Yoshihisa Shibata

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Ligand-receptor internalization has been traditionally regarded as part of the cellular desensitization system. Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) is a large endocytosis receptor with a diverse array of ligands. We recently showed that LRP binds heparin-binding growth factor midkine. Here we demonstrate that LRP mediates nuclear(More)
It is widely held that growth factor signaling is terminated by lysosomal degradation of its activated receptor and the endocytosed growth factor is transported to lysosomes. Nuclear targeting is another important pathway through which signals of growth factors are mediated. However, mechanisms underlying desensitization of nuclear targeting growth factors(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The authors evaluated the influence of the vagal pyloric branches on the gastrointestinal function in patients who underwent a pylorus preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PPPD). METHODOLOGY Twenty-seven patients with pancreatobiliary and duodenal diseases underwent a PPPD between 1991 and 1994. We analyzed several variables including the(More)
The early postoperative recovery of intestinal motility and the response of motility to epidural morphine were investigated in 20 patients. Periodic motor activities in the jejunum were recovered within 32 hours in all cases. The length of these cycles increased gradually from the 1st (23.2 min) to the 4th (41.7 min) postoperative day. Morphine and(More)
BACKGROUND Postgastrectomy patients often experience reflux esophagitis and a compromised quality of life. We hypothesized that reconstructive methods with antireflux procedures at operation should prevent reflux esophagitis and improve the likelihood of a better quality of life in patients after distal gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma. Our antireflux(More)
BACKGROUND Although exercise-induced electrocardiographic ST segment changes are used to detect coronary artery disease (CAD), their diagnostic value is markedly decreased in patients with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. There have been no reports concerning postexercise systolic blood pressure (SBP) response in patients with ultrasound echocardiographic(More)
INTRODUCTION Transient T wave changes after cessation of preexcitation have been attributed to cardiac memory. However, there have been no reports on the effects of long-term cardiac memory on repolarization dispersion before and after catheter ablation in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS We investigated 47 patients(More)
In Japan, inguinal hernia repair is widely performed with local anesthesia. The objective of this study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of intravenous dexmedetomidine as a sedation agent with local anesthesia in inguinal hernia repair. We performed this randomized, single-blind study for 200 patients who were scheduled to undergo inguinal hernia repair(More)
A 73-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of positive results on a fecal occult blood test. He had severe anemia, and abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed a huge 18 × 11 cm tumor in the lower gastric corpus. Pathological analysis of a biopsy sample revealed a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). We improved the nutritional and physical(More)