Shoji Shimose

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The development of an active drug delivery system is an attractive approach to increase the targetability of anticancer agents. In the present study, we examined the efficiency of systemic chemotherapy with small magnetic liposomes containing doxorubicin (magnetic DOX liposomes) and an externally applied electromagnetic force in osteosarcoma-bearing(More)
BACKGROUND Hematogenous osteomyelitis is often difficult to distinguish from a bone tumor because clinical findings are noncontributory and radiological features can mimic a bone tumor. Recently, the penumbra sign, a higher signal intensity feature of the thin layer of granulation tissue which lines the abscess cavity on T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR)(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as potential anticancer agents, but their clinical application is limited by the lack of an effective delivery system to tumors. Exosomes are small vesicles that play important roles in intercellular communication. Here, we show that synthetic miR-143 introduced into cells is released enveloped in exosomes and that the(More)
Although active targeting of anticancer drugs using magnetically responsive carriers is a very attractive treatment approach for solid tumors, successful results are limited. In particular, the therapeutic utility of intravenously administered magnetically responsive carriers has to date not been clearly established. The present study investigates magnetic(More)
BACKGROUND There is no clear consensus as to the appropriate nomenclature and the best surgical strategy for well-differentiated liposarcomas. A wide surgical excision is recommended over marginal resection for local control of well-differentiated liposarcomas. However, this surgical procedure should be reconsidered for lesions, which come into contact with(More)
BACKGROUND A schwannoma is a benign peripheral nerve tumor. Predicting the involvement of a nerve on symptoms or magnetic resonance (MR) findings is crucial to the diagnostic process. PURPOSE To compare symptoms, MR findings, and histological findings between major-nerve schwannomas and intramuscular schwannomas. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-four(More)
Gaucher disease is an inherited autosomal-recessive disorder caused by the defective hydrolysis of glucocerebroside. The resultant hepatosplenomegaly, hematological changes, and orthopedic complications are the predominant symptoms. However, extraosseous manifestation of Gaucher disease, mimicking malignant bone tumor, is supposed to be rare. No reports of(More)
Little is known about the biological effects of bisphosphonates on primary malignant bone tumors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the antitumor effects of newly developed minodronate (MIN) on a variety of human malignant bone tumors. We examined the effects of MIN and clinically relevant incadronate (INC) on the proliferation, apoptosis, and(More)
BACKGROUND Autogenous bone graft after pasteurization is one of the most valuable procedures for reconstruction of large bone defects following excision of malignant musculoskeletal tumors. To date, there have been no documented histological reports on pasteurized bone grafts, apart from short-term histological results. CASE REPORT We treated a(More)
We investigated the effects of bortezomib (PS-341) and immunomodulatory thalidomide analogs (immunomodulatory compounds; CC-4047, CC-6032, and CC-5013, or lenalidomide) on osteoblast and osteoclast differentiation in vitro using human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) to commit to osteoprogenitor cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) isolated(More)