Hitoshi Hasegawa

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A total of 850 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma seen during the last 8 years were analyzed retrospectively for survival in relation to treatment and disease stage. A new staging scheme based on tumor size, ascites, jaundice and serum albumin was used. Clearly, the prognosis depended on disease stage. The median survival of 229 patients who received no(More)
An orphan G-protein-coupled receptor, GPR18, was cloned on the basis of degenerate-oligonucleotide PCR analysis of HUT 102 cells using primers designed from the conservative regions of the human chemokine receptor. GPR18 was expressed significantly in lymphoid cell lines, but not in non-lymphoid hematopoietic cell lines. Moreover, the expression of the(More)
A new operative procedure for systematic subsegmentectomy guided by ultrasound has been described. This operation consists of operative sonography, ultrasonically guided puncture and injection of dye and hemihepatic blood occlusion. Systematic subsegmentectomy was performed upon 57 patients without operative mortality. The cumulative one year survival rate(More)
Evaluation of the clinical significance of the sentinel node concept in GI cancer has just begun. The authors' preliminary data, using intraoperative radiation techniques and the gamma probe, suggest that it is worthwhile to continue the evaluation of this procedure to determine its role in an accurate staging and a minimally invasive approach to GI cancers.
CRK belongs to a family of adaptor proteins that consist mostly of SH2 and SH3 domains. Far Western blotting with CRK SH3 has demonstrated that it binds to 135- to 145-, 160-, and 180-kDa proteins. The 135- to 145-kDa protein is C3G, a CRK SH3-binding guanine nucleotide exchange protein. Here, we report on the molecular cloning of the 180-kDa protein, which(More)
Extensive liver resection for hilar bile duct carcinoma with jaundice has high morbidity and mortality rates because of postoperative liver failure. To minimize postoperative liver dysfunction, a portal venous branch was embolized before surgery to induce atrophy of the lobe to be resected and hypertrophy of the contralateral lobe in 14 patients with hilar(More)
To clarify whether pre-operative transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) improves survival after hepatectomy, a prospective randomized comparative study was done. Of a total of 115 registered patients having solitary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) 2 to 5 cm in diameter, 18 (15.7%) were excluded after randomization. As a result, 97 patients were chosen as(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcome after conventional sutured loop ileostomy closure with stapled ileostomy closure. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA A defunctioning loop ileostomy is now widely used in colorectal surgery. Subsequent closure may be associated with early complications, particularly bowel obstruction. The results of a preliminary nonrandomized study(More)
A common feature of severe Plasmodium falciparum infection is the increased systemic release of proinflammatory cytokines that contributes to the pathogenesis of malaria. Using human blood, we found that blood stage schizonts or soluble schizont extracts activated plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDCs) to up-regulate CD86 expression and produce IFN-alpha.(More)
It has been reported that growth factors activate Ras through a complex of an adaptor type SH2-containing molecule, Grb2, and a Ras guanine nucleotide-releasing protein (GNRP), mSos. We report on the involvement of another adaptor molecule, CRK, in the activation of Ras. Overexpression of wild-type CRK proteins CRK-I and CRK-II enhanced the nerve growth(More)