Shin-ichi Tamura

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BACKGROUND The magnifying colonoscope allows 100-fold magnified viewing of the colonic surface. METHODS We examined 2050 colorectal tumorous lesions by magnifying endoscopy, stereomicroscopy, and histopathology and classified these lesions according to pit pattern. Based on stereomicroscopy, lesions with a type 1 or 2 pit pattern were nontumors, whereas(More)
To evaluate the clinical application of the second derivative of the fingertip photoplethysmogram waveform, we performed drug administration studies (study 1) and epidemiological studies (study 2). In study 1, ascending aortic pressure was recorded simultaneously with the fingertip photoplethysmogram and its second derivative in 39 patients with a mean+/-SD(More)
At least 11 complementation groups (CGs) have been identified for the peroxisome biogenesis disorders (PBDs) such as Zellweger syndrome, for which seven pathogenic genes have been elucidated. We have isolated a human PEX19 cDNA (HsPEX19) by functional complementation of peroxisome deficiency of a mutant Chinese hamster ovary cell line, ZP119, defective in(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to demonstrate a new visualization method (local maximum intensity projection; LMIP) that can clearly depict densitometric as well as geometric information in vascular visualization from 3D data such as obtained from MR and CT angiography. METHOD LMIP is an extended version of maximum intensity projection (MIP).(More)
The respiratory tract mucosa is not only the site of infection for influenza viruses but also the site of defense against virus infection. Viruses are initially detected and destroyed non-specifically by innate immune mechanisms, but if the viruses escape the early defense mechanisms, they are detected and eliminated specifically by adaptive immune(More)
We analyzed DNA from 63 Japanese men with either azoospermia or severe oligospermia whose Y chromosomes were cytogenetically normal. A total of 16 loci were examined: 15 loci on the long arm between DYS7E and DYZ1, and the YRRM1 locus, a candidate gene for the azoospermic factor, AZF. One patient with a pericentric inversion of the Y chromosome was also(More)
We have determined the complete amino acid sequence of 4K-PTTH-II, one of three forms of the M(r) 4400 prothoracicotropic hormone of the silkworm Bombyx mori, active to brainless pupae of Samia cynthia ricini. Like vertebrate insulin, it consists of two nonidentical peptide chains (A and B chains). The A chain consists of 20 amino acid residues. The B chain(More)
BACKGROUND A mouse receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK), mRor2, which belongs to the Ror-family of RTKs consisting of at least two structurally related members, is primarily expressed in the heart and nervous system during mouse development. To elucidate the function of mRor2, we generated mice with a mutated mRor2 locus. RESULTS Mice with a homozygous mutation(More)
Microcystin-LR (MCLR) is a hepatotoxic peptide produced by Microcystis aeruginosa, an alga found worldwide in reservoirs for drinking supply; however, acute oral toxicity of purified MCLR remains unknown. Therefore, a single dose of MCLR (more than 95% purity) ranging from 8.0 to 20.0 mg/kg body weight was orally given to female 6-week old BALB/c mice, and(More)
Peroxisome-biogenesis disorders (PBDs), including Zellweger syndrome (ZS), are autosomal recessive diseases caused by a deficiency in peroxisome assembly as well as by a malfunction of peroxisomes, among which>10 genotypes have been identified. We have isolated a human PEX16 cDNA (HsPEX16) by performing an expressed-sequence-tag homology search on a human(More)