Yukimoto Ishii

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES It has been reported that amino acid transport systems play an important role in cell proliferation. Their activity is increased in malignant cells compared to benign cells. In this study, we investigated whether L-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1) is expressed in human non-cancerous esophageal mucosa and esophageal squamous(More)
Hepatoblastoma is a common hepatic tumor in children. Although evidence regarding cytogenetic and molecular genetic alterations in hepatoblastomas has been reported, the molecular events affecting the biologic characteristics of this tumor, including alterations of the gene expression profile, are largely unknown. To identify genes differentially expressed(More)
OBJECTIVE The role of E-cadherin in the metastatic process remains controversial. In this study, we examined what role E-cadherin plays in relation to tumor size and microvessel density (MVD) of the liver metastatic lesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS In F344 male rats, metastatic lesions were made by injecting RCN-9 cells into the spleen. We performed an(More)
Using DNA microarrays, the expression profiles of 1,700 genes in the primary tumor, liver metastases and paired normal tissue obtained from nine patients with advanced colorectal cancer was studied. Twenty genes were upregulated and only one gene was downregulated in the primary tumors. In the liver metastases, 39 genes were upregulated and only three genes(More)
The etiology of Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) remains unknown and many cases are refractory to treatment. Therefore, new therapies are urgently needed. Furthermore, a number of CCS cases with gastrointestinal carcinoma have been reported. Our patient had rapid onset of CCS and early development of colon carcinoma associated with adenomas. High anterior(More)
Thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) is a negative regulator of thioredoxin. However, its role in the gastrointestinal (GI) epithelium is as yet unknown. Using in situ hybridization, we demonstrated that mRNA of TXNIP was differentially expressed in the epithelium of the human GI tract. TXNIP transcript was especially prominent in terminal differentiated(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to perform L-[1-13C] phenylalanine breath test (PBT), measure phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) activity in liver tissue biopsies from patients, analyze the relationship between PBT results and PAH activity, and determine the time point at which measurements best reflect PAH activity in liver tissue. METHODS PBT was(More)
In this study, we performed three breath tests - l-[1-(13)C ]phenylalanine breath test (PBT), l-[1-(13)C ] methionine breath test, and [(13)C]methacetin breath test (MethaBT) - in patients with chronic liver disease to determine the optimal timing of expired air collection for diagnosing chronic liver disease and evaluating the grade of fibrosis. The(More)
Malignant rhabdoid tumor of the kidney (MRTK) is a rare but highly aggressive tumor in children, and knowledge about the molecular signature of this tumor is limited. We report the molecular genetic alterations and gene expression profile of an MRTK tumor that arose in a 4-month-old Japanese girl. Fluorescence in situ hybridization and Southern blot(More)
BACKGROUND An oral combined fluoropyrimidine anticancer drug, tegafur/gimeracil/oteracil potassium (S-1), has recently been used alone or in combination for colon cancer. CASE PRESENTATION The patient was a 42-year-old man with sigmoid colon cancer with direct invasion of the urinary bladder and multiple costal metastases. A diagnosis of T4, M1, stage IV(More)