Koichi Takebayashi

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Presenilins 1 and 2 (PS1/2), causative molecules for familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD), are multipass transmembrane proteins localized predominantly in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and Golgi apparatus. Heteromeric protein complexes containing PS1/2 are thought to participate in several functions, including intramembrane proteolysis mediated by their(More)
BACKGROUND Myomectomy often causes adhesion formation and decreases subsequent fertility. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of several antiadhesion barrier materials in preventing adhesion after myomectomy. METHODS We prospectively classified 63 women undergoing myomectomy alone into four groups according to the type of(More)
BACKGROUND Although the immunoregulatory effects of omega-3 fatty acid and adiponectin have been postulated, their role in intestinal inflammation is controversial. The aim of this study was to determine whether dietary fat intake influences activity of colonic inflammation through modulating this system. METHODS C57BL/6 mice received dextran sulfate(More)
Recent studies in mammals have suggested that the phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) - phosphatidylinositol-3, 4, 5-trisphosphate pathway in oocytes might be related to the pathogenesis of premature ovarian failure (POF). The aim of this study was to investigate whether mutations of the PTEN gene are present in women with POF. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To delineate clinical features of a case of fetal hemolytic disease due to anti-Rh17, along with a review of relevant studies published in English and Japanese. METHODS We present clinical features of a -D-/-D- phenotype woman with anti-Rh17 alloimmunization during pregnancy. Relevant English literature in the MEDLINE database was reviewed,(More)
BACKGROUND It is well known that enteric bacterial antigens drive the development of chronic colitis in a variety of different mouse models of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT; Peyer's patches, isolated lymphoid follicles), mesenteric lymph nodes (MLNs) and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Semiconductive laser irradiation has been used to treat early gastric cancer. However, the long-term follow up results have not been reported. The objective of the present study was to assess retrospectively the clinical usefulness of diode laser irradiation for early gastric cancer. METHODS The subjects of this study were 13 patients(More)
Clinical studies using omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega3-PUFA) to Crohn's disease (CD) are conflicting. Beneficial effects of dietary omega3-PUFA intake in various experimental inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) models have been reported. However, animal models of large intestinal inflammation have been used in all previous studies, and the effect(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of 2-step (consecutive) embryo transfer (ET), in which two cleaved embryos are transferred on day 2 (first step of ET) and a single blastocyst is transferred on day 5 (second step of ET) in comparison with conventional day 2 ET. STUDY DESIGN Observational comparative study at different time periods. Subjects were(More)
OBJECTIVE Although enterobacteria are implicated in intestinal immune response, there has been no report on how intraluminal pathogens affect lymphocyte recruitment. The aim of this study was to determine how the presence of intestinal flora affects lymphocyte migration to intestine under physiological and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory(More)