Kazuhiro Tsukada

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Tumor growth of colorectal cancers accompanies upregulation of cyclooxygenase-2, which catalyzes a conversion step from arachidonic acid to prostaglandin H(2) (PGH(2)). Here, we compared the expression levels of thromboxane synthase (TXS), which catalyzes the conversion of PGH(2) to thromboxane A(2) (TXA(2)), between human colorectal cancer tissue and its(More)
To identify genetic events that characterize cancer progression, we conducted a comprehensive genetic evaluation of 161 primary breast tumors. Similar to the "mountain-and-hill" view of mutations, gene amplification also shows high- and low-frequency alterations in breast cancers. The frequently amplified genes include the well-known oncogenes ERBB2, FGFR1,(More)
Litttle is known about the function of aquaporin (AQP) water channels in human gastric cancer. In the upper or middle part of human stomach, we found that expression level of AQP5 protein in intestinal type of adenocarcinoma was significantly higher than that in accompanying normal mucosa. AQP5 was localized in the apical membrane of the cancer cells. On(More)
This report reviews studies addressing the new concepts in liver regeneration after a partial hepatectomy (PHx). The review begins with an overview of the immunologic mechanisms of liver regeneration after PHx, especially regarding Kupffer cells and extrathymic T cells of the regenerative liver in the cell-mediated immunity, based on major(More)
CXCL16 is a new member of the chemokine superfamily, which exists in a transmembrane as well as a soluble form. Its receptor CXCR6 is detected on CD4(+) T cells, CD8(+) T cells, and natural killer T cells. Here, we report a significant correlation of CXCL16 expression by tumor cells with the infiltration of T cells and prognosis in colorectal cancer (CRC).(More)
We present herein the case of a patient who underwent a thoracic esophagectomy and pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy in a one-stage procedure for synchronous double primary cancer of the thoracic esophagus and the head of the pancreas (intraductal papillary tumor). To reconstruct the upper alimentary tract with the stomach, the gastroduodenal artery(More)
To investigate the trends of antimicrobial resistance in pathogens isolated from surgical site infections (SSI), a Japanese surveillance committee conducted the first nationwide survey. Seven main organisms were collected from SSI at 27 medical centers in 2010 and were shipped to a central laboratory for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. A total of 702(More)
The incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been increasing, and there is a shortage of liver donors, which has led to the acceptance of steatotic livers for transplantation. However, steatotic livers are known to experience more severe acute ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury than normal livers upon transplantation. In the present study,(More)
HER2/neu overexpressing breast tumors exhibit an increase in polyomavirus enhancer activator 3 (PEA3) expression. We examined the relationship between HER2/neu transcriptional activation and PEA3 in cooperation with c-Jun. HER2/neu promoter activity was decreased by deleting PEA3 binding site, and was downregulated when the PEA3 binding site was mutated.(More)
S-1 has been recommended as adjuvant chemotherapy in patients after curative surgery for gastric cancer. However, some patients suffer recurrence even after S-1 adjuvant chemotherapy. The present study was conducted to find a predictive marker of the efficacy of S-1 adjuvant chemotherapy. We examined the microRNA (miRNA) expression of 35 patients who(More)