Kazuya Sato

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BACKGROUND The hedgehog (Hh) pathway has been implicated in the pathogenesis of cancer including pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Recent studies have suggested that the oncogenic function of Hh in PDAC involves signaling in the stromal cells rather than cell autonomous effects on the tumor cells. However, the origin and nature of the stromal cell(More)
This paper develops an energy minimization algorithm to reconstruct the 3D motion of transplanted hearts of small animals (rats) from tagged magnetic resonance (MR) sequences. We describe the heart by a layered aggregate of thin oriented elastic fibers. We use the orientation of myo-cardial fibers to develop a local dense motion of the heart. This dense(More)
We focus on Internet rumors and present an empirical analysis and simulation results of their diffusion and convergence during emergencies. In particular, we study one rumor that appeared in the immediate aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, which later turned out to be misinformation. By investigating whole Japanese tweets that(More)
The transactivational property of natural and synthetic chemicals via medaka GR1b was investigated after development of a stable cell line for the reporter gene assay. In our study, cortisol was the most potent agonist among the natural corticoids assayed for potency [EC50 (concentration of agonist provoking a response halfway between the baseline and(More)
The lifespans of many poikilothermic animals, including the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, depend significantly on environmental temperature. Using long-living, thermosensory mutants of C. elegans, we tested whether the temperature dependency of the mean lifespan is compatible with the Arrhenius equation, which typically represents one of the chemical(More)