Katsuhiko Yamamoto

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The rat hepatoma cell line, H4-II-E, was grown serially over a I-year period and about 30 passages in arginine-, glutamine-, and tyrosine-deprived and ornithine-supplemented Eagle's mininum essential medium with no supplements other than biotin. The adapted cel line, R-Y121B, proliferates in the above mentioned medium with a doubling time of about 4 days(More)
The growth and ochratoxin A production of Aspergillus ochraceus strains S-235-100 and IFM 0458, which were isolated from green coffee beans and glutinous rice, respectively, were examined in yeast extract-sucrose (YES) medium containing 0.1 to 1.0% caffeine. The mycelial growth and ochratoxin A formation of strain IFM 0458 was inhibited by caffeine at(More)
Many studies have established the usefulness of serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) oriented serial monitoring for predicting recurrence and prognosis; however, few studies have so far investigated serum CEA-negative recurrence. The aim of this study was to elucidate the nature of CEA-negative recurrence regarding tumor angiogenesis. Fifty-seven patients(More)
Cocrystal has attracted much attention in order to improve poor physicochemical properties, since cocrystal former crystallize with the ionic drugs as well as nonionic drugs. Cocrystal screening was usually conducted by crystallization, slurry and co-grinding techniques, however sensitivity, cost and time for screening were limited because of issues such as(More)
The heat stability of ochratoxin A in green coffee beans inoculated with Aspergillus ochraceus was studied. Heat treatment (roasting) at 200 °C for 10 or 20 min reduced the levels of ochratoxin A by only 0–12% in the dried whole beans. Almost all of the ochratoxin A was infused into the coffee decoction when the roasted samples were ground and extracted(More)
Solid-state characterization plays a vital role in lead optimization and candidate selection with the appropriate physicochemical properties for proper oral dosage formulation. Aqueous solubility is an important parameter in the successful development of oral dosage formulation since poor aqueous solubility limits absorption. In this study, we summarized an(More)
Cocrystals (CCs) used in the pharmaceutical industry are defined as complex crystals formed by reaction between an API and a cocrystal former (CCF); unlike salts, CCs do not show proton transfer. Recently, pharmaceutical CCs have been used to improve the drug-likeness of APIs, such as solubility and stability. Grinding is more effective for CC synthesis(More)
We herein present an extremely rare case of adenocarcinoma of unknown origin arising in the retrorectal space. The imaging and endoscopic findings misled us to preoperatively diagnose a "submucosal tumor." This histological findings were highly suggestive of adenocarcinoma, and its unexpected early and aggressive recurrence required thorough investigation(More)
The aim of this study was to establish a reproducible and quantitative liver metastasis model in mice. The in vitro colon 26 (C-26) cultured cell line was initially taken from an in vivo transplantable C-26 adenocarcinoma tumor mass using the standard enzymatic treatments, collagenase and DNAse. In vitro cultured cells ×104 were introduced into the portal(More)
For the purpose of making a functional assessment of colostomy irrigation, eight patients were examined. Group A was composed of four patients whose experience of irrigation was less than one year. Group B was composed of four patients who had undergone irrigation for more than two years. The capacity of the remnant colon was determined by a barium enema.(More)