Koji Onoda

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PURPOSE To find out an effective prognostic factor for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we examined the relationship of the degree of tenascin-C (TN-C) degradation in relapsed NSCLC tumors with the prognosis of the patients. The molecular mechanism of TN-C degradation was also evaluated. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In 63 stage-1 NSCLC patients,(More)
Tenascin-C is an extracellular matrix glycoprotein produced in response to epithelial-mesenchymal interactions during organogenesis and tissue remodelling. It has therefore been proposed as a stromal marker for epithelial malignancy. To test this hypothesis, 30 human lung cancers, presenting a variety of clinicopathological features, and six specimens of(More)
BACKGROUND Transluminal stent-graft placement (TSGP) for aortic dissection is a relatively new procedure. We performed TSGPs to seal the primary entry site to treat and prevent complications of aortic dissection. The early to mid-term outcomes were analyzed. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-seven patients with a primary intimal tear in descending aorta(More)
OBJECTIVE Tenascin-C, an extracellular matrix glycoprotein, is thought to play an important role in neointimal hyperplasia of artery bypass grafts. In this study, the direct contribution of tenascin-C to neointimal hyperplasia of free artery grafts and the origin of tenascin-C-producing cells were examined using tenascin-C transgenic mice. METHODS AND(More)
Immunological analysis using monoclonal antibodies against subspecies of protein kinase C revealed the predominant expression of the isozyme, type II, in human megakaryoblastic leukemic cells. We investigated the effects of phorbol diester 12-O-tetra-decanoyl phorbol-13-acetate (TPA), the Ca 2÷ ionophore ionomycin and synthetic diacylglycerol(More)
Background: Bronchorrhea is one of late complaints in patients with bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) and hampers their quality of life. Although an effective treatment for bronchorrhea in these patients has not been established, recently we have treated effectively one case of persistent bronchorrhea associated with clinical recurrent BAC with gefitinib(More)
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