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Lipid rafts are known to aggregate in response to various stimuli. By way of raft aggregation after stimulation, signaling molecules in rafts accumulate and interact so that the signal received at a given membrane receptor is amplified efficiently from the site of aggregation. To elucidate the process of lipid raft aggregation during T cell activation, we(More)
Y. Umeda (*) · Y. Mori · H. Takagi · H. Iwata · Y. Fukumoto · H. Hirose First Department of Surgery, Gifu University School of Medicine, 40 Tsukasa-machi, Gifu 500-8705, Japan Tel. 81-58-267-2619; Fax 81-58-267-2955 e-mail: umeda@cc.gifu-u.ac.jp A cystic lesion in a 34-year-old woman was found incidentally at the dorsal side of the uterus during her(More)
The case of a 49-year-old man with thoracoabdominal aortic mural and floating thrombi extending to the infrarenal aorta and occlusion of the common iliac artery is described. He had no factors promoting thrombosis, with a history of thrombectomy of the femoral artery. The thoracoabdominal aortic thrombi were successfully removed with a Forgaty catheter(More)
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) by biventricular pacing reduces symptoms and improves left ventricular function in many patients with heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction and cardiac dyssynchrony. Implantation of the biventricular pacing lead in association with persistent left superior vena cava is technically challenging. We(More)
Pulmonary vein stump thrombus (PVST) was thought to be a rare complication after lung resection. Several cases of embolism due to PVST were reported previously. However, in recent paper, PVST was reported to be found in 13.5% of patients after left upper lobectomy ( LUL). We experienced a case of PVST that induced acute embolism of the superior mesenteric(More)
Animal models for opportunistic infections were developed by using mice immunosuppressed by 5-FU. These mice were susceptible to various microorganisms, while normal mice had greater tolerance to such microbial infections. In these models, thymosin α1 was found to protect mice against lethal infections with Candida albicans, Listeria monocytogenes,(More)
Aortic dissection commonly affects the thoracic aorta and is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Localized dissections originating from the infrarenal abdominal aorta are extremely rare. We report a rare case of localized dissecting aneurysm originating from the infrarenal abdominal aorta in a 62-year-old man. Open surgical repair was(More)