Kenji Baba

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The usage of reovirus has reached phase II and III clinical trials in human cancers. However, this is the first study to report the oncolytic effects of reovirus in veterinary oncology, focusing on canine mast cell tumor (MCT), the most common cutaneous tumor in dogs. As human and canine cancers share many similarities, we hypothesized that the oncolytic(More)
Hypoxic conditions in various cancers are believed to relate with their malignancy, and hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) has been shown to be a major regulator of the response to low oxygen. In this study, we examined HIF-1α expression in canine lymphoma using cell lines and clinical samples and found that these cells expressed HIF-1α. Moreover, the(More)
Platelet factor 4 (PF-4) belongs to a superfamily of low-molecular weight proteins known as chemokines. However, its function has not been fully evaluated. In the present study, we investigated the effect of PF-4 on histamine release from rat peritoneal mast cells by employing its biologically-active carboxyl-terminal fragment, PF-4 (58-70). PF-4 (58-70)(More)
A 10-year-old female spayed mixed breed cat with a subcutaneous mass on the right hind limb was revealed with bimodal monoclonal gammopathy composed of IgA by immunoelectrophoresis and immunofixation. Approximately 1 month after referral, the cat died due to renal failure. Postmortem immunohistopathologic evaluation of the subcutaneous mass revealed(More)
A 2-year-old female beagle was referred to our hospital for evaluation of anemia. Laboratory tests, including bone marrow cytology, revealed non-regenerative immune-mediated anemia (NRIMA). Although initial immunosuppressive multi-drug therapy was not effective, additional administration of danazol was successful in treating the anemia. However,(More)
Background; Approximately 60% of patients with colorectal cancer develop liver metastasis at some point after diagnosis. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the evaluation of ICGR15 preoperatively is a useful clinical indicator of hepatic injury following chemotherapy and to investigate the influence of multiple chemotherapies on liver function.(More)
BACKGROUND We reported our experience of adenocarcinoma of sigmoid colon neovagina. CASE PRESENTATION A 67-year-old female with a history of neovagina construction for Rokitansky syndrome complained of vaginal bleeding. She had a mucinous adenocarcinoma at the anterior aspect of the neovagina. Her original surgery, using sigmoid colon to construct the(More)
A 6-year-old spayed female Jack Russell Terrier presented with a 1-month history of lethargy, anorexia, vomiting and weight loss. The dog was fed beef and chicken jerky treats daily in addition to a commercial diet. Laboratory tests revealed azotemia, hypokalemia, hyperchloremia, metabolic acidosis and glucosuria with normoglycemia. Urine amino acid(More)