Ryo Takahashi

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CXCL12 is a chemokine essential for the organ-specific spread of a variety of cancers including small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Here, we examined the anti-metastatic efficacy of TF14016, a small peptidic inhibitor of CXCL12 receptor CXCR4, in SCLC. Treatment of mice with TF14016 significantly suppressed pulmonary metastases of CXCR4-expressing SCLC in size(More)
The overall goal of this study is to develop an anther culture system to produce doubled haploid (DH) lines of gentian (Gentiana triflora), an ornamental flowering plant, for use in an F1 hybrid breeding program. Embryogenesis was induced from anther cultures incubated on half-strength modified Lichter (NLN) medium containing a high concentration of sucrose(More)
In order to clarify the influences of situational factors on the effects of psychotropic drugs, the sedative effects of tetrabenazine after injection at various times of the day were studied. When 50 mg/kg body weight of tetrabenazine was injected into rats at eight different times of the day (07∶30–19∶30 dark, 19∶30–07∶30 light), a circadian rhythm of(More)
PURPOSE Positron emission tomography (PET) with [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is increasingly used in early assessment of tumor response after chemotherapy. We investigated whether a change in [(18)F]FDG uptake at 2 days of gefitinib treatment predicts outcome in patients with lung adenocarcinoma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Twenty patients were enrolled.(More)
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS) represent two ends of a spectrum of severe drug eruptions: DIHS is unique in that severe epidermal damage seen in TEN is absent, sequential reactivations of herpesviruses occur, and autoimmunity often ensues. To investigate whether changes in regulatory T (Treg) cell function(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Because of its rarity, the clinical characteristics of the manifestation of a ruptured pheochromocytoma and factors influencing on treatment outcomes in patients are still unclear. METHODS A comprehensive MEDLINE review of the literature on pheochromocytomas, rupture and hemorrhage was performed. Based on the review and one(More)
Drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS), also referred to as drug reaction with eosinophilia with systemic symptoms, is a life-threatening multiorgan system reaction caused by a limited number of drugs such as anticonvulsants. This syndrome is characterized by fever, rash, lymphadenopathy, hepatitis, and leukocytosis with eosinophilia. DIHS has(More)
PURPOSE To compare dosimetric parameters, seed migration rates, operation times, and acute toxicities of intraoperatively built custom-linked (IBCL) seeds with those of loose seeds for prostate brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Participants were 140 patients with low or intermediate prostate cancer prospectively allocated to an IBCL seed group (n=74)(More)
BACKGROUND The enzymatic production of biodiesel through alcoholysis of triglycerides has become more attractive because it shows potential in overcoming the drawbacks of chemical processes. In this study, we investigate the production of biodiesel from crude, non-edible Jatropha oil and methanol to characterize Burkholderia cepacia lipase immobilized in an(More)