Nobuaki Shikata

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The effect of a caspase-3 inhibitor on N -methyl- N -nitrosourea (MNU)-induced retinal degeneration was investigated. Sixty mg kg(-1)MNU was given intraperitoneally to 50 day old female Sprague-Dawley rats, and 4000 ng Ac-DEVD-CHO, a caspase-3 inhibitor, was injected intravitreally twice at 0 and 10 hr after MNU. In both peripheral and central retina, an(More)
Two unrelated adult sibling cases (36- and 32-year-old females) of juvenile hyaline fibromatosis are presented. The parents of one of these patients were non-consanguineous but natives of a small island, and one elder sister among four siblings was affected with the same disease. The parents of the other patient were consanguineous, and one other sibling(More)
PURPOSE Retinal degeneration induced by sodium iodate (NaIO( 3)) in mice was evaluated morphologically. METHODS Male and female ICR and C57BL mice were intraperitoneally administered 100 mg/kg NaIO(3) at 7 weeks of age, and were killed 6, 12, 24 hrs, and 3, 7 and 28 days after the treatment. Retinas were examined histologically, ultrastructurally,(More)
A healthy man in his 30s was working on the balustrade of stairs on the second floor. He suddenly fell downstairs without saying anything. On emergency hospitalization, chest echogram showed left hemothorax. Cardiac echogram showed a floating mass from the mitral valve in the left ventricle and severe mitral regurgitation. Surgery for hemothorax and(More)
Resveratrol is a naturally occurring product found in grapes and wine. The effect of synthetic resveratrol on the growth of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive (KPL-1 and MCF-7) and -negative (MKL-F) human breast cancer cell lines was examined. Resveratrol at low concentrations caused cell proliferation in ER-positive lines (KPL-1, < or = 22 microM; MCF-7, < or(More)
The effect of monoterpene perillyl alcohol (POH) on cell growth, cell cycle progression, and expression of cell cycle-regulatory proteins in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive (KPL-1 and MCF-7) and ER-negative (MKL-F and MDA-MB-231) human breast cancer cell lines was examined. POH inhibited cell proliferation in a dose-dependent manner in all cell lines(More)
PURPOSE The ratio of Bcl-2 to Bax expression determines survival or death following an apoptotic stimulus. In order to establish a new predictor of the outcome of treatment for human cervical carcinoma, we investigated the relationship between the expressions of the Bax and Bcl-2 proteins and the response to radiotherapy after the administration of 10.8 Gy.(More)
A single intraperitoneal injection of 75 mg/kg N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) was given to 50-day-old female Sprague-Dawley rats and examined sequentially 12 and 24 hours, and 3 and 7 days after MNU treatment. Photoreceptor cell death was evoked in all treated rats. After MNU treatment, 7-methyldeoxyguanosine DNA adduct was detected selectively in(More)
Immunophenotypes of mammary (MPD) and extramammary Paget's disease (EPD) are still not well understood. Thirty-four formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections from 33 patients with 6 MPD and 28 EPD were studied immunohistochemically with the use of polyclonal c-erbB-2 and pS2 antisera, and monoclonal nm23, B6.2, GCDFP-15, and p53 antibodies. Cases of(More)