Takashi Tani

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BACKGROUND The prognosis of gastric cancer with para-aortic lymph node (PAN) metastasis is poor. We applied triple combination chemotherapy with docetaxel, cisplatin, and S-1 (DCS therapy) as pre-operative chemotherapy and investigated the outcome of the combination of this therapy and gastrectomy with para-aortic lymph node dissection (PAND). METHODS We(More)
Focusing on CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T lymphocytes (T(reg)), we studied the gene expression of T(reg) functional molecules in peripheral blood lymphocytes of patients with paraneoplastic neurological syndrome (PNS), including Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) with small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and anti-Hu- or anti-Yo-antibody-positive PNS.(More)
To determine whether c-Fos and c-Jun are involved in the repair of small intestinal mucosa after ischemia-reperfusion (I/R), we investigated the mechanism of regeneration following acute I/R injury in rats by evaluating changes in DNA synthesis, fractional synthesis rate (FSR) of proteins, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity. Furthermore, we examined(More)
OBJECTIVE Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-D by tumors is associated with metastasis to lymph nodes in mice. However, there are few reports concerning the clinical significance of VEGF-D protein in human carcinoma. METHODS After confirming production of VEGF-D by eight colorectal carcinoma cell lines, we investigated relationships(More)
In primary malignant liver tumors, trypsinogen-immunoreactivity was present in 70% of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) specimens, but absent in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) specimens. We suggest the secretion of trypsinogen to be a key difference in biological behavior between ICC and HCC cells. The purpose of this study was to investigate the(More)
Recent evidence suggests that a certain type of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is hierarchically organized by a subset of cells with stem cell features (cancer stem cells; CSC). Although normal stem cells and CSCs are considered to share similar self-renewal programs, it remains unclear whether differentiation programs are also maintained in CSCs and(More)
Tau is the pathological protein in several neurodegenerative disorders classified as frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), including corticobasal degeneration (CBD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). We report an unusual tauopathy in three Japanese patients presenting with Parkinsonism and motor neuron disease (neuroimaging revealed(More)
Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) is clinically defined as a disorder selectively affecting the upper motor neuron (UMN) system. However, recently it has also been considered that PLS is heterogeneous in its clinical presentation. To elucidate the association of PLS, or disorders mimicking PLS, with 43-kDa TAR DNA-binding protein (TDP-43) abnormality, we(More)
Histone acetylation and deacetylation have been thought to be related to gene expression, and there are many reports indicating that histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) exert antifibrogenic effects in several organs. In injured livers, hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are activated in response to profibrogenic(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Management of the pancreatic remnant after distal pancreatectomy is still debated, the most serious complication is development of a pancreatic fistula. We developed a nonclosure technique with saline-coupled bipolar electrocautery for preventing fistula formation after distal pancreatectomy as an alternative to traditional stump closure(More)