Jin Ishizuka

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BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are recognized as the major causes of peptic ulcer disease. The status of H. pylori infection in the background population may influence the incidence of H. pylori-negative peptic ulcer disease. OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence of H. pylori-negative peptic ulcer disease(More)
The study of functioning human endocrine tumors has been hampered by a lack of suitable in vitro models. We have established the first permanent cell line of a human pancreatic carcinoid tumor (BON) in culture. BON cells grow in monolayer culture and form colonies in soft agar. Injection of BON cells into nude mice produces transplantable tumors in a(More)
RAS protein (p21 ras) requires farnesyl (an intermediate of cholesterol synthesis) for activation. Activating mutations of K-ras gene have been detected in most human pancreatic adenocarcinomas. In the present study, the effect of lovastatin, an inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A, the rate-limiting enzyme of cholesterol synthesis, on the(More)
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)- and somatostatin (SRIF)-containing cells were identified by immunocytochemical techniques in pancreatic islet cells of the rat. CGRP-containing cells were found primarily in the peripheral portion of the pancreatic islets. In addition, CGRP-containing cells also contained somatostatin, which identifies the islet(More)
5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a mitogen for fibroblasts, vascular smooth muscle cells, renal mesangial cells, and jejunal crypt cells. The human carcinoid cell line (termed BON) that we established in our laboratory from a pancreatic carcinoid tumor produces and secretes 5-HT. In this study, therefore, we examined the effect of 5-HT on growth of BON cells.(More)
Pancreatic islet transplantation may be the most ideal treatment for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. However, immunosuppressive agents such as cyclosporine A(CsA) and FK506, used for these transplanted patients have been reported to cause glucose intolerance. In the present study, we have compared the effects of CsA and FK506 on(More)
Neurotensin (NT), a distal gut peptide released by intraluminal fats, is trophic for normal small bowel and colonic mucosa. In addition, NT stimulates growth of certain colon cancers; the mechanism for this effect is not known. The purpose of this study was to determine whether human colon cancers (HCC) (1) express the mRNA for NT/neuromedin N (N), (2)(More)
Genotypic variation of Helicobacter pylori is speculated to associate with different clinical outcomes. In Western countries, the gene encoding blood group antigen-binding adhesin (BabA), babA2, is of high clinical relevance and is a useful marker to identify patients who are at higher risk for peptic ulceration and gastric adenocarcinoma, as are vacA and(More)
Physiological roles for PTH-related peptide (PTHrP) appear varied, but remain to be clarified. The peptide is present in large amounts in milk, and PTHrP mRNA has been shown to be present in high amounts in lactating mammary gland. Because PTHrP can cause smooth muscle relaxation, we hypothesized that the peptide might affect the contractility of the breast(More)