Naoaki Tamura

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The registry program of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) in Japan started in 2003. More than 400 hundred clinical diagnosed amniotic fluid embolism has been accumulated. Those data showed that there were two etiologies of AFE: the fetal materials create physical obstructions in the maternal microvessels in various organs, such as the lung; and (ii) the liquids(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 plays a role in the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Polymyxin B-immobilized fiber (PMX-F) treatment improves circulatory disturbance and oxygenation in ARDS patients. We aimed to assess whether PMX-F treatment alters the blood MMP-9 and tissue inhibitor of MMP (TIMP)-1 levels in ARDS(More)
Trophinin is an intrinsic membrane protein expressed in trophectoderm cells of embryos and in uterine epithelial cells. Trophinin potentially mediates apical cell adhesion at human embryo implantation sites through trophinin-trophinin binding in these two cell types. Trophinin-mediated cell adhesion activates trophectoderm cells for invasion, whereas the(More)
Time-resolved spectroscopy (TRS-20) measures tissue oxygen saturation (%) by evaluating the absolute concentrations of oxygenated, deoxygenated and total haemoglobin based on measurement of the transit time of individual photons through a tissue of interest. We measured tissue oxygen saturation in the prefrontal lobes of the brain by TRS-20 in eighteen(More)
Although numerous carbohydrates play significant roles in mammalian cells, carbohydrate-based drug discovery has not been explored due to the technical difficulty of chemically synthesizing complex carbohydrate structures. Previously, we identified a series of carbohydrate mimetic peptides and found that a 7-mer peptide, designated I-peptide, inhibits(More)
OBJECTIVES Amniotic fluid embolism exhibits activation of the complement system and the kallikrein-kinin and coagulofibrinolytic systems. C1 esterase inhibitor is a major inhibitor of C1 esterase and can inhibit plasma kallikrein and also factors XIIa and XIa. Its activity has been shown to be significantly lower in pregnancy and labor than in the(More)
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare, high-risk obstetric complication primarily found in the lungs and potentially related to anaphylaxis. Tryptase release from the mast cell reflects anaphylaxis. Case report and findings: A female, aged over 40 years, presented with uterine atony and lethal hemorrhage after induced vaginal labor. Cervical laceration(More)
Osteopontin (OPN) is a secreted glycoprotein with cell adhesive and chemoattractive functions and is expressed in granulomas of sarcoidosis. It is well documented that full-length OPN (F-OPN) is susceptible to proteolytic fragmentation resulting in carboxyl-terminal OPN (C-OPN). We have previously revealed that C-OPN suppresses cell adhesion mediated by(More)
CLP36 belongs to the ALP subfamily of PDZ-LIM proteins and has a PDZ domain at its N-terminal and a LIM domain at its C-terminal. It has been shown that CLP36 is localized to stress fibers through interaction with alpha-actinin, but its function is still unclear. To investigate the role of CLP36 in stress fibers, we suppressed CLP36 expression in BeWo cells(More)
CLP36 is a member of the ALP/Enigma protein family and has been shown to be localized to stress fibers in various cells. We previously reported that depletion of CLP36 caused loss of stress fibers in BeWo choriocarcinoma cells, but it remains unclear how CLP36 contributes to stress fiber formation. In this study, we generated CLP36-depleted F2408(More)