Michiyo Fukushima

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Gastric cancer is the second common malignant neoplasia in Japan, and its poorly differentiated form is a deadly disease. To identify novel candidate oncogenes contributing to its genesis, we examined copy-number alterations in 50 primary poorly differentiated gastric cancers using an array-based comparative genomic hybridization (array-CGH). Many genetic(More)
BACKGROUND Although schizophrenia affects all age groups, late or very-late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis has not been well studied, and various treatment issues remain unresolved. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of yokukansan (TJ-54), Japanese herbal medicine, monotherapy in a diagnostically homogenous group(More)
The pathophysiology of schizophrenia (SCZ) remains unclear, and its treatment is far from ideal. We have previously reported that yokukansan (YKS), which is a traditional Japanese medicine, is effective as an adjunctive therapy for SCZ. However, the mechanisms underlying the action of YKS have not yet been completely elucidated. A recent meta-analysis study(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence indicates that neuroinflammation plays a significant role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. We previously reported evidence of schizophrenia-like behaviors and microglial activation in Gunn rats. We concluded that the Gunn rat, which exhibits a high concentration of unconjugated bilirubin, may be useful as an animal(More)
In combination with xenogeneic immune RNA (l-RNA) and tumor antigen (TA), syngeneic spleen cells inhibited the growth of a N-methyl-N-nitrosourethane-induced colon carcinoma (CT-26) in BALB/c mice. The sequential administration of 1 X 10(7) spleen cells, l mg of anti-CT-26 l-RNA and 0.4 mg of CT-26 TA resulted in a 20% survival rate of mice bearing(More)
The anti-tumor effect of syngeneic spleen cells, xenogeneic immune RNA (l-RNA) and tumor antigen (TA) was studied in a chemically induced (N-methyl-N-nitro-sourethane) colon carcinoma model in BALB/c mice. When the mice were treated, sequentially, with these three elements by local injection under the tumor, complete tumor regression was observed in 25% of(More)
Several researches indicate that autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction in patients with schizophrenia. Recently, salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) has been employed as a useful marker for ANS function. We investigated the extent of ANS dysfunction by measuring sAA and heart rate variability (HRV) of 25 patients with schizophrenia compared with controls.(More)
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