapy. The two cell lines grow on monolayers and showed a variety in both size and shape: small or moderately sized cuboidal cells, columnar cells, spindle-shaped(More)
Expression of intermediate filaments (IFs) has been suggested to be a reliable marker for differentiating epithelial and non-epithelial tumors. Moreover, the c-erbB-2 and p53 genes are considered to be involved relatively early in the process of human carcinogenesis. In order to elucidate the origin of uterine carcinosarcomas, we analyzed IF, c-erbB-2 and(More)
Alendronate (4-amino-1-hydroxybutylidene-1,1-bisphosphonate) is a potent inhibitor of bone resorption. The efficacy and safety of 36 weeks of treatment with alendronate were evaluated in Japanese women with osteoporosis, osteoporotic osteopenia or artificial menopause. The bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar vertebrae, markers of bone and calcium(More)
In a longitudinal study, we analyzed the speed of sound (SOS) and broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) of the os calcis as an index of bone mineral density (BMD) to define the effects of pregnancy and lactation on bone metabolism. We used an ultrasound bone densitometer and measured 6 biochemical markers of bone turnover in 18 healthy women throughout(More)
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of alendronate, a double-masked, active (alfacalcidol) controlled comparative study for 48 weeks was carried out in a total of 210 Japanese patients with osteoporosis. The doses of alendronate and alfacalcidol were 5 mg/day and 1 μg/day, respectively. The lumbar bone mineral density (LBMD) values observed at 12, 24, 36(More)
We examined sequential changes of bone-resorbing cytokines and bone metabolic markers and the effect of ovarian hormones on bone metabolism during the menstrual cycle in 10 healthy Japanese women, aged 22-43 yr, with normal ovarian function. Serum soluble interleukin-6 receptor (sIL-6R) showed a significant variation; a rise during the early and late(More)
Two human ovarian adenocarcinoma cell lines, MCAS-3 and OVISE-3 were found to secrete little of any type of gelatinase in tissue culture. However, when these cell lines were implanted subcutaneously into nude mice the cyst fluids from the resultant tumors contained gelatinase A and/or B. The enzyme activities, especially of gelatinase B, were much higher in(More)