Satoshi Kawaguchi

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BACKGROUND Several human cancers have been found to contain cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) having cancer-initiating ability. However, only a few reports have shown the existence of CSCs in bone and soft tissue sarcomas. In this study, we identified and characterised side population (SP) cells that showed drug-resistant features in human bone sarcoma cell(More)
Background: Synovial sarcoma is a high-grade malignant tumor of soft tissue, characterized by the specific chromosomal translocation t(X;18), and its resultant SYT-SSX fusion gene. Despite intensive multimodality therapy, the majority of metastatic or relapsed diseases still remain incurable, thus suggesting a need for new therapeutic options. We previously(More)
STUDY DESIGN Peripheral sensory functions in patients with radiculopathy resulting from lumbar disc herniation and in control individuals were analyzed using current perception threshold testing. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the severity of sensory disturbance quantitatively in patients with lumbar radiculopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Subjective(More)
To investigate the clinical significance of circulating angiogenic factors, especially in association with early relapse of osteosarcoma, we quantified pre-therapeutic levels of vascular endothelial growth factor, basic fibroblast growth factor and placenta growth factor in the sera of 16 patients with osteosarcoma using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent(More)
Angiogenesis inhibitors are a novel class of promising therapeutic agents for treating cancer. TNP-470, a systemic analogue of fumagillin, is an angiogenesis inhibitor capable of suppressing the tumorigenicity in several animal models even though the mechanisms of action have not been completely clarified. In the current study, we investigated the effects(More)
An oscillator neural network based on the Ginzburg-Landau equation is proposed in order to investigate associative memory. The embedded patterns include both off-and on-firing states with phase. Neurons encode not only the phase but also the state of the cell. The system has a Lyapunov function with wells corresponding to off-and on-firing states. These two(More)
A Neurometer device is an electrical nerve stimulator used to determine the current perception threshold (CPT) evoked by stimulating A-beta fibers at 2,000 Hz, A-delta fibers at 250 Hz and C fibers at 5 Hz. CPT evaluation is used for analyzing peripheral nerve dysfunction. In this study, the sensory disturbance of the lower-extremity was quantitatively(More)
OBJECT External supports serve as a traditional treatment option for osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs). However, the role of external supports in the treatment of OVF remains inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of a rigid external support in the healing of OVFs by prospectively evaluating union (fracture settling) rates(More)
BACKGROUND To develop peptide-based immunotherapy for osteosarcoma, we previously identified papillomavirus binding factor (PBF) as a CTL-defined osteosarcoma antigen in the context of HLA-B55. However, clinical application of PBF-based immunotherapy requires identification of naturally presented CTL epitopes in osteosarcoma cells in the context of more(More)