Shin-ichi Watanabe

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INTRODUCTION Human antigen R (HuR) regulates the stability of mRNA and is associated with cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and lymphangiogenesis. However, the clinical significance and pathological role of HuR in bladder cancer remains unclear. The main objective of this investigation was to clarify the relationships between HuR expression and clinical(More)
Angiogenesis plays an important role in cancer progression in many types of cancer. Evaluation of angiogenesis is often performed, but the optimal methodology for human cancer has not been agreed upon. As adequate evaluation of angiogenesis in cancer tissues might be important for prediction of prognosis and treatment decisions, we evaluated angiogenesis(More)
Thrombospondin (TSP) is a multi-functional protein that appears to have dual roles in cancer, that is, either as a promoter or a suppressor. 4N1K is a TSP-derived peptide that has been reported to be associated with neovascularity, cell survival, and invasion. There is a little information regarding its pathological roles in human cancer tissues. Our aim(More)
Branching patterns of arterial networks might influence vascular resistance and allow control of blood supply to peripheral tissues. Arterial casts from the brain, kidneys, and earlobes of cats and the chorioallantoic arteries of chick embryos were used for microscopic measurements of arterial geometry. From the measured diameters of parent and two daughter(More)
INTRODUCTION Cavernous hemangiomas are common benign tumors of the skin or liver but can also rarely originate from the retroperitoneal space, especially adjacent to the renal hilum. Qualitative characterization of these retroperitoneal tumors using available imaging modalities is relatively difficult. CASE PRESENTATION A 40-year-old Japanese woman was(More)
The blood flow velocity waveforms in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) were measured under incremental cycle exercises and following recovery using the transcranial Doppler ultrasound velocimeter. At rest, the flow waveform in the MCA is characterized by a high forward flow at end-diastole, which is as much as half peak-systolic velocity. The peak-systolic(More)
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