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Only a few reports have described regression of rectal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma after antibiotic treatment are generally found to be successful for gastric tumors. We examined eight rectal MALT lymphomas treated with antibiotic treatments to determine whether they regressed after treatment. We also discuss the relationship between(More)
— We developed a high-performance programmable SISO decoder LSI for decoding Turbo codes based on the SW-Log-BCJR algorithm. This LSI is based on the original architecture and memory management method, which guarantees the order of the soft-output to be the same as soft-input without attaching LIFO memory. Moreover, we propose new accurate implementation on(More)
Multidrug-resistant (MDR) multiple myeloma (MM) patients who fail chemotherapy frequently express MDR1 protein, which serves as an efflux pump that protects neoplastic cells. The expression of lung resistance protein (LRP), which mediates intercellular and nucleocytoplasmic transport, is also correlated with chemotherapy resistance and shorter survival of(More)
Using a strongly polar cyanopropyl capillary column we have investigated the gas chromatography (GC) separation behaviors of 24 octadecadienoic acid methyl ester (18:2ME) isomers compared against saturated methyl stearate (18:0ME) and arachidic acid methyl ester (20:0ME), and the dependency on the GC column temperature. The 24 isomers were obtained by(More)
The simultaneous occurrence of multiple primary intracranial tumors has been reported previously. However, most of these tumors arise after cranial radiotherapy or in association with familial tumor syndromes. Double tumors of different histologies that are unrelated to radiotherapy or genetic disorders are very rare. We present a case of two primary(More)
When pDHA4, a vector carrying all five pfaA-pfaE genes responsible for docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6) biosynthesis in Moritella marina MP-1, was coexpressed in Escherichia coli with the individual pfaA-pfaD genes for eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 20:5) biosynthesis from Shewanella pneumatophori SCRC-2738, both polyunsaturated fatty acids were synthesized(More)
An original gas chromatography/mass spectrometry method for quantifying trace amounts of ricinoleic acid (12-hydroxy-cis-9-octadecenoic acid) is detailed. Data are presented on trace amounts of ricinoleic acid found in several common vegetable oils and oils extracted from common oil seeds: e.g., ca. 30 ppm in commercial olive oil was the lowest amount; and(More)
Although many hypotheses have been proposed to explain the strong link between aging and cancer, the exact mechanisms responsible for the increased frequency of occurrence of cancer with advancing age have not been fully defined. Recent evidence indicates that malregulation of the apoptotic process may be involved in some aging process as well as in the(More)
Inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP)-family proteins suppress apoptotic signaling in normal/neoplastic cells in various settings. To determine the apoptosis-resistant mechanism in adult acute mixed lineage leukemia (AMLL) with biphenotypic blasts responsible for resistance against chemotherapy, the expression levels of IAP-family proteins in AMLL bone(More)
Bone marrow cells of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) frequently undergo apoptosis, though the apoptotic cell ratio decreases when overt leukemia (OL) develops. Thus, we compared the expression of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) gene family proteins in bone marrow samples from control, MDS, OL transformed from MDS (MDS --> OL), and de(More)