Naoki Maekawa

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Lysyl oxidase (LOX) initiates the crosslinking of the lysine-derived aldehyde and plays an essential role in maturation of collagen, for example in wound healing. Although the activity of this enzyme has been examined in various disorders, and a further intriguing aspect of the relationship between LOX and tumorigenesis has recently emerged, its gene(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether bacterial infection plays a significant role in the inflammatory process of epidermal cysts. Samples from 152 patients (115 cases of inflamed and 37 of uninflamed epidermal cysts) were subjected to aerobic and anaerobic bacterial culture and the isolates were investigated. The rate of bacterial growth and the(More)
We report a case of adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma (ATLL), in whom the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on genomic DNA from saliva demonstrated the monoclonal integration of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) proviral DNA in lymphocytes in the saliva. These results provided evidence of the possibility of saliva-borne transmission of HTLV-1.
Ultraviolet-B and PUVA share several biological events with phorbol ester tumor promoters. The effects of ultraviolet-B irradiation and topical PUVA treatment on ornithine decarboxylase activity, DNA synthesis, and protein kinase C activity, which are known to be induced or activated by phorbol ester tumor promoter, were investigated in hairless mouse skin.(More)