Tatsuya Miyazaki

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Focal adhesion kinase (p125(FAK); 'FAK') is a tyrosine kinase that is localised to cellular focal adhesions and is associated with a number of other proteins, such as integrin adhesion receptors. We performed an immunohistochemical analysis of FAK protein expression to determine the relationship between FAK overexpression and clinicopathological factors in(More)
treatment, thereby reducing the difference in treatment results among different institutions; (3) to reduce unnecessary costs and efforts; (4) help enable people to undergo treatment without anxiety. These guidelines provide only guidance on the indications for treatment and do not restrict or prohibit the use of any treatment deviating from those described(More)
Axin is a negative regulator of the Wnt signalling pathway, and genetic alterations of AXIN1 have been suggested to be an important factor of carcinogenesis in some tumours. The objective of this study was to clarify the clinicopathologic and prognostic significance of Axin in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Immunohistochemical staining for Axin(More)
Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-3 (TIMP-3) inhibits the activity of matrix metalloproteinase, which may play an important role in carcinoma invasion and metastasis. We have investigated the relationship between TIMP-3 reduction and clinicopathological factors in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We examined tissue specimens that had been(More)
Granular cell tumors of the esophagus are rare neoplasms and their diagnosis is mainly based on histo-pathologic examination of endoscopic biopsies. With the development of endoscopic techniques, there has been a marked increase in local treatment modalities for early esophageal neoplasms. In this case report, we describe the removal of a granular cell(More)
A cell line (SMKT-R3) established from human renal cell carcinoma was characterized for the presence of sulfolipids and glycolipid sulfotransferases. Sulfolipids were found to constitute a large part of the acidic glycolipid fraction in SMKT-R3 cells. These findings were confirmed by metabolic labelling with 35S-sulfate. These sulfolipids were expressed at(More)
PURPOSE (18)F-FAMT as an amino-acid tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) is useful for detecting human neoplasms. (18)F-FAMT is accumulated in tumour cells solely via L-type amino-acid transporter 1 (LAT1). This study was conducted to investigate the biological significance of (18)F-FAMT uptake in patients with oesophageal cancer. METHODS From(More)
We experienced two cases involving the simultaneous presence of cholelithiasis, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia. Both patients were female and overweight (body mass index of 25.0-29.9 kg/m(2)) and had a history of pregnancy and surgical treatment of cholelithiasis. Additionally, both patients had two of the three conditions of Saint's triad. Based on(More)
UNLABELLED Iodine-123-BMIPP is an iodinated methyl-branched-chain fatty acid. Low uptake of BMIPP relative to thallium or other perfusion tracer indicates metabolically damaged but viable myocardium (for example, ischemic but viable myocardium). In some cases, however, negative myocardial uptake of BMIPP is observed. The main purposes of this study were to(More)