Misako Matsushita

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Although human appendix has been considered as a vestigial remnant, recent observations have focused attention on the role of the appendix in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC). Many case-control studies suggest that previous appendectomy is rare in UC patients. This inverse relation is limited to patients who undergo appendectomy before the age of(More)
Pluripotent human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) can differentiate into multiple cell lineages, thus, providing one of the best platforms to study molecular mechanisms during cell differentiation. Recently, we have reported rapid and efficient differentiation of hESCs into functional neurons by introducing a cocktail of synthetic mRNAs encoding five(More)
Efficient differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into neurons is paramount for disease modeling, drug screening, and cell transplantation therapy in regenerative medicine. In this manuscript, we report the capability of five transcription factors (TFs) toward this aim: NEUROG1, NEUROG2, NEUROG3, NEUROD1, and NEUROD2. In contrast to previous(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM This prospective randomized study was designed to assess the efficacy of 10-day and 14-day rifabutin-based triple therapy as a third- or fourth-line rescue therapy. METHODS Patients who failed first- and second-line eradication therapy were enrolled. H. pylori was isolated from gastric biopsy specimens and the rpoB mutation status, a(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Sitafloxacin-containing Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy is a promising third-line therapeutic approach, but there is no previous studies between gyrA mutation status of H. pylori strains and the efficacy of 10-day sitafloxacin-containing regimens. Here, we assessed the efficacy of 2 different 10-day sitafloxacin-containing rescue(More)
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