Takahiro Matsui

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Cells constituting the tumor microenvironment are attractive targets for developing new cancer therapies. Here we show that cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) support tumor growth in vivo and maintain the stemness of cancer stem/initiating cells in an in vitro model using an established CAF cell line. We found that CD44 is abundantly expressed on CAFs.(More)
HNK-1 carbohydrate expressed predominantly in the nervous system is considered to be involved in cell migration, recognition, adhesion, and synaptic plasticity. Human natural killer-1 (HNK-1) carbohydrate has a unique structure consisting of a sulfated trisaccharide (HSO3-3GlcAbeta1-3Galbeta1-4GlcNAc-) and is sequentially biosynthesized by one of two(More)
Cancer recurrence has been suggested to be induced by residual cancer-initiating cells (CICs) or cancer stem cells (CSCs) after chemotherapy. Moreover, it is possible that CICs/CSCs acquire more aggressive behavior after therapy as shown by invasion and metastasis. In the cancer microenvironment, CICs/CSCs may localize in a specific area, the so-called stem(More)
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) represent an extracellular, spider's web-like structure resulting from cell death of neutrophils. NETs play an important role in innate immunity against microbial infection, but their roles in human pathological processes remain largely unknown. NETs and fibrin meshwork both showing fibrillar structures are observed at(More)
We performed pre-embedding electron microscopic study for visualizing the antigen and genome of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) virus in the cytoplasm of macrophages of the human splenic red pulp, both requesting preheating treatment of sections. To pursue this, coated glass slides with unique characteristics are needed. Namely, during(More)
A 64-year-old man with advanced liver cirrhosis was transferred to an emergency center due to septic shock and markedly inflamed left leg. Under a clinical diagnosis of necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI), the patient undertook intensive therapy but died 25 h after arrival. The pathogenic organism, Serratia marcescens, was later isolated from blood and(More)
Late-onset noninfectious pulmonary complication after allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is an important contributing factor associated with high rate morbidity and mortality. We report a case with pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) occurred after allogenic bone marrow transplantation. The onset was infiltrative shadows in upper lobes,(More)
The anti-Hu antibody is one of the most famous onco-neural antibodies related to paraneoplastic neurological syndrome, and is associated with small cell lung carcinoma in most cases. Here, we report a case of poorly differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma accompanied by paraneoplastic peripheral neuropathy positive for the anti-Hu antibody. Image inspection(More)