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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649578/anti-high-mobility-group-box-1-antibody-ameliorates-albuminuria-in-mrl-lpr-lupus-prone-mice
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Haruki Watanabe, Katsue S Watanabe, Keyue Liu, Sumie Hiramatsu, Sonia Zeggar, Eri Katsuyama, Noriko Tatebe, Akiya Akahoshi, Fumiaki Takenaka, Takahisa Hanada, Masaru Akehi, Takanori Sasaki, Ken-Ei Sada, Eiji Matsuura, Masahiro Nishibori, Jun Wada
We evaluated the efficacy of a neutralizing anti-high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) monoclonal antibody in MRL/lpr lupus-prone mice. The anti-HMGB1 monoclonal antibody (5 mg/kg weight) or class-matched control immunoglobulin G2a (IgG2a) was administered intravenously twice a week for 4-15 weeks. Urine albumin was monitored, and histological evaluation of the kidneys was conducted at 16 weeks. Lymphadenopathies were evaluated by 1-(2'-deoxy-2'-[(18)F]fluoro-β-D-arabinofuranosyl)cytosine ([(18)F]FAC) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) at 12 weeks...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648854/is-there-a-burnt-out-diabetes-phenomenon-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Masanori Abe, Takayuki Hamano, Junichi Hoshino, Atsushi Wada, Masaaki Inaba, Shigeru Nakai, Ikuto Masakane
AIMS: In patients with diabetes on hemodialysis (HD), glycemic control improves spontaneously, leading to normal glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels; this phenomenon is known as "burnt-out diabetes." However, glycated albumin (GA) might be a better indicator of glycemic control than HbA1c in HD patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify how many patients experience "burnt-out diabetes" using HbA1c and GA levels and to examine the association between cardiovascular comorbidity risk and GA levels...
June 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647628/nontraumatic-proximal-ulnar-artery-pseudoaneurysm-mimicking-a-soft-tissue-tumor-in-image-modality
#3
Hiromu Kehara, Yuko Wada, Daisuke Fukui, Kunihiko Shingu, Tatsuichiro Seto, Kenji Okada
Aneurysm of the proximal ulnar artery is extremely rare. Ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging generally provide accurate diagnosis of aneurysm. A 29 year-old woman who had undergone an excision biopsy of a mass in her right arm by an orthopedic surgeon was referred to our department. We resected the mass and interposed it with a reversed great saphenous vein. Histopathological examination suggested that the mass was a pseudoaneurysm consisting of organized thrombi with recanalization...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644769/localization-of-the-caprice-enhancer-of-try-and-cpc1-chimera-protein-in-arabidopsis-root-epidermis
#4
Rumi Tominaga-Wada, Tetsuya Kurata, Takuji Wada
The CAPRICE (CPC) encodes an R3-type MYB transcription factor, which promotes root-hair differentiation. Previously, we showed that the CPC protein moves from the non-hair cell to the neighboring cell and induces root-hair differentiation in Arabidopsis. In addition, we proposed two cell-to-cell movement signal sequences, S1 and S2, in CPC. However, an S1:2xGFP:S2 chimera protein did not move between root epidermal cells. Here, we show that the S1 and S2 sequences do not confer cell-to-cell movement or nuclear localization ability to a GFP protein...
June 23, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644197/preoperative-regional-maximal-removal-rate-of-technetium-99m-galactosyl-human-serum-albumin-is-correlated-with-liver-functional-parameters-but-did-not-predict-postoperative-morbidity
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Koichi Yano, Atsushi Nanashima, Yoshiro Fujii, Masahide Hiyoshi, Naoya Imamura, Takeomi Hamada, Yuki Tsuchimochi, Takashi Wada, Yoichi Mizutani, Toshinori Hirai
BACKGROUND: Recently, posthepatectomy complications have been predicted by advances of new liver functional parameters, and the technetium-99m-galactosyl human serum albumin (GSA) liver scintigraphy has been applied widely for this purpose. We evaluated the clinical significance of the regional maximal removal rate (GSA-Rmax) in patients with various liver diseases as predictors of posthepatectomy complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2012 and March 2016, we examined 200 patients who underwent hepatectomy for liver and biliary diseases...
June 22, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643784/water-scarcity-hotspots-travel-downstream-due-to-human-interventions-in-the-20th-and-21st-century
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T I E Veldkamp, Y Wada, J C J H Aerts, P Döll, S N Gosling, J Liu, Y Masaki, T Oki, S Ostberg, Y Pokhrel, Y Satoh, H Kim, P J Ward
Water scarcity is rapidly increasing in many regions. In a novel, multi-model assessment, we examine how human interventions (HI: land use and land cover change, man-made reservoirs and human water use) affected monthly river water availability and water scarcity over the period 1971-2010. Here we show that HI drastically change the critical dimensions of water scarcity, aggravating water scarcity for 8.8% (7.4-16.5%) of the global population but alleviating it for another 8.3% (6.4-15.8%). Positive impacts of HI mostly occur upstream, whereas HI aggravate water scarcity downstream; HI cause water scarcity to travel downstream...
June 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643168/self-aggregation-of-synthetic-zinc-methyl-20-substituted-3-hydroxymethyl-pyropheophorbides-as-models-of-bacteriochlorophyll-c
#7
Ayaka Wada, Hitoshi Tamiaki
Zinc 3-hydroxymethyl-13(1)-oxo-chlorins bearing a variety of primary alkyl groups at the 20-position were prepared as models of bacteriochlorophyll-c by chemical modification of naturally occurring chlorophyll-a. The synthetic chlorophyll-a derivatives self-aggregated in an aqueous Triton X-100 solution to afford large oligomers whose Soret and Qy bands were red-shifted and broadened, compared with the bands of their monomers in tetrahydrofuran. The oligomeric bands are similar to those of bacteriochlorophyll-c self-aggregates in chlorosomes, the main light-harvesting antennae of photosynthetic green bacteria...
June 22, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639044/short-term-surgical-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-repeat-hepatectomy-for-recurrent-liver-cancer
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Takehiro Noda, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Kunihito Gotoh, Koichi Kawamoto, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Koji Umeshita, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: Repeat liver resection is an effective treatment, with long-term surgical outcomes for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal liver metastasis. However, the efficacy of a minimally invasive surgical approach for recurrent liver cancer is not yet confirmed. The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of minimally invasive repeat liver resection (MISRLR) compared with open repeat liver resection (ORLR) for primary and metastatic liver cancer. Here, we retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathological features and short-term surgical outcomes of patients undergoing MISRLR and ORLR...
June 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637786/the-role-of-capsaicin-sensitive-c-fiber-afferent-pathways-in-the-control-of-micturition-in-spinal-intact-and-spinal-cord-injured-mice
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Katsumi Kadekawa, Tsuyoshi Majima, Takahiro Shimizu, Naoki Wada, William C de Groat, Anthony J Kanai, Momokazu Goto, Mitsuharu Yoshiyama, Kimio Sugaya, Naoki Yoshimura
We examined bladder and urethral sphincter activity in mice with or without spinal cord injury (SCI) after C-fiber afferent desensitization induced by capsaicin pretreatment and changes in electrophysiological properties of mouse bladder afferent neurons 4 weeks after SCI. Female C57BL/6N mice were divided into 4 groups; (1) spinal intact (SI)-control, (2) SI-capsaicin pretreatment (Cap), (3) SCI-control and (4) SCI-Cap groups. Continuous cystometry and external urethral sphincter (EUS)-electromyogram (EMG) were conducted under an awake condition...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637046/the-preoperative-composite-physiologic-index-may-predict-mortality-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema
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Fumika Ueno, Yoshiaki Kitaguchi, Takayuki Shiina, Shiho Asaka, Kentaro Miura, Masanori Yasuo, Yosuke Wada, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Masayuki Hanaoka
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether the preoperative pulmonary function parameters and prognostic indices that are indicative of nutritional and immunological status are associated with prognosis in lung cancer patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) who have undergone surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify prognostic determinants in these patients. METHODS: The medical records of all patients with lung cancer associated with CPFE who had undergone surgery at Shinshu University Hospital were retrospectively reviewed to obtain clinical data, including the results of preoperative pulmonary function tests and laboratory examinations, chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), and survival...
June 22, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636643/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-prevents-skeletal-muscle-dysfunction-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rat
#11
Koichi Himori, Daisuke Tatebayashi, Keita Kanzaki, Masanobu Wada, Håkan Westerblad, Johanna T Lanner, Takashi Yamada
Skeletal muscle weakness is a prominent feature in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study, we investigated whether neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) training protects against skeletal muscle dysfunction in rats with adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA). AIA was produced by intraarticular injection of complete Freund's adjuvant into the knees of Wistar rats. For NMES training, dorsiflexor muscles were stimulated via a surface electrode (0.5 ms pulse, 50 Hz, 2 s on/4 s off). NMES training was performed every other day for three weeks and consisted of three sets produced at three min intervals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634694/clinical-background-including-anticoagulant-therapy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-community-based-survey-the-saitama-af-registry
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Yasushi Wakabayashi, Yoshitaka Sugawara, Kanna Fujita, Takekuni Hayashi, Nahoko Ikeda, Tomio Umemoto, Hiroshi Wada, Kenichi Sakakura, Hiroshi Funayama, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Hideo Fujita, Shin-Ichi Momomura
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common cardiac arrhythmias, and carries an increased risk of cardiogenic embolism. Oral anticoagulants (OACs) including warfarin and/or non-vitamin K antagonists can prevent the majority of these events. The Saitama AF Registry was a community-based survey of patients with AF in Saitama City, which represents an urban community in Japan. A total of 75 institutions participated in the registry and attempted to enroll consecutive patients with AF from September 2014 to August 2015...
June 20, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634674/prognostic-impact-of-nutritional-status-assessed-by-the-controlling-nutritional-status-score-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Hideki Wada, Tomotaka Dohi, Katsumi Miyauchi, Shinichiro Doi, Hirokazu Konishi, Ryo Naito, Shuta Tsuboi, Manabu Ogita, Takatoshi Kasai, Shinya Okazaki, Kikuo Isoda, Satoru Suwa, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Recently, malnutrition has been shown to be related to worse clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure. However, the association between nutritional status and clinical outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) remains unclear. We investigated the prognostic value of malnutrition assessed by the Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT; range 0-12, higher = worse, consisting of serum albumin, cholesterol and lymphocytes) score in patients with CAD. METHODS: The CONUT score was measured on admission in a total of 1987 patients with stable CAD who underwent elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between 2000 and 2011...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634649/assessment-of-cabozantinib-treatment-on-qt-interval-in-a-phase-3-study-in-medullary-thyroid-cancer-evaluation-of-indirect-qt-effects-mediated-through-treatment-induced-changes-in-serum-electrolytes
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Dale R Miles, Steven A Lacy, David R Wada, Steve Milwee, Yifah Yaron, Linh T Nguyen
PURPOSE: This study evaluated factors impacting QTc interval in a phase 3 trial of cabozantinib in progressive, metastatic, medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). METHODS: Electrocardiogram (12-lead ECG) measurements were obtained at screening, and at pre-dose, and 2, 4, and 6 h post-dose on Days 1 and 29 in a phase 3 study in patients with MTC treated with cabozantinib (140 mg/day). Central tendency analyses were conducted on baseline-corrected QTc values. Linear and nonlinear mixed-effects models were used to evaluate potential factors affecting the QTc interval, including serum electrolytes, patient demographics, and cabozantinib concentration...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634561/custom-made-alumina-ceramic-total-talar-prosthesis-for-idiopathic-aseptic-necrosis-of-the-talus-report-of-two-cases
#15
Ichiro Tonogai, Daisuke Hamada, Yuhei Yamasaki, Keizo Wada, Tomoya Takasago, Takahiko Tsutsui, Tomohiro Goto, Koichi Sairyo
Two women aged 65 years and 78 years presented to our center with idiopathic necrosis of the talus. In both cases, imaging examinations showed collapse and sclerotic changes of the talar body caused by the necrosis. Both women underwent resection and placement of a third-generation custom-made alumina ceramic total talar prosthesis. Immobilization of the ankle in a short-leg cast for 3 weeks was followed by early rehabilitation. One year and 6 months after surgery, both women were able to walk without pain...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634310/-a-case-of-coexistent-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-and-hemifacial-spasm-successfully-treated-with-transposition-of-the-vertebral-artery
#16
Takashi Fujii, Naoki Otani, Yohei Otsuka, Takashi Matsumoto, Shunsuke Tanoue, Hideaki Ueno, Satoshi Tomura, Arata Tomiyama, Terushige Toyooka, Kojiro Wada, Kentaro Mori
A case of coexistent glossopharyngeal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm was treated by transposition of the vertebral artery. A 60-year-old man was referred to our hospital due to pain in the left posterior part of the tongue that was difficult to control with oral medication at a local hospital. The diagnosis was left glossopharyngeal neuralgia based on the symptoms, imaging findings, and lidocaine test results. Moreover, the patient had left hemifacial spasm. Microvascular decompression was performed, which confirmed that the vertebral artery was compressing the lower cranial nerve and the posterior inferior cerebellar artery was compressing the root exit zone of the facial nerve...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632647/high-osteogenic-potential-of-adipose-and-muscle-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-spinal-ossification-model-mice
#17
Xizhe Liu, Gentaro Kumagai, Kanichiro Wada, Toshihiro Tanaka, Toru Asari, Kazuki Oishi, Taku Fujita, Hiroki Mizukami, Ken-Ichi Furukawa, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
STUDY DESIGN: Basic experiments in a mouse model of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). OBJECTIVE: To assess the osteogenic potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) obtained from muscle and adipose tissue in Tiptoe-walking (ttw) mice, in which cervical OPLL compresses the spinal cord and causes motor and sensory dysfunction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In humans, MSCs have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cervical OPLL...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631944/clinical-significance-of-repeat-blood-cultures-during-febrile-neutropenia-in-adult-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-patients-undergoing-intensive-chemotherapy
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Shun-Ichi Kimura, Ayumi Gomyo, Jin Hayakawa, Masaharu Tamaki, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Tomotaka Ugai, Machiko Kusuda, Kazuaki Kameda, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Shinichi Kako, Aki Tanihara, Yoshinobu Kanda
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the clinical significance of repeat blood cultures in persistent and recurrent fever during neutropenia in adult acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the chemotherapy cycles at our centre between January 2007 and December 2015. Blood cultures obtained within three days after initial febrile neutropenia (FN) were defined as initial blood cultures and those obtained on or after day 4 were defined as repeat blood cultures...
June 20, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627701/mangiferin-positively-regulates-osteoblast-differentiation-and-suppresses-osteoclast-differentiation
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Yuusuke Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Mano, Sachie Nakatani, Jun Shimizu, Aya Kataoka, Kana Ogura, Yoshifumi Kimira, Midori Ebata, Masahiro Wada
Mangiferin is a polyphenolic compound present in Salacia reticulata. It has been reported to reduce bone destruction and inhibit osteoclastic differentiation. This study aimed to determine whether mangiferin directly affects osteoblast and osteoclast proliferation and differentiation, and gene expression in MC3T3‑E1 osteoblastic cells and osteoclast‑like cells derived from primary mouse bone marrow macrophage cells. Mangiferin induced significantly greater WST‑1 activity, indicating increased cell proliferation...
June 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627372/regulatory-role-of-melatonin-and-bmp-4-in-prolactin-production-by-rat-pituitary-lactotrope-gh3-cells
#20
Kanako Ogura-Ochi, Satoshi Fujisawa, Nahoko Iwata, Motoshi Komatsubara, Yuki Nishiyama, Naoko Tsukamoto-Yamauchi, Kenichi Inagaki, Jun Wada, Fumio Otsuka
The effects of melatonin on prolactin production and its regulatory mechanism remain uncertain. We investigated the regulatory role of melatonin in prolactin production using rat pituitary lactotrope GH3 cells by focusing on the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) system. Melatonin receptor activation, induced by melatonin and its receptor agonist ramelteon, significantly suppressed basal and forskolin-induced prolactin secretion and prolactin mRNA expression in GH3 cells. The melatonin MT2 receptor was predominantly expressed in GH3 cells, and the inhibitory effects of melatonin on prolactin production were reversed by treatment with the receptor antagonist luzindole, suggesting functional involvement of MT2 action in the suppression of prolactin release...
June 13, 2017: Peptides
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