Yukio Takeshima

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PURPOSE Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive and therapy-resistant neoplasm arising from the pleural mesothelial cells, without established indicators to predict responsiveness to chemotherapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Our study involving 79 MPM patients showed that 73.4% of MPM expressed CD26 on cell membrane. RESULTS The majority of(More)
A 16-year-old young male experienced persistent headache, and brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed an abnormal mass with calcification in the right temporal lobe of the cerebrum. The tumor was located in the leptomeninges and cerebral cortex. In the leptomeninges, multiple calcified-fibrous nodules were noted. In this area(More)
CD9 is involved in cell growth, adhesion and motility and its expression is reported to be of prognostic significance in various types of human malignancies. We found increased cell migration in the mesothelioma cell lines MSTO-211H and TUM1 following in vitro shRNA-mediated knockdown of CD9 expression. We investigated CD9 expression in 112 malignant(More)
PURPOSE We report a very rare case of a fast-growing benign fibrous histiocytoma at the temporal bone. METHODS A 1-year-old girl was referred for investigation of a right temporal mass that increased during 2-week observation. Imaging studies showed a lytic, loculated skull tumor at the left temporal bone. On magnetic resonance imaging scans, the tumor(More)
OBJECT The differentiation of malignant lymphomas from gliomas or malignant gliomas by conventional MRI can be difficult. The authors studied Gd-enhanced MR images to obtain a differential diagnosis between malignant lymphomas and gliomas without central necrosis or cystic changes and investigated the diagnostic value of single-voxel proton MR spectroscopy(More)
By the radiological examination, differential diagnosis of asbestosis from chronic interstitial pneumonia such as IPF/UIP is difficult. The pathological features of asbestosis show the peribronchiolar fibrosis which suggest that asbestos fibers cause the inflammation of bronchioli. Therefore, the criteria for pathological diagnosis of asbestosis in 2010,(More)
We evaluated apoptosis and the expression of apoptosis-related proteins in 3 mesothelioma cell lines and 34 paraffin-embedded tissue specimens. Apoptosis was evaluated by the TUNEL method, while expression of the apoptosis-related proteins, bax, bcl-2, survivin, caspase-3 and cleaved caspase-3 was evaluated by immunohistochemical staining. The mean(More)
OBJECTIVE Glioblastoma differentials include intracranial tumors, like malignant lymphomas and metastatic brain tumors with indiscernible radiological characteristics. The purpose of this study was to identify a distinct radiological feature for the preoperative differentiation of glioblastoma from its differentials, which include malignant lymphomas and(More)
OBJECTIVE High maximum standardized uptake values on [(18)F]-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography are associated with inferior survival in non-small cell lung cancer. Here, we investigated the biological mechanisms underlying [(18)F]-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose uptake in non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS This study included 133 patients with(More)
Purpose: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive and therapy-resistant neoplasm arising from the pleural mesothelial cells, without established indicators to predict responsiveness to chemotherapy. Experimental Design: Our study involving 79 MPM patients showed that 73.4% of MPM expressed CD26 on cell membrane. Results: The majority of(More)