Kohji Miyazaki

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BACKGROUND Mikulicz's disease (MD) has been considered as one manifestation of Sjögren's syndrome (SS). Recently, it has also been considered as an IgG(4)-related disorder. OBJECTIVE To determine the differences between IgG(4)-related disorders including MD and SS. METHODS A study was undertaken to investigate patients with MD and IgG(4)-related(More)
The gene expression of five matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and two tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) was studied in human gliomas in vivo and in vitro to evaluate their roles in glioma invasion. Simultaneous expression of one to four MMP genes and two TIMP genes was found in 17 surgical glioma specimens, and one MMP (gelatinase A) gene and(More)
A labile inorganic free radical, nitric oxide (.NO), is produced by nitric oxide synthase from the substrate L-arginine in various cells and tissues. It acts as an endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF) or as a neurotransmitter in vivo. We investigated the reactivity of stable radical compounds, imidazolineoxyl N-oxides such as(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) that can differentiate to various connective tissue cells may be useful for autologous cell transplantation to defects of bone, cartilage, and tendon, if MSC can be expanded in vitro. However, a short life span of MSC and a reduction in their differentiation potential in culture have limited their clinical application. The(More)
BACKGROUND Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) is a new technology integrated into conventional B-mode ultrasonography. ARFI is used to evaluate tissue stiffness in several organs, but this method has not been applied for liver fibrosis. AIM The aim of this study was to determine whether ARFI elastography is useful for the evaluation of liver(More)
Laminin (LN)-5, a heterotrimer of alpha3, beta3, and gamma2 chains, has been suggested to be involved in tumor cell invasion. The present immunohistochemical study investigated the distribution of the LN gamma2 chain in 48 different human gastric adenocarcinomas. The immunohistochemical analysis showed two distinct patterns of LN gamma2 chain expression:(More)
Gelatinases/type IV collagenases have been shown to be involved in tumor invasion and metastasis. In this study, we examined the effect of culture medium pH on the secretion of the gelatinases from mouse B16 melanoma cell lines and human tumor cell lines using zymography analysis. The highly metastatic clone F10 of B16 melanoma did not secrete any(More)
O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) repairs the cytotoxic and mutagenic O6-alkylguanine produced by alkylating agents such as chemotherapeutic agents and mutagens. Recent studies have shown that in a subset of tumors, MGMT expression is inversely linked to hypermethylation of the CpG island in the promoter region; however, how the epigenetic(More)
Dynamic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was performed on a 1.5-T superconducting unit for evaluation of 26 stage I endometrial carcinomas. To establish the appearance of the normal uterus, 27 normal uteri were also evaluated. After rapid injection of gadopentetate dimeglumine, dynamic images were obtained every 30 seconds with the spin-echo technique in the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study is to clarify the characteristics of multivisceral resection and to discuss strategies for improving the overall outcome of multivisceral resection for locally advanced colorectal cancer. METHODS The study included 323 patients who electively underwent curative surgery for pT3-pT4 colorectal carcinoma without distant(More)