Yusei Kanazawa

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OBJECTIVE Interleukin-8 (IL-8) mediates neutrophil trafficking via its receptors. Recent studies have shown that IL-8 is likely involved in the development and progression of erosive reflux esophagitis (RE), yet little is known about its implication in endoscopy-negative gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The purpose of this study was to determine IL-8(More)
Heat shock protein (Hsp) 70 and Hsp 40 are stress proteins that cooperate as chaperones in mammalian cells. The present study was designed to determine the expression levels of Hsp 70 and Hsp 40 in colorectal cancer by immunohistochemistry and Western blot analysis. Among 50 colorectal cancer tissues studied, 80% and 14% of tumors showed specific(More)
Extraintestinal manifestations of ulcerative colitis (UC) are well known, but immunologically mediated hematological diseases are relatively rare. We describe two cases of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) associated with preexisting UC. Our patients had typical symptoms of UC, and endoscopy showed pancolitis. During treatment with 5-aminosalicylic acid(More)
The exact pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) remain unclear. Recent studies have shown that mucosal immune and inflammatory responses, characterized by specific cytokine and chemokine profiles, may underlie the diverse esophageal phenotypes of GERD. Interleukin 8 (IL-8), a representative chemokine, mediates(More)
Heat shock proteins (Hsp) 70 and Hsp 40 are stress proteins that cooperate as chaperones in mammalian cells. We determined the expression of Hsp 70 and Hsp 40 in 81 gastric cancers. Immunoreactivities to Hsp 70 and Hsp 40 were detected in 67.9 and 22.2% of tumors, respectively. Immunohistochemical analysis showed enhanced Hsp 70 and Hsp 40 expression in(More)
The phage types and antimicrobial susceptibilities of 226 isolates of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi from imported cases in Japan between 2001 and 2006 were investigated. Most (93.8%) had travelled to Asian countries, particularly South East Asia. Twenty-one phage types were identified with E1 (30.5%), UVS (15.9%) and B1 (9.3%) being the most common. The(More)
AIM Little has been known about the pathogenesis of non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). Recent studies have implicated interleukin 8 (IL-8) in the development and progression of gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD). The purpose of this study was to determine IL-8 RNA expression levels in NERD patients with or without subtle mucosal changes. METHODS We(More)
Abstract Autoantibodies to calpastatin (endogenous inhibitor of calpain, a calcium-dependent neutral proteinase) have been detected in sera of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other diseases. We investigated the epitope reactivity of anticalpastatin autoantibodies in patients with rheumatic diseases. cDNAs encoding each calpastatin domain (L, I,(More)
AIM Interleukin 8 (IL-8) mediates neutrophil trafficking via its receptors. Recent studies have shown that IL-8 is likely involved in the development and progression of erosive reflux esophagitis (RE), yet little is known about the two distinct receptors, CXC receptor (CXCR)-1 and -2. The purpose of this study was to determine CXCR-1 and -2 messenger RNA(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS 13C-EUBT (endoscopic 13C-urea breath test), that combines the conventional urea breath test with endoscopy, provides excellent accuracy for detection of H. pylori. Recently, a simpler, less expensive and isotope-selected nondispersive infrared spectrometer has been developed for the urea breath test. We validated the diagnostic performance(More)
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