Yasutsugu Takada

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To assess the effects of intestinal cytochrome P450 2C19 on the interaction between tacrolimus and proton pump inhibitors, we examined the concentration/dose ratio [(ng/ml)/(mg/day)] of tacrolimus coadministered with omeprazole (20 mg) or lansoprazole (30 mg) to 89 adult living-donor liver transplant patients on postoperative days 22 to 28, considering the(More)
We measured the activity of angiotensin converting enzyme (ED 3.4.15.1) in urine samples from normal subjects and patients with nephrotic syndrome and chronic glomerulonephritis. Urinary excretion of angiotensin converting enzyme in patients with nephrotic syndrome (1.58 +/- 0.50 (SD) units/day; n = 15) and chronic glomerulonephritis (1.01 +/- 0.45(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been expanding to adult recipients by using right lobe grafts. However, the incidence of complications is more frequent than that involving left lobe grafts. Hence, we aimed to analyze postoperative complications in right lobe liver donors as a step to improve the results in the donors.(More)
CD200 induces immunosuppression in myeloid cells expressing its receptor CD200R, which may have consequences for tumor immunity. We found that human carcinoma tissues express not only full-length CD200 (CD200L) but also its truncated form, CD200S. Although CD200S is reported to antagonize the immunosuppressive actions of CD200L, the role of CD200S in tumor(More)
Biliary atresia (BA) is an inflammatory cholangiopathy of unknown etiology. Maternal microchimerism has been identified in the livers of patients with BA. We analyzed the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) compatibility between 57 BA patient-mother pairs and 50 control-mother pairs. The HLA class I matching was significantly more frequent in BA pairs (odds ratio(More)
The current study presents a case of sarcoidosis manifesting as hepatic and splenic nodules, which was difficult to differentiate from ovarian cancer metastases. A 24-year-old female, who was previously diagnosed with right ovarian cancer and underwent surgery at the age of 21, was found to have two nodules in the spleen revealed by contrast-enhanced(More)
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a unique form of pancreatitis, histopathologically characterized by dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltration and fibrosis of the pancreas with obliterative phlebitis. AIP is associated with a good response to steroid therapy. Differentiation between AIP and pancreatic cancer to determine a preoperative diagnosis is often(More)
To clarify the role of CD8+ effector T cells for infectious complications, 92 recipients were classified according to the hierarchical clustering of preoperative CD8+CD45 isoforms: Group I was naive, Group II was effector memory, and Group III was effector (E) T cell-dominant. The posttransplant infection rates progressively increased from 29% in Group I to(More)
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