Koichi Shibuya

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The radioactive and thermal effects of radon hot spring were biochemically compared under a sauna room or hot spring conditions with a similar chemical component, using the parameters that are closely involved in the clinic for radon therapy. The results showed that the radon and thermal therapy enhanced the antioxidation functions, such as the activities(More)
We previously developed two new MRI phantoms (called the CAG phantom and the CAGN phantom), with T1 and T2 relaxation times equivalent to those of any human tissue at 1.5 T. The conductivity of the CAGN phantom is equivalent to that of most types of human tissue in the frequency range of 1 to 130 MHz. In this paper, the relaxation times of human tissues are(More)
PURPOSE A 3.0-T MRI phantom (called the CAGN-3.0T phantom) having human-equivalent relaxation times and human-equivalent conductivity was developed. METHODS The ingredients of the phantom are carrageenan (as a gelatinizer), agarose (as a T2-relaxation modifier), GdCl3 (as a T1-relaxation modifier), NaCl (as a conductivity modifier), and NaN3 (as an(More)
Morphologic studies using renal sonography and CT scanning were performed in 6 patients with primary distal renal tubular acidosis who were followed for 6 to 18 years. Nephrocalcinosis and renal cysts were identified in all patients. Multiple bilateral renal cysts were detected in 3 patients, and unilateral single or several renal cysts were detected in 3(More)
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is frequently used clinically, and is available for the whole-body screening for tumors. The exact mechanism by which the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value decreases in tumorous tissue remains unclear, although various theories have been proposed, including intracellular and extracellular factor(More)
We reconstructed the recombinant p53-expressing adenovirus and examined its infections and effects in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell lines. Eight human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell lines were infected by the recombinant adenovirus harboring the lacZ gene (AxCAiLacZ) or the wild-type p53 gene (AxCAip53), and the effects were(More)
The amino acid sequence of the glycopeptide obtained from bovine PASII/PMP22 protein in the PNS myelin was determined to be Gln-Asn-Cys-Ser-Thr, where the asparagine was glycosylated. To eliminate all the contaminated P(o) glycopeptides from the PASII/PMP22 glycopeptide preparation, we used a fluorescent probe, N-[2-(2-pyridylamino)ethyl]maleimide, which(More)
We report the case of a young woman with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis, without tumor, who was successfully treated with rituximab. Because conventional immunotherapy, including corticosteroids, immunoglobulin (IVIg), and plasma exchange showed little improvement in our patient, we introduced another treatment using rituximab. A(More)
Cepharanthin (Ce) is a biscoclaurine alkaloid extracted from Stephania cepharantha Hayata. The results of our previous in vitro study indicated that Ce reduces thermotolerance by enhancing thermosensitivity. In the present study, we investigated the in vitro and in vivo effects of Ce on thermosensitivity and thermotolerance using a murine mammary carcinoma,(More)
We developed a new hybrid gel phantom using carrageenan and gellan gum for the purpose of visualizing three-dimensional temperature distribution. The phantom, which contains carrageenan, gellan gum, non-ionic surface active agent, potassium chloride, n-butanol, sodium azide, and water, shows good transparency at room temperature, and has the advantage that(More)