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PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization with n-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) for ruptured pseudoaneurysms, which are difficult to control by coil embolization alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ruptured pseudoaneurysms developed at the celiac trunk (n = 1), gastroduodenal artery (n = 2), pancreatic arcade (n = 1), hepatic(More)
There have been few epidemiological studies on gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) in Japan. We examined the epidemiology of GEP-NETs [pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs) and gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors (GI-NETs)] in Japan in 2005 using a nationwide stratified random sampling method. A total of 2,845 individuals received(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of green tea on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the β-blocker nadolol. Ten healthy volunteers received a single oral dose of 30 mg nadolol with green tea or water after repeated consumption of green tea (700 ml/day) or water for 14 days. Catechin concentrations in green tea and plasma were determined.(More)
The hydrophobicity scales for amino acid side chains based on the transfer Gibbs energy (DeltaG(trans)) of amino acids from non-aqueous phases to water have been widely used to estimate the contribution of buried side chains to the conformational stability of proteins. In this paper, we propose a new scale for the side-chain contribution to protein(More)
Hepatocyte nuclear factor-4alpha (HNF4alpha) exists in multiple isoforms that are generated by alternative promoter (P1 and P2) usage and splicing. Here we establish monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for detecting P1 and P2 promoter-driven HNF4alpha, and evaluate their expression in normal adult human tissues and surgically resected carcinomas of different(More)
We report 10 cases of glomerulonephritis following methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. The clinical features of this syndrome were an abrupt or insidious onset of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) with nephrotic syndrome and occasionally purpura, following MRSA infection. The renal histologic findings showed a variety(More)
The folliculo-stellate cells (FS cells) in the anterior pituitary gland are characterized by their star-like appearance and their ability to form follicles. Although FS cells do not produce any pituitary hormones, their special tendency to surrounding endocrine cells with their long cytoplasmic processes suggests that they regulate endocrine cells by(More)
Activation of glia has been observed in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), multiple sclerosis and brain ischemia. Excessive production of nitric oxide (NO), as a consequence of increased inducible NO synthase (iNOS) in glia, contributes to neurodegeneration. Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) is a cross-linking(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study are to review the histology of the clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (CNFPAs) we have observed and to determine whether or not the frequency of cavernous sinus invasion is different among each type of morphology. METHODS In addition, several proliferative markers, including Ki67, p53, E-cadherin, matrix(More)