Toshihiko Kondo

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Action mechanism of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), and lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) to regulate motility, an important process of astrogliosis, was investigated in rat astrocytes. While LPA exerted no significant effect on the cell migration, the prior treatment of the cells with LPS or IL-1β resulted in the appearance of migration(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although some investigators have attempted to divide colorectal mucinous adenocarcinoma into two entities, there have been few reports describing microsatellite instability of each subtype. In this study, we elucidated the clinicopathological features of subtypes in mucinous carcinoma, especially the relationship between microsatellite(More)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) associated with Takayasu's disease (TD) is not common in Japan. Here, we report two patients with both diseases who received a total proctocolectomy. Patient 1, a 41-year-old woman with chronic continuous type UC, was first diagnosed with TD at the age of 10 years. Subsequently, she was diagnosed with UC and rectal cancer. HLA typing(More)
An association between reactive oxygen species and liver damage has been postulated in the course of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Metallothionein (MT), induced by HCV core protein and interferon (IFN), plays a role in scavenging free radicals. MT expression in liver biopsies obtained from 21 patients with chronic HCV infection before and after(More)
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