Takayuki Murase

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In roughly 5% of cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a chromosomal translocation leads to expression of the oncogenic protein E2A-PBX1. The N-terminal portion of E2A-PBX1, encoded by the E2A gene, is identical in sequence to the corresponding portion of the E proteins E12/E47 and includes transcriptional activation domains. The C terminus consists of(More)
AIM Anti-β2-glycoprotein I (anti-β2-GPI) antibody has been detected in cases of recurrent abortion and intrauterine death. Placenta growth factor (PlGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are growth factors that accelerate villous proliferation. Soluble VEGF receptor-1 (sVEGFR1) is a soluble receptor for PlGF and suppresses the function of PlGF.(More)
In the case presented here, FDG-PET was performed to evaluate the possibility of malignancy. High FDG accumulation, with a standardized uptake ratio (SUR) of 3.0, was noted in an upper nodular compartment of the mass that exhibited malignant features histopathologically. It was suggested that FDG-PET is helpful to know which parts of lesions are benign or(More)
A 32-year infertile Japanese woman suffered from endometrial cancer, which was treated with repeated endometrial curettage and medroxyprogesterone acetate for 6 months. The patient then became pregnant and was delivered of a live-born male infant at 37 weeks gestation by cesarean section for placenta previa. At cesarean section there were no abnormal(More)
BACKGROUND The glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is a member of neurotrophic polypeptide family, which promotes survival and rescue of various neural cells in the central and peripheral nerve systems. We previously reported that GDNF promotes tumor cell invasion in pancreatic cancer cell lines. The purpose of this study was to investigate(More)
Inactivation of the tumour-suppressor gene p53 has been demonstrated in a variety of human tumours. We extracted DNA from paraffin-embedded tissues of 67 ovarian carcinoma samples (54 primary tumours, seven metastases and six tumours obtained after chemotherapy), and analysed allelic losses and mutations of the p53 gene using single-strand conformation(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare histological findings of FDG-PET false-positive and true-negative hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes. METHODS Sixty-seven lymphnode areas in 11 patients who were diagnosed to have N3 lymph nodes by FDG-PET and underwent surgery were histologically examined, and the histopathological findings in false-positive and true-negative lymph(More)
We present a case of a large pulmonary sclerosing hemangioma with metastases to multiple lymph nodal stations and suspected contralateral pulmonary metastasis. Four cases (including the present) have been reported to have lymph node metastasis, and all had large tumors exceeding 3.5 cm in diameter. Accordingly, resection of sclerosing hemangioma is(More)
Combined small cell and non-small cell carcinoma is relatively rare in the lung. Examination of the clonal relationship of different components in this type of tumor may give a clue to the rarity. We retrieved 6 such tumors; all 6 had small cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma components, and 3 had an additional squamous cell carcinoma component. We examined(More)
UNLABELLED In order to know the comlement activation, the changes of compliment were evaluated in recurrent abortion and pregnancy loss patients with antiphospholipid antibody (APA) positive. Serum samples were taken from 82 patients with more than 2 recurrent abortion patients and/or pregnancy loss. Fifty eight cases of 82 patients were APA and antinuclear(More)