Kensuke Yamakawa

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The diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is frequently made on clinical grounds and detection of tendon xanthomas is crucial for that. In order to clarify whether ultrasonography (US) can be used as a reliable and practical method for detection of Achilles tendon xanthomas in FH, the Achilles tendon thickness in the sagittal section was examined(More)
SOURCE AND DESCRIPTION : The probe that contains exon 1 to 8 was generated from pLDLR3. pLDLR3 contains a full-length LDL receptor cDNA (Yamamoto et at. , 1984) POLYMORPHISM : TaqI identifies a bi-allelic polymorphism with a band of 1.7kb and 0.6kb. FREQUENCY : Studies in 55 unrelated normal Japanese. 1.7Vb fragment 0.69 0.6kb fragment 0.31 NOT(More)
The molecular genetic defect of a female patient with apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) deficiency and premature atherosclerosis was examined. Her parents were first cousins. Her plasma density fraction from 1.063 to 1.21 g/ml contained no apoA-I on SDS/PAGE and no measurable high density lipoprotein cholesterol. Southern blot hybridization showed no gross(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is regulated by growth factors and hormones through functional androgen responsive elements in the promoter region of the PSA gene. However, the molecular basis for androgen independent PSA elevation in hormone refractory prostate cancer is unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of MAP(More)
Although radical nephrectomy is the standard treatment for renal cell carcinoma, nephron-sparing surgery is the preferred treatment in patients with a single functioning kidney. It is important before surgery to evaluate the level of residual renal function likely after the operation. In this study, we investigated the prediction of residual renal function,(More)