Shinsuke Kikuchi

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A 68-year-old man developed right homonymous hemianopic paracentral scotomas from acute infarction of the left extrastriate area. He was studied over the ensuing 12 months with visual fields, conventional MRI, functional MRI (fMRI), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). As the visual field defect became smaller, fMRI demonstrated progressively larger areas of(More)
Antibodies, with their high affinity and specificity, are widely utilized in the field of protein engineering, medicinal chemistry, and nanotechnology applications, and our recent studies have demonstrated the recognition and binding of antibody for the surface on inorganic material. In this study, we generated a high-affinity gold-binding antibody fragment(More)
OBJECTIVE Markers containing dyes such as crystal violet (CAS 548-62-9) are routinely used on the adventitia of vein bypass grafts to avoid twisting during placement. Because little is known about how these dyes affect vein graft healing and function, we determined the effect of crystal violet on cell migration and proliferation, which are responses to(More)
Surgical treatment for popliteal artery cystic adventitial disease (PACAD) is still controversial. PACAD often occurs in young or middle-aged adults. Therefore, the maintenance of graft patency for very long periods is a concern if a prosthesis is used. Because the intima is intact in PACAD patients with popliteal artery stenosis, a treatment that preserves(More)
OBJECTIVE Venous valves are essential but are prone to injury, thrombosis, and fibrosis. We compared the behavior and gene expression of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in the valve sinus vs nonvalve sites to elucidate biologic differences associated with vein valves. METHODS Tissue explants of fresh human saphenous veins were prepared, and the migration of(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1B (p27Kip1) is a cell-cycle inhibitor whose -838C>A single nucleotide polymorphism (rs36228499; hereafter called p27 SNP) has been associated with the clinical failure of peripheral vein grafts, but the functional effects of this SNP have not been demonstrated. METHODS Human saphenous vein adventitial cells(More)
OBJECTIVE Approximately 30% of autogenous vein grafts develop luminal narrowing and fail because of intimal hyperplasia or negative remodeling. We previously found that vein graft cells from patients who later develop stenosis proliferate more in vitro in response to growth factors than cells from patients who maintain patent grafts. To discover novel(More)
Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) is a clinical syndrome of varying etiologies with similar neuroimaging findings. This is a case report of a 25-year-old woman who developed typical, neurological symptoms and magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities after treatment for the acute exacerbation of ulcerative colitis (UC), which included(More)
Vascular surgery for distal vein arterialization (DVA) has been adopted clinically as a strategy for saving arteriosclerotic lower limbs from amputation. To gain more detailed information on DVA, the present study investigated the procedure in hind limbs of rats under isoflurane anesthesia. Since successful DVA requires destruction of venous valves, a(More)
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