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Mucin-producing intraductal papillary neoplasm (adenocarcinoma/adenoma) in the bile duct is becoming recognized as a specific type of neoplasm. Since, it bears a striking similarity to intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas with regard to its histopathologic features, the term "intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the bile duct"(More)
[structure: see text] A novel pentacyclic alkaloid, citrinadin A (1), was isolated from the cultured broth of the fungus Penicillium citrinum, which was separated from a marine red alga, and the structure was elucidated by spectroscopic data. The relative stereochemistry of the pentacyclic core was assigned on the basis of NOESY data and (1)H-(1)H coupling(More)
Pseudomonas strain CF600 is able to utilize phenol and 3,4-dimethylphenol as sole carbon and energy source. We demonstrate that growth on these substrates is by virtue of plasmid-encoded phenol hydroxylase and a meta-cleavage pathway. Screening of a genomic bank, with DNA from the previously cloned catechol 2,3-dioxygenase gene of the TOL plasmid pWW0, was(More)
Two new cytotoxic twelve-membered macrolides, sporiolides A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the cultured broth of a fungus Cladosporium sp., which was separated from an Okinawan marine brown alga Actinotrichia fragilis, and the structures were elucidated by spectroscopic data. Sporiolides A (1) and B (2) exhibited cytotoxicity against murine lymphoma(More)
We present two cases of adrenal hemangioma, a rare non-functioning adrenal tumor, and correlate the CT and MR imaging findings with the pathological findings. Peripheral spotty contrast enhancement with centripetal enhancement was noted in one case. This pattern of enhancement is crucial for diagnosing adrenal hemangioma. The other case showed only thin rim(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed at determining the additional value of FDG PET/CT to contrast-enhanced CT in the differentiation between benign and malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas with mural nodules. METHODS This retrospective review of medical records was approved by our institutional review board. The preoperative(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To study time-related magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and histopathological findings after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the normal liver. METHODS Under ultrasound guidance, RFA was performed in 22 rabbits with a 15-gauge expandable probe inserted into the liver. The RF power was applied at 10 W initially with a 5-W increment(More)
The obligate marine actinobacterium Salinispora arenicola was successfully cultured from temperate sediments of the Pacific Ocean (Tosa Bay, offshore Kochi Prefecture, Japan) with the highest latitude of 33°N ever reported for this genus. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the Tosa Bay strains are of the same phylotype as the type strain S. arenicola(More)
The absolute configurations of a series of primary alcohols possessing a branched methyl group at C2 position were examined on the basis of a modified Mosher's method proposed by Minale et al. It was revealed that in many cases the absolute configurations at C2 were assignable from the chemical shift differences of geminal protons of the methylene attached(More)
A new polyketide glycoside, cladionol A (1), was isolated from the cultured broth of a fungus Gliocladium sp., which was separated from sea grass Syringodium isoetifolium, and the structure was elucidated by spectroscopic data. The relative stereochemistry of C-2-C-3 was assigned by mainly J-based configuration analysis, while those of two sugar units were(More)