Masamitsu Takeuchi

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• Background: The intravitreal injection of ornithine produces selective damage to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and results in a loss of RPE, choriocapillaris and photoreceptor cells. To elucidate the mechanism of secondary retinal atrophy, we investigated the presence of apoptotic cells in a rat model of ornithine-induced retinopathy. • Methods: At(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy and tolerability of benzalkonium chloride (BAK)-free travoprost after transition from BAK-preserved latanoprost. METHODS This was a prospective, open-label, multicenter study in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who had been treated with latanoprost monotherapy for at least 3 months. The main outcome(More)
ModE is the molybdate-sensing transcription regulator that controls the expression of genes related to molybdate homeostasis in Escherichia coli. ModE is activated by binding molybdate and acts as both an activator and a repressor. By genomic systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (SELEX) screening and promoter reporter assays, we have(More)
On the basis of clinical and histopathological studies on 17 patients who had been diagnosed as having pigmented Spitz nevus (PSN), pigmented spindle cell nevus (PSCN) was surmised to be a type of pigmented Spitz nevus. In order to distinguish pigmented spindle cell nevus and pigmented Spitz nevus from early melanoma, 5 PSCN cases and 12 PSN cases were(More)
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