Yuka Ikegame

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BACKGROUND AIMS Transplantation of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) derived from bone marrow (BM) or adipose tissue is expected to become a cell therapy for stroke. The present study compared the therapeutic potential of adipose-derived stem cells (ASC) with that of BM-derived stem cells (BMSC) in a murine stroke model. METHODS ASC and BMSC were isolated(More)
A cancer stem cell population in malignant brain tumors takes an essential part in brain tumor initiation, growth, and recurrence. Growth factors, such as epidermal growth factor, fibroblast growth factor-2, vascular endothelial growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, and hepatocyte growth factor, are shown to support the proliferation of neural stem(More)
Lymphatic metastasis of human malignant adenocarcinomas is a critical determinant of prognosis. Lymphangiogenesis, the growth of lymphatic vessels, is closely involved in lymphatic metastasis. However, the mechanisms of tumor lymphangiogenesis are not clearly understood. In a previous study, we showed that human gastric cancer MKN45 cells organize(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the majority of cases of Alzheimer disease (AD) are known to be attributable to the sporadic (nongenetic) form of the disease, the mechanism underlying its cause and progression still remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS We found that vascular beta-amyloid (Abeta), Abeta40, inhibited the proliferative activity of human brain vascular(More)
Release of neutrophil elastase is one of the harmful inflammatory reactions in acute cerebral ischemia. Therefore, inhibition of elastase released from neutrophils could be a useful strategy for the treatment of acute stroke. To evaluate this hypothesis, the effect of sivelestat, a selective neutrophil elastase inhibitor was examined in a mouse model of(More)
Clinical studies have indicated that the stent-eluting drugs sirolimus and paclitaxel impact restenosis; however, it is still elusive how these drugs affect the vascular endothelium at the molecular and cellular levels. The purpose of this study was to determine whether sirolimus and paclitaxel induce molecular and cellular alterations in the vascular(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are believed to be promising for cell administration therapy after ischemic stroke. Because of their advantageous characteristics, such as ability of differentiation into neurovascular lineages, avoidance of immunological problems, and abundance of graft cells in mesodermal tissues, studies regarding MSC therapy have increased(More)
Adipose tissue stromal vascular fraction contains mesenchymal stem cells, which show protective effects when administered to damaged tissues, mainly through secreted trophic factors. We examined the protective effects of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) and ASC-conditioned medium (ASC-CM) against retinal damage and identified the neuroprotective factors in(More)
A 43-year-old woman presented with a very rare case of hemispheric laminar necrosis as a complication of traumatic carotid-cavernous sinus fistula (CCF). The patient suffered head injury and extensive burns following a car accident. Oral intubation was performed under sedation. When sedation was discontinued 17 days after injury, the patient demonstrated(More)
Owing to the several advantages that they have over other cells, mesenchymal stem cells are among the most promising tools in stem cell therapy after ischemic stroke. Mesenchymal stem cells can be obtained from various sources. Therefore, a wide range of careful comparative studies of these cells is required, from the preclinical stage (in vitro and in(More)