Sadaki Inokuchi

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Cell numbers limit the widespread clinical use of cord blood (CB) for gene therapy and marrow replacement in adults; a simple and effective method for ex vivo expansion of CB primitive progenitor cells (PPC) is required. Recently, the combination of thrombopoietin (TPO) and Flk-2/Flt-3 ligand (FL-2) was reported to support slow proliferation of CB-PPC in(More)
BACKGROUND In Japan, intravenous nifekalant (NIF) was often used for direct current cardioversion-resistant ventricular fibrillation (VF), until the use of intravenous amiodarone (AMD) was approved in 2007. The defibrillatory efficacy of NIF and AMD has thus far not been compared for resuscitation. METHODS AND RESULTS Between August 2007 and April 2009,(More)
Twenty-two university students with unilateral functional instability of the ankle participated in this study. They were randomly assigned to one of two experimental groups. Subjects in both groups were trained to stand on the affected limb on an ankle disk. In group 1, two pieces of 1-cm wide nonelastic adhesive tape were applied to the skin around the(More)
Anterior subtalar dislocations are extremely rare. To our knowledge, only four cases have been reported in detail in the literature. A diagnosis of anterior subtalar dislocation should be confirmed by an anteroposterior view radiograph because lateral subtalar dislocation always includes some anterior displacement of the mid-foot. We report a case of(More)
We provided toxicological analytical support for a fatal case of abuse of α-pyrrolidinovaleorophenone (α-PVP). Solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and capillary gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC–MS) was employed to quantify the drug in whole blood. The whole blood concentration of the drug in the heart was 486 ng/ml. This is the first(More)
To investigate the pathology of psoriasis, we developed an animal model for this disease using severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice. These mice possess neither B nor T Lymphocytes so that both cellular and humoral immunities are impaired. For the in vivo study of psoriasis, human psoriatic skin was grafted on SCID mice. Long-term morphological and(More)
Ki-67 is a nuclear protein that is expressed during the G1, S, G2 and M phases of the mitotic cell cycle. A previous study categorized tumor infiltration patterns (INF), of which INFc indicated cancer nests exhibiting infiltrative growth and an unclear boundary between tumor tissue and surrounding healthy tissue. The present study used the Ki‑67 labeling(More)
Self-induced water intoxication (SIWI) patients present with various neurological and non-neurological symptoms. However, it is reported that non-neurological manifestations such as rhabdomyolysis are comparatively rare. The mechanism underlying rhabdomyolysis remains controversial. To investigate this further, we evaluated 22 SIWI patients for(More)
Various human bone marrow stromal cell lines were established from the adherent cell populations by introduction of the recombinant SV40-adenovirus vector with an infection or electric poration procedure. As compared with DNA transfection, the vector introduction was able to immortalize the cells with more than 100 times higher efficiency. Morphological and(More)
Mucins are a group of high molecular weight glycoproteins consisting of a mucin core protein and O-linked carbohydrates. To date, nine apomucins (MUC1-8, and MUC5B) have been identified. Recent studies have demonstrated that MUC1 is expressed in tumors of various human organs, and may function as an anti-adhesion molecule that inhibits cell-to-cell(More)