Yoshiaki Murakami

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Although many genetic alterations have been reported in gastric cancer, it is not known whether all gastric tumors are capable of indefinite proliferative potential, e.g., immortality. The expression of telomerase and stabilization of telomeres are concomitant with the attainment of immortality in tumor cells; thus, the measurement of telomerase activity in(More)
Telomerase activity and altered telomere length have been extensively studied in many kinds of malignant tumors for clinical diagnostic and/or prognostic utilities. In the present study, we investigated telomerase activity and telomere length in colorectal cancers and noncancerous colonic mucosa specimens in 100 patients between 1991 and 1996. To determine(More)
With the development of the Internet environments, more and more language services become accessible for common people. However, the gap between human translators and machine translators remains huge especially for the domain of localization processes that requires high translation quality. Although efforts of combining human and machine translators for(More)
This paper focuses on analyzing (Japanese) splogs based on various characteristics of keywords contained in them. We estimate the behavior of spammers when creating splogs from other sources by analyzing the characteristics of keywords contained in splogs. Since splogs often cause noises in word occurrence statistics in the blogosphere, we assume that we(More)
Among patients with cancer, those with pancreatic cancer have one of the lowest 5-year survival rates (1). Pancre-atic cancer is usually diagnosed by ul-trasonography, computed tomography, endoscopic ultrasonography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and cytology (2). However, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish benign from(More)
This paper focuses on analyzing (Japanese) splogs based on various characteristics of keywords contained in them. We estimate the behavior of spammers when creating splogs from other sources by analyzing the characteristics of keywords contained in splogs. Since splogs often cause noises in word occurrence statistics in the blogosphere, we assume that we(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of the polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) function after surgical stress. We investigated Mac-1 expression and superoxide generation by peripheral PMNs and serum granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) concentrations in 15 patients who underwent either gastrectomy (n = 8) or esophagectomy (n =(More)
Objective. To elucidate the optimum preoperative biliary drainage method for patients with pancreatic cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). Material and Methods. From January 2010 through December 2014, 20 patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer underwent preoperative biliary drainage and NAC with a plastic or metallic stent and(More)
We experienced a rare case of hepatic angiomyolipoma (AML). A 66-year old Japanese female presented inhomogeneous echogenic lesion in the lateral segment of the liver on ultrasonography. Contrast computed tomography (CT) revealed early arterial enhancement within the lesion that stayed hyperdense in the equilibrium phase. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)(More)