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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346544/epigenetic-silencing-of-v-d-j-recombination-is-a-major-determinant-for-selective-differentiation-of-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Yutaka Saito, Chie Sugimoto, Toutai Mituyama, Hiroshi Wakao
Mucosal-associated invariant T cells (MAITs) are innate-like T cells that play a pivotal role in the host defense against infectious diseases, and are also implicated in autoimmune diseases, metabolic diseases, and cancer. Recent studies have shown that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from MAITs selectively redifferentiate into MAITs without altering their antigen specificity. Such a selective differentiation is a prerequisite for the use of MAITs in cell therapy and/or regenerative medicine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337819/pai-1-in-granulosa-cells-is-suppressed-directly-by-statin-and-indirectly-by-suppressing-tgf-%C3%AE-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-mononuclear-cells-by-insulin-sensitizing-drugs
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Kaori Yamada-Nomoto, Osamu Yoshino, Ikumi Akiyama, Akira Iwase, Yosuke Ono, Tomoko Nakamura, Miyuki Harada, Akitoshi Nakashima, Tomoko Shima, Akemi Ushijima, Yutaka Osuga, Russell Jeffrey Chang, Shunichi Shimasaki, Shigeru Saito
PROBLEM: Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is elevated in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but the regulation in granulosa cells (GCs) is unclear. METHOD OF STUDY: PAI-1 expression in PCOS ovaries was investigated immunohistologically. PAI-1 expressions in HGrC1, a human GC cell line, were investigated at mRNA and activity levels. The expressions of TGF-β and TNF-α in peritoneal fluid mononuclear cells (PFMCs) were measured with quantitative PCR...
March 24, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321003/midterm-outcomes-with-a-self-expandable-transcatheter-heart-valve-in-japanese-patients-with-symptomatic-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Yoshiki Sawa, Kei Torikai, Junjiro Kobayashi, Hiroshi Niinami, Toru Kuratani, Koichi Maeda, Hideaki Kanzaki, Nobuyuki Komiyama, Yutaka Tanaka, Angie Zhang, Shigeru Saito
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a viable alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement in high-risk or inoperable patients with aortic stenosis (AS). Here we report the midterm outcomes of high-risk Japanese patients with severe AS who underwent TAVI with a self-expandable TAV.Methods and Results:The CoreValve Japan Trial was a prospective, multicenter trial of the CoreValve System. A group of 55 patients (mean age 82.5±5.5 years, 30.9% male, 100% NYHA class III/IV, STS 8...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318867/efficacy-of-alendronate-for-the-prevention-of-bone-loss-in-calcar-region-following-total-hip-arthroplasty
#4
Yohei Yukizawa, Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Hyonmin Choe, So Kubota, Tomoyuki Saito
BACKGROUND: Bone mineral density (BMD) loss around femoral implants, particularly in the proximal femur, is a common outcome after total hip arthroplasty. Previous studies reported the prevention of postsurgical decrease in BMD with the use of osteoporosis drug therapy. This randomized study evaluated the efficacy of alendronate and alfacalcidol for preserving BMD over a long-term follow-up. METHODS: Sixty consecutive patients with hip osteoarthritis who had undergone primary cementless total hip arthroplasty were randomly assigned to an alendronate (n = 20), alfacalcidol (n = 18), or control (n = 22) group...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293023/advances-in-image-enhancement-in-colonoscopy-for-detection-of-adenomas
#5
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Takahisa Matsuda, Akiko Ono, Masau Sekiguchi, Takahiro Fujii, Yutaka Saito
High-quality colonoscopy is mandatory to prevent adenoma recurrence and colorectal cancer. In the past few years, technical advances have been developed with the purpose of improving adenoma detection rate (ADR), one of the most important validated colonoscopy quality benchmarks. Several techniques or devices are used to optimize visualization: observation techniques; add-on devices; auxiliary imaging devices; colonoscopes with increased field of view; and colonoscopes with an integrated inflatable reusable balloon...
March 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272968/realistic-fear-of-cervical-cancer-risk-in-japan-depending-on-birth-year
#6
Asami Yagi, Yutaka Ueda, Tomomi Egawa-Takata, Yusuke Tanaka, Ruriko Nakae, Akiko Morimoto, Yoshito Terai, Masahide Ohmichi, Tomoyuki Ichimura, Toshiyuki Sumi, Hiromi Murata, Hidetaka Okada, Hidekatsu Nakai, Masaki Mandai, Shinya Matsuzaki, Eiji Kobayashi, Kiyoshi Yoshino, Tadashi Kimura, Junko Saito, Yumiko Hori, Eiichi Morii, Tomio Nakayama, Yukio Suzuki, Yoko Motoki, Akiko Sukegawa, Mikiko Asai-Sato, Etsuko Miyagi, Manako Yamaguchi, Risa Kudoh, Sosuke Adachi, Masayuki Sekine, Takayuki Enomoto, Yorihiko Horikoshi, Tetsu Takagi, Kentaro Shimura
OBJECTIVE: In Japan, the possible adverse events upon HPV vaccination was widely reported in the media. MHLW announced the suspension of aggressively encouraging HPV vaccination in 2013, and inoculation rate has sharply declined. The aim of the present study was estimation of future cervical cancer risk. METHODS: The latest data on vaccination rate at each age in Sakai City were first investigated. The rate of experiencing sexual intercourse at the age of 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and throughout lifetime is assumed to be 0%, 1%, 2%, 5%, 15%, 25%, and 85% respectively...
March 8, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271915/a-new-multiplex-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Masaki Kawamura, Naomi Kobayashi, Yutaka Inaba, Hyonmin Choe, Taro Tezuka, So Kubota, Tomoyuki Saito
OBJECTIVES: A new multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was developed to detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRS) and to distinguish between gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. In this study, we validated the sensitivity and specificity of this assay with periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) and evaluated the utility of PCR for culture-negative PJI. METHODS: Forty-five samples from 23 infectious PJI cases and 106 samples from 64 non-infectious control cases were analyzed by real-time PCR using a LightCycler Nano(®) system...
March 8, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271094/clinical-outcomes-of-gastric-polyps-and-neoplasms-in-patients-with-familial-adenomatous-polyposis
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Keiko Nakamura, Satoru Nonaka, Takeshi Nakajima, Tatsuo Yachida, Seiichiro Abe, Taku Sakamoto, Haruhisa Suzuki, Shigetaka Yoshinaga, Ichiro Oda, Takahisa Matsuda, Shigeki Sekine, Yukihide Kanemitsu, Hitoshi Katai, Yutaka Saito, Seiichi Hirota
Background and study aims Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant syndrome caused by a germline mutation in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene, characterized by the presence of more than 100 adenomatous polyps in the colorectum. The upper gastrointestinal tract is an extracolonic site for malignancy in patients with FAP. The frequency of death in Japanese patients with FAP because of gastric cancer is 2.8 % and that because of colon cancer is 60.6 %. Few studies have reported upper gastrointestinal diseases in patients with FAP...
March 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260708/adenomatous-polyposis-a-note-of-the-new-guidelines-of-clinical-practice-for-the-hereditary-colorectal-cancer-and-its-actual-practice
#9
Takeshi Nakajima, Hideki Ishikawa, Yutaka Saito
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256066/a-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-nab-paclitaxel-as-first-line-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-her2-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Kenji Tamura, Kenichi Inoue, Norikazu Masuda, Shintaro Takao, Masahiro Kashiwaba, Yutaka Tokuda, Hiroji Iwata, Naohito Yamamoto, Kenjiro Aogi, Toshiaki Saeki, Takahiro Nakayama, Nobuaki Sato, Tatsuya Toyama, Takanori Ishida, Hitoshi Arioka, Mitsue Saito, Shinji Ohno, Hideko Yamauchi, Kimito Yamada, Junichiro Watanabe, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
Weekly administration of nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel) has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in clinical studies. We conducted a multicenter, randomized, open-label phase II study to compare the efficacy and safety of weekly nab-paclitaxel and docetaxel in Japanese patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative MBC. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival (PFS). Patients were randomized to receive nab-paclitaxel (150 mg/m(2) nab-paclitaxel once per week for 3 of 4 weeks; n = 100) or docetaxel (75 mg/m(2) docetaxel every 3 weeks; n = 100)...
March 3, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246631/state-dependence-of-climatic-instability-over-the-past-720-000-years-from-antarctic-ice-cores-and-climate-modeling
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Kenji Kawamura, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Hideaki Motoyama, Yutaka Ageta, Shuji Aoki, Nobuhiko Azuma, Yoshiyuki Fujii, Koji Fujita, Shuji Fujita, Kotaro Fukui, Teruo Furukawa, Atsushi Furusaki, Kumiko Goto-Azuma, Ralf Greve, Motohiro Hirabayashi, Takeo Hondoh, Akira Hori, Shinichiro Horikawa, Kazuho Horiuchi, Makoto Igarashi, Yoshinori Iizuka, Takao Kameda, Hiroshi Kanda, Mika Kohno, Takayuki Kuramoto, Yuki Matsushi, Morihiro Miyahara, Takayuki Miyake, Atsushi Miyamoto, Yasuo Nagashima, Yoshiki Nakayama, Takakiyo Nakazawa, Fumio Nakazawa, Fumihiko Nishio, Ichio Obinata, Rumi Ohgaito, Akira Oka, Jun'ichi Okuno, Junichi Okuyama, Ikumi Oyabu, Frédéric Parrenin, Frank Pattyn, Fuyuki Saito, Takashi Saito, Takeshi Saito, Toshimitsu Sakurai, Kimikazu Sasa, Hakime Seddik, Yasuyuki Shibata, Kunio Shinbori, Keisuke Suzuki, Toshitaka Suzuki, Akiyoshi Takahashi, Kunio Takahashi, Shuhei Takahashi, Morimasa Takata, Yoichi Tanaka, Ryu Uemura, Genta Watanabe, Okitsugu Watanabe, Tetsuhide Yamasaki, Kotaro Yokoyama, Masakazu Yoshimori, Takayasu Yoshimoto
Climatic variabilities on millennial and longer time scales with a bipolar seesaw pattern have been documented in paleoclimatic records, but their frequencies, relationships with mean climatic state, and mechanisms remain unclear. Understanding the processes and sensitivities that underlie these changes will underpin better understanding of the climate system and projections of its future change. We investigate the long-term characteristics of climatic variability using a new ice-core record from Dome Fuji, East Antarctica, combined with an existing long record from the Dome C ice core...
February 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238927/initial-and-long-term-results-of-a-microcatheter-based-retrograde-approach-for-the-endovascular-treatment-of-chronic-total-occlusion-in-iliac-or-femoropopliteal-arteries
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Junya Matsumi, Takuma Takada, Noriaki Moriyama, Tomoki Ochiai, Kazuki Tobita, Koki Shishido, Kazuya Sugitatsu, Shingo Mizuno, Futoshi Yamanaka, Masato Murakami, Yutaka Tanaka, Saeko Takahashi, Takeshi Akasaka, Shigeru Saito
BACKGROUND: Initial and long-term outcomes of the retrograde endovascular approach using a microcatheter for the treatment of chronic total occlusion (CTO) in the iliac or femoropopliteal (FP) arteries has not been fully elucidated. METHODS: From 2012 to 2014, 20 consecutive patients (21 limbs) underwent endovascular therapy (EVT) for CTO in the iliac or FP arteries using the microcatheter-based retrograde approach. An analysis of the initial and long-term outcomes was conducted...
February 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219123/identification-of-core-gene-networks-and-hub-genes-associated-with-progression-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-rna-sequencing
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Kikuko Hotta, Masataka Kikuchi, Takuya Kitamoto, Aya Kitamoto, Yuji Ogawa, Yasushi Honda, Takaomi Kessoku, Kaori Kobayashi, Masato Yoneda, Kento Imajo, Wataru Tomeno, Akihiro Nakaya, Yutaka Suzuki, Satoru Saito, Atsushi Nakajima
AIM: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) progresses because of the interaction between numerous genes. Thus, we performed weighted gene co-expression network analysis to identify core gene networks and key genes associated with NAFLD progression. METHODS: We enrolled 39 patients with mild NAFLD (fibrosis stages 0 to 2) and 21 with advanced NAFLD (fibrosis stages 3 or 4). Total RNA was extracted from frozen liver biopsies, and sequenced to capture a large dynamic range of expression levels...
February 20, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183464/transradial-coronary-interventions-for-complex-chronic-total-occlusions
#14
Yutaka Tanaka, Noriaki Moriyama, Tomoki Ochiai, Takuma Takada, Kazuki Tobita, Koki Shishido, Kazuya Sugitatsu, Futoshi Yamanaka, Shingo Mizuno, Masato Murakami, Junya Matsumi, Saeko Takahashi, Takeshi Akasaka, Shigeru Saito
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess whether the transradial approach can be applied to treat complex chronic total occlusion (CTO) and to determine the predictors of transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) failure. BACKGROUND: Consistent data on the outcomes of transradial PCI for treating CTO are scarce. METHODS: Consecutive patients who were not receiving hemodialysis and had undergone PCI for CTO were enrolled...
February 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181129/circulating-tumor-cells-as-a-prognostic-marker-for-efficacy-in-the-randomized-phase-iii-jo21095-trial-in-japanese-patients-with-her2-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer
#15
Hiroji Iwata, Norikazu Masuda, Daigo Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Sagara, Nobuaki Sato, Yutaka Yamamoto, Mitsue Saito, Takashi Fujita, Shoji Oura, Junichiro Watanabe, Masami Tsukabe, Kazumi Horiguchi, Satoshi Hattori, Yoshimasa Matsuura, Katsumasa Kuroi
PURPOSE: Prognostic effects of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have been reported in metastatic breast cancer (MBC). However, few phase III trials have investigated the potential role of CTCs in treatment selection. We explored potential relationships between CTCs, efficacy, and differential treatment effects. METHODS: Patients with HER2-negative MBC were randomized to receive either concurrent capecitabine plus docetaxel (XT) or sequential single-agent docetaxel followed by single-agent capecitabine at progression (T → X)...
February 8, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179612/ad-hoc-vs-non-ad-hoc-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-strategies-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#16
Toshiaki Toyota, Takeshi Morimoto, Hiroki Shiomi, Kenji Ando, Koh Ono, Satoshi Shizuta, Takao Kato, Naritatsu Saito, Yutaka Furukawa, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Minoru Horie, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the prevalence and clinical outcomes of ad hoc percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), performing diagnostic coronary angiography and PCI in the same session, in stable coronary artery disease (CAD) patients.Methods and Results:From the CREDO-Kyoto PCI/CABG registry cohort-2, 6,943 patients were analyzed as having stable CAD and undergoing first PCI. Ad hoc PCI and non-ad hoc PCI were performed in 1,722 (24.8%) and 5,221 (75.1%) patients, respectively...
February 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179577/investigations-in-the-possibility-of-early-detection-of-colorectal-cancer-by-gas-chromatography-triple-quadrupole-mass-spectrometry
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Shin Nishiumi, Takashi Kobayashi, Shuichi Kawana, Yumi Unno, Takero Sakai, Koji Okamoto, Yasuhide Yamada, Kazuki Sudo, Taiki Yamaji, Yutaka Saito, Yukihide Kanemitsu, Natsuko Tsuda Okita, Hiroshi Saito, Shoichiro Tsugane, Takeshi Azuma, Noriyuki Ojima, Masaru Yoshida
In developed countries, the number of patients with colorectal cancer has been increasing, and colorectal cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer death. To improve the quality of life of colorectal cancer patients, it is necessary to establish novel screening methods that would allow early detection of colorectal cancer. We performed metabolome analysis of a plasma sample set from 282 stage 0/I/II colorectal cancer patients and 291 healthy volunteers using gas chromatography/triple-quadrupole mass spectrometry in an attempt to identify metabolite biomarkers of stage 0/I/II colorectal cancer...
February 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172923/regional-colorectal-cancer-screening-program-using-colonoscopy-on-an-island-a-prospective-nii-jima-study
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Kinichi Hotta, Takahisa Matsuda, Yasuo Kakugawa, Hiroaki Ikematsu, Nozomu Kobayashi, Ryoji Kushima, Atsushi Hozawa, Takeshi Nakajima, Taku Sakamoto, Mika Mori, Takahiro Fujii, Yutaka Saito
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171690/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-a-large-neoplastic-lesion-at-ileorectal-anastomosis-in-a-fap-patient
#19
Stefano Sansone, Takeshi Nakajima, Yutaka Saito
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) may remove gastrointestinal neoplasias even associated with severe fibrosis [1-3]. We report the first case of ESD for a large neoplasia located in the remnant rectum after total colectomy in a patient with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). A 19 year old female with FAP underwent total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis (IRA). Fourteen years later a surveillance endoscopy revealed a 0-Is+IIa lesion, measuring 75mm, occupying the "dog ear" portion of the rectum and involving the IRA (fig 1a-b)...
February 7, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165054/novel-treatment-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-in-mice-using-the-er-stress-reducer-4-phenylbutyric-acid
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Shin Mukai, Yoko Ogawa, Fumihiko Urano, Chie Kudo-Saito, Yutaka Kawakami, Kazuo Tsubota
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a notorious complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and causes disabling systemic inflammation and fibrosis. In this novel study, we focused on a relationship between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and cGVHD, and aimed to create effective treatment of cGVHD. A series of experiments were conducted using a mouse model of cGVHD. Our data suggested (1) that ER stress was elevated in organs affected by cGVHD and (2) that 4-phenylbutyric acid (PBA) could reduce cGVHD-induced ER stress and thereby alleviate systemic inflammation and fibrosis...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
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