Toshiya Shibata

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Rising demand for islet transplantation will lead to severe donor shortage in the near future, especially in countries where cadaveric organ donation is scarce. We undertook a successful transplantation of living-donor islets for unstable diabetes. The recipient was a 27-year-old woman who had had brittle, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus for 12 years.(More)
MRL-lpr/lpr mice spontaneously develop an autoimmune disease resembling systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. One of the unique serological abnormalities in this strain is remarkably high concentrations of cryoglobulins. Analysis of immunoglobulin components in their cryoglobulins has shown selective enrichment of a particular IgG subclass,(More)
We have evaluated the therapeutic activity of rIL-3, in comparison with recombinant granulocyte-macrophage CSF (rGM-CSF) and recombinant erythropoietin (rEpo), on a lethal form of acute anemia induced by a single injection of a monoclonal IgG1 anti-mouse RBC (MRBC) autoantibody. Continuous perfusion of rIL-3 before the administration of anti-MRBC mAb(More)
The present study demonstrates light and electron microscopic changes in neurons in the myenteric plexus of the rat ileum following four-hour ischemia. Macroscopically, an intestinal constriction occurred at the damaged portion at three weeks after ischemia; the segment oral to the constriction markedly swelled at four weeks. In light microscopy, at three(More)
Twenty-four volunteers were examined at T1-weighted images with thin sections using gradient-based sequences with a possible short and same TR at 3.0 and 1.5 T. Pancreas-to-spleen contrast measurements and scores for visual assessments of image contrast were significantly worse at 3.0 T than at 1.5 T on both sequences. The image contrast of(More)
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