Satoru Fukunaga

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BACKGROUND Osteochondroma is the most common benign bone tumor in the scapula. This condition might lead to snapping scapula syndrome, which is characterized by painful, audible, and/or palpable abnormal scapulothoracic motion. In the present case, this syndrome was successfully treated by use of endoscopically assisted resection of the osteochondroma. (More)
MHC class I-related chain molecules A and B (MICA and B) expressed on the cell-surface of tumor cells are ligands for an activating receptor, NKG2D, expressed on natural killer (NK) cells and stimulate the NK cell-mediated cytotoxicity. On the other hand, the soluble form of MICA and B produced by proteolytic cleavage of cell-surface MIC interferes with NK(More)
Clear cell sarcoma is a unique tumor which has EWSR1-ATF1 or EWSR1-CREB1 fusion. Several patterns of EWSR1-ATF1 fusion are observed in clear cell sarcoma. Since type 5-7 fusions were reported recently, they are classified as type 1-7. We examined EWSR1-ATF1 and EWSR1-CREB1 fusions in a single case of clear cell sarcoma with lung metastasis in a 36-year-old(More)
We present a rare case report of a patient who presented with posterior interosseous nerve palsy caused by synovial chondromatosis. Synovial chondromatosis arising in the annular periradial recesses of the elbow joint was detected, and the mass developed two major portions constricted with the annular ligament. After surgical resection, posterior(More)
A new classification for non-Hodgkin's malignant lymphoma is proposed as the one suited for the Lymphomas in Japan, which is to provide a new subtype "pleomorphic" for those more or less rapid-growing lymphomas of peripheral T-cell nature, along with another subtype lymphoblastic, after Nathwani et al. for those of central T-cell nature. The proposal is(More)
Valproic acid, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, increases the expression of cell surface MHC class I-related chain molecules (MICs) A and B (MICA and B) in osteosarcoma cells and decreases their secretion of soluble MICA and MICB, which are produced by the proteolytic cleavage of cell surface MICs. Osteosarcoma cells have been reported to produce high(More)
We investigated the effects of valproic acid (VPA), a histone deacetylase inhibitor, in combination with hydralazine, a DNA methylation inhibitor, on the expression of cell-surface Fas and MHC-class I-related chain molecules A and B (MICA and B), the ligands of NKG2D which is an activating receptor of NK cells, and on production of their soluble forms in(More)
It has been reported that transected spinal cord shows signs of axonal regeneration after peripheral nerve (PN) graft. We studied the membrane excitability and ion distribution in axons from transected rat spinal cord 3 weeks after PN graft using the spinal cord evoked potential, electron probe X-ray microanalysis, and the patch-clamp technique. Axonal(More)
Classical eyeblink conditioning has been known to depend critically on the cerebellum. Apparently consistent with this, glutamate receptor subunit delta2 null mutant mice, which have serious morphological and functional deficiencies in the cerebellar cortex, are severely impaired in delay paradigm. However, these mutant mice successfully learn in trace(More)
BACKGROUND Intraosseous lipoma is a rare benign bone tumor. Removal is required when there is pain or the lesion is large enough to lead to a pathological fracture. However, conventional surgery requires non-weight-bearing for at least 6 weeks. Here, we present a case with bilateral calcaneal intraosseous lipomas successfully treated by the use of(More)