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Yoshikazu Suzuki

Takehiko Kobayashi, Kazunari Tsuyuguchi, Shiomi Yoshida, Yu Kurahara, Naoya Ikegami, Maiko Naito, Shoko Sonobe, Toshiya Maekura, Taisuke Tsuji, Shojiro Minomo, Yoshikazu Inoue, Katsuhiro Suzuki
Background: Among Mycobacterium abscessus complex infections, patients with M. abscessus subsp. abscessus (MAA) lung disease are difficult to treat and no standard therapy has been established. Few reports have investigated the drug susceptibility of these strains. We retrospectively investigated how in vitro drug susceptibility testing (DST) of MAA affects the induction of sputum conversion using pharmacotherapy. Methods: Patients with MAA lung disease diagnosed and treated between 2010 and 2014 at our hospital were enrolled and divided into Group A (sputum conversion without relapse within 1 year) and Group B (persistent positive cultured or negative conversion with relapse)...
January 2018: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
Hiroyuki Ishiura, Koichiro Doi, Jun Mitsui, Jun Yoshimura, Miho Kawabe Matsukawa, Asao Fujiyama, Yasuko Toyoshima, Akiyoshi Kakita, Hitoshi Takahashi, Yutaka Suzuki, Sumio Sugano, Wei Qu, Kazuki Ichikawa, Hideaki Yurino, Koichiro Higasa, Shota Shibata, Aki Mitsue, Masaki Tanaka, Yaeko Ichikawa, Yuji Takahashi, Hidetoshi Date, Takashi Matsukawa, Junko Kanda, Fumiko Kusunoki Nakamoto, Mana Higashihara, Koji Abe, Ryoko Koike, Mutsuo Sasagawa, Yasuko Kuroha, Naoya Hasegawa, Norio Kanesawa, Takayuki Kondo, Takefumi Hitomi, Masayoshi Tada, Hiroki Takano, Yutaka Saito, Kazuhiro Sanpei, Osamu Onodera, Masatoyo Nishizawa, Masayuki Nakamura, Takeshi Yasuda, Yoshio Sakiyama, Mieko Otsuka, Akira Ueki, Ken-Ichi Kaida, Jun Shimizu, Ritsuko Hanajima, Toshihiro Hayashi, Yasuo Terao, Satomi Inomata-Terada, Masashi Hamada, Yuichiro Shirota, Akatsuki Kubota, Yoshikazu Ugawa, Kishin Koh, Yoshihisa Takiyama, Natsumi Ohsawa-Yoshida, Shoichi Ishiura, Ryo Yamasaki, Akira Tamaoka, Hiroshi Akiyama, Taisuke Otsuki, Akira Sano, Akio Ikeda, Jun Goto, Shinichi Morishita, Shoji Tsuji
Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, and mutations in genes encoding ion channels or neurotransmitter receptors are frequent causes of monogenic forms of epilepsy. Here we show that abnormal expansions of TTTCA and TTTTA repeats in intron 4 of SAMD12 cause benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy (BAFME). Single-molecule, real-time sequencing of BAC clones and nanopore sequencing of genomic DNA identified two repeat configurations in SAMD12. Intriguingly, in two families with a clinical diagnosis of BAFME in which no repeat expansions in SAMD12 were observed, we identified similar expansions of TTTCA and TTTTA repeats in introns of TNRC6A and RAPGEF2, indicating that expansions of the same repeat motifs are involved in the pathogenesis of BAFME regardless of the genes in which the expanded repeats are located...
March 5, 2018: Nature Genetics
Daisuke Hara, Gaku Saito, Fumiaki Shimizu, Fumitaka Suzuki, Yoshikazu Arai, Takayuki Shiina
A 53-year-old man with a penetrating trauma was admitted to our hospital. Thoracoabdominal computed tomography (CT) on admission showed left diaphragmatic injury and peritoneal fat in the left thoracic cavity. Under a diagnosis of the traumatic diaphragmatic injury, an emergency operation was performed, and the left diaphragm was repaired. No other injuries were found in the thoracic and abdominal organs by thoraco-laparoscopic observation. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient left hospital on the 14th day after surgery...
February 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Godai Suzuki, Yang Wang, Karen Kubo, Eri Hirata, Shinsuke Ohnuki, Yoshikazu Ohya
BACKGROUND: The size of the phenotypic effect of a gene has been thoroughly investigated in terms of fitness and specific morphological traits in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, but little is known about gross morphological abnormalities. RESULTS: We identified 1126 holistic morphological effectors that cause severe gross morphological abnormality when deleted, and 2241 specific morphological effectors with weak holistic effects but distinctive effects on yeast morphology...
February 20, 2018: BMC Genomics
Shogo Shima, Shinsuke Sato, Yosuke Moteki, Tatsuya Inoue, Kosuke Suzuki, Yasunari Niimi, Yoshikazu Okada
We present a rare case of supratentorial meningeal melanoma associated with ipsilateral nevus of Ota, and a review of the literature. The patient was a 32-year-old man with a right-sided nevus of Ota, presenting with unconsciousness. His CT and MRI scans revealed an extra axial tumor with dural tail signs; no lesion was detected on systemic examination. Intraoperatively, the tumor demonstrated black hyperpigmentation and was histologically diagnosed as malignant melanoma. Following surgery, he received radiotherapy and chemotherapy...
February 2018: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
Masaaki Mori, Takuma Hara, Masako Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Tomoyuki Miyamoto, Satoru Iwashima, Tatsuya Oonishi, Kunio Hashimoto, Norimoto Kobayashi, Kenji Waki, Yasuo Suzuki, Yoshikazu Otsubo, Hiroshi Yamada, Chikao Ishikawa, Taichi Kato, Shigeto Fuse
We compared the efficacy and safety of infliximab with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), a standard therapy, in a phase 3 trial (NCT01596335) for Japanese patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) showing persistent fever after initial IVIG. Patients with initial IVIG-refractory KD, aged 1-10 years, received a single dose of IV infliximab 5 mg/kg or IV polyethylene glycol-treated human immunoglobulin (VGIH) 2 g/kg on day 0. Primary outcome was defervescence rate within 48 h after the start of treatment. Safety was evaluated through day 56...
January 31, 2018: Scientific Reports
Kiyoto Watabe, Satoru Yokawa, Yoshikazu Inoh, Takahiro Suzuki, Tadahide Furuno
Autonomic neurons innervate pancreatic islets of Langerhans and participate in the maintenance of blood glucose concentrations by controlling hormone levels through attachment with islet cells. We previously found that stimulated superior cervical ganglia (SCG) could induce Ca2+ oscillation in α cells via neuropeptide substance P using an in vitro co-culture model. In this study, we studied the effect of SCG neurite adhesion on intracellular secretory granule movement and glucagon secretion in α cells stimulated by low glucose concentration...
January 9, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Masahiko Terakado, Hidehiro Suzuki, Kazuya Hashimura, Motoyuki Tanaka, Hideyuki Ueda, Keisuke Hirai, Masaki Asada, Masahiro Ikura, Naoki Matsunaga, Hiroshi Saga, Koji Shinozaki, Naoko Karakawa, Yuka Takada, Masashi Minami, Hiromu Egashira, Yoshihiro Sugiura, Masanori Yamada, Shinji Nakade, Yoshikazu Takaoka
Scaffold hopping from the amide group of lead compound ONO-7300243 (1) to a secondary alcohol successfully gave a novel chemotype lysophosphatidic acid receptor 1 (LPA1) antagonist 4. Wash-out experiments using rat isolated urethra showed that compound 4 possesses a tight binding feature to the LPA1 receptor. Further modification of two phenyl groups of 1 to pyrrole and an indane moiety afforded an optimized compound ONO-0300302 (19). Despite its high i.v. clearance, 19 inhibited significantly an LPA-induced increase of intraurethral pressure (IUP) in rat (3 mg/kg, p...
December 14, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Seiji Nagasawa, Akihiro Kanematsu, Yasuhiro Shinkai, Kimihiro Shimatani, Takahiko Hashimoto, Yoshikazu Togo, Toru Suzuki, Shuken Go, Michio Nojima, Shingo Yamamoto
Between November 2011 and November 2014, we performed a tunica albuginea incision with tunica vaginalis flap coverage (TAI+TVFC) on 5 out of 15 patients who underwent surgery for testicular torsion. Of those 15 patients, 7 underwent orchidopexy alone (Group A), 5 underwent TAI+TVFC (Group B), and 3 underwent an orchidectomy procedure (Group C). All were followed for 1 year and preservation of testicular volume >50% on the contralateral side in ultrasound measurements was considered as salvaged. During the follow-up examinations, no testicular atrophy was noted in Group A...
November 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Shiomi Yoshida, Kazunari Tsuyuguchi, Takehiko Kobayashi, Motohisa Tomita, Yoshikazu Inoue, Seiji Hayashi, Katsuhiro Suzuki
PURPOSE: Macrolide susceptibility differs between subspecies in the Mycobacterium abscessus complex, likely due to differences in erm(41) sequevars. Patients with M. abscessus complex infection generally show poor clinical outcomes in response to antibiotic treatment. Here, the association between genotype and treatment outcome was investigated. METHODOLOGY: We collected 69 isolates from 35 patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: 24 had M. abscessus complex lung disease and non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, and 11 were colonized...
January 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Taichi Arishima, Shinji Sasaki, Tomohiro Isobe, Yoshihisa Ikebata, Shinichi Shimbara, Shogo Ikeda, Keisuke Kawashima, Yutaka Suzuki, Manabu Watanabe, Sumio Sugano, Kazunori Mizoshita, Yoshikazu Sugimoto
BACKGROUND: Repeat breeding, which is defined as cattle failure to conceive after three or more inseminations in the absence of clinical abnormalities, is a substantial problem in cattle breeding. To identify maternal genetic variants of repeat breeding in Japanese Black cattle, we selected 29 repeat-breeding heifers that failed to conceive following embryo transfer (ET) and conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) using the traits. RESULTS: We found that a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP; g...
December 6, 2017: BMC Genetics
Yoshikazu Ohno, Akira Iguchi, Chuya Shinzato, Mikako Gushi, Mayuri Inoue, Atsushi Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sakai, Takashi Nakamura
Calcification processes are largely unknown in scleractinian corals. In this study, live confocal imaging was used to elucidate the spatiotemporal dynamics of the calcification process in aposymbiotic primary polyps of the coral species Acropora digitifera. The fluorophore calcein was used as a calcium deposition marker and a visible indicator of extracellular fluid distribution at the tissue-skeleton interface (subcalicoblastic medium, SCM) in primary polyp tissues. Under continuous incubation in calcein-containing seawater, initial crystallization and skeletal growth were visualized among the calicoblastic cells in live primary polyp tissues...
March 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
Masayuki Chuma, Makoto Makishima, Toru Imai, Naohiro Tochikura, Shinichiro Suzuki, Tsukasa Kuwana, Nami Sawada, Tomohide Komatsu, Takako Sakaue, Norikazu Kikuchi, Yoshikazu Yoshida, Kosaku Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Appropriate initial dosing of vancomycin (VCM) is important in improving survival and in preventing nephrotoxicity in critically ill patients, but the potential relationship between initial VCM trough levels and early-onset nephrotoxicity remains unclear. We examined the relationship between initial VCM trough levels and early-onset VCM-associated nephrotoxicity. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of patients who had therapeutic drug monitoring of VCM with initial trough levels within 4 days after the beginning of VCM administration...
February 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Isao Ohsawa, Daisuke Honda, Atsuko Hisada, Hiroyuki Inoshita, Kisara Onda-Tsueshita, Satoshi Mano, Nobuyuki Sato, Yuya Nakamura, Tatsuo Shimizu, Hiromichi Gotoh, Yoshikazu Goto, Yusuke Suzuki, Yasuhiko Tomino
Background The present study was designed to identify the clinical characteristics that permit the differential diagnosis of hereditary angioedema (HAE) and mast cell-mediated angioedema (Mast-AE) during the first consultation. Methods The medical histories and laboratory data of 46 patients with HAE and 41 patients with Mast-AE were compared. Results The average age of onset in the HAE group (19.8±9.0 years) was significantly lower than that in the Mast-AE group (35.2±12.0 years). The incidence of familial angioedema (AE) in the HAE group (73...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
Tatsuya Kawaoka, Shinsuke Ohnuki, Yoshikazu Ohya, Kuninori Suzuki
When macroautophagy (autophagy) is induced by nutrient starvation or rapamycin treatment, Atg (autophagy-related) proteins are assembled at a restricted region close to the vacuole. Subsequently, the phagophore expands to form a closed autophagosome. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells overexpressing precursor Ape1 (prApe1), a specific autophagosome cargo protein, the phagophore can be visualized as a cup-shaped structure labeled with green fluorescent protein (GFP)-tagged Atg8. Previously, our group has shown that the maximum length of GFP-Atg8-labeled structures reflects the magnitude of bulk autophagy...
October 5, 2017: Autophagy
Yoshikazu Sawada, Yoshihiko Izumida, Yoshinori Takeuchi, Yuichi Aita, Nobuhiro Wada, EnXu Li, Yuki Murayama, Xianying Piao, Akito Shikama, Yukari Masuda, Makiko Nishi-Tatsumi, Midori Kubota, Motohiro Sekiya, Takashi Matsuzaka, Yoshimi Nakagawa, Yoko Sugano, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Kazuto Kobayashi, Shigeru Yatoh, Hiroaki Suzuki, Hiroaki Yagyu, Yasushi Kawakami, Takashi Kadowaki, Hitoshi Shimano, Naoya Yahagi
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have both anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects. However, the precise mechanism of the anti-obesity effect remains unclear. We previously demonstrated that the glycogen depletion signal triggers lipolysis in adipose tissue via liver-brain-adipose neurocircuitry. In this study, therefore, we investigated whether the anti-obesity mechanism of SGLT2 inhibitor is mediated by this mechanism. Diet-induced obese mice were subjected to hepatic vagotomy (HVx) or sham operation and loaded with high fat diet containing 0...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Takahisa Murofushi, Hiromasa Tsuda, Yoshikazu Mikami, Yoko Yamaguchi, Naoto Suzuki
SIRT1 is a NAD-dependent histone deacetylase that is important in a wide variety of physiological and pathophysiological processes. Although many studies have examined the relationship between SIRT1 and cancer, the role of SIRT1 in tumor malignancy is controversial. Here, we examined the effects of the SIRT1 activator CAY10591 in gingival epithelial carcinoma Ca9-22 cells. CAY10591 treatment dose- and time-dependently increased SIRT1 level and activity. The treatment decreased cell growth and induced cell-cycle repressor p21 levels...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
Yoshikazu Motohashi, Takahiro Katsumata, Tatsuya Suzuki, Ryo Shimada, Hayato Konishi, Shinji Fukuhara, Sachiko Kanki, Masahiro Daimon, Hideki Ozawa, Shintaro Nemoto
Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital disease. We experienced 3 surgical cases of quadricuspid aortic valve. Patient 1 was a 72-year-old man who was noted to have a quadricuspid aortic valve associated with aortic regurgitation and an ascending aortic aneurysm(51 mm in diameter). He underwent replacement of the aortic valve and the ascending aorta. Patient 2 was a 71-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis, regurgitation, and coronary triple vessel disease. He underwent aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Edward Cantu, Joshua M Diamond, Yoshikazu Suzuki, Jared Lasky, Christian Schaufler, Brian Lim, Rupal Shah, Mary Porteous, David J Lederer, Steven M Kawut, Scott M Palmer, Laurie D Snyder, Matthew G Hartwig, Vibha N Lama, Sangeeta Bhorade, Christian Bermudez, Maria Crespo, John McDyer, Keith Wille, Jonathan Orens, Pali D Shah, Ann Weinacker, David Weill, David Wilkes, David Roe, Chadi Hage, Lorraine B Ware, Scarlett L Bellamy, Jason D Christie
RATIONALE: Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is a form of acute lung injury that occurs after lung transplantation. The definition of PGD was standardized in 2005. Since that time, clinical practice has evolved and this definition is increasingly used as a primary endpoint for clinical trials; therefore, validation is warranted. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether refinements to the 2005 consensus definition could further improve construct validity. METHODS: Data from the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group multi-centered cohort was used to compare variations to the PGD definition, including alternate oxygenation thresholds, inclusion of additional severity groups, and effects of procedure type and mechanical ventilation...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Shigeaki Suzuki, Nobuhisa Ishikawa, Fumie Konoeda, Nobuhiko Seki, Satoshi Fukushima, Kikuko Takahashi, Hisashi Uhara, Yoshikazu Hasegawa, Shinichiro Inomata, Yasushi Otani, Kenji Yokota, Takashi Hirose, Ryo Tanaka, Norihiro Suzuki, Makoto Matsui
OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical features of myasthenia gravis (MG) induced by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors using 2-year safety databases based on postmarketing surveys in Japan. METHODS: We studied 10,277 patients with cancer who had received monotherapy with either nivolumab or ipilimumab between September 2014 and August 2016. As the control group, 105 patients with idiopathic MG were used. RESULTS: There were 12 MG cases (0...
September 12, 2017: Neurology
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