Kazuya Nakagawa

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The inflammation-based Glasgow prognostic score (GPS) has been demonstrated to be prognostic for various tumors. We investigated the value of the modified GPS (mGPS) for the prognosis of patients undergoing curative resection for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). A total of 343 patients were enrolled onto this study. The mGPS was calculated as follows:(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor reduction by present-day prehepatectomy chemotherapy can render initially unresectable disease resectable. However, little is known about whether effects on liver metastases with radiologically defined "attachment to or invasion of" major intrahepatic vessels differ between chemotherapy regimens with or without monoclonal antibodies. We(More)
BACKGROUND Although short- and long-term results have been described in previous reports of 2-stage hepatectomy, growth activity in metastases resected at the first versus second hepatectomy has not been compared. METHODS We analyzed growth activity of liver metastases from colorectal cancers resected at first and second hepatectomy by real-time(More)
Little is known about the immunological effect of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) in the tumor microenvironment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The objective of this study was to examine the immunological modifications induced by NACRT in patients with pancreatic cancer. Fifty-two patients with pancreatic cancer who underwent surgical resection(More)
The tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) count in several types of cancer, including colorectal cancer and colorectal liver metastases (CRLM), reportedly predicts survival following resection; however, the prognostic significance of the TIL counts remains controversial. In total, 162 patients who underwent potentially curative resection for CRLM from 1992 to(More)
BACKGROUND Secretion of A-type (atrial) and B-type (brain) natriuretic peptides (ANP and BNP) increases in relation to left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). However, it is unknown what determines the concentrations of ANP and BNP in asymptomatic MI patients with preserved LV function, so the aim of the present study(More)
Accumulation of tumor-infiltrating mast cells (MCs) predicts poor survival in several cancers after resection. However, its effect on the prognosis of patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) is not known. Our retrospective study included 135 patients who underwent potentially curative resection for CRLM between 2001 and 2010. Expression of(More)
Sesterterpenoids are a group of terpenoid natural products that are primarily biosynthesized via cyclization of the C25 linear substrate geranylfarnesyl pyrophosphate (GFPP). Although the long carbon chain of GFPP in theory allows for many different cyclization patterns, sesterterpenoids are relatively rare species among terpenoids, suggesting that many(More)
A second isoprene unit biosynthetic pathway, via 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP), was discovered in the 1990s. We screened and isolated the cyclic dipeptide, maculosin, which is a probable novel MEP pathway inhibitor, from the culture broth of Bacillus subtilis strain KN07. To identify the target enzyme of maculosin, we applied an avidin-biotin(More)
By nonresonant excitation below the absorption edge of pyrene and perylene molecules in solution, efficient excimer luminescence is observed. For perylene in solution, there are two kinds of nonresonant excimer emission that closely resemble Y- and E-emissions in perylene crystal and perylene in polymer. The concentration dependence of the photon flux(More)