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Koji M Nishiguchi, Yu Yokoyama, Yusuke Fujii, Kosuke Fujita, Yusuke Tomiyama, Ryo Kawasaki, Toshinori Furukawa, Fumiko Ono, Nobuhiro Shimozawa, Mutsumi Togo, Michihiro Suzuki, Toru Nakazawa
Age-dependent formation of macular drusen caused by the focal accumulation of extracellular deposits beneath the retinal pigment epithelium precede the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. It is established that inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of drusen and AMD. However, development of a preemptive therapeutic strategy targeting macular drusen and AMD has been impeded by the lack of relevant animal models because most laboratory animals lack macula, an anatomic feature present only in humans and a subset of monkeys...
2016: PloS One
Ann W McMahon, Kevin Watt, Jian Wang, Dionna Green, Ram Tiwari, Gilbert J Burckart
BACKGROUND: Pediatric drug development is plagued by small sample sizes, unvalidated clinical endpoints, and limited studies. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine whether age stratification within the pediatric population could be used to (1) assess response to a pharmacologic intervention and to (2) design future trials based upon published stratified disease data using clinical trial simulation (CTS). METHODS: Data available from the literature for Kawasaki disease (KD) was used in the model...
2016: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science
Satoru Noji, Noriyoshi Seki, Takaki Maeba, Takayuki Sakai, Eiichi Watanabe, Katsuya Maeda, Kyoko Fukushima, Toru Noguchi, Kazuya Ogawa, Yukiyo Toyonaga, Tamotsu Negoro, Hisashi Kawasaki, Makoto Shiozaki
In typical kinase inhibitor programs, a hinge binder showing best potency with preferential specificity is initially selected, followed by fine-tuning of the accompanying substituents on its core module. A shortcoming of this approach is that the exclusive focus on a single chemotype can endanger all the analogues in the series if a critical shortcoming is revealed. Thus, an early evaluation of structure-activity relationships (SARs) can mitigate unforeseen outcomes within a series of multiple compounds, although there have been very few examples to follow such a policy...
October 13, 2016: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Sarah Parsons, Matthew Lynch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: Pathology
Sangmi Oh, Ichiro Kawasaki, Jae-Hyung Park, Yhong-Hee Shim
Cell division cycle 25 (cdc25) is an evolutionarily conserved phosphatase that promotes cell cycle progression. Among the four cdc25 orthologs in Caenorhabditis elegans, we found that cdc-25.4 mutant males failed to produce outcrossed progeny. This was not caused by defects in sperm development, but by defects in male mating behavior. The cdc-25.4 mutant males showed various defects during male mating, including contact response, backing, turning, and vulva location. Aberrant turning behavior was the most prominent defect in the cdc-25...
October 21, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
Shinichiro Tomitaka, Yohei Kawasaki, Kazuki Ide, Maiko Akutagawa, Hiroshi Yamada, Toshiaki A Furukawa, Yutaka Ono
BACKGROUND: Previously, we proposed a model for ordinal scale scoring in which individual thresholds for each item constitute a distribution by each item. This lead us to hypothesize that the boundary curves of each depressive symptom score in the distribution of total depressive symptom scores follow a common mathematical model, which is expressed as the product of the frequency of the total depressive symptom scores and the probability of the cumulative distribution function of each item threshold...
2016: PeerJ
Elaheh Malakan Rad, Iran Malekzadeh, Vahid Ziaee, Raheleh Rajabi, Zohreh Shahabi
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common cause of acquired myocardial infarction in children. Coronary artery involvement is the most serious feature of this vasculitis syndrome. Timely diagnosis of coronary artery involvement is of utmost importance since it can prevent long-term morbidity and mortality. The current methods for the diagnosis of coronary artery dilation in KD are inconsistent and are also not capable of detecting all the abnormal coronary arteries or the so-called occult dilations present...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Caroline Barranco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2016: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
Yuki Kawarada, Yasumichi Inoue, Fumihiro Kawasaki, Keishi Fukuura, Koichi Sato, Takahito Tanaka, Yuka Itoh, Hidetoshi Hayashi
Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signaling facilitates tumor development during the advanced stages of tumorigenesis, but induces cell-cycle arrest for tumor suppression during the early stages. However, the mechanism of functional switching of TGF-β is still unknown, and it is unclear whether inhibition of TGF-β signaling results amelioration or exacerbation of cancers. Here we show that the tumor suppressor p53 cooperates with Smad proteins, which are TGF-β signal transducers, to selectively activate plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1) transcription...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
Iraj Mohammadzadeh, Somayyeh Noei, Kazem Babazadeh, Hassan Zamani, Rahim Barari-Savadkoohi, Reza Alizadeh-Navaei
BACKGROUND: Cardiac involvement was the major leading cause of death in patients with Kawasaki and IVIG administration reduces cardiac complications. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of cardiovascular complications and duration of fever with regard to the time of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) administration of patients with Kawasaki disease. METHODS: This follow-up study was done on all patients with Kawasaki disease who were hospitalized at Amirkola Children's Hospital between 2006 and 2011...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
Yoichiro Otaki, Tetsu Watanabe, Satoshi Nishiyama, Hiroki Takahashi, Takanori Arimoto, Tetsuro Shishido, Takuya Miyamoto, Tsuneo Konta, Yoko Shibata, Hidenori Sato, Ryo Kawasaki, Makoto Daimon, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Takeo Kato, Takamasa Kayama, Isao Kubota
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress is a major cause of cardiovascular disease. Superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD1) is an antioxidant that protects against oxidative stress. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) variations such as single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) or haplotypes within the SOD gene are reportedly associated with the development of cardiovascular disease. However, it remains to be determined whether SOD1 variability is associated with cardiovascular or all-cause mortality in the general population...
2016: PloS One
Sandeep Hedgire, Benjamin Pulli, Manuella Lahoud-Rahme, Rebecca S Beroukhim, Ana M Rosales, Brian Ghoshhajra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
Arimasa Matsumoto, Hanae Ozaki, Shunya Harada, Kyohei Tada, Tomohiro Ayugase, Hitomi Ozawa, Tsuneomi Kawasaki, Kenso Soai
Chirality arising from isotope substitution, especially with atoms heavier than the hydrogen isotopes, is usually not considered a source of chirality in a chemical reaction. An N(2) ,N(2) ,N(3) ,N(3) -tetramethyl-2,3-butanediamine containing nitrogen ((14) N/(15) N) isotope chirality was synthesized and it was revealed that this isotopically chiral diamine compound acts as a chiral initiator for asymmetric autocatalysis.
October 18, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
Lu Yin, Xinhua Zhang, Xingyu Wang, Yang Wang, Jian Bo, Wei Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) with ratio for urinary sodium versus potassium in a large prospective urban and rural epidemiological study in China (PURE-China). DESIGN AND METHOD: As the important part of global multi-center PURE study, a prospective cohort study was conducted to recruit 46,285 participants in urban and rural area of 12 provinces in China between 2005 and 2009. A single fasting morning urine specimen was collected to test sodium and potassium excretion, and the Kawasaki formula was used to estimate 24-hour urinary sodium and potassium excretion...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Toshihiko Kawasaki, Kan-Yun Hata, Daisuke Kinoshita, Masaki Takayama, Hideyuki Okuda, Shigeto Mizuno, Masatoshi Kudo
PURPOSE: Contrast-enhanced sonography increases negative enhancement in the Kupffer phase after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We compared contrast-enhanced sonography with B-mode sonography for guidance of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of HCC after TACE. METHODS: After TACE was performed, 18 nodules in 12 patients were treated by B-mode sonography guided RFA, while 22 nodules in 18 patients were treated by contrast-enhanced sonography-guided RFA...
2016: Digestive Diseases
Shaojie Chen, Ying Dong, Marcio Galindo Kiuchi, Jiazhi Wang, Ruotian Li, Zhiyu Ling, Tingquan Zhou, Zhenglong Wang, Martin Martinek, Helmut Pürerfellner, Shaowen Liu, Mitchell W Krucoff
Importance: The timing and selection of patients with Kawasaki disease for corticosteroid use to prevent coronary artery complications remain controversial. Objective: To evaluate the effect of corticosteroid therapy in KD. Data Sources: Databases of Medline, The Cochrane Library, and the website until July 2015. We used the key words ["Kawasaki disease"] and ["steroid" OR "corticosteroid"] to retrieve potentially relevant studies in the databases of Medline, the Cochrane Library, and the Clinicaltrials...
October 17, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
Robert Sundel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
Yoshiaki Okuma, Kenji Suda, Hideyuki Nakaoka, Yasuhiro Katsube, Yoshihide Mitani, Yukako Yoshikane, Fukiko Ichida, Takeji Matsushita, Hiroyuki Shichino, Isao Shiraishi, Jun Abe, Michiaki Hiroe, Toshimichi Yoshida, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Tenascin-C (TN-C) is an extracellular matrix glycoprotein that is heavily upregulated at sites of inflammation. We conducted a retrospective study to assess the utility of TN-C as a novel biomarker to predict the risk of developing coronary artery lesions (CAL) and resistance to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD).Methods and Results:We collected blood samples of 111 KD patients (IVIG-responder: 89, IVIG-resistant: 22; CAL: 8) and 23 healthy controls, and measured the serum levels of TN-C...
October 15, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Mitsuaki Kimura, Masashi Harazaki, Tetsuya Fukuoka, Isao Asakura, Hidemasa Sakai, Tsutomu Kamimaki, Ichiro Ohkawara, Naoe Akiyama, Satoshi Tsurui, Satoru Iwashima, Masaki Shimomura, Hideaki Morishita, Takaaki Meguro, Shiro Seto
BACKGROUND: Prednisolone (PSL) has been suggested to be useful for the treatment of patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) resistant to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). However, much remains to be elucidated regarding its proper use. METHODS: Two-stage multicenter prospective studies involving 1,087 subjects were performed to study the effects of acute phase therapy on IVIG-resistant KD. Subjects resistant to the first dose of IVIG were classified into high (≥ 10 mg/dL) and low (< 10 mg/dL) CRP groups according to serum CRP levels after the first dose of IVIG...
October 15, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Toshinari Kawasaki, Kazumichi Yoshida, Takayuki Kikuchi, Akira Ishii, Yasushi Takagi, Susumu Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Concerning traumatic aneurysms, those of the superficial temporal artery (STA) have been frequently reported in the literature, whereas those of the occipital artery (OA) are extremely rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 30-year-old man had been followed at another hospital for meningoencephalocele associated with his congenital occipital bone defect. He was admitted to our hospital with a chief complaint of neck swelling and pain during a football game. CT and MRI showed a hematoma in his right neck along with the meningoencephalocele...
October 11, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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