Yoichi Hoshino

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Nestin is a type of intermediate filament abundantly expressed in neuroepithelial stem cells or mesenchymal stem cells. We assessed directional coronary atherectomy specimens from primary and restenotic lesions for expression of nestin. Immunohistochemistry showed predominant expression of nestin in stellate smooth muscle cells (SMCs). Given that nestin has(More)
A 22-year-old man presented with renovascular hypertension, based on a stenosis of the distal portion of the right renal artery with a "string of beads"-like appearance. An intravascular ultrasound image at the renal artery lesion revealed irregularity of the vascular wall. Directional atherectomy was performed and histopathology of atherectomised tissues(More)
A 19-year-old man with moyamoya disease was diagnosed as having renovascular hypertension, based on stenosis of the proximal portion of the right renal artery with elevated plasma renin activity. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging at the renal artery lesion revealed focal narrowing of the renal artery without vascular wall thickening (i.e.,(More)
Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2 DS) has a very wide phenotypic spectrum that includes dysmorphic features, cardiac anomalies, and hypocalcemia arising from hypoparathyroidism. We herein describe an adult case of 22q11.2 DS with associated hypoparathyroidism and anomalies of the aortic arch. Because the patient had been diagnosed with primary(More)
This is the first case report of acute sarcoidosis with increased serum thymidine kinase (TK) activity. A 43-year-old male presented fever, swelling of parotid glands, lymphadenopathy, and peripheral neuropathy. Sarcoidosis was pathologically diagnosed by lung and parotid gland biopsy. His serum TK, which was increased to 11.2 U/l at diagnosis (normal <5(More)