Taro Watabe

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It has been suggested that prolonged inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) may lead to colitis-associated carcinogenesis (CAC). We previously observed that the NF-κB activation in colonic epithelial cells is associated with increased tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2) expression in CAC development. However, the mechanism by which epithelial NF-κB(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to examine the usability of procalcitonin (PCT) for severity assessment in patients with acute cholangitis (AC). METHODS Serum PCT concentrations were measured on admission in patients with AC. Patients were classified with mild, moderate, or severe AC based on severity assessment guidelines. RESULTS We(More)
Mice deficient in the megakaryoblastic leukaemia 1 (Mkl1) gene experience less severe dextran sulphate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis, implying that Mkl1 plays a pathological role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, the contribution of Mkl1 to the development of colitis remains to be elucidated. The expression of Mkl1 is higher in the colonic lamina(More)
Prolonged inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) may lead to colitis-associated carcinogenesis (CAC). Previous studies had shown that nuclear factor-x03BA;B (NF-x03BA;B) activation in both macrophages and epithelia in inflamed colonic tissue is associated with CAC development. However, the mechanism by which epithelial NF-x03BA;B activation leading to CAC(More)
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