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A case of malignant gastrinoma of the jejunum and jejunal mesentery, with findings of metastasis in the liver was studied. Tumor resection and remnant gastrectomy, as well as liver biopsy, were performed. Of all the tumors removed, the metastatic tumor had the lowest gastrin content, which was 1.5 times that found in normal human antral mucosa. The gastrin(More)
BACKGROUND Most array analyses of ulcerative colitis have focused on identifying susceptibility genes for ulcerative colitis. AIM To clarify the changes in gene expression during inflammation in ulcerative colitis colon mucosa using cDNA macroarray. METHODS From 23 ulcerative colitis patients, 16 each of inflamed and non-inflamed specimens (total 32(More)
Helicobacter pylori was orally inoculated into Mongolian gerbils. The organisms were able to colonize in the gastro-mucosal layer of the gerbils, especially in those gerbils which had mucosal lesions caused by indomethacin treatment. The pathological changes developed by H. pylori infection were restricted to the stomachs, and only slightly inflammatory(More)
BACKGROUND Although mounting evidence implicates mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in intestinal tissue repair, uncertainty remains concerning the distribution, function, and fate of repopulating MSCs in recipient colonic tissues. Therefore, we investigated the role of transplanted MSCs in the repair phase of DSS colitis. METHODS LacZ-labeled rat MSCs were(More)
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) that caused continuous gastrointestinal bleeding is reported in a 76-year-old woman who had been treated with repeated blood transfusions because of severe anemia. Endoscopic examination was performed and diffuse speckled telangiectasia of the entire antrum was observed. Laboratory data showed SGOT > SGPT, decreased(More)
Factors controlling gastric mucosal blood flow are now better understood, and improved techniques have been established to study microcirculation in the gastrointestinal tract. In this paper, four areas are reviewed: gross and microscopic vessels that supply blood to the stomach; factors that control gastrointestinal blood flow; pathogenic role of disturbed(More)
The cellular origin, in vivo function and fate of donor bone marrow-derived cells residing in the recipient intestinal epithelial cells, pericryptal myofibroblasts or endothelial cells remain obscure. Although 'immunoprivileged' mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are prime candidates for cell- and gene-based therapy, their precise role in colitis remains largely(More)
Helicobacter pylori has recently been implicated as an etiologic agent of gastroduodenal disorders. Comparing the antibody to H. pylori in the sera of patients with that of normal controls by Western blot analysis, a unique antibody was detected in the sera of patients, which reacted with the 25-kilodalton antigen of H. pylori. On the other hand, monoclonal(More)
A 65-year-old man with multiple hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) underwent intra-hepato-arterial chemotherapy (IHAC) through an implantable port over a period of 10 months after transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) had been performed three times. TAE was performed twice more, and radiotherapy (total dose, 30 Gy; given over a 3-week period) was given for(More)
This study aims at clarifying whether the humoral immune response to the tandem repeat domain of MUC1 can be induced or not in vivo. The expression of MUC1 mRNA in the colon was revealed by Northern blot analysis, and cDNA cloning of an extracellular tandemly repeated domain of MUC1 was then performed to prepare the recombinant MUC1 protein. A cDNA clone(More)