Yoshiyuki Nakashima

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We present two diagnostically challenging cases of acute pancreatitis with hypertriglyceridemia accompanied with chylomicronemia caused with a deficiency of lipoprotein lipase and with the presence of type V hyperlipidemia. Both cases suffered from acute abdomen following the ingestion of fatty food and revealed the increase in parameters of inflammation(More)
Bacterial 16S ribosomal RNA genes (rDNA) were detected in blood samples from two healthy individuals by PCR under conditions involving 30 cycles that did not produce any visible products from negative control saline. Even from control samples, PCR involving 35-40 cycles yielded visible bands. Major clones detected in the blood samples, but not in control,(More)
BACKGROUND The D allele of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism and coagulation activity play important roles in cardiovascular events, however, the precise association between these two risk factors remains unclear. METHODS We identified the ACE I/D genotype and measured the plasma coagulation factor VII and X (FVII(More)
The bidirectional activity of the precore/core promoter of hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been demonstrated in cultured cell lines. However, HBV antisense transcripts (asRNAs) have not been demonstrated in vivo. In the present study using liver tissue from patients with chronic hepatitis, an anchored 5'RACE mapping the 5' ends at position 1680/1681, 1655 or(More)
An alternatively spliced isoform of the P2X1 receptor (P2X1a) was cloned from rat mesenteric artery. The spliced isoform does not have the 27 amino acids that are in the middle of the putative extracellular loop domain of the P2X1 original subunit (P2X1). Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) revealed co-localization of P2X1a mRNA and(More)
A 15-year-old, woman, Crohn's disease patient, who carried the TPMT *3C heterozygous mutant, complained of alopecia 3 days after starting 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) and then developed severe myelosuppression 6 weeks after starting 6-MP. The alopecia involved scalp hair only (body hair preserved) and was dominant in the temporal region. Following these side(More)
Although endothelial dysfunction is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and is improved by cholesterol-lowering therapy, the relationship between endothelial function and cardiovascular risk factor profiles has not been fully investigated in coronary artery disease patients who have been treated with statins. We investigated endothelial function in(More)
Impaired diastolic function is related to subjective symptoms, reduced exercise capacity, and poor prognosis in patients with congestive heart failure, and an angiotensin II type-I receptor blocker might have a beneficial effect on diastolic function in such patients with heart failure. A 53-year-old woman underwent valvuloplasty of the mitral valve and(More)
The extremely low-frequency (ELF) magnetic fields (MFs) originating from equipment used for assisted reproduction, umbilical cord-blood and peripheral-blood stem cell transplantation, transfusion, and hemodialysis were measured. The ELF-MF values were 0.1-1.2 microT on clean benches, <0.1-8.0 microT on inverted microscopes, <0.1-13.6 mmicroT in CO2(More)