Junpei Honma

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Recently, telomerase activity has been demonstrated in a large number of malignant tumors whereas its activity is not detected in most normal somatic cells suggesting its role in the immortalization process. Here we report the first investigation of telomerase activity in a case of gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. Elevated(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to investigate further immunogene treatment of malignant brain tumor to improve its therapeutic efficacy. METHODS Intratumoral dendritic cells pulsed with Semliki Forest virus (SFV)-interleukin-18 (IL-18) and/or systemic IL-12 were injected into mice bearing the B16 brain tumor. To study the immune mechanisms involved in(More)
In this study, we demonstrate that tumor lysate-loaded dendritic cells can elicit a specific CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte response against autologous tumor cells in patients with malignant glioma. CTL from three of five patients expressed strong cytolytic activity against autologous glioma cells, did not lyse autologous lymphoblasts and were variably(More)
The outermost surface cell layer of the developing embryo, the periderm, arises from the initial single layer of ectoderm and is eventually exfoliated from the stratified epidermis, which has the same ectodermal origin. In this study, monoclonal antibodies against chicken limb bud ectoderm were generated and screened for those which stained the periderm.(More)
OBJECT Immunogene therapy for malignant gliomas was further investigated in this study to improve its therapeutic efficacy. METHODS Dendritic cells (DCs) were isolated from bone marrow and pulsed with phosphate-buffered saline or Semliki Forest virus (SFV)-mediated 203 glioma complementary (c)DNA with or without systemic administration of interleukin(More)
Vertebral artery dissecting aneurysm (VADA) is a relatively rare cause of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Bilateral VADAs are even rare, and management strategies for this type of VADAs are still controversial. Here, we report 3 cases of bilateral VADAs with SAH. All 3 patients were treated conservatively under strict sedation and blood pressure control(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the complication risk rate and diagnostic yield in a series of 211 procedures performed by a consistent method at one institute. MATERIAL AND METHOD Two hundred and one patients underwent 211 stereotactic biopsy procedures for diagnosis of malignant brain tumor at Niigata University between 1987-2001.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Limited efforts have been made to determine changes in the upper gastrointestinal tract in ulcerative colitis. The aim of this study was to analyze gastroduodenal lesions in patients with ulcerative colitis. METHODOLOGY The endoscopical appearance of lesions in the duodenum and stomach was first examined. Biopsy specimens taken from 25(More)
Two patients with postoperative interstitial pneumonia are reported. Preoperative diagnosis was primary lung cancer without idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). Within one week after operation acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP) occurred on the nonoperated side and developed. Steroid therapy was performed but one was dead. AIP is a fatal complication(More)