Teppei Yoshioka

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The prognosis of early gastric cancer (EGC) is good if there is no concomitant lymph node metastasis. Therefore, the early detection of EGC is important to improve the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer. In Japan, 40% to 50% of all gastric cancers are EGC, and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is widely accepted as a local treatment for these(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common chronic liver disease with a spectrum of presentations. S100A8 has been suggested to play a pivotal role as an endogenous immune-activator in inflammatory diseases. In this study, we investigated the involvement of S100A8 in the development of NAFLD. We used a diet model of NAFLD, in which mice were fed(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Natural Killer (NK) cells are involved in the control of viral infection. However, the role of NK cells in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains unclear. This study investigated the frequencies and roles of NK cells in CHB, with a focus on activating receptor NKp46 and inhibitory receptor NKG2A. PATIENTS/METHOD Peripheral blood lymphocytes(More)
Immune tolerance is maintained in the liver, and perturbation of tolerance can lead to immune-mediated liver diseases such as autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells and γδT cells have been shown to maintain immune homeostasis as regulatory cells and to play pathogenic roles in immune-mediated diseases as effector cells. We(More)
Experiments were carried out to determine the effect of storage at 37 degrees C on the allergenic potency for humans of dried BCG vaccine. From four lots of liquid vaccine, eight kinds of dried vaccine were prepared, four with 1% sodium glutamate and four with 1% sucrose as adjuvant. The eight vaccines were stored at 5 degrees C and at 37 degrees C for(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The number of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing worldwide and gastric cancer sometimes occurs with CKD. However, the safety and feasibility of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for patients with CKD are not clear. The aim of this study is to clarify the feasibility and safety of gastric ESD for patients(More)
Natural killer (NK) cell activation is associated with both liver injury and persistent infection in chronic hepatitis C (CHC); however, the detailed mechanism of this activation has not yet been fully elucidated. Because galectin-9 (Gal-9) has been reported to be increased in the serum and liver tissue of CHC patients, we investigated the function of Gal-9(More)
Five photochromic chiral azobenzene compounds and one nonphotochromic chiral compound were synthesized and characterized by IR, 1H NMR spectroscopy, and elemental analysis. Cholesteric liquid crystalline phases were induced by mixing of the nonphotochromic chiral compound and one of the photochromic chiral azobenzene compounds in a host nematic liquid(More)
Although many studies have been made on the lyophilization of BCG vaccine, few reports on its stability have appeared. The amount of living bacilli present in the vaccine and its allergenic potency can be considered to be an indication of the stability of the vaccine. The authors have already reported on the change in viability of vaccines preserved for 17(More)