Kazuhisa Uchiyama

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To examine differences in the surface properties of progress zone cells of avian wing buds, we mixed cells from the "progress zone" at different stages. To identify the origin of cells, a chick-specific antibody was used in a mixed culture of chick and quail cells, or cells from one of the stages were labeled with a fluorescent dye, PKH-24. Within 18 hr in(More)
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)
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)
The pharmacokinetics of aniracetam (AP) and its main metabolites, 4-p-anisamidobutyric acid (ABA), 2-pyrrolidinone (PD) and p-anisic acid (AA), in 3 brain regions (cerebral cortex, hippocampus and thalamus) was investigated after single intravenous (i.v.) and oral administrations of AP to rats. AP, AA and PD were rapidly distributed into the 3 brain regions(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)
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)
Taxanes, including paclitaxel (PTX) and docetaxel (DOC), are poorly soluble in water due to their hydrophobic properties and thus, require solvents. However, use of these solvents has been associated with toxic responses, including a hypersensitivity reaction (HSR). Nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-PTX) is a novel formulation of PTX, which allows(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic treatment for duodenal bulb neuroendocrine tumor larger than 10 mm is still controversial. This report presents four cases successfully treated with endosonography (EUS)-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) procedure for duodenal bulb neuroendocrine tumor larger than 10 mm in diameter. METHODS The case series of four patients(More)