Shizuo Tsuyuki

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Changes in oxygen availability modulate replicative responses in several cell types, but the effects on hepatocyte replication remain unclear. We have studied the effects of transient nonlethal hypoxia on epidermal growth factor receptor binding and epidermal growth factor-induced DNA synthesis of rat hepatocytes. METHODS Lactate(More)
Liver cirrhosis, which is associated with decreased plasma and hepatic glutathione (GSH), has been reported to cause the suppression of NK activity in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Since low GSH levels in lymphocytes are known to alter lymphocyte function, we examined the correlation between intracellular GSH levels and the cytotoxic activity of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We have previously reported that human hepatic sinusoidal mononuclear cells may have a higher sensitivity to induction of apoptosis than peripheral blood mononuclear cells. In this study, the effects of two different preservation solutions on the functions of those hepatic mononuclear cells were evaluated in living-related liver(More)
A 57-year-old man had had deformities of all ten fingernails for one and a half years before presentation and deformities of all ten toenails for the previous six months. The surfaces of the nails were rough, with excessive longitudinal striations. The bases of the nails were slightly hypertrophic, and the tips were atrophic and itchy. A longitudinal nail(More)
Redox processes have been implicated in various biologic processes, including signal transduction, gene expression, and cell proliferation, and several molecules have been identified as redox regulators in cell activation. Glutathione is the oldest and most investigated molecule among them. Although details of the mechanisms by which glutathione regulates(More)
A 43-year-old Japanese woman presented hypertension, hypokalemia and typical Cushingoid signs. Autonomous secretion of both aldosterone and cortisol was shown. Abdominal computed tomography demonstrated a single tumor in the right adrenal gland, which established the diagnosis of combined primary aldosteronism and Cushing's syndrome. The resected tumor was(More)
Liver metastasis of primary tumor is a clinically major problem. KRN7000, an alpha-galactosylceramide, significantly augments natural killer (NK) activity of spleen cells and shows strong antitumor activity in mice with lung metastasis of melanoma B16 cells. To test whether KRN7000 has an antitumor activity in mice with hepatic metastasis of tumors, we(More)
We previously reported that the culture supernatant of the human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV-I) infected-T-cell line--ATL-2--included factor(s), which had an inhibitory effect on epidermal growth factor (EGF)-stimulated proliferation of primary cultured rat hepatocytes. After crude purification, we arbitrarily named it hepatocyte growth inhibitory factor(More)
To examine the possibility of immunotherapy for activating liver-associated mononuclear cells (liver MNC) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we evaluated the cytotoxicity of liver MNC and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNC) in HCC patients and examined how they can be activated by cytokines and how this activation is modulated by reduction/oxidation.(More)
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