Yasuhiro Shimizu

Learn More
K. Abe, Y. Hayato, T. Iida, K. Iyogi, J. Kameda, Y. Koshio, Y. Kozuma, Ll. Marti, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, S. Nakayama, Y. Obayashi, H. Sekiya, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, Y. Takenaga, K. Ueno, K. Ueshima, S. Yamada, T. Yokozawa, C. Ishihara, H. Kaji, T. Kajita, K. Kaneyuki, K. P. Lee, T. McLachlan, K. Okumura, Y. Shimizu, N. Tanimoto, L.(More)
PURPOSE Previous reports have suggested that mucinous colorectal adenocarcinomas are more advanced at diagnosis and have a poorer prognosis than nonmucinous colorectal adenocarcinomas. The purpose of this study was to clarify whether the mucin-producing histologic type of carcinoma is associated with a worse prognosis than nonmucinous, differentiated(More)
The gene encoding the beta-amylase of Bacillus cereus BQ10-S1 (SpoII) was cloned into Escherichia coli JM 109. A sequenced DNA fragment of 2,001 bp contains the beta-amylase gene. The N-terminal sequences (AVNGKG MNPDYKAYLMAPLKKI), the C-terminal sequences (SHTSSW), and the amino acid sequences of the five regions in the beta-amylase molecules were(More)
A. Gando, Y. Gando, K. Ichimura, H. Ikeda, K. Inoue, Y. Kibe,* Y. Kishimoto, M. Koga, Y. Minekawa, T. Mitsui, T. Morikawa, N. Nagai, K. Nakajima, K. Nakamura, K. Narita, I. Shimizu, Y. Shimizu, J. Shirai, F. Suekane, A. Suzuki, H. Takahashi, N. Takahashi, Y. Takemoto, K. Tamae, H. Watanabe, B.D. Xu, H. Yabumoto, H. Yoshida, S. Yoshida, S. Enomoto, A.(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) most commonly arises from chronic inflammation due to viral infection, as a result of genetic and epigenetic abnormalities. A global picture of epigenetic changes in HCC is lacking. We used methylated CpG island amplification microarrays (MCAMs) to study 6458 CpG islands in HCC and adjacent preneoplastic tissues [chronic(More)
We examine the Higgs mass parameters and electroweak symmetry breaking in supersymmetric orbifold field theories in which the 4-dimensional Higgs fields originate from higher-dimensional gauge supermultiplets. It is noted that such gauge-Higgs unification leads to a specific boundary condition on the Higgs mass parameters at the compactification scale,(More)
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a combination of endoscopy and intraluminal ultrasonography. EUS also enables ultrasonographic images of high resolution to be obtained. However, whether a lesion is malignant or benign cannot be diagnosed solely from the findings of EUS. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNAB) was developed to(More)
A retrospective study was conducted to establish the criteria for performing a pylorus-preserving gastrectomy. This study was performed on 491 patients who had cancer of the middle-third stomach and had been curatively treated with a distal gastrectomy. The incidence of node metastasis for each lymph node station (the group of regional lymph nodes which(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study was a retrospective investigation of predictors of malignancy in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas. METHODS The subjects were 310 patients who underwent pancreatic resection at 3 high-volume centers. Preoperative laboratory and imaging findings were analyzed in logistic regression analyses.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) detection of free cancer cells in the peritoneal washes as a prognostic indicator for patients with gastric carcinoma. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Peritoneal lavage cytology (CY) is an excellent prognostic determinant but lacks sensitivity. This can be(More)