Toshihiko Kondo

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1502). Coronary angiography showed 90% narrowing of the right coronary artery (RCA). After alleviating the RCA narrowing by percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), we performed a total proctocolectomy and ileostomy. Patient 2, a 20-year-old woman, was first diagnosed with TD at the age of 13 years. Severe symptoms, indicating fulminant UC,(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)
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)
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)
The influence of the abdominal vagi (especially the gastric antral branch), the antrum, and the duodenum on humoral control of gastric acid secretion was studied in 9 dogs with Heidenhain pouches (HP). The dogs were divided into 2 groups and subjected to the following sequential operations: Group I: (6 dogs) The first operation was section of the antral(More)
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