Noriko Yamauchi

Learn More
This study investigated the effect of recombinant human tumor necrosis factor (rhTNF) on hydroxyl radical production by established cell lines in vitro, and its implication in the killing of tumor cells by rhTNF. During incubation of TNF sensitive mouse tumorigenic fibroblast L-M cells (2 X 10(7) cells) in the presence of rhTNF (100 U), hydroxyl radical(More)
Hereditary dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease with variable clinical phenotypes. Progressive ataxia, choreoathetosis, and dementia are the main clinical features of adult-onset cases, whereas the main feature in juvenile-onset DRPLA is progressive myoclonus epilepsy. Earlier onset is apparent in(More)
Stereoscopic observation via an implanted sight glass in mice bearing transplanted methylcholanthrene-induced A-cells showed tumorivascular hemorrhage at 1-2 h after tumor necrosis factor (TNF) administration, congestion at 4-6 h, and hemorrhage, congestion, and blood circulation blockage at 24 h. Histological examination after TNF administration to mice(More)
Synergy in cytotoxic effect between recombinant human tumor necrosis factor and hyperthermia (incubation at 38.5 degrees C or 40 degrees C) was observed to occur against L-M (mouse tumorigenic fibroblast) cells and shown to be related to an accelerated turnover rate of recombinant human tumor necrosis factor-receptor complex under elevated temperatures(More)
Treatment of sensitive human myosarcoma cells (KYM-S) with exogenous tumor necrosis factor (r-TNF) resulted in the production of TNF by the cells. The newly synthesized cellular TNF was identified immunologically on Western blots and as a single 1.8-kilobase band on Northern blots. TNF synthesis began within 2 h of administration of the exogenous TNF in a(More)
Intratumoral injection of recombinant human tumor necrosis factor (TNF) for inoperable pancreatic cancer has shown some efficacy in suppressing tumor growth or decreasing tumor markers. However, complete regression has not yet been achieved, possibly due to a lack of TNF receptors on tumor cells or an abundance of intracellular resistance factors. Recently,(More)
Anticipation refers to the progressively earlier onset and increase in disease severity in successive generations. We studied four families with hereditary dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA), a neurodegenerative disease, and anticipation was present in the mode of inheritance. In subsequent generations DRPLA shows an earlier onset and more severe(More)
Single pain and tactile spots on the dorsum of the right hand in man were stimulated by electric pulses and mechanical taps using a needle to a pain spot and a horse tail bristle to a tactile one. Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and far field potentials (FFPs) were observed in three volunteers by averaging of 200 or 400 samples of responses recorded(More)
Based on the findings that expression of endogenous tumor necrosis factor (enTNF), which is not present in TNF-susceptible cells, was generally observed in TNF-resistant cells and that TNF gene transfection gives rise to TNF resistance, the assumption was made that enTNF may be a protective protein against the cytotoxicity of exogenous TNF. However, it(More)