Shigeru Asai

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A rapidly growing mandibular tumor occurred in a 17 month old female infant. Tumor outgrowth showing a periosteal reaction was radiographically seen on the lower surface (base) of the mandible. Under the biopsy diagnosis of osteosarcoma, high-dose chemotherapy with methotrexate was performed, resulting in little effect. The right hemimandibulectomy specimen(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) is a member of the interleukin (IL-6) family of cytokines and is increased in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). AIMS To evaluate the prognostic role of CT-1 in patients with CHF. METHODS AND RESULTS We measured the plasma levels of CT-1, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), and IL-6 in 125 patients with CHF.(More)
To investigate the early changes in protein function that induce micro-metastasis in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer, we conducted proteomic analysis of tissue that had been completely resected. We selected sixteen patients whose tumors were pathological stage I adenocarcinoma with hobnail cell morphology. We compared their proteomic profiles between(More)
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