Kensaku Kojima

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A giant cell tumor of bone (GCT) is a histologically benign neoplasma that has an unpredictable pattern of biological aggressiveness. In the present study, we investigated whether there was a correlation between telomere length or the levels of telomerase activity and other clinical features of GCTs, for the possible use of these factors as parameters of(More)
We investigated the responses of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis during experimental colitis induced by intracolonic administration of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid in the rat. On days 3 and 7 after induction of colitis, the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) mRNA level in the parvocellular paraventricular nucleus (pPVN) of the(More)
Our previous report demonstrated a good correlation between high telomerase activity of cancer tissues and a poor prognosis of patients with colorectal cancers, except for several cases. To elucidate the additional factors that contribute to patient prognosis, the correlation among the expression levels of telomere binding proteins (TBP), the lengths of(More)
Alveolar macrophages were obtained from 23 patients and the effects of phorbol myristate acetate (PMA), lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and dexamethasone (DEX) on the proportion of cells with intracellular alpha-1 antichymotrypsin (ACT), and concentrations of ACT in the culture medium were studied in vitro. The alveolar macrophages were obtained by(More)
Cholestasis is one of the major liver diseases and results in progressive liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. In this study, the transcriptional response of the liver to common bile duct ligation in rats was examined by cDNA microarray analysis, and 134 genes for which expression was altered during long-term cholestasis were identified. Clustering analysis of(More)
To clarify whether significant interrelations between hyperinsulinemia and cardiovascular diseases exist in Japanese, we analyzed serum insulin levels, fasting and after oral glucose load, in relation to blood pressure (BP), serum lipids, and incidence of acute myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke in 584 male employees of a railroad company with borderline(More)
Hypertensives screened among a work-site male population were treated either with or without antihypertensive drugs according to WHO stage of hypertension, and followed up by medical teams at the work site. The outcome during 8 years of follow-up was compared between two hypertension cohorts; one (cohort 1) instituted in 1970 included 1,092 hypertensives(More)