Seiji Yamamoto

Masakiyo Sasahara3
Yoko Ishii3
Takeru Hamashima3
3Masakiyo Sasahara
3Yoko Ishii
3Takeru Hamashima
2Hirotaro Iwase
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Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PI(4,5)P2) is a minor component of the lipid bilayer but plays an important role in various cellular functions, including exocytosis and endocytosis. Recently, PI(4,5)P2 was shown to form microdomains in the plasma membrane. In this study, we investigated the relationship between the spatial organization of PI(4,5)P2(More)
  • Shun-ichiro Kageyama, Hiroki Yokoo, Kengo Tomita, Natsuko Kageyama-Yahara, Ryo Uchimido, Naoyuki Matsuda +2 others
  • 2011
BACKGROUND High glucose can induce apoptosis in vascular endothelial cells, which may contribute to the development of vascular complications in diabetes. We evaluated the role of the death receptor pathway of apoptotic signaling in high glucose-induced apoptosis in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs). METHODS HCAECs were treated with media(More)
Recent advances in the packaging technology of microelectronics have changed the design rules for <underline>printed wiring boards</underline> (PWB's) such that the number of wiring tracks between adjacent pins of an ordinary <underline>dual in line package</underline> (DIP) is allowed to be two or more, and the number of signal layers to be laminated is(More)
Emerging lines of evidence have shown that extracellular vesicles (EVs) mediate cell-to-cell communication by exporting encapsulated materials, such as microRNAs (miRNAs), to target cells. Endothelial cell-derived EVs (E-EVs) are upregulated in circulating blood in different pathological conditions; however, the characteristics and the role of these E-EVs(More)
A scanning acoustic microscope (SAM) imaging system calculates and color codes speed of sound (SOS). We evaluated the SAM results for lymph node imaging and compared these results with those of light microscopy (LM). SAM showed normal structures and localized/diffuse lesions of the lymph node. Our results revealed that as a rule, soft areas such as cystic(More)
Superimposition has been applied to skulls of unidentified skeletonized corpses as a personal identification method. The current method involves layering of a skull and a facial image of a suspected person and thus requires a real skeletonized skull. In this study, we scanned skulls of skeletonized corpses by computed tomography (CT), reconstructed(More)
Scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM) discriminates lesions in sections by assessing the speed of sound (SOS) or attenuation of sound (AOS) through tissues within a few minutes without staining; however, its clinical use in cytological diagnosis is unknown. We applied a thin layer preparation method to observe benign and malignant effusions using SAM. Although(More)
  • Michiya Sugimori, Yumiko Hayakawa, Bruce M. Boman, Jeremy Z. Fields, Miharu Awaji, Hiroko Kozano +8 others
  • 2015
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence indicates that cancer stem cells (CSCs) drive tumorigenesis. This suggests that CSCs should make ideal therapeutic targets. However, because CSC populations in tumors appear heterogeneous, it remains unclear how CSCs might be effectively targeted. To investigate the mechanisms by which CSC populations maintain heterogeneity(More)
Cellular turnover of brain capillary endothelial cells (BCECs) by the balance of cell proliferation and death is essential for maintaining the homeostasis of the blood-brain barrier. Stimulation of metabotropic ATP receptors (P2Y) transiently increased intracellular Ca²(+) concentration ([Ca²(+)](i)) in t-BBEC 117, a cell line derived from bovine BCECs. The(More)
Postmortem computed tomography (CT) images can show internal findings related to the cause of death, and it can be a useful method for forensic diagnosis. In this study, we scanned a ready-made box by helical CT on 2-mm slices in a mobile CT scanner and measured each side of the box to assess whether reconstructed images are useful for superimposition. The(More)