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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431119/survival-benefit-of-adding-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-induction-chemotherapy-to-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-with-nodal-stage-n2-3
#1
Masahiro Kawahira, Tomoya Yokota, Satoshi Hamauchi, Yusuke Onozawa, Hirofumi Ogawa, Tsuyoshi Onoe, Tomoyuki Kamijo, Yoshiyuki Iida, Tetsuo Nishimura, Tetsuro Onitsuka, Hirofumi Yasui
Background: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy (CCRT-AC) has been established as the standard of care in locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC). The survival benefit of induction chemotherapy (ICT) for LA-NPC remains controversial. We analyzed the efficacy and feasibility of docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (TPF) ICT followed by CCRT for LA-NPC with nodal Stage N2-3. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of 28 LA-NPC patients with nodal Stage N2-3 receiving induction TPF followed by CCRT (TPF group; n = 12) or CCRT-AC (CCRT group; n = 16) between October 2006 and May 2016...
April 20, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429166/lps-administration-increases-cd11b-c-fms-cd14-cell-population-that-possesses-osteoclast-differentiation-potential-in-mice
#2
Takuya Enomoto, Masamichi Takami, Matsuo Yamamoto, Ryutaro Kamijo
Osteoclasts are multinucleated giant cells that originate from a monocyte/macrophage lineage, and are involved in the inflammatory bone destruction accompanied by periodontitis. Recent studies have shown that osteoclast precursors reside not only in the bone marrow, but also in the peripheral blood and spleen, though the precise characteristics of each precursor have not been analyzed. We hypothesized that the number of osteoclast precursors in those tissues may increase under pathological conditions and contribute to osteoclast formation in vivo in a mouse model...
April 20, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384239/induction-of-osteoblastic-differentiation-of-neural-crest-derived-stem-cells-from-hair-follicles
#3
Eri Urano-Morisawa, Masamichi Takami, Tetsuo Suzawa, Akifumi Matsumoto, Noriko Osumi, Kazuyoshi Baba, Ryutaro Kamijo
The neural crest (NC) arises near the neural tube during embryo development. NC cells migrate throughout the embryo and have potential to differentiate into multiple cell types, such as peripheral nerves, glial, cardiac smooth muscle, endocrine, and pigment cells, and craniofacial bone. In the present study, we induced osteoblast-like cells using whisker follicles obtained from the NC of mice. Hair follicle cells derived from the NC labeled with enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) were collected from protein zero-Cre/floxed-EGFP double transgenic mice and cultured, then treated and cultured in stem cell growth medium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326341/cdc42-is-crucial-for-facial-and-palatal-formation-during-craniofacial-development
#4
Mutsuko Oshima-Nakayama, Atsushi Yamada, Tamaki Kurosawa, Ryo Aizawa, Dai Suzuki, Yoshiro Saito, Hidetoshi Kassai, Yuki Sato, Matsuo Yamamoto, Tatsuo Shirota, Atsu Aiba, Koutaro Maki, Ryutaro Kamijo
Craniofacial deformities with multifactorial etiologies, such as cleft palate and facial dysmorphism, represent some of the most frequent congenital birth defects seen in humans. Their pathogeneses are often related to cranial neural crest (CNC) cells. During CNC cell migration, changes in cell shape and formation, as well as maintenance of subcellular structures, such as filopodia and lamellipodia, are dependent on the complex functions of Rho family small GTPases, which are regulators of actin cytoskeletal organization...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295333/calmodulin-kinases-essential-regulators-in-health-and-disease
#5
REVIEW
Sayaka Takemoto-Kimura, Kanzo Suzuki, Shin-Ichiro Horigane, Satoshi Kamijo, Masatoshi Inoue, Masayuki Sakamoto, Hajime Fujii, Haruhiko Bito
Neuronal activity induces intracellular Ca(2+) increase, which triggers activation of a series of Ca(2+) -dependent signaling cascades. Among these, the multifunctional Ca(2+) /calmodulin-dependent protein kinases (CaMKs, or calmodulin kinases) play key roles in neuronal transmission, synaptic plasticity, circuit development and cognition. The most investigated CaMKs for these roles in neuronal functions are CaMKI, CaMKII, CaMKIV and we will shed light on these neuronal CaMKs' functions in this review. Catalytically active members of CaMKs currently are CaMKI, CaMKII, CaMKIV and CaMKK...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265457/comprehensive-genetic-exploration-of-selective-tooth-agenesis-of-mandibular-incisors-by-exome-sequencing
#6
Tetsutaro Yamaguchi, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Keisuke Yano, Yong-Il Kim, Hirofumi Nakaoka, Ryosuke Kimura, Hirotada Otsuka, Naoko Nonaka, Shugo Haga, Masahiro Takahashi, Tatsuo Shirota, Yoshiaki Kikkawa, Atsushi Yamada, Ryutaro Kamijo, Soo-Byung Park, Masanori Nakamura, Koutaro Maki, Ituro Inoue
Tooth agenesis is described as the absence of one or more teeth. It is caused by a failure in tooth development and is one of the most common human developmental anomalies. We herein report genomic analyses of selective mandibular incisor agenesis (SMIA) using exome sequencing. Two Japanese families with SMIA were subjected to exome sequencing, and family with sequence similarity 65 member A (FAM65), nuclear factor of activated T-cells 3 (NFATC3) and cadherin-related 23 gene (CDH23) were detected. In the follow-up study, 51 Japanese and 32 Korean sporadic patients with SMIA were subjected to exome analyses, and 18 reported variants in PAX9, AXIN2, EDA, EDAR, WNT10A, BMP2 and GREM2 and 27 variants of FAM65, NFATC3 and CDH23 were found in 38 patients...
2017: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259686/skin-treatment-with-detergent-promotes-protease-allergen-dependent-epicutaneous-sensitization-in-a-manner-different-from-tape-stripping-in-mice
#7
Hirono Ochi, Toshiro Takai, Sakiko Shimura, Natsuko Maruyama, Izumi Nishioka, Seiji Kamijo, Hideo Iida, Susumu Nakae, Hideoki Ogawa, Ko Okumura, Shigaku Ikeda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257932/association-between-muscular-strength-and-intrarenal-vascular-resistance-in-middle-aged-and-older-individuals
#8
Keisei Kosaki, Atsuko Kamijo-Ikemori, Takeshi Sugaya, Koichiro Tanahashi, Hiroshi Kumagai, Yuriko Sawano, Yosuke Osuka, Kiyoji Tanaka, Kenjiro Kimura, Yugo Shibagaki, Seiji Maeda
A strategy for the preservation of intrarenal vasculature conditions remains obscure in middle-aged and older individuals without the renal disease. In the present study, we sought to identify whether the maintenance of muscular strength is an effective method of preserving the intrarenal vasculature condition of middle-aged and older individuals. Therefore, we applied a cross-sectional approach for investigating the relationship between muscular strength and the condition of the intrarenal vasculature. In 169 middle-aged and older individuals without renal disease, handgrip strength (HGS) and the renal resistive index (RRI) were measured as the parameters of muscular strength and intrarenal vascular resistance, respectively...
May 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247579/effect-of-habitual-exercise-on-urinary-liver-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-levels-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults
#9
K Kosaki, A Kamijo-Ikemori, T Sugaya, K Tanahashi, Y Sawano, N Akazawa, S-G Ra, K Kimura, Y Shibagaki, S Maeda
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of habitual exercise on urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP), which can reflect the degree of various stresses on renal proximal tubule related to the progression of renal disease, in middle-aged and older adults. Cross-sectional and interventional approaches were used to comprehensively achieve this purpose. In the cross-sectional study, we investigated the relationship between physical activity levels and urinary L-FABP levels in 130 middle-aged and older adults...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218332/expression-of-mucin-1-in-mycosis-fungoides-tumour-cells-a-case-report
#10
Takushi Shirai, Yukiko Kiniwa, Shiho Asaka, Yasuyo Shimojo, Fuminao Kamijo, Ryuhei Okuyama
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February 20, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212426/sustainability-of-common-pool-resources
#11
Raja Rajendra Timilsina, Koji Kotani, Yoshio Kamijo
Sustainability has become a key issue in managing natural resources together with growing concerns for capitalism, environmental and resource problems. We hypothesize that the ongoing modernization of competitive societies, which we refer to as "capitalism," affects human nature for utilizing common pool resources, thus compromising sustainability. To test this hypothesis, we design and implement a set of dynamic common pool resource games and experiments in the following two types of Nepalese areas: (i) rural (non-capitalistic) and (ii) urban (capitalistic) areas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202469/establishment-and-maintenance-of-sexual-preferences-that-cause-a-reproductive-isolation-between-medaka-strains-in-close-association
#12
Mayuka Ikawa, Emi Ohya, Hiroka Shimada, Makiko Kamijo, Shoji Fukamachi
Animals choose reproductive partners based on their sexual preferences which are established at a certain time point before, during, or after sexual maturation. The preferences are often divergent within a species, which suppresses gene flow between populations and may promote speciation. There are two strains of medaka (Oryzias latipes) that differ by a single transgene and mate assortatively depending on skin color. Here, we demonstrate that symmetrically biased (mutually exclusive) sexual preferences are (1) gradually established during growth depending on skin color and the color of surrounding fish, (2) strong enough to minimize gene flow between the strains at a population level, and (3) inflexibly retained after sexual maturation, even after weeks of daily mating with partners of the other strain...
February 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197733/relationship-between-exercise-capacity-and-urinary-liver-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-in-middle-aged-and-older-individuals
#13
Keisei Kosaki, Atsuko Kamijo-Ikemori, Takeshi Sugaya, Koichiro Tanahashi, Hiroshi Kumagai, Yuriko Sawano, Nobuhiko Akazawa, Song-Gyu Ra, Kenjiro Kimura, Yugo Shibagaki, Seiji Maeda
BACKGROUND: The underlying mechanism linking the decline in exercise capacity with renal dysfunction remains unclear. Urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) levels reflect the degree of peritubular capillary blood flow, an important factor for renal dysfunction with aging. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between exercise capacity and urinary L-FABP levels. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 187 middle-aged and older individuals (aged 50-83 years) without chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
February 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194979/synthesis-of-alkylated-pyrimidines-via-photoinduced-coupling-using-benzophenone-as-a-mediator
#14
Shin Kamijo, Kaori Kamijo, Toshihiro Murafuji
The synthesis of alkylated pyrimidines was achieved via benzophenone-mediated photoinduced coupling between saturated heterocycles and sulfonylpyrimidines. The pyrimidine ring was selectively introduced at the nonacidic C(sp(3))-H bond proximal to heteroatoms including oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur. This is a coupling reaction mediated solely by photoexcited benzophenone, an organic molecule, without the aid of any metallic catalysts or reagents.
February 22, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174142/polyarteritis-nodosa-in-a-patient-with-haemophilia-a
#15
Asuka Tsuji, Yukiko Kiniwa, Fuminao Kamijo, Tomomi Miyake, Atsuko Ohashi, Noriko Senoo, Kazuhisa Urushihata, Ryuhei Okuyama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163920/risk-factors-for-the-delayed-onset-of-neuropsychologic-sequelae-following-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
#16
Takeshi Kitamoto, Masanobu Tsuda, Masaki Kato, Fukuki Saito, Yoshito Kamijo, Toshihiko Kinoshita
AIM: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning often manifests delayed neuropsychological sequelae. The risks and preventive factors for the development of delayed neuropsychological sequelae are controversial at present. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the risk factors for this condition. METHOD: We studied 81 patients with CO poisoning admitted to the Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Center at the Kansai Medical University from 2006 to 2012. All patients (64 males and 17 females; average age, 45...
October 2016: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125711/monitoring-mitochondrial-complex-i-activity-using-novel-pet-probe-18f-bcpp-ef-allows-early-detection-of-radiotherapy-effect-in-murine-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#17
Chieko Murayama, Akira T Kawaguchi, Akemi Kamijo, Katsuko Naito, Masakatsu Kanazawa, Hideo Tsukada
OBJECTIVES: Aerobic glycolysis, the main pathway of energy production in tumors (Warburg effect) allows detection of tumors by positron emission tomography (PET) using 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG). Since ionizing radiation (IR) is reported to switch aerobic glycolysis to mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, radiotherapeutic efficacy was monitored by the activity of mitochondrial complex I (MC-I), using a new PET probe 18F-BCPP-EF, 18F-2-tert-butyl-4-chloro-5-{6-[2-(2-fluoro-ethoxy)-ethoxy] -pyridine-3-ylmethoxy}-2H-pyridazin-3-one, compared with 18F-FDG uptake and the apoptosis index...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095870/comparison-of-compressive-forces-caused-by-various-cannulated-cancellous-screws-used-in-arthroscopic-ankle-arthrodesis
#18
Satoshi Kamijo, Tsukasa Kumai, Shogo Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Mano, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND: When performing arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis for end-stage ankle arthritis, internal fixation is performed using bone screws after appropriate preparation. However, optimal characteristics of bone screws have not been examined in terms of pressure force. Objective comparisons of bone-screw performance may provide information on procedures for arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis. The study objectives were to determine whether it was possible to measure compressive force changes using the newly developed device and to infer all screw characteristics from measurement results when used in actual surgeries...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093227/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-activates-nephronectin-expression-in-osteoblasts
#19
Mikiko Ikehata, Atsushi Yamada, Naoko Morimura, Masakatsu Itose, Tetsuo Suzawa, Tatsuo Shirota, Daichi Chikazu, Ryutaro Kamijo
Nephronectin (Npnt), an extracellular matrix protein, is considered to play critical roles as an adhesion molecule in the development and functions of various organs and tissues, such as the kidneys and bone. In the present study, we found that Wnt3a strongly enhanced Npnt mRNA expression in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells, while it also induced an increase in Npnt gene expression in both time- and dose-dependent manners via the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. These results suggest novel mechanisms for Wnt3a-induced osteoblast proliferation and cell survival via Npnt gene expression...
January 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070636/extracellular-matrix-loss-in-chondrocytes-after-exposure-to-interleukin-1%C3%AE-in-nadph-oxidase-dependent-manner
#20
Sakie Funato, Rika Yasuhara, Kentaro Yoshimura, Yoichi Miyamoto, Kotaro Kaneko, Tetsuo Suzawa, Daichi Chikazu, Kenji Mishima, Kazuyoshi Baba, Ryutaro Kamijo
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease caused by excessive death of chondrocytes and loss of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in articular cartilage. We previously reported that reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by the NADPH oxidase (NOX) isoform NOX-2 are involved in chondrocyte death induced by interleukin-1β (IL-1β). In this study, we investigate the role of NOX-2 in the production and degradation of ECM by chondrocytes. Although IL-1β lowered the mRNA expression of type II collagen (Col2a1) and aggrecan (Acan) in mouse chondrocyte-like ATDC5 cells, RNA silencing of Nox2 did not change the mRNA expression of these major components of the ECM of cartilage...
January 9, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
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