Mitsunori Yamakawa

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Neoplasms of reticular dendritic origin are extremely rare and include the follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) and the interdigitating reticulum (or dendritic) cell sarcoma (IDCS). In this article, we review the literature pertaining to the two diseases and describe clinical observations and salient pathologic features, including information provided(More)
We report a rare case of fibroma of the tendon sheath in the knee. To our knowledge, only three previous cases of fibroma of the tendon sheath in the knee have been reported in the English literature. In our case, T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging revealed a low intensity signal, T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging showed a mixed area of high and(More)
In 1985--2002, surveillance for bovine arboviruses was conducted in Kagoshima, located in the most southern part of the main islands of Japan and known to be an area where bovine arboviral diseases have frequently been epidemic. Culicoides biting midges were collected in a cowshed by light traps. A total of 456,300 Culicoides biting midges representing 13(More)
Our aim was to analyze the relationship between the proliferative activity of cancer cells, assessed using some cell cycle markers, and clinicopathological factors in colorectal carcinoma patients. Immunostaining for Ki-67 (pan-cell cycle marker), cyclin D1 (G1-phase marker) and cyclin A (S- to G2-phase marker), and in situ hybridization for histone H3 mRNA(More)
The short persistence of cecropin B peptide in plants, due to post-translational degradation, is a serious impediment in its effective utilization for developing bacterial resistance transgenic plants. Two DNA constructs encoding the full-length precursor of cecropin B peptide and the mature sequence of cecropin B peptide preceded by a signal peptide(More)
After oral administration of [4-(3)H]EGCg to rats, the radioactivity in blood, major tissues, urine, and feces was measured over time. The radioactivity in blood and most tissues remained low for 4 h postdose, began to increase after 8 h, peaked at 24 h, and then decreased. Major urinary excretion of radioactivity occurred in the 8-24 h period, and the(More)
A variant (F1-R) was isolated from a temperature-sensitive host range mutant (ts-f1) of Sendai virus. F1-R was no longer temperature-sensitive but it retained the host range phenotype. Unlike wild-type virus, F1-R and ts-f1 undergo multiple cycles of replication in several cell lines in the absence of trypsin. This was attributed to proteolytic activation(More)
The Bombyx mori fibroin light (L)-chain gene was cloned and the green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene inserted into exon 7. The chimeric L-chain-GFP gene was used to replace the polyhedrin gene of Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcNPV). This recombinant virus was used to target the L-chain-GFP gene to the L-chain region of the silkworm genome.(More)
BACKGROUND Akt/protein kinase B (PKB), which is included in phosphatidyl inositol-3-OH kinase (PI3K) signaling, controls many intracellular processes, such as the suppression of apoptosis and the promotion of the cell cycle. Therefore, the authors investigated phosphorylated Akt (Ser473) in colorectal carcinomas to reveal the role of PI3K signaling during(More)
A novel antibacterial peptide that shows antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from the hemolymph of the silkworm, Bombyx mori. The novel peptide consisted of 42 amino acids and was highly basic. This peptide indicated no significant similarity with other antibacterial peptides. The peptide showed antibacterial activity against(More)