Kazunobu Shinoda

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Regulation of antigen-presenting cells (APC) is crucial in controlling allograft rejection. Dendritic cells (DC) are the most potent APC and must mature to present antigens to T-cell receptors. During DC maturation, nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) is a key transcriptional factor. We synthesized dehydroxymethylepoxyquinomicin (DHMEQ), which specifically(More)
The aim of this study is to identify factors that increase the occurrence of severe neutropenia (SN) and febrile neutropenia (FN) during docetaxel treatment for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). We retrospectively reviewed 258 courses during the first three cycles among 95 patients. Docetaxel at a dose of 75 mg/m2 was administered every 3 or 4(More)
BACKGROUND In kidney transplantation, the relationship between prolonged warm or cold ischemic storage of kidneys and a higher incidence of delayed graft function is previously known, and delayed graft function has been known to aggravate poor long-term graft survival. We investigated the effect of a novel nuclear factor-κB activation inhibitor,(More)
Ganciclovir-resistant cytomegalovirus infection is sometimes life-threatening for organ transplant recipients. Foscarnet is an alternative, although it may potentially worsen the preexistent impaired renal function. Here we report the case of a successful low-dose leflunomide treatment in a kidney transplant recipient with very high viral replication, who(More)
The role of salt intake in the development of hypertension is prominent, but its mechanism has not been fully elucidated. Our aim was to examine the effect of transient salt intake during the prehypertensive period in hypertensive model animals. Dahl salt-sensitive rats and spontaneously hypertensive rats were fed from 6 to 14 weeks with low-salt (0.12%(More)
BACKGROUND It remains uncertain whether those with response to antiandrogen withdrawal (AAW) have a better prognosis. We investigated the predictors of a better response to AAW and overall survival after acquiring resistance to first-line androgen deprivation therapy inpatients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
A 20-year-old man presented with proteinuria of increasing intensity, and persistent microhematuria. His renal biopsy findings were compatible with the diagnosis of IgA nephropathy, with diffusely increased mesangial matrix in the glomeruli shown on light microscopy and granular IgA deposition in the mesangium shown on immunofluorescence microscopy.(More)
PURPOSE Transurethral electrocoagulation (TUC) is a rare event but occurs in a constant manner with various causes or disorders and reduces patient quality of life. So far there have been no reports focusing on the details of TUC. We focused on the clinical background and related causes in cases of TUC in our institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
The patency of the anastomosed blood vessels in a free vascularized bone graft is difficult to ascertain during the early postoperative stage. For this purpose, the local blood flow was measured by means of electrochemically generated hydrogen. Although only three cases have been tested thus far, the method proves to be a simple and useful monitor of the(More)