Koutarou Miyabayashi

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It has been reported that beta2-agonists may potentially exert some anti-inflammatory action in addition to bronchodilation that may contribute to their beneficial effects on asthma control. Bronchial epithelial cells are well known to respond to a range of stimuli by producing various biologically active mediators that can influence airway inflammation.(More)
We present a case of thymic carcinoid, in which primary and metastatic lesions of lymph nodes and bones could be detected by [(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG)-PET, but not by (123)I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) SPECT, or by (99m)Tc-methylene diphosphonate ((99m)Tc-MDP) bone scintigraphy. FDG-PET may be a useful tool for managing thymic(More)
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major impediment to successful chemotherapy for lung cancer. Overexpression of multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1) appears to be involved in MDR development in lung cancer cells. A number of chemotherapeutic agents including doxorubicin (DOX) were reported to induce MRP1 expression in human lung cancer cells. In(More)
Ionizing radiation (IR) is known to upregulate cell surface Fas through p53 activation in various cells. However, the signaling pathway intermediating between p53 activation and cell surface Fas upregulation remains to be elucidated. Recently, Fas-associated phosphatase-1 (FAP-1) has been reported to associate with Fas and inhibit cell surface Fas(More)
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