Hitoshi Kameyama

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Natural killer T (NKT) cells are mainly present in the liver and thymus, and the majority of these T cells express either a CD4(+) or a double-negative (DN) CD4(-)8(-) phenotype. In the present study, we examined whether such NKT cells were present in the intestine. NKT cells were rare in all sites of the small intestine, including an intraepithelial site.(More)
The aim of the study is to assess the relationship between the introduction of biologic and immunosuppressant therapy and the number of patients undergoing surgery for ulcerative colitis (UC). A questionnaire survey about patients undergoing surgery for UC was sent to 26 teaching hospitals throughout Japan. The questionnaire period spanned from 2008 to(More)
BACKGROUND In breast cancer, recent clinical trials have shown that sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) alone without axillary lymph node dissection results in excellent prognosis if there is sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis in two or fewer nodes. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between non-SLN metastasis and(More)
Comprehensive genomic sequencing (CGS) has the potential to revolutionize precision medicine for cancer patients across the globe. However, to date large-scale genomic sequencing of cancer patients has been limited to Western populations. In order to understand possible ethnic and geographic differences and to explore the broader application of CGS to other(More)
Denatured syngeneic liver tissue prepared by mechanical procedures was intraperitoneally injected into adult C57BL/6 mice. In parallel with a decrease in the total number of lymphocytes in the liver, spleen, and thymus from days 1-7 after the injection, the proportion of the CD4+NK1.1+CD3(int) subset of these cells (i.e. natural killer T or NKT cells)(More)
In the present retrospective study, we tested the hypothesis that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) as a treatment for patients with colorectal carcinoma liver metastases (CRLM) may reduce intrahepatic micrometastases. The incidence and distribution of intrahepatic micrometastases were determined in specimens resected from 63 patients who underwent hepatectomy(More)
In the present study, we investigated the relationship between serum leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin2 (LECT2) levels and liver function in patients with acute liver failure, and its use as a prognostic indicator. We studied six acute liver failure patients (two women, four men; 49.8 +/- 20.7 years old) admitted to our hospital in 2002. These patients had(More)
A 48-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for investigation of mild renal dysfunction. A blood examination revealed mild elevation of creatinine level (1.77 mg/dl). Urinary examination revealed mild protein excretion (0.54 g/day) and microhematuria; renal biopsy revealed the focal proliferation of large mononuclear cells with mitosis in glomerular(More)
Reperfusion of the liver was conducted by clamping the portal vein for 30 min in mice, followed by unclamping. Unique variation in the number of lymphocytes was induced and liver injury occurred thereafter. The major expander cells in the liver were estimated to be natural killer T cells (i.e., NKT cells), whereas conventional T cells and NK cells increased(More)
Given that there are few natural killer T (NKT) cells in the liver of athymic nude mice and in neonatally thymectomized mice, it is still controversial whether all NKT cells existing in the liver are supplied by the thymus or if some such cells develop in the liver. To determine whether or not NKT cells are consistently supplied from the thymus during adult(More)