Masatoshi Kadoya

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The carbohydrate chains represented by mucins (MUCs) are expressed by a variety of normal and malignant secretory epithelial cells and induce a variety of immunoreactions. To find new mucins related to the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), we examined high-molecular-weight molecules inducing cytokines on human peripheral blood mononuclear cells(More)
PURPOSE Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), which has recently been shown to be the most potent inhibitor of angiogenesis in the mammalian eye, is also expressed in the pancreas. Previously, we have screened the expression of PEDF by immunohistochemical analysis and showed that low expression of PEDF is associated with increased risk of hepatic(More)
Allograft inflammatory factor (AIF)-1 has been identified in chronic rejection of rat cardiac allografts and is thought to be involved in the immune response. We previously showed that AIF-1 was strongly expressed in synovial tissues in rheumatoid arthritis and that rAIF-1 increased the IL-6 production of synoviocytes and peripheral blood mononuclear cells.(More)
Allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1) is expressed by macrophages, fibroblasts, endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells in immune-inflammatory disorders such as systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and several vasculopathies. However, its molecular function is not fully understood. In this study, we examined gene expression profiles and induction of(More)
Dopamine receptors (DRs) are members of seven transmembrane domain trimeric guanosine 5’-triphosphate (GTP)-binding protein-coupled receptor family. Through dopamine receptor activation, dopamine plays a significant role in regulating gene expression, such as induced tumor cell migration. We investigated DRD1 and DRD2 expressions in patients with esophageal(More)
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is essential for normal cell growth, and may play an important role in inflammatory and autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis. We investigate that EPA could suppress the proliferation of fibroblast like synoviocytes in vitro. We treated synoviocytes with 1 to 50 microM EPA and measured cell viabilities by the(More)
We report herein the rare case of a patient with dendriform pulmonary ossification (DPO) who developed spontaneous pneumothorax. A 33-year-old male with a history of bronchial asthma presented with pneumothorax of the left lung. An intraoperative inspection revealed no findings of bullae in the entire left lung, but inflammatory pleural changes were(More)
We report a case of multiple sequential celiacsplenic aneurysms which we removed completely without arterial reconstruction. The patient was a 67-year-old man. During work-up for hypertension and diabetes, a splenic artery aneurysm was identified on abdominal ultrasonography. Follow-up examination 1 year and 3 months later showed enlargement of the(More)
To the Editor: Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is a rare sign to demonstrate the existence of intraportal gas with severe disorders such as bowel necrosis. Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is the pathology in which a lot of pneumatic cysts exist in a gut wall, and this is the indication associated with the bowel damage like necrosis. We experienced the rare(More)
This report proposes a concept for the standardization of immunohistochemical evaluation. Immunohistochemical staining has several problems associated with the sensitivity of the technical process and standardization of the assessment of potent staining. We provided data focusing on this concept through immunostaining(More)