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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432397/downregulation-of-neuropilin-1-on-macrophages-modulates-antibody-mediated-tumoricidal-activity
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Kosuke Kawaguchi, Eiji Suzuki, Mariko Nishie, Isao Kii, Tatsuki R Kataoka, Masahiro Hirata, Masashi Inoue, Fengling Pu, Keiko Iwaisako, Moe Tsuda, Ayane Yamaguchi, Hironori Haga, Masatoshi Hagiwara, Masakazu Toi
Neuropilin-1 (NRP-1)-expressing macrophages are engaged in antitumor immune functions via various mechanisms. In this study, we investigated the role of NRP-1 on macrophages in antibody-mediated tumoricidal activity. Treatment of macrophages with NRP-1 knockdown or an anti-NRP-1-neutralizing antibody significantly suppressed antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity and modulated cytokine secretion from macrophages in vitro. Furthermore, in vivo studies using a humanized mouse model bearing human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer xenografts showed that antibody-mediated antitumor activity and tumor infiltration of CD4(+) T lymphocytes were significantly downregulated when peripheral blood mononuclear cells in which NRP-1 was knocked down were co-administered with an anti-HER2 antibody...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429922/effect-modification-of-green-tea-on-the-association-between-rice-intake-and-the-risk-of-diabetes-mellitus-a-prospective-study-in-japanese-men-and-women
#2
Akie Hirata, Keizo Ohnaka, Naotaka Tashiro, Zhenjie Wang, Michiko Kohno, Chikako Kiyohara, Suminori Kono, Ryoichi Takayanagi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Recent observational studies have suggested a positive association of white rice and protective associations of green tea and coffee with the risk of diabetes. However, none have examined the interaction between these dietary factors on the risk of diabetes. We prospectively investigated the effect modification of green tea and coffee on the association between rice and incident diabetes in elderly Japanese men and women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Among subjects who participated in the baseline survey (2004-2007), 11717 (91 %) subjects responded to the follow-up survey (2010-2012)...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429109/associations-of-maximal-voluntary-isometric-hip-extension-torque-with-muscle-size-of-hamstring-and-gluteus-maximus-and-intra-abdominal-pressure
#3
Kota Tayashiki, Kosuke Hirata, Kiraku Ishida, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Naokazu Miyamoto
PURPOSE: Muscle size of the hamstring and gluteus maximus (GM) as well as intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) are considered as factors affecting the torque development during hip extension. This study examined the associations of torque development during maximal voluntary isometric hip extension with IAP and muscle size of the hamstring and GM. METHODS: Anatomical cross-sectional area (ACSA) of the hamstring and thickness of GM were determined in 20 healthy young males using an ultrasonography apparatus (Experiment 1)...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428709/disruption-of-the-tweak-fn14-pathway-prevents-5-fluorouracil-induced-diarrhea-in-mice
#4
Takuhito Sezaki, Yuki Hirata, Teruki Hagiwara, Yuki I Kawamura, Tadashi Okamura, Rieko Takanashi, Kenta Nakano, Miwa Tamura-Nakano, Linda C Burkly, Taeko Dohi
AIM: To clarify the roles of TWEAK and its receptor Fn14 in 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-induced diarrhea. METHODS: Diarrhea was induced in wild-type (WT), Fn14 knockout (KO), and IL-13 receptor (IL-13R)α1 KO BALB/c mice using a single injection of 5-FU. Histological analysis, cytokine analysis, and flow cytometry was performed on ileal tissues and cells. Murine colon carcinoma-bearing mice were co-treated with an anti-TWEAK antibody and 5-FU. Embryonic fibroblast response to cytokines was also analyzed...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428518/-a-case-of-malignant-lymphoma-of-the-jejunum-that-developed-stenosis-and-perforation-after-a-complete-response-to-chemotherapy
#5
Atsushi Sugimoto, Masaharu Tada, Tomoe Taji, Yudai Houjo, Yu Kanokogi, Masaaki Hirata, Yusuke Fujita, Yusuke Kawasaki, Takashi Sakamoto, Junichi Yoshikawa, Hideaki Iwama, Shinichiro Usuki, Yoshiharu Shirakata, Jun Tamura, Atsuhiko Maki
A 57-year-old woman was admitted owing to epigastric pain.Abdominal computed tomography demonstrated a tumor in the origin of the jejunum.After an endoscopic biopsy, we diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.We treated her with CHOP chemotherapy because pancreaticoduodenectomy is highly invasive.After 1 course of chemotherapy, the tumor was reduced.However, she developed a jejunal stenosis; therefore, we performed laparoscopic gastrojejunostomy.Furthermore, she developed perforated peritonitis on the sixth day after the surgery, and therefore, an emergency partial jejunum resection was performed...
April 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424548/decreased-levels-of-irisin-a-skeletal-muscle-cell-derived-myokine-are-related-to-emphysema-associated-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#6
Yukari Sugiyama, Kazuhisa Asai, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yuko Kureya, Naoki Ijiri, Tetsuya Watanabe, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Kazuto Hirata
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking-induced oxidant-antioxidant imbalance is a factor that contributes to the pathogenesis of COPD through epithelial cell apoptosis. Irisin is a skeletal muscle cell-derived myokine associated with physical activity. Irisin is also known to decrease oxidant-induced apoptosis in patients with diabetes mellitus. However, the correlation between irisin and emphysema in COPD and its role in epithelial cell apoptosis remains unknown. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty patients with COPD were enrolled in this study...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423076/transmissivity-of-aquifer-by-capture-zone-method-an-application-in-the-sete-lagoas-karst-aquifer-mg-brazil
#7
Paulo Galvão, Todd Halihan, Ricardo Hirata
Transmissivity is an important hydraulic parameter to determine the amount of water passed horizontally across a given saturated thickness of an aquifer. The techniques to quantify this parameter, such as grain size analyses or pumping tests, can have limitations of time/spatial scale, viability, or economically. One technique that can be used, but little adopted, is the capture zone analysis. In this paper, capture zone analytical equations were used to estimate transmissivity values in order to verify the effectiveness of this methodology as alternative in situations where other traditional methods present implementation difficulties...
January 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422282/analysis-of-circulating-mir-1-mir-23a-and-mir-26a-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-undergoing-coronary-bypass-artery-grafting-surgery
#8
Andre Feldman, Dalmo Antonio Ribeiro Moreira, Carlos Gun, Hui-Tzu Lin Wang, Mario Hiroyuki Hirata, Juliana de Freitas Germano, Gabriela Guimarães Sousa Leite, Pedro Farsky
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia after cardiac surgery. From a pathophysiological point of view, a myriad of factors such as trauma, atrial dilation, ischemia, mechanical myopericarditis, autonomic imbalance, loss of connexins, AF nest remodeling, inflammation, sutures, and dysfunction caused by postextracorporeal circulation can contribute to postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) resulting in a longer hospital stay and consequently higher cost. Recent studies showed that short fragments of RNA, called microRNA (miRNA), can contribute to the development of several cardiovascular diseases, including AF...
May 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414194/maculopapular-rash-during-a-nadir-period-in-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
#9
Takaya Komori, Toshiaki Kogame, Takashi Nomura, Yo Kaku, Yuichiro Endo, Chiyuki Ueshima, Masahiro Hirata, Tatsuki R Kataoka, Hiroshi Kawabata, Kenji Kabashima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413125/transient-dysautonomia-in-an-acute-phase-of-encephalopathy-with-biphasic-seizures-and-late-reduced-diffusion
#10
Yuko Ichimiya, Noriyuki Kaku, Yasunari Sakai, Fumiya Yamashita, Wakato Matsuoka, Mamoru Muraoka, Satoshi Akamine, Soichi Mizuguchi, Michiko Torio, Yoshitomo Motomura, Yuichiro Hirata, Yoshito Ishizaki, Masafumi Sanefuji, Hiroyuki Torisu, Hidetoshi Takada, Yoshihiko Maehara, Shouichi Ohga
Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) is a dysautonomic condition that is associated with various types of acquired brain injuries. Traumatic brain lesions have been documented as the leading cause of PSH. However, detailed clinical features of pediatric PSH caused by intrinsic brain lesions remain to be elusive. We present a 3-year-old boy, who had been diagnosed as having cerebral palsy, developmental delay and epilepsy after perinatal hypoxia-induced brain injury. He developed status epilepticus with fever on the third day of respiratory infection...
April 13, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410605/frosted-branch-angiitis-and-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-as-an-initial-onset-of-neuro-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Bruno Fortaleza de Aquino Ferreira, Ever Ernesto Caso Rodriguez, Leandro Lara do Prado, Celio Roberto Gonçalves, Carlos Eduardo Hirata, Joyce Hisae Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Frosted branch angiitis is a rare, severe condition. It can be either a primary or a secondary condition and is characterized by rapid deterioration of vision and fulminant retinal vasculitis that manifests as diffuse sheathing of retinal vessels, macular edema, papillitis, vitritis and anterior uveitis. We aimed to describe a case of frosted branch angiitis and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis as an initial neuro-Behçet's disease onset. Diagnosis of Behçet's disease was based on the current 2014 International Criteria for Behçet's Disease and the International consensus recommendation criteria for neuro-Behçet's disease...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406163/actomyosin-contractility-provokes-contact-inhibition-in-e-cadherin-ligated-keratinocytes
#12
Hiroaki Hirata, Mikhail Samsonov, Masahiro Sokabe
Confluence-dependent inhibition of epithelial cell proliferation, termed contact inhibition, is crucial for epithelial homeostasis and organ size control. Here we report that among epithelial cells, keratinocytes, which compose the stratified epithelium in the skin, possess a unique, actomyosin-dependent mechanism for contact inhibition. We have observed that under actomyosin-inhibited conditions, cell-cell contact itself through E-cadherin promotes proliferation of keratinocytes. Actomyosin activity in confluent keratinocytes, however, inhibits nuclear localization of β-catenin and YAP, and causes attenuation of β-catenin- and YAP-driven cell proliferation...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404815/the-hepatokine-fgf21-is-crucial-for-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-agonist-induced-amelioration-of-metabolic-disorders-in-obese-mice
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Tsuyoshi Goto, Mariko Hirata, Yumeko Aoki, Mari Iwase, Haruya Takahashi, Minji Kim, Yongjia Li, Huei-Fen Jheng, Wataru Nomura, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Chu-Sook Kim, Rina Yu, Shigeto Seno, Hideo Matsuda, Megumi Aizawa-Abe, Ken Ebihara, Nobuyuki Itoh, Teruo Kawada
Obesity causes excess fat accumulation in white adipose tissues (WAT) and also in other insulin-responsive organs such as the skeletal muscle, increasing the risk for insulin resistance, which can lead to obesity-related metabolic disorders. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα) is a master regulator of fatty acid oxidation, whose activator is known to improve hyperlipidemia. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying PPARα activator-mediated reduction in adiposity and improvement of metabolic disorders are largely unknown...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404686/propofol-anesthesia-is-reduced-in-phospholipase-c-related-inactive-protein-type-1-knockout-mice
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Yoshikazu Nikaido, Tomonori Furukawa, Shuji Shimoyama, Junko Yamada, Keisuke Migita, Kohei Koga, Tetsuya Kushikata, Kazuyoshi Hirota, Takashi Kanematsu, Masato Hirata, Shinya Ueno
The GABA type A receptor (GABAA-R) is a major target of intravenous anesthetics. Phospholipase C-related inactive protein type-1 (PRIP-1) is important in GABAA-R phosphorylation and membrane trafficking. In this study, we investigated the role of PRIP-1 in general anesthetic action. The anesthetic effects of propofol, etomidate, and pentobarbital were evaluated in wild-type and PRIP-1 knockout (PRIP-1 KO) mice by measuring the latency and duration of loss of righting reflex (LORR) and loss of tail-pinch withdrawal response (LTWR)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399361/photoexcited-state-confinement-in-two-dimensional-crystalline-anthracene-monolayer-at-room-temperature
#15
Masahiro Shibuta, Naoyuki Hirata, Toyoaki Eguchi, Atsushi Nakajima
Organic thin film electronics place a high demand on bottom-up technology to form a two-dimensionally (2D-) functional unit consisting of a single molecular crystalline layer bound to a layered structure. Since the strong interaction between a substrate and molecules makes it difficult to evaluate the electronic properties of organic films, the nature of electronic excited states has not been elucidated. Here, we study a 2D-crystalline anthracene monolayer electronically decoupled by alkanethiolates on a gold substrate using scanning tunnelling microscopy and time-resolved two-photon photoemission spectroscopy, and unravel the geometric/electronic structures and excited electron dynamics...
April 11, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397961/the-association-between-wedging-of-the-aorta-and-cardiac-structural-anatomy-as-revealed-using-multidetector-row-computed-tomography
#16
Shumpei Mori, Robert H Anderson, Tomofumi Takaya, Takayoshi Toba, Tatsuro Ito, Sei Fujiwara, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi K Kono, Ken-Ichi Hirata
The aortic root is wedged within the cardiac base. The precise extent of aortic wedging, however, and its influence on the surrounding cardiac structures, has not been systematically investigated. We analysed 100 consecutive patients, who underwent coronary arterial computed tomographic angiography. We assessed the extent of aortic wedging by measuring the vertical distance between the non-adjacent aortic sinus and the inferior epicardium. A shorter distance indicates deeper aortic wedging. We assessed the tilt angle and diameter of the ascending aorta, the relative heights of the left atrial roof and the oval fossa, the shape of the proximal right coronary artery, the angle of the aorta relative to the left ventricular axis, and the lung volume...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397822/ultrastrong-steel-via-minimal-lattice-misfit-and-high-density-nanoprecipitation
#17
Suihe Jiang, Hui Wang, Yuan Wu, Xiongjun Liu, Honghong Chen, Mengji Yao, Baptiste Gault, Dirk Ponge, Dierk Raabe, Akihiko Hirata, Mingwei Chen, Yandong Wang, Zhaoping Lu
Next-generation high-performance structural materials are required for lightweight design strategies and advanced energy applications. Maraging steels, combining a martensite matrix with nanoprecipitates, are a class of high-strength materials with the potential for matching these demands. Their outstanding strength originates from semi-coherent precipitates, which unavoidably exhibit a heterogeneous distribution that creates large coherency strains, which in turn may promote crack initiation under load. Here we report a counterintuitive strategy for the design of ultrastrong steel alloys by high-density nanoprecipitation with minimal lattice misfit...
April 10, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397810/hepatocytic-parental-progenitor-cells-of-rat-small-hepatocytes-maintain-self-renewal-capability-after-long-term-culture
#18
Masayuki Ishii, Junichi Kino, Norihisa Ichinohe, Naoki Tanimizu, Takafumi Ninomiya, Hiromu Suzuki, Toru Mizuguchi, Koichi Hirata, Toshihiro Mitaka
The liver has a variety of functions for maintaining homeostasis, and hepatocytes play a major role. In contrast with the high regenerative capacity of mature hepatocytes (MHs) in vivo, they have not been successfully expanded ex vivo. Here we demonstrate that CD44-positive cells sorted from small hepatocyte (SH) colonies derived from a healthy adult rat liver can proliferate on a Matrigel-coated dish in serum-free chemically defined medium; in addition, a subpopulation of the cells can divide more than 50 times in a period of 17 weeks every 4-week-passage...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396582/a-pair-of-maternal-chromosomes-derived-from-meiotic-nondisjunction-in-trisomy-21-affects-nuclear-architecture-and-transcriptional-regulation
#19
Sayaka Omori, Hideyuki Tanabe, Kimihiko Banno, Ayumi Tsuji, Nobutoshi Nawa, Katsuya Hirata, Keiji Kawatani, Chikara Kokubu, Junji Takeda, Hidetoshi Taniguchi, Hitomi Arahori, Kazuko Wada, Yasuji Kitabatake, Keiichi Ozono
Eukaryotic genomes are organised into complex higher-order structures within the nucleus, and the three-dimensional arrangement of chromosomes is functionally important for global gene regulation. The existence of supernumerary chromosome 21 in Down syndrome may perturb the nuclear architecture at different levels, which is normally optimised to maintain the physiological balance of gene expression. However, it has not been clearly elucidated whether and how aberrant configuration of chromosomes affects gene activities...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396126/improved-estimation-of-coronary-plaque-and-luminal-attenuation-using-a-vendor-specific-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-in-contrast-enhanced-ct-coronary-angiography
#20
Yoshinori Funama, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Kenichiro Hirata, Katsuyuki Taguchi, Takeshi Nakaura, Seitaro Oda, Masafumi Kidoh, Hideaki Yuki, Yasuyuki Yamashita
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the stabilities of plaque attenuation and coronary lumen for different plaque types, stenotic degrees, lumen densities, and reconstruction methods using coronary vessel phantoms and the visualization of coronary plaques in clinical patients through coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed 320-detector volume scanning of vessel tubes with stenosis and a tube without stenosis using three types of plaque CT numbers...
April 7, 2017: Academic Radiology
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