Satomi Kawahara

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OBJECTIVE To elucidate the long-term effects of liver transplantation (LT) on familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP). METHODS We investigated clinicopathological and biochemical characteristics of systemic tissues in four autopsied cases of FAP patients surviving more than 10 years after LT and seven autopsied cases without LT. For analysing the truncated(More)
Senile systemic amyloidosis is a common age-related amyloidosis that involves accumulation of wild-type transthyretin, with cardiac dysfunction being a predominant result. The importance of obtaining an accurate diagnosis of senile systemic amyloidosis has been increasingly recognized, so that novel treatments are being developed. However, the(More)
Mutant forms of transthyretin (TTR) cause the most common type of autosomal-dominant hereditary systemic amyloidosis. In addition, wild-type TTR causes senile systemic amyloidosis, a sporadic disease seen in the elderly. Although spontaneous development of TTR amyloidosis had not been reported in animals other than humans, we recently determined that two(More)
Our previous study has shown that the activity and expression of sphingosine kinase (SPHK) regulated the sensitivity of human colon cancer cells to the chemotherapeutic oxaliplatin (L-OHP). In addition, the cancer stem cell marker CD44 increases cell resistance to anticancer drugs. Here, we use colon cancer cell lines to examine the relationship between(More)
Liver transplantation (LT) reportedly prolongs the survival of patients with familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP), a fatal hereditary systemic amyloidosis caused by mutant transthyretin (TTR). However, what happens in systemic tissue sites long after LT is poorly understood. In the present study, we report pathological and biochemical findings for an(More)
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