Toshiyuki Nakasone

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For decades, platinum drugs have been the mainstay of cancer treatment. However, over time, drug resistance develops, leaving few treatment options. Here we show that platelet-derived growth factor α receptor (PDGF α receptor)-mediated signaling plays a key role in hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) receptor (c-Met) upregulation, which in turn is thought to(More)
The relationship between strongyloidiasis and HTLV-I was investigated in Okinawa, an area where both conditions are endemic. Thirty-six patients with strongyloidiasis were seropositive for HTLV-I and suffered from several related clinical complications. Fourteen of these patients (39%) were shown to have monoclonal integration of HTLV-I proviral DNA in(More)
Inflammation is associated with disease progression and, by largely unknown mechanisms, has been said to drive oncogenesis. At inflamed sites, neutrophils deploy a potent antimicrobial arsenal that includes proteinases, antimicrobial peptides, and ROS. Reactive oxygen species (ROSs) induce chemokines. In the present study, the concentrations of IL-8 in(More)
BACKGROUND It is well known that the IgE-mediated allergic reaction in various extravascular tissues is induced by the mutual interaction of IgE, target cells (mast cells, MCs) and allergens. However, so far little has been known about the detailed mechanism whereby IgE in the circulating blood is transferred to the extravascular tissue. To examine whether(More)
We asked whether or not antiallergic drugs, azelastine hydrochloride and epinastine hydrochloride, inhibit IgE secretion from IgE-producing hybridoma FE-3 cells. FE-3 cells were cultured in the presence of azelastine or epinastine for 24 h, washed in phosphate-buffered saline , and then recultured in the medium in the absence of the antiallergic drugs. IgE(More)
BACKGROUND Although the levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) in the circulating blood are often elevated in patients with allergic diseases, such levels cannot always be considered as pathognomonic signs of allergy. The induction of allergic reactions in the tissue was inferred to be related to the amount of IgE passing through the vascular wall. AIMS We(More)
We aim to clarify whether suplatast and azelastine (anti-allergic drugs) can shorten the half-life of imnunoglobulin E (IgE) in the circulating blood. Thirty Wistar rats were divided into six groups. Distilled water or anti-allergic drugs were given orally for 6 days after the first sensitization. Two milligrams of monoclonal dinitrophenyl (DNP)-specific(More)
BACKGROUND Reports of synchronous multiple primary cancers in patients with oral cancer have recently been increasing because of progress in radiographic diagnostic techniques. Multiple primary cancers in patients with oral cavity cancer mainly occur in the head and neck region, lung, and esophagus. 2-[18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission(More)
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD), also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a rare self-limiting disorder typically affecting the cervical lymph nodes (LNs), which is often misdiagnosed as other LN-associated diseases. KFD frequently presents with necrotic lesions and recurrences, which are also features of metastatic LNs. Clinicians may thus(More)
There are occasional reports of unexpected pathological findings during neck dissection, including benign inclusions (BIs) in cervical lymph nodes, comprising squamous epithelial, glandular, thyroid, neval and mesothelial cells. BIs can mimic regional lymph node metastases, therefore, pathological diagnosis is important. However, criteria for(More)