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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088806/effects-of-aloe-sterol-supplementation-on-skin-elasticity-hydration-and-collagen-score-a-12-week-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Miyuki Tanaka, Yuki Yamamoto, Eriko Misawa, Kazumi Nabeshima, Marie Saito, Koji Yamauchi, Fumiaki Abe, Fukumi Furukawa
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Our previous study confirmed that Aloe sterol stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid production in human dermal fibroblasts. This study aims to investigate whether Aloe sterol intake affects skin conditions. METHODS: We performed a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effects of oral Aloe sterol supplementation on skin elasticity, hydration, and the collagen score in 64 healthy women (age range 30-59 years; average 44...
January 14, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087396/influence-of-coronal-bowing-on-the-lower-alignment-and-the-positioning-of-component-in-navigation-and-conventional-total-knee-arthroplasty
#2
Hideo Kobayashi, Yasushi Akamatsu, Ken Kumagai, Yoshihiro Kusayama, Masato Aratake, Tomoyuki Saito
BACKGROUND: Coronal alignment is an important factor for the function and longevity of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Coronal bowing of the lower extremity is common among Asians and it may pose a risk for malalignment of the lower leg and malposition of component. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that coronal bowing itself has a risk for malalignment of the lower leg and malposition of femoral / tibial components and that navigation TKA is beneficial for patients with coronal bowing...
January 10, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078653/meta-analysis-of-treatment-with-rabbit-and-horse-antithymocyte-globulin-for-aplastic-anemia
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Jin Hayakawa, Junya Kanda, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Kazuaki Kameda, Tomotaka Ugai, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Masahiro Ashizawa, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Misato Kikuchi, Rie Yamazaki, Shinichi Kako, Yoshinobu Kanda
Aplastic anemia patients who received rabbit antithymocyte globulin exhibited response and survival rates inferior to those who received horse antithymocyte globulin in several studies. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to compare rabbit and horse antithymocyte globulin as immunosuppressive therapy for aplastic anemia. We searched online databases for studies that compared antithymocyte globulin regimens as first-line treatment for aplastic anemia, including both randomized and non-randomized controlled trials...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078450/genome-wide-methylation-profiles-in-primary-intracranial-germ-cell-tumors-indicate-a-primordial-germ-cell-origin-for-germinomas
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Shintaro Fukushima, Satoshi Yamashita, Hisato Kobayashi, Hirokazu Takami, Kohei Fukuoka, Taishi Nakamura, Kai Yamasaki, Yuko Matsushita, Hiromi Nakamura, Yasushi Totoki, Mamoru Kato, Tomonari Suzuki, Kazuhiko Mishima, Takaaki Yanagisawa, Akitake Mukasa, Nobuhito Saito, Masayuki Kanamori, Toshihiro Kumabe, Teiji Tominaga, Motoo Nagane, Toshihiko Iuchi, Koji Yoshimoto, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Kaoru Tamura, Keiichi Sakai, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Mitsutoshi Nakada, Kiyotaka Yokogami, Hideo Takeshima, Yonehiro Kanemura, Masahide Matsuda, Akira Matsumura, Kazuhiko Kurozumi, Keisuke Ueki, Masahiro Nonaka, Akio Asai, Nobutaka Kawahara, Yuichi Hirose, Tatusya Takayama, Yoichi Nakazato, Yoshitaka Narita, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Masao Matsutani, Toshikazu Ushijima, Ryo Nishikawa, Koichi Ichimura
Intracranial germ cell tumors (iGCTs) are the second most common brain tumors among children under 14 in Japan. The World Health Organization classification recognizes several subtypes of iGCTs, which are conventionally subclassified into pure germinoma or non-germinomatous GCTs. Recent exhaustive genomic studies showed that mutations of the genes involved in the MAPK and/or PI3K pathways are common in iGCTs; however, the mechanisms of how different subtypes develop, often as a mixed-GCT, are unknown. To elucidate the pathogenesis of iGCTs, we investigated 61 GCTs of various subtypes by genome-wide DNA methylation profiling...
January 11, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077625/radiotherapy-for-localized-gastric-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-long-term-outcomes-over-10-years
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Yu Ohkubo, Yoshihiro Saito, Hiroki Ushijima, Masahiro Onishi, Tomoko Kazumoto, Jun-Ichi Saitoh, Nobuko Kubota, Hirofumi Kobayashi, Nobuo Maseki, Yu Nishimura, Masafumi Kurosumi
This study aimed to assess the long-term outcomes of radiotherapy in patients with localized gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. Twenty-seven patients with Stage I gastric MALT lymphoma were treated with radiotherapy from 1999 to 2010. The median age was 65 years (range: 31-84). Fifteen patients were Helicobacter pylori-negative. Thirteen patients were treated with definitive radiotherapy alone. The other 14 patients who had refractory or residual disease following a prior treatment received salvage radiotherapy...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074056/biphenyl-ether-derivatives-with-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-inhibitory-activity-from-the-freshwater-fungus-phoma-sp
#6
Deiske A Sumilat, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Syu-Ichi Kanno, Ryo Saito, Yuta Watanabe, Michio Namikoshi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074047/arabilin-overcomes-resistance-to-ar-targeted-therapy
#7
Takahiro Fujimaki, Shun Saito, Masaya Imoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073636/prognosis-of-double-crown-retained-removable-dental-prostheses-compared-with-clasp-retained-removable-dental-prostheses-a-retrospective-study
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Keita Ishida, Toshifumi Nogawa, Yoshiyuki Takayama, Masayasu Saito, Atsuro Yokoyama
PURPOSE: The present study compared the clinical prognosis of double crown-retained removable dental prostheses (D-DRPs) with that of clasp-retained removable dental prostheses (C-RDPs). METHODS: Clinical records of 201 patients who had received 52 D-RDPs with 144 abutment teeth (D-teeth) and 199 C-RDPs with 399 abutment teeth (C-teeth) at the Prosthetic Dentistry Clinic in Hokkaido University Hospital between April 2005 and June 2015 were analyzed. Survival and complication probabilities of the two types of prostheses and abutment teeth were evaluated using the Kaplan-Meier method and compared using the log-rank test...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073274/quantum-dots-embedded-in-graphene-nanoribbons-by-chemical-substitution
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Eduard Carbonell-Sanromà, Pedro Brandimarte, Richard Balog, Martina Corso, Shigeki Kawai, Aran Garcia-Lekue, Shohei Saito, Shigehiro Yamaguchi, Ernst Meyer, Daniel Sánchez-Portal, Jose Ignacio Pascual
Bottom-up chemical reactions of selected molecular precursors on a gold surface can produce high quality graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). Here, we report on the formation of quantum dots embedded in an armchair GNR by substitutional inclusion of pairs of boron atoms into the GNR backbone. The boron inclusion is achieved through the addition of a small amount of boron substituted precursors during the formation of pristine GNRs. In the pristine region between two boron pairs, the nanoribbons show a discretization of their valence band into confined modes compatible with a Fabry-Perot resonator...
January 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071680/loss-of-tricellular-tight-junction-protein-lsr-promotes-cell-invasion-and-migration-via-upregulation-of-tead1-areg-in-human-endometrial-cancer
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Hiroshi Shimada, Shyuetsu Abe, Takayuki Kohno, Seiro Satohisa, Takumi Konno, Syunta Takahashi, Tsubasa Hatakeyama, Chihiro Arimoto, Takuya Kakuki, Yakuto Kaneko, Ken-Ichi Takano, Tsuyoshi Saito, Takashi Kojima
Lipolysis-stimulated lipoprotein receptor (LSR) is a unique molecule of tricellular contacts of normal and cancer cells. We investigated how the loss of LSR induced cell migration, invasion and proliferation in endometrial cancer cell line Sawano. mRNAs of amphiregulin (AREG) and TEA domain family member 1 (TEAD1) were markedly upregulated by siRNA-LSR. In endometrial cancer tissues, downregulation of LSR and upregulation of AREG were observed together with malignancy, and Yes-associated protein (YAP) was present in the nuclei...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070829/functional-analysis-of-kif20a-a-potential-immunotherapeutic-target-for-glioma
#11
Katsuya Saito, Shigeki Ohta, Yutaka Kawakami, Kazunari Yoshida, Masahiro Toda
Kinesin family member 20A (KIF20A), an ideal cancer-testis antigen, was reported to be a promising immunotherapeutic target for pancreatic cancers. Clinical trials of KIF20A peptide vaccine immunotherapy have been conducted against pancreatic cancers. To demonstrate the efficacy of KIF20A as a candidate molecular target for gliomas, we analyzed the expression and function of KIF20A in gliomas. Western blot and quantitative PCR analyses showed that KIF20A expression in glioma cell lines and glioma tissues was high compared with that found in a normal brain...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070653/impact-of-acute-changes-in-perfusion-index-and-blood-pressure-on-the-accuracy-of-non-invasive-continuous-hemoglobin-concentration-measurements-during-induction-of-anesthesia
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Junichi Saito, Masato Kitayama, Erika Amanai, Kentaro Toyooka, Kazuyoshi Hirota
PURPOSE: Several factors affect the accuracy of non-invasive continuous hemoglobin concentration (SpHb) measurements. We had previously shown an increase in the perfusion index (PI) following induction of anesthesia which was associated with an increase in the difference between SpHb and total hemoglobin (tHb) (SpHb-tHb). We hypothesized that blunting the increase in PI by maintaining blood pressure during induction of anesthesia would improve the agreement between SpHb and tHb measurements...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070164/the-negative-effect-of-preoperative-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-on-long-term-outcomes-for-resectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Masataka Amisaki, Soichiro Honjo, Masaki Morimito, Takehiko Hanaki, Yosuke Arai, Naruo Tokuyasu, Teruhisa Sakamoto, Yasufumi Ohuchi, Hiroaki Saito
BACKGROUND: Preoperative transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is administered to improve long-term outcome after surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the survival benefit of preoperative TACE is controversial. We conducted a retrospective case-control study to evaluate the effect of preoperative TACE on prognosis. METHODS: A total of 121 patients who underwent curative resection of HCC were divided into two groups according to whether they received preoperative TACE...
December 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070162/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-evaluation-of-the-therapeutic-effect-of-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-liver-metastases
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Naoyuki Ueda, Haruki Nagira, Naoko Sannomiya, Saeko Ikunishi, Yuiko Hattori, Akira Kamida, Yuki Koyanagi, Kenta Shimabayashi, Kengo Sato, Hiroaki Saito, Yasuaki Hirooka
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic effect of chemotherapy for liver metastases is currently determined by changes in tumor diameter depicted on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging, but it cannot accurately determine if there is central necrosis. Furthermore, due to the risk of radiation exposure and high cost, frequent examination using these methods places a heavy burden on patients. Meanwhile, real-time observation of blood flow and vessel morphology within tumors has become possible by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS)...
December 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070114/development-of-database-and-genomic-medicine-for-von-hippel-lindau-disease-in-japan
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Shunsaku Takayanagi, Akitake Mukasa, Hirofumi Nakatomi, Hiroshi Kanno, Jun-Ichi Kuratsu, Ryo Nishikawa, Kazuhiko Mishima, Atushi Natsume, Toshihiko Wakabayashi, Kiyohiro Houkin, Shunsuke Terasaka, Masahiro Yao, Nobuo Shinohara, Taro Shuin, Nobuhito Saito
von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a hereditary tumor disease in which tumors develop in multiple organs, not only as hemangioblastomas (HBs) in the central nervous system, but also as kidney tumors, pheochromocytomas, and so on. Much about the epidemiology of VHL disease remained unknown until fairly recently in Japan, leading to calls for the establishment of a VHL disease epidemiological database in Japanese. To elucidate its epidemiology in Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare created the VHL Disease Study Group, which was put in charge of carrying out a nationwide epidemiological survey...
January 6, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070113/pharmacological-characterization-of-microminipig-as-a-model-to-assess-the-drug-induced-cardiovascular-responses-for-non-clinical-toxicity-and-or-safety-pharmacology-studies
#16
Hirofumi Yokoyama, Yuji Nakamura, Hiroyuki Saito, Yukitoshi Nagayama, Kiyotaka Hoshiai, Takeshi Wada, Hiroko Izumi-Nakaseko, Kentaro Ando, Yasuki Akie, Atsushi Sugiyama
We tried to establish the halothane-anesthetized microminipigs as an alternative animal model for non-clinical toxicity and/or safety pharmacology studies. In order to characterize the halothane-anesthetized microminipigs, we firstly clarified the effects of halothane anesthesia on their cardiovascular system (n = 5). Then, we examined the cardiovascular effects of dl-sotalol in doses of 0.1, 0.3 and 1 mg/kg, i.v. on the halothane-anesthetized microminipigs (n = 6). Induction of the halothane anesthesia by itself prolonged the QT interval as well as QTcF, suggesting that the halothane anesthesia can reduce the cardiac repolarization reserve in microminipigs like in dogs...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069807/an-integrated-workflow-to-assess-technical-and-biological-variability-of-cell-population-frequencies-in-human-peripheral-blood-by-flow-cytometry
#17
Julie G Burel, Yu Qian, Cecilia Lindestam Arlehamn, Daniela Weiskopf, Jose Zapardiel-Gonzalo, Randy Taplitz, Robert H Gilman, Mayuko Saito, Aruna D de Silva, Pandurangan Vijayanand, Richard H Scheuermann, Alessandro Sette, Bjoern Peters
In the context of large-scale human system immunology studies, controlling for technical and biological variability is crucial to ensure that experimental data support research conclusions. In this study, we report on a universal workflow to evaluate both technical and biological variation in multiparameter flow cytometry, applied to the development of a 10-color panel to identify all major cell populations and T cell subsets in cryopreserved PBMC. Replicate runs from a control donation and comparison of different gating strategies assessed the technical variability associated with each cell population and permitted the calculation of a quality control score...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065774/use-of-incidentally-encoded-memory-from-a-single-experience-in-cats
#18
Saho Takagi, Mana Tsuzuki, Hitomi Chijiiwa, Minori Arahori, Arii Watanabe, Atsuko Saito, Kazuo Fujita
We examined whether cats could retrieve and utilize incidentally encoded information from a single past event in a simple food-exploration task previously used for dogs (Fujita et al., 2012). In Experiment 1, cats were led to four open, baited containers and allowed to eat from two of them (Exposure phase). After a 15-min delay during which the cats were absent and all containers were replaced with empty ones, the cats were unexpectedly returned to the room and allowed to explore the containers (Test phase)...
January 5, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063190/prognostic-impact-of-specific-molecular-profiles-in-pediatric-acute-megakaryoblastic-leukemia-in-non-down-syndrome
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Yusuke Hara, Norio Shiba, Kentaro Ohki, Ken Tabuchi, Genki Yamato, Myoung-Ja Park, Daisuke Tomizawa, Akitoshi Kinoshita, Akira Shimada, Hirokazu Arakawa, Akiko M Saito, Nobutaka Kiyokawa, Akio Tawa, Keizo Horibe, Takashi Taga, Souichi Adachi, Tomohiko Taki, Yasuhide Hayashi
Pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia with non-Down syndrome (AMKL) is a unique subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Novel CBFA2T3-GLIS2 and NUP98-KDM5A fusions recurrently found in AMKL were recently reported as poor prognostic factors. However, their detailed clinical and molecular characteristics in patients treated with recent improved therapies remain uncertain. We analyzed molecular features of 44 AMKL patients treated on two recent Japanese AML protocols, the AML99 and AML-05 trials. We identified CBFA2T3-GLIS2, NUP98-KDM5A, RBM15-MKL1, and KMT2A rearrangements in 12 (27%), 4 (9%), 2 (5%), and 3 (7%) patients, respectively...
January 7, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062921/targeted-deletion-of-traf2-allows-immunosuppression-free-islet-allograft-survival-in-mice
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Jeanette E Villanueva, Stacey N Walters, Mitsuru Saito, Elisabeth K Malle, Nathan W Zammit, Katherine A Watson, Robert Brink, Nicole L La Gruta, Stephen I Alexander, Shane T Grey
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Administration of anti-CD40 ligand (CD40L) antibodies has been reported to allow long-term islet allograft survival in non-human primates without the need for exogenous immunosuppression. However, the use of anti-CD40L antibodies was associated with thromboembolic complications. Targeting downstream intracellular components shared between CD40 and other TNF family co-stimulatory molecules could bypass these complications. TNF receptor associated factor 2 (TRAF2) integrates multiple TNF receptor family signalling pathways that are critical for T cell activation and may be a central node of alloimmune responses...
January 6, 2017: Diabetologia
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