Soichiro Fushimi

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The D cyclins are important cell cycle regulatory proteins involved in the pathogenesis of some lymphomas. Cyclin D1 overexpression is a hallmark of mantle cell lymphoma, whereas cyclins D2 and D3 have not been shown to be closely associated with any particular subtype of lymphoma. In the present study, we found that cyclin D2 was specifically overexpressed(More)
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe and life-threatening acute lung injury (ALI) that is caused by noxious stimuli and pathogens. ALI is characterized by marked acute inflammation with elevated alveolar cytokine levels. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways are involved in cytokine production, but the mechanisms that(More)
We have examined O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (O6-MT) activity of rat brain tumour cell strains with reference to cellular resistance to antitumour nitrosoureas, 1-(4-amino-2-methyl-5-pyrimidinyl)methyl-3-(2-chloroethyl)-3-nitrosourea hydrochloride (nimustine, ACNU) and methyl-6-[3-(2-chloroethyl)-3-nitrosoureido]-6-deoxy-alpha-D-glucopyrano side(More)
T cells play central roles in liver diseases, but the regulatory mechanism by cytokine signaling is not well understood. In the present study, we explored the role of SOCS3 in T cells in concanavalin A (ConA)-induced hepatitis. Mice with T-cell-specific overexpression of SOCS3 (SOCS3-cTg) showed reduced hepatic damage and improved mice survival relative to(More)
A 34-year-old Japanese woman presented with left supraclavicular lymph node swelling. Computed tomography scans revealed a mass on the left lower lobe, pulmonary nodules, and pleural effusion. A lymph node biopsy revealed large-cell carcinoma with an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) deletion mutation, L747-T751 in exon 19. Although malignant pleural(More)
BACKGROUND Pharyngeal cooling decreases brain temperature by cooling carotid arteries. This study was designed to evaluate the principle of pharyngeal cooling in monkeys and humans. METHODS Monkeys (n = 10) were resuscitated following 12 min of cardiac arrest. Pharyngeal cooling (n = 5), in which cold saline (5°C) was perfused into the cuff at the rate of(More)
Milk provides a well-balanced source of amino acids and other ingredients. One of the functional ingredients in milk is lactoferrin (LF). LF presents a wide variety of bioactivities and functions as a radical scavenger in models using iron-ascorbate complexes and asbestos. Human clinical trials of oral LF administration for the prevention of colon polyps(More)
We report a case of intracranial chondrosarcoma of the skull base with fatal intra- and peritumoral hemorrhage. A 75-year-old woman complained of right blepharoptosis and diplopia in 1989. An initial diagnosis of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome was made, and the patient was treated with steroid hormone therapy at a local hospital. Because the symptoms had not been(More)
The DNA labile sites induced by two nitrosoureas, nimustine (ACNU) and ramustine (MCNU) synthesised in Japan, have been examined in highly reiterated DNA sequences of rat glioma cells. Reiterated fragments of 167 and 203 base pairs (bp), obtained after Hind III and Hae III restriction endonuclease digestion of rat glioma cells DNA, were used as target DNA(More)