Shigeyuki Tahara

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CONTEXT Temozolomide (TMZ) is an alkylating agent and was a first-line chemotherapeutic agent for malignant gliomas. Recently, TMZ has been documented to be effective against atypical pituitary adenomas (APAs) and pituitary carcinomas (PCs). OBJECTIVE The clinical and pathological characteristics of APAs and PCs treated with TMZ in Japan were surveyed and(More)
CONTEXT IgG4-related hypophysitis is a novel clinical disease entity, which is typically complicated by hypopituitarism. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to describe a novel case of IgG4-related hypophysitis without pituitary insufficiency and summarize the current relevant literature. PATIENT AND METHODS A 55-year-old Japanese man presented(More)
Pit-1 is a transcription factor which has been reported to regulate differentiation toward GH, PRL and TSH in the anterior pituitary glands. In the human pituitary adenomas, Pit-1 is highly expressed in GH secreting and TSH secreting adenomas as it can well be anticipated. Interestingly, human non-functioning pituitary adenomas also express Pit-1,(More)
There have been several reports of temozolomide (TMZ) treatment of pituitary carcinomas and atypical adenomas. O6-methyl-guanine-DNA methyltransferase is not the sole molecule determining the sensitivity to TMZ in pituitary carcinomas and atypical adenomas. The Japan Society of Hypothalamic and Pituitary Tumors study suggests that MSH6, one of mismatch(More)
The pituitary-specific transcriptional factor Pit-1 is known to play a role in the development and differentiation of pituitary cells. Recent investigations have suggested a role for this transcriptional factor in pituitary adenomas, especially growth hormone (GH)- and prolactin (PRL)-secreting pituitary adenomas. In this study we analyzed the expression of(More)
Angiogenesis plays a crucial role in tumor growth. Recently, endocan has emerged as a new marker of vascular endothelial cells from cancers in other organs. In this study, we elucidated the relationship between endocan expression and tumor invasion of pituitary adenoma. Tumor tissues were obtained from 70 patients with pituitary adenoma and were examined(More)
We reviewed 94 patients with Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC) who were surgically treated at Nippon Medical School Hospital between December 1995 and July 2009 to clarify the effect of surgery on their endocrine function. In our statistical analysis we considered their age and sex, the cyst volume, and preoperative MRI findings. Using simple linear- and multiple(More)
The anterior pituitary is composed of several cell types, each responsible for the production of specific hormones. Each hormone secreting cells is defined by the activation of its respective hormone genes in a temporally and spatially regulated manner. Recent development in cytochemistry and molecular biology have provided various aspects of human(More)
OBJECTIVE The development of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has resulted in the discovery of unsuspected endocrinologically silent pituitary masses (pituitary incidentalomas). The aim of this study was to perform a national survey on pituitary incidentalomas in order to establish an appropriate approach to them. DESIGN AND(More)