Kazuhisa Uchiyama

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The Warburg effect is a well-known feature of cancer cells. However, its' functional significance hasn't been elucidated yet. Pyruvate kinase muscle (PKM), which is a rate-limiting glycolytic enzyme, has 2 isoforms, PKM1 and PKM2. It has been reported that PKM2 is a tumor-specific isoform and promotes the Warburg effect. Also, it has been thought that tumor(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic gastrectomy has recently been gaining popularity as a treatment for cancer; however, little is known about the benefits of intracorporeal (IC) gastrointestinal anastomosis with pure laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) compared with extracorporeal (EC) anastomosis with laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG). METHODS(More)
It is known that pyruvate kinase in muscle (PKM), which is a rate-limiting glycolytic enzyme, has essential roles in the Warburg effect and that expression of cancer-dominant PKM2 is increased by polypyrimidine tract-binding protein 1 (PTBP1), which is a splicer of the PKM gene. In other words, PKM2 acts as a promoter of the Warburg effect. Previously, we(More)
BACKGROUND Noninvasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) have a favorable prognosis; however, the prognosis of invasive intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma (invasive IPMC) is poor. Identification of predictive factors for differentiating IPMC from benign IPMNs would assist in providing appropriate treatment. DESIGN Retrospective study(More)
BACKGROUND The role of laparoscopic surgery in management of transverse and descending colon cancer remains controversial. The aim of the present study is to investigate the short-term and oncologic long-term outcomes associated with laparoscopic surgery for transverse and descending colon cancer. METHODS This cohort study analyzed 245 patients (stage II(More)
The genetic and epigenetic events of hepato-carcinogenesis are relatively poorly understood. By analyzing genes from human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with restriction landmark genomic scanning, several aberrantly methylated genes, including Delta-like 3 (DLL3), have been isolated. In this study, we investigated(More)
BACKGROUND For early gastric cancer located in the upper third of the stomach, we have adopted laparoscopic 1/2-proximal gastrectomy (PG) with two types of reconstruction: double tract reconstruction (L-DT) and jejunal interposition reconstruction with crimping of the jejunum on the anal side of the jejunogastrostomy with a knifeless linear stapler (L-JIP).(More)
We report a very rare case of acute abdomen caused by torsion of an accessory spleen that was preoperatively diagnosed and cured by single-port surgery. A 31-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with severe left abdominal pain. Physical examination revealed a left upper quadrant abdominal tenderness with voluntary guarding. Ultrasound demonstrated a(More)
OBJECTIVE In gastric cancer, various methods of gastric resection have been devised according to the location of the primary tumor and the depth of invasion. Functional outcomes were compared among different types of reconstruction following open 2/3- or 4/5 distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer. METHODS Resection and reconstruction were performed by one(More)
We herein report a case of an internal hernia projecting through a mesenteric defect following laparo-scopic-assisted colectomy to the lesser omental cleft in a 61-year-old female. We performed laparoscopic-assisted partial resection of the transverse colon to treat transverse colon cancer. Three years and 6 months after the operation, the patient developed(More)