Tomoe Ozasa

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PURPOSE It frequently is observed that widely varying prognoses are given for patients with the same extent of liver metastases from colorectal cancer, even though the same treatment is performed on these patients. One of the reasons for this variance is that prognostic factors for these patients have not been defined. This study was designed to elucidate(More)
We examined the production of cytokine message in allogeneic and syngeneic rat pancreatic islet grafts using specific primers and polymerase chain reaction. Freshly isolated islet preparations contained transcripts for interleukin (IL)-1alpha, IL-6, IL-10, and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) but not for IL-2. IL-1alpha in allogeneic grafts showed increased and(More)
Various materials for the semipermeable membrane for microencapsulation of islets, such as alginate complex and agarose, have been used. In this study, a thermoreversible gelation polymer, N-isopropylacrylamide based copolymer was used to make microencapsulated islets and was examined in vitro. The polymer has little or no cytotoxicity for human dermal(More)
Phospholine, an antitumor antibiotic, has the molecular formula of C25H40NO8P and possesses a delta-lactone and a phosphoric acid ester as functional groups. Its structure was determined based on interpretation of fast atom bombardment MS, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, 1H-1H correlation spectroscopy (COSY), 13C-1H COSY, heteronuclear multiple bond correlation(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Precise evaluation of the prognostic factors for hematogenic recurrence after resection for colorectal cancer is important not only for the prediction of patient outcome but also for the determination of adjuvant therapy. The purpose of the current study was to elucidate the clinical significance of using clinicopathological(More)
Twenty-three patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer were treated by continuous hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy with 5-FU and Leucovorin. The regimen was that 500 mg/body of 5-FU with 30 mg/body of Leucovorin was administered continuously for 5 days, followed by no medication for 16 days. The effect of this therapy was evaluated and the(More)
Transplantation of pancreatic islets from other species to man has the potential to cure diabetes, but whether such islet grafts will be subject to damage due to natural antibody-mediated hyperacute rejection is unknown. We have examined the fate of islet xenografts in a recipient with direct relevance to man, the cynomolgus monkey. Rabbit islets were(More)
Pharmacokinetics of 5-FU administered by continuous intraportal infusion were studied by infusing 5 mg/kg, 10 mg/kg, 20 mg/kg, and 40 mg/kg of 5-FU, respectively, into the ileocecal vein for an hour. Blood samples were collected from portal vein, femoral vein and liver, and small intestine specimens were obtained at proper intervals. The rabbits were(More)