Itsuro Matsuo

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Multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) is a 190 kD transmembrane protein and a potentially important drug-transporter protein in human cancers. While the MRP gene is expressed in normal cells and tissues, the expression in solid tumors is not sufficiently determined. MRP and mdr1 mRNA expressions were examined in normal lung parenchyma and in tumor(More)
The apparent coexistence of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and autoimmune hepatitis in the same patient raises unresolved problems for nosology and therapy. These are exemplified by a 45-year-old Japanese woman with overlapping clinical, serological and histological features of autoimmune cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis. The classical serological test(More)
Spontaneous regression of hepatocellular carcinoma is a rare phenomenon. Abscopal regression of tumours resulting from the effect of irradiation of a tissue on a remote non-irradiated tissue is also rare. The case of a 76 year old Japanese man with hepatocellular carcinoma that regressed after radiotherapy for thoracic vertebral bone metastasis is(More)
BACKGROUND There are a number of reports of pemphigus with clinical shifting between pemphigus foliaceus (PF) and pemphigus vulgaris (PV). On the other hand, a novel enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) against recombinant baculoproteins of desmoglein 1 (Dsg1) (PF antigen) and Dsg3 (PV antigen) has been established and found to be extremely sensitive(More)
About 1,100 cases of sporotrichosis were reported in Japan between 1955 and 1973. From February 1975, when our hospital opened, to November 1979, we encountered eight cases of this disease. The patients, two males and six females, were aged from 6 months to 90 years old. Among the clinical types, three cases were of the lymphangitic type and five cases were(More)
An 84 bp element located between nucleotides -162 and -79 of the chicken alpha A-crystallin gene exhibits lens-specific enhancer activity. Transient transfection experiments using 5' deletion and linker scanner mutants has indicated that the 84 bp enhancer element is composed of three motifs, alpha CE1 (-162 to -134), alpha CE3 (-135 to -121) and alpha CE2(More)
To determine the expression of multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) gene and its role in gastric and colon cancers, we analyzed 10 gastric and 10 colon non-drug-selected cell lines and a similar number of tissue samples of these cancers. We compared the expression of MRP and mdrl mRNA in cell lines and tissues using reverse-transcriptase polymerase(More)
Lipid peroxide in human skin surface lipids was investigated. The correlation between the amount of lipid peroxide and the total amount of lipids in skin surface lipids was determined by statistical analysis. Furthermore, the correlation between lipid peroxide and squalene in skin surface lipids was also proved. These results suggest that the major source(More)
A patient with phytosterolemia and type IIa hyperlipoproteinemia with tuberous xanthomas is described. The plant sterols, beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol, were identified in plasma and the xanthomas; to our knowledge, this is the first case of phytosterolemia and xanthomatosis in a Japanese.