Satoru Ishii

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae genomic clones that encode calmodulin-binding proteins were isolated by screening a λgt11 expression library using125I-labeled calmodulin as probe. Among the cloned yeast genes, we found two closely related genes (CMP1 andCMP2) that encode proteins homologous to the catalytic subunit of phosphoprotein phosphatase. The presumed CMP1(More)
The budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has three cullin proteins, which act as platforms for Cullin-based E3 ubiquitin ligases. Genetic evidence indicates that Cul8, together with Mms1, Mms22, and Esc4, is involved in the repair of DNA damage that can occur during DNA replication. Cul8 is thought to form a complex with these proteins, but the(More)
To investigate the demographic details and patterns of injuries related to horse handling, we reviewed 637 horse-related injuries in 581 stable- or stud-workers in a representative area of thoroughbred stabling in Japan. We found that (1) injuries occurred most frequently in a group of a relatively young workers, with a seasonal variation; (2) the principal(More)
Membrane conductance of cultured rabbit articular chondrocytes was characterized by means of the patch-clamp technique. The resting membrane potential of the articular chondrocytes was about -42 mV. The membrane potential shifted in accordance with the prediction by the Nernst equation for Cl- when intracellular and extracellular concentrations of Cl- were(More)
Endoscopic therapy for clinical T1aN0 (cT1aN0) gastric cancer is an excellent therapeutic strategy; however, pathological lymph node metastasis (LNM) occasionally occurs. Patients who have a potential for LNM are subject to additional gastrectomy. Our aim was to identify predictors of LNM in additional gastrectomy. One hundred and twelve cT1aN0 gastric(More)
A 64-year-old man with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) developed a primary malignant melanoma of the anus. Genetic analysis of the resected tumor confirmed loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of the NF1 gene. Anorectal malignant melanoma in NF1 is extremely rare, and genetic studies of the NF1 gene in such patients have not been reported. The allelic loss detected(More)
INTRODUCTION The relationship between the pharmacokinetics and long-term antitumor activity of gefitinib in patients with epidermal growth factor receptor(EGFR)mutation-positive lung adenocarcinoma has not yet been clarified in clinical practice. The present study assessed the correlation between the pharmacokinetics and long-term therapeutic effects of(More)
We report a case of repeated hemoptysis successfully treated with bronchial artery embolization (BAE) with N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA). A 75-year-old woman with non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis and pulmonary aspergillosis was admitted with recurrent hemoptysis despite repeated BAE. Considering the ineffectiveness of BAE with Spongel or polyvinyl alcohol,(More)
Neurilemmoma of the breast is rarely seen, although it is common at intracranial or peripheral sites. There have been only 14 cases described in the literature. We present the fifteenth case of a 64-year-old woman with neurilemmoma of the breast, the first to be diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. Fibroadenoma must be distinguished from this(More)
Background. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between P-glycoprotein status and outcome in adult patients with high-grade osteosarcomas and soft-tissue sarcomas. Methods. P-glycoprotein status was determined im-munohistochemically in specimens from 28 patients with osteosarcoma and 34 patients with soft-tissue sarcoma. The(More)