Toyoharu Yokoi

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The clinical efficacy of exercise training in individuals with heart failure is well established, but the mechanism underlying such efficacy has remained unclear. An imbalance between cardiac hypertrophy and angiogenesis is implicated in the transition to heart failure. We investigated the effects of exercise training on cardiac pathophysiology in(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Surgical lung biopsy (SLB) plays an important role in the diagnosis of interstitial pneumonia, however, the occurrence of acute respiratory failure following SLB remains largely unreported. We evaluated the incidence, clinical features, therapy and prognosis of acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia following SLB. DESIGN(More)
Although usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP)-like IP has been known as the most serious complication of Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS), its pathologic features and pathogenesis are poorly understood. We investigated biopsied and autopsied lung tissues from five patients who died of UIP-like IP associated with HPS (HPSIP). The salient histopathologic(More)
Evidence from cDNA cloning has shown that calcitonin receptors (CTRs) have seven potential transmembrane domains. In this study, structural analysis of CTRs from ten cultured human tumor cell lines and 117 human blood samples demonstrated allelic variants at the 1377th nucleotide in intracellular domain 4, expressing either proline or leucine as the 463rd(More)
A class distribution of plasma cells associated with the stroma in twenty-eight cases of medullary carcinoma of the breast was investigated by an unlabeled immunoperoxidase method. The stroma of the medullary carcinomas tested was found to contain predominantly IgG plasma cells except in two cases. Stroma of the other types of breast carcinoma, including(More)
The differential effects of endotoxin derived from Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli on hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP)-dependent drug-metabolizing enzyme activity and on the expression of hepatic CYP3A2, CYP2C11, P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (Mrp2) was investigated in rats. Endotoxin from all(More)
Mast cells are pivotal effector cells in IgE-mediated allergic reactions. GATA transcriptional factors such as GATA-1 and GATA-2 are expressed in mast cells, and recent studies have revealed that both GATA-1 and GATA-2 are required for mast cell development. However, the role of GATA transcriptional factors in differentiated mast cells has remained largely(More)
It is now known that gene mutation of beta-catenin with subsequent nuclear/cytoplasmic (N/C) overaccumulation of the protein plays an important role in tumorigenesis of various organs. We recently demonstrated that low-grade adenocarcinoma of the fetal lung type (L-FLAC)/well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma (WDFA), the epithelial prototype of classic(More)
Carbonic anhydrase 9 (CA9) is a glycoprotein present on the surface of cell membranes. It is expressed in 90% of renal cancer cells, but not in normal kidney tissue. Immunotherapy targeting CA9 is underway, and our group has also conducted a clinical trial using CA9 as a cancer vaccine and confirmed the induction of cytotoxic T lymphocytes, with efficacy in(More)
We report a case of a 67-year-old man with clear cell adenocarcinoma of the remnant uterus in persistent Müllerian duct syndrome. He had a normal penis, urethra, and scrotum, and there was also a vagina and uterus. He died in a traffic accident, and clear cell adenocarcinoma was discovered incidentally at autopsy. Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the remnant(More)