Yoshihiro Hashimoto

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In the past few years, many nuclear receptor coactivators have been identified and shown to be an integral part of receptor action. The most frequently studied of these coactivators are members of the steroid receptor coactivator (SRC) family, SRC-1, TIF2/GRIP1/SRC-2, and pCIP/ACTR/AIB-1/RAC-3/TRAM-1/SRC-3. In this report, we describe the biochemical(More)
Cdc25B is a dual-specific phosphatase that mediates cell cycle progression by activating the cyclin-dependent kinases. It has been shown to possess oncogenic potential. To elucidate its potential contribution to human prostate cancer development, the expression profile of Cdc25B protein in human patients was analysed by immunohistocytochemistry. Cdc25B is(More)
Steroid receptor coactivator 3 (SRC-3/p/CIP/AIB1/ACTR/RAC3/TRAM-1) is a member of the p160 family of nuclear receptor coactivators, which includes SRC-1 (NCoA-1) and SRC-2 (TIF2/GRIP1/NCoA2). Previous studies indicate that SRC-3 is required for normal animal growth and is often amplified or overexpressed in many cancers, including breast and prostate(More)
We performed a radical retropubic prostatectomy on a 59-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with prostatic carcinoma. Pathological findings revealed a ductal adenocarcinoma in the left lobe of the prostate, and a conventional well-differentiated adenocarcinoma in the right lobe. Immunohistochemistry revealed that CA19-9 was positive in the ductal(More)
Androgens play an important role in the growth of prostate cancer, but the molecular mechanism that underlies development of resistance to antiandrogen therapy remains unknown. Cyclin E has now been shown to increase the transactivation activity of the human androgen receptor (AR) in the presence of its ligand dihydrotestosterone. The enhancement of AR(More)
INTRODUCTION To assess differences between MRI findings and histopathologically defined prostate cancer localization, we compared clinical results with mapping of radical prostatectomy specimens, and conducted a retrospective MRI cancer localization re-assessment by a urologist-technician after surgery. METHODS We performed MRI for a total of 37 suspected(More)
We have developed a new system for the rapid diagnosis of soil-borne diseases, consisting of two biosensors. The system was constructed using equal quantities of two different microbes, each individually immobilized on an electrode. These two sensors were coupled as a dual sensor system and used for simultaneous measurements. Measurements were carried out(More)
OBJECTIVE The guidelines on indications for prophylactic use of Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) against non- muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) have changed over the years. In order to assess the impact on outcome, the present retrospective comparison of BCG efficacy by time period with Japanese patients was conducted. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of(More)
OBJECTIVES To confirm an inverse relationship between obesity and serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in Japanese men with a smaller body mass index (BMI) than white and African-American men. METHODS We analyzed 5246 apparently healthy Japanese men aged >20 years who visited our medical center for a health checkup from January 2004 to December(More)
We determined the applicability of the running single-knotted suture with Lapra-Ty clips to locking the vesicourethra at the 6 o’clock position for teaching anastomosis during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy to trainee surgeons. Fifty consecutive patients underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer conducted by five surgeons with no(More)