Yasuyuki Shibuya

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, life-threatening, interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology. For optimal therapeutic management of IPF an accurate tool is required for discrimination between reversible and irreversible types of the disease. However, such noninvasive tools are few, and even with high-resolution computed tomography(More)
The S19 ribosomal protein (RP S19) cross-linked homo-dimer attracts monocyte migration by binding to C5a receptor on monocytes (H Nishiura, Y Shibuya, T Yamamoto, Laboratory Investigation, 1998, 78:1615-1623). Using site-directed mutants of recombinant RP S19 and synthetic peptides mimicking RP S19 molecular regions, we currently identified the binding(More)
Preworkshift and postworkshift urinary fluoride concentrations were measured in 142 hydrofluoric acid (HF) workers and 82 unexposed workers aged 18 to 59. Postshift urinary fluoride concentration in HF workers was significantly higher than that in preshift or control workers. A linear relationship was observed between the mean values in urinary fluoride(More)
Cigarette smoking has diverse effects on the structure and function of the lung. Smoking appears to reduce the levels of Clara cell 10 kDa protein (CC10) in the alveolar lining fluid, but the influence of smoking serum on CC10 levels is still debated, and it has not been clear whether smoking reduces the number of CC10-producing lung cells. The aims of this(More)
S19 ribosomal protein is a component of the protein-producing machinery, ribosome. When recombinant S19 proteins were cross-linked intermolecularly by plasma transglutaminase (coagulation factor XIIIa), this homodimer newly exhibited monocyte chemotactic activity. This effect was specific to monocytes. The S19 protein homodimer shared the immunoreactivity(More)
The extracts of rheumatoid arthritis-synovial lesions from seven patients possessed a strong chemotactic activity for monocytes and a negligible one for polymorphonuclear leukocytes. These results are consistent with a prominent histological feature of the synovial lesion, the mononuclear cell predominant infiltration. The major monocyte chemotactic factor(More)
The treatment method for early stage tongue cancer is still controversial in Japan. The aim of this study is to compare the prognosis for patients with early tongue cancer treated with brachytherapy and surgery. A retrospective study was conducted to compare the efficacy of low-dose-rate brachytherapy (LDR), high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR), and surgery(More)
In this study we investigated the relationships among the risk factors for inferior alveolar nerve injury (IANI), and the difference between preoperative imaging findings on panoramic radiographs and computed tomography (CT), by univariate and multivariate analyses. We determined the following to be significant variables by multivariate analysis: panoramic(More)
BACKGROUND Odontogenic diseases can be a risk factor for life-threatening infection in patients with hematologic malignancies during chemotherapy that induces myelosuppression of variable severity. Previous studies noted the necessity of the elimination of all odontogenic foci before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. To enable planning for the(More)
OBJECTIVES Necrotizing fasciitis of the head and neck is an uncommon, potentially fatal soft tissue infection characterized by extensive necrosis and gas formation in the subcutaneous tissue and fascia. The aims of this study were to describe the condition of this rare disease and to find factors affecting the mortality. STUDY DESIGN Nine of our new cases(More)