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PURPOSE To investigate a method of diagnosing angiomyolipoma that contains minimal fat. MATERIALS AND METHODS In six cases of angiomyolipoma with minimal fat, the attenuation on contrast material-enhanced and unenhanced computed tomographic (CT) images, the echogenicity on sonograms, the signal intensity on T2-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) images, and(More)
In Drosophila embryos, germ cell formation is induced by specialized cytoplasm at the posterior of the egg, the pole plasm. Pole plasm contains polar granules, organelles in which maternally produced molecules required for germ cell formation are assembled. An untranslatable RNA, called Polar granule component (Pgc), was identified and found to be localized(More)
PURPOSE To correlate the enhancement pattern of double-phase helical computed tomography (CT) of small renal parenchymal neoplasms with pathologic findings and tumor angiogenesis, and evaluate whether the enhancement pattern would be useful in differentiating the histomorphologic types of small renal parenchymal neoplasms. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia with clinical symptoms that include punching, kicking, yelling and leaping out of bed in sleep. Polysomnographic (PSG) finding showed REM sleep without muscle atonia. Clonazepam is generally used for treating RBD symptoms but melatonin was reported to be effective so we reconfirmed the effect(More)
3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors prevent the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate and thereby inhibit the synthesis of other products derived from this metabolite. This includes a number of small prenylated GTPases involved in cell growth, motility, and invasion. We studied the effect of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors(More)
The MRI features of small renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) were retrospectively reviewed and correlated with histology in 24 patients. MRI features on both T1- and T2-weighted images were classified into hypointensity, isointensity, and hyperintensity. Each tumor was pathologically classified into four types: alveolar, papillary, tubular, and cystic. These(More)
We raised monoclonal antibodies against human macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), and developed a one-step sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method highly specific for human MIF. The ELISA system utilizes a solid phase monoclonal antibody as a capture antibody and a horseradish peroxidase-conjugated monoclonal antibody as a(More)
Protein tyrosine phosphorylation accompanies and is essential for integrin signaling. We have shown that tyrosine phosphorylation of paxillin alpha and Crk-associated substrate (p130(Cas)) is a prominent event on integrin activation in normal murine mammary gland epithelial cells. Tyrosine phosphorylation of p130(Cas) has been demonstrated to facilitate(More)
Hybrid tumours of the salivary glands are very rare entities composed of two different tumours, each of which conforms with an exactly defined category. We describe an unusual hybrid carcinoma of the palate; it was comprised of an adenoid cystic carcinoma and a salivary duct carcinoma with a transitional region. These two different compartments showed(More)
We conducted a seroepidemiological nested case-control study to determine the association of gastric cancer with Helicobacter pylori infection and atrophic gastritis. A cohort of 2858 participants in an annual multiphasic health check-up were followed for eight years. Data for 45 gastric cancer cases and 225 sex-, age-, and address-matched control subjects(More)