Junichi Ohta

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Diacylglycerol (DG) kinase (DGK) terminates signaling from DG, which serves as an activator of protein kinase C (PKC), by converting DG to phosphatidic acid. DGK is thus regarded as an attenuator of the PKC activity. In rats, five DGK isozymes have been cloned, but little is known about their role in the heart. In this study, the spatiotemporal expression(More)
Oncogene amplification and chromosomal anomalies are found in many solid tumors and are often associated with aggressiveness of cancer. We evaluated the frequency and the role of c-erbB-2 gene amplification, relative increase in c-erbB-2 gene copy number, and gain of chromosome 17 in bladder cancer. A total of 29 bladder cancer specimens were examined using(More)
A 58-year-old male consulted our hospital because of penile swelling and pain with bilateral inguinal lymphadenopathy. Pathological examination of the penile tumor and right superficial inguinal lymph node biopsy demonstrated moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma with lymph node metastasis. We diagnosed the tumor inoperable radically and(More)
Dissolving microneedles (DMs) were applied to lidocaine for local anesthesia of the skin. Three DM array chips were prepared where lidocaine was localized at the acral portion of DMs (type 1), loaded in whole DMs (type 2), and lidocaine was loaded both in whole DMs and the chip (type 3). DM chips were 15-mm diameter with 225 DMs, each 500-μm long with a(More)
Macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) enhances tumoricidal activities of macrophages. We transduced human M-CSF cDNA into the mouse lymphoid cell line, L1210, and examined the antitumor effect of the locally expressed M-CSF. Mice injected with the M-CSF-producing subline showed improved survival in comparison with the mock-transfected cell line or(More)
PURPOSE We investigated prostate cancer (ca.) development after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1995 to 2003, 430 patients (pts.) received TURP at Toshiba Rinkan Hospital. Of them, 23 pts. (5.3%) had incidental carcinoma (Stage A), which developed into clinically significant ca. after 1 to 5 years in 5 (22% of(More)
Transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are employed to diagnose the clinical stage of prostate cancer. However, several cases are diagnosed as pathological stage pT3 after total prostatectomy. We investigated the accuracy of the evaluation of pathologic capsular penetration by preoperative pelvic(More)
Silodosin (URIEF), a new so-called 3rd generation alpha-1 blocker, is widely expected to be effective and useful for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), due to its high specificity to alpha-1A receptor. We evaluated the efficacy of Silodosin, on 187 males 50 years old or over with the diagnosis of BPH.(More)
A 71-year-old man with a right renal tumor underwent nephrectomy. The procedure was converted from laparoscopy to open surgery due to profound bleeding from the renal vein. Pathological diagnosis was clear cell carcinoma G2pT3b v1 ly1 INFα. Three years after surgery, a 5 cm tumor in the abdominal wall was found on computed tomography (CT). A mild uptake was(More)