Hisashi Tanaka

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A noninvasive technique for assessing tumor tissue characteristics is required to assist preoperative surgical planning for malignant brain tumors. Preoperative information on tumor cell density within a tumor would help better define the target for tumor biopsy, resulting in more accurate diagnosis and grading of malignant brain tumors. One possible source(More)
The clinical importance of gene amplification in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer has been widely recognized, as it is often evident in advanced stages of diseases. However, our knowledge of the underlying mechanisms is still limited. Gene amplification is an essential process in several organisms including the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila, in which(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Volume flow rates in the feeding arteries of the brain are measured to evaluate blood flow dynamics in vascular disease. Although these flow values are thought to be effected by anatomic variations in the circle of Willis, few reports have described the effect. This study reports on the relationship between variations in the circle of(More)
A dispersion model developed in Chromatographic theory is applied to the analysis of the elution profile in the liver perfusion system of experimental animals. The equation for the dispersion model with the linear nonequilibrium partition between the perfusate and an organ tissue is derived in the Laplace-transformed form, and the fast inverse Laplace(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is a common mental disorder. Several studies suggest that lifestyle and health status are associated with depression. However, only a few large-scale longitudinal studies have been conducted on this topic. METHODS The subjects were middle-aged and elderly Japanese adults between the ages of 40 and 69 years. A total of 9,650(More)
BACKGROUND The Myc oncoprotein, a transcriptional regulator involved in the etiology of many different tumor types, has been demonstrated to play an important role in the functions of embryonic stem (ES) cells. Nonetheless, it is still unclear as to whether Myc has unique target and functions in ES cells. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS To elucidate the(More)
Copy number variations (CNVs) represent a large source of genetic variation in humans and have been increasingly studied for disease association. A deletion polymorphism of the gene encoding the cytosolic detoxification enzyme glutathione S-transferase theta 1 (GSTT1) has been extensively studied for cancer susceptibility (919 studies, from HuGE navigator,(More)
PURPOSE To investigate CT and MR findings of giant cell tumors (GCTs) of the skull, an unusual site for such tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS CT and MR features of five histologically proven giant cell tumors of the skull were retrospectively reviewed. We also reviewed 22 cases in the literature that included MR or CT findings. RESULTS Three of the tumors(More)
Radiocesium (Cs) removal from waters becomes an emerging issue after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, during which a total of approximately 3.3×10(16) Bq Cs was released to contaminate the environment. This mini-review provided a summary on literature works to develop efficient adsorbent for removing Cs from waters. Adsorbent made of raw(More)