Toru Kusano

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BACKGROUND Histones play important roles in both host defenses and inflammation related to microbial infection. A peptide mimotope (SSV) was identified from a novel histone H1 monoclonal antibody (16G9 mAb) that was shown to inhibit the mixed lymphocyte reaction. In the present study, an anti-SSV producing hybridoma was established. We investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND Whether gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy improves survival of patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remains controversial. Few studies have described the pathological features of AGC with metastatic suprapancreatic lymph nodes (LN), which are the target of D2 lymphadenectomy. This study therefore aims to clarify the prognosis and(More)
Endoscopic surgery is one of minimally invasive medical treatments, which reduces both physical and mental burdens of a patient than conventional abdominal operations. At present, a variety of training environments for endoscopic surgery, such as a dry box, a virtual reality (VR) simulator, and an animal experiment have been prepared to cultivate certifying(More)
At present, some training tools for endoscopic surgery have been commercialized such as box simulator and virtual training simulator. These training tools enable a trainee to practice various operation without any risks of a patient and have been utilized by unskilled surgeons in medical institutions. However, more effective training environments have been(More)
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