Noriko Maeda

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The ribosome, as a catalyst for protein synthesis, is universal and essential for all organisms. Here we describe the structure of the genes encoding human ribosomal proteins (RPs) and compare this class of genes among several eukaryotes. Using genomic and full-length cDNA sequences, we characterized 73 RP genes and found that (1) transcription starts at a(More)
Much interest is presently being shown toward identifying markers for the detection of breast cancer. To detect autoantibodies that could represent diagnostic markers for breast cancer, we comprehensively analyzed serum autoantibodies showing immunoreactivity to proteins in tumor tissues of breast cancer. Tumor tissues were obtained from 40 patients with(More)
In the tumor microenvironment, factors inhibiting the targeting of cancer cells by activated T cells have recently been noted. B7-H3 belongs to the B7 superfamily of immune regulatory ligands and plays an important role in the adaptive immune response of co-inhibitory/stimulatory factors in regulating T cells. However, the degree to which B7-H3 directly(More)
We have identified a new class of ribosomal protein (RP) genes that appear to have been retrotransposed from X-linked RP genes. Mammalian ribosomes are composed of four RNA species and 79 different proteins. Unlike RNA constituents, each protein is typically encoded by a single intron- containing gene. Here we describe functional autosomal copies of the(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to determine the utility of ultrasonography (US)-guided direct dye-marking of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) by real-time virtual sonography (RVS) constructed with three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT)-lymphography (LG). PATIENTS AND METHODS We identified SLNs in 258 clinically node-negative breast cancer patients using an(More)
OBJECT The difference in the hemodynamics of wall shear stress (WSS) and oscillatory shear index (OSI) between ruptured and unruptured aneurysms is not well understood. The authors investigated the hemodynamic similarities and dissimilarities in ruptured and thin-walled unruptured aneurysm blebs. METHODS Magnetic resonance imaging-based fluid dynamics(More)
Despite advancement of diagnostic and treatment modalities, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is still an entity of neurosurgical emergency with poor outcome. Recent reports indicated that hemodynamic stress might play an important role in rupture or the growth of cerebral aneurysms, but there is no consensus about how or which hemodynamic factor contribute to(More)
Although a wait of several seconds after clamping is recommended when an automatic stapler is used to achieve adequate hemostasis, this wait has not been experimentally clarified. To determine whether waiting is necessary between clamping and firing of a linear stapler, this study evaluated the number of staple line bleeding points and histologic changes in(More)
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is secreted from hypothalamic neurons (GnRH neurons). GnRH neurons have a GnRH receptor belonging to the G-protein-coupled receptors. The stimulation of this receptor activates extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK). In the present study, we found that epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and ErbB4 were(More)
BACKGROUND Real-time virtual sonography (RVS) systems display virtual multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) images obtained from three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT)-lymphography (LG), significantly improving preoperative detection of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs). The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate SLN metastasis using an RVS(More)