Shu-ichi Ueda

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Gefitinib (Iressa, ZD1839), a quinazoline tyrosine kinase inhibitor that targets the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), is approved for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in several countries including Japan. However, the mechanism of drug sensitivity to gefitinib is not fully understood. In this study, we examined the molecular(More)
Inflammatory angiogenesis is a critical process in tumor progression and other diseases. The inflammatory cytokine IL-1beta promotes angiogenesis, tumor growth, and metastasis, but its mechanisms remain unclear. We examined the association between IL-1beta-induced angiogenesis and cell inflammation. IL-1beta induced neovascularization in the mouse cornea at(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common tumor-related causes of death worldwide for which there is still no satisfactory treatment. We previously reported the antiangiogenic effect of gefitinib, a selective epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor that has been used successfully to treat lung cancer. In this study,(More)
Gefitinib (Iressa), an epidermal growth factor receptor targeting drug, has been clinically useful for the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Gefitinib is currently being applied in clinical studies as either a monotherapy, or as part of a combination therapy against prostate, head and neck, gastric, breast, and colorectal(More)
To examine the mRNA expression of hepatobiliary transporters in primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) patients and to compare bile acid absorption, synthesis, and efflux in patients with non-end-stage and end-stage PBC, we obtained liver samples from PBC patients by percutaneous needle biopsy. End-stage PBC was defined as follows: histological stage IV;(More)
AIM   This prospective study was designed to examine whether consumption of a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA)-enriched nutrient mixture as a late-evening snack (LES) helps maintain and/or improve liver functioning in liver cirrhosis (LC) patients who have undergone radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS   An equal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The hepatic expression of bile acid transporters is altered in experimental cholestasis and it is unclear whether regulation exists in human cholestatic diseases. We investigated the expression of genes involved in bile acid detoxification, basolateral export and nuclear factor regulation in untreated primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). (More)
To study the development of glutamatergic neurons during the main olfactory bulb morphogenesis in rats, we examined the expression of vesicular glutamate transporters 1 (VGLUT1) and 2 (VGLUT2). On VGLUT1, expressions of mRNA and immunoreactivity were first detected in the mitral cell layer on embryonic day (E) 17.5 and E18.5, respectively, and persisted in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been shown to be a highly effective treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We investigated the controllability of HCC and explored the algorithm of therapeutic strategy for HCC in patients who met the RFA criteria. METHODS We enrolled 472 patients with HCC who met the RFA criteria (≤(More)
The clinical course of patients with chronic hepatitis B (CH-B) was greatly changed by the introduction of nucleoside analogues. We often encounter patients where the serum level of albumin recovers quickly following the treatment. In this study, we focused carefully on the changes in serum albumin level noted during nucleoside analogue therapy, in an(More)