Takeshi Toyoshima

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We have developed a method to discriminate life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias by observing the QRS complex of the electrocardiogram (ECG) in each heartbeat. Changes in QRS complexes due to rhythm origination and conduction path were observed with the Fourier transform, and three kinds of rhythms were discriminated by a neural network. In this paper,(More)
The aim of this study was to confirm the expression profile of cytokeratin (CK)17 in comparison with that of CK13 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and leukoplakia and to clarify an association of CK17 with the OSCC differentiation. The expression of CK17 and CK13 was immunohistochemically examined in 105 patients with OSCC and 108 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND   Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role in promoting angiogenesis and is overexpressed in several malignancies. Polymorphisms of the VEGF gene can alter VEGF protein expression, which may be biologically significant and account for heterogeneity in disease risk and outcome. The aim of this case-control study was to(More)
We observed the ultrastructural distribution of MAGP-36 by immunoelectron microscopy in human and bovine tissues. MAGP-36 was present in microfibrils associated with tropoelastin in skin, aorta, and spleen. It was not detected in microfibrils from the ocular zonule and kidney mesangium that were not associated with tropoelastin. In skin, MAGP-36 was present(More)
Recent studies have revealed that cancer cells are exacerbated by chronic inflammation. The present study examined the immunohistochemical expression for interleukin-6 (IL-6), a pleiotropic inflammatory cytokine, in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) to elucidate the association of IL-6 expression with tumor progression, chemoresistance and prognosis.(More)
To study the sexual dimorphism of human corpus cauosum (CC), we analyzed the midsaggital magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) morphometry in 67 adults aged (mean+/-s.d.) 36.82+/-9.35 years. Four specific angles of the CC were determined. All four angles in 34 females and 33 age-matched males showed a significant difference between females and males. These(More)
OBJECTIVE Apoptosis of neuronal cells plays a key role in many developmental and pathological processes of the central nervous system. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of cells undergoing apoptosis is cleaved by an endonuclease into oligonucleosoma-sized fragments. These fragments can be labeled using in situ terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase so that the(More)
The neurotoxicity of epsilon-toxin, one of the major lethal toxins produced by Clostridium perfringens type B, was studied by histological examination of the rat brain. When the toxin was injected intravenously at a lethal dose (100 ng/kg), neuronal damage was observed in many areas of the brain. Injection of the toxin at a sublethal dose (50 ng/kg) caused(More)
Determination of marker for identification of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is important for early diagnosis and individual therapy. Cytokeratins (CKs) like CK 19 and CK 20 are known to be useful diagnostic and prognostic markers for solid tumors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relevance of further CKs for diagnosis of OSCC. In 10 OSCC and(More)