Ryuji Hirano

Learn More
We investigated the usefulness of ribozymes in inhibiting the expression of human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I) gene. Two hammerhead ribozymes that were against HTLV-I rex (RR) and tax (TR) mRNA were synthesized. Both ribozymes were sequence-specific in the in vitro cleavage analysis of run-off transcripts from tax/rex cDNA. Intracellular activities(More)
Cortical heterotopia, a malformation of the developing cortex, are a major cause of epilepsy and mental retardation in humans. Hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (hhy) mutation on mouse chromosome 12 results in subcortical heterotopia and nonobstructive hydrocephalus with frequent brain hemorrhage. Here, we show that coiled-coil domain-containing 85C (Ccdc85c),(More)
The rat autosomal dominant Rex (Re) mutation on chromosome 7 causes curly hair in Re/+ and hair loss in Re/Re rats. Histopathologically, the Re/+ rat showed dilatation of the hair follicle and hairs with irregularly-coated cuticles, and the Re/Re rat showed more severe effects. We identified Re as a 7-bp deletion at the splicing acceptor site of intron 1 of(More)
Pulmonary sclerosing hemangioma (SH) is an uncommon benign or low-grade malignant tumor. Multicentric SH and SH with lymph node metastasis have rarely been reported. The present report describes a case of pulmonary SH with lymph node metastasis in a middle-aged female. A nodule was found incidentally in the lower left lung. The patient underwent left lower(More)
It has been reported that anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) protein is expressed in a proportion of non-small-cell carcinomas (mainly adenocarcinomas). By contrast, high-sensitivity immunohistochemistry (IHC) rarely detects ALK protein expression in neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) of the lung, which include small-cell carcinomas and large-cell(More)
  • 1