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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734696/-18-f-fluoromisonidazole-positron-emission-tomography-fmiso-pet-may-reflect-hypoxia-and-cell-proliferation-activity-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jun Sato, Yoshimasa Kitagawa, Shiro Watanabe, Takuya Asaka, Noritaka Ohga, Kenji Hirata, Shozo Okamoto, Tohru Shiga, Masanobu Shindoh, Yuji Kuge, Nagara Tamaki
OBJECTIVE: Hypoxia is a common feature and prognostic factor in cancer. (18)F-fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) positron emission tomography (PET) can detect tumor hypoxia noninvasively. The aim of this study was to assess the correlations between FMISO-PET and (18) F-fluorodexyglucose (FDG)-PET parameters with cell proliferation and hypoxia in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). STUDY DESIGN: Twenty-three preoperative patients with OSCC were included. The tumor/muscle ratio (TMR) of FMISO-PET, the maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) of FDG-PET, metabolic tumor volume, and total lesion glycolysis were measured...
June 8, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733642/gap-junction-mediated-regulation-of-endothelial-cellular-stiffness
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Takayuki Okamoto, Eiji Kawamoto, Yoshimi Takagi, Nobuyuki Akita, Tatsuya Hayashi, Eun Jeong Park, Koji Suzuki, Motomu Shimaoka
Endothelial monolayers have shown the ability to signal each other through gap junctions. Gap junction-mediated cell-cell interactions have been implicated in the modulation of endothelial cell functions during vascular inflammation. Inflammatory mediators alter the mechanical properties of endothelial cells, although the exact role of gap junctions in this process remains unclear. Here, we sought to study the role of gap junctions in the regulation of endothelial stiffness, an important physical feature that is associated with many vascular pathologies...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733609/suppression-of-hbv-replication-by-the-expression-of-nickase-and-nuclease-dead-cas9
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Takeshi Kurihara, Takasuke Fukuhara, Chikako Ono, Satomi Yamamoto, Kentaro Uemura, Toru Okamoto, Masaya Sugiyama, Daisuke Motooka, Shota Nakamura, Masato Ikawa, Masashi Mizokami, Yoshihiko Maehara, Yoshiharu Matsuura
Complete removal of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA from nuclei is difficult by the current therapies. Recent reports have shown that a novel genome-editing tool using Cas9 with a single-guide RNA (sgRNA) system can cleave the HBV genome in vitro and in vivo. However, induction of a double-strand break (DSB) on the targeted genome by Cas9 risks undesirable off-target cleavage on the host genome. Nickase-Cas9 cleaves a single strand of DNA, and thereby two sgRNAs are required for inducing DSBs. To avoid Cas9-induced off-target mutagenesis, we examined the effects of the expressions of nickase-Cas9 and nuclease dead Cas9 (d-Cas9) with sgRNAs on HBV replication...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727766/clinical-implications-of-the-novel-cytokine-il-38-expressed-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-possible-association-with-pd-l1-expression
#4
Kazuki Takada, Tatsuro Okamoto, Masaki Tominaga, Koji Teraishi, Takaki Akamine, Shinkichi Takamori, Masakazu Katsura, Gouji Toyokawa, Fumihiro Shoji, Masaki Okamoto, Yoshinao Oda, Tomoaki Hoshino, Yoshihiko Maehara
Interleukin (IL)-38, a novel member of the IL-1 cytokine family, is homologous to IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) and IL-36Ra, and has been reported to act as an antagonist. IL-38 expression is found in tonsil, placenta, and spleen, and recent studies suggest an association between IL-38 and autoimmune diseases. However, whether IL-38 plays a role in carcinogenesis or cancer growth is unclear. In the present study, we identified increases in IL-38 expression by immunohistochemistry in multiple types of cancer cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726497/prognosis-prediction-for-postoperative-esophageal-cancer-patients-using-onodera-s-prognostic-nutritional-index
#5
Hideo Matsumoto, Yuko Okamoto, Akimasa Kawai, Daisuke Ueno, Hisako Kubota, Haruaki Murakami, Masaharu Higashida, Toshihiro Hirai
PURPOSE: Preoperative nutritional status may impact surgical outcome and prognosis. We evaluated the predictive value of Onodera's prognostic nutritional index (O's-PNI) of surgical outcome following esophagectomy in esophageal cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 144 patients undergoing esophagectomy for esophageal cancer from April 2010 to May 2015 were evaluated, retrospectively. Eighty-four patients were enrolled in this study. O's-PNIs were calculated before surgery, discharge, and 1, 2, and 6 mo after discharge...
July 20, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726321/the-prevalence-of-transpancreatic-common-hepatic-artery-and-coexisting-variant-anatomy
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Kousei Ishigami, Akihiro Nishie, Yoshiki Asayama, Yasuhiro Ushijima, Yukihisa Takayama, Daisuke Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Norifumi Harimoto, Takao Ohtsuka, Kohei Nakata, Hiroshi Honda
PURPOSE: We studied the prevalence of the transpancreatic common hepatic artery (tp-CHA) and coexisting variant anatomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group comprised 788 consecutive liver transplant donor candidates who had undergone thin-section multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) studies to investigate vascular anatomy. Multiplanar reformatted (MPR) images obtained from the arterial phase were retrospectively reviewed to assess the presence/absence of the tp-CHA...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726029/ammonia-exposure-and-subsequent-recovery-trigger-oxidative-stress-responses-in-juveniles-of-brazilian-flounder-paralichthys-orbignyanus
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Lucas Campos Maltez, Giovanna Rodrigues Stringhetta, Alain Danilo Enamorado, Marcelo Hideo Okamoto, Luis Alberto Romano, José María Monserrat, Luís André Sampaio, Luciano Garcia
The effects of ammonia exposure and recovery on oxidative stress parameters and histology of juvenile Brazilian flounder Paralichthys orbignyanus were evaluated. The fish were exposed to 0.12, 0.28 and 0.57 mg NH3-N L(-1), plus a control, for 10 days followed by the same recovery time in ammonia-free water. Gill, liver and muscle samples (n = 9) were collected after 1, 5 and 10 days of exposure and after recovery for oxidative stress analysis (antioxidant capacity against peroxyl radicals (ACAP); glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity; lipoperoxidation levels measured through thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) content)...
July 19, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723802/tocilizumab-for-uncontrollable-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-complicating-adult-onset-still-disease-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Asami Masui-Ito, Ryuji Okamoto, Kaoru Ikejiri, Mika Fujimoto, Muneyoshi Tanimura, Shiro Nakamori, Tomohiro Murata, Eiji Ishikawa, Norikazu Yamada, Hiroshi Imai, Masaaki Ito
RATIONALE: Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by evanescent salmon-pink rash, fever spikes, arthralgia, and lymphadenopathy. AOSD usually has a good prognosis, but it can sometimes be fatal, especially when it is complicated by systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and multiple organ failure. PATIENT CONCERNS: A previously healthy 26-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for persistent high fever and mild systemic edema...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723388/region-specific-impairments-in-parvalbumin-interneurons-in-social-isolation-reared-mice
#9
Hiroshi Ueno, Shunsuke Suemitsu, Shinji Murakami, Naoya Kitamura, Kenta Wani, Motoi Okamoto, Yosuke Matsumoto, Takeshi Ishihara
Many neuropsychiatric disorders show localized dysfunction in specific cortical regions. The mechanisms underlying such region-specific vulnerabilities are unknown. Post-mortem analyses have demonstrated a selective reduction in the expression of parvalbumin (PV) in GABAergic interneurons in the frontal rather than the sensory cortex of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, and bipolar disorders. PV neurons are surrounded by perineuronal nets (PNNs), and are protected from oxidative stress...
July 16, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722780/add-on-effects-of-fluvastatin-in-simeprevir-pegylated-interferon-ribavirin-combination-therapy-for-patients-with-genotype-1-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-a-randomized-controlled-study
#10
Goki Suda, Jun Ito, Atsushi Nagasaka, Yoshiya Yamamoto, Ken Furuya, Munenori Okamoto, Katsumi Terashita, Tomoe Kobayashi, Izumi Tsunematsu, Junichi Yoshida, Takashi Meguro, Masatsugu Ohara, Naoki Kawagishi, Megumi Kimura, Machiko Umemura, Takaaki Izumi, Yoko Tsukuda, Masato Nakai, Takuya Sho, Mitsuteru Natsuizaka, Kenichi Morikawa, Koji Ogawa, Naoya Sakamoto
BACKGROUND: The Japan Society of Hepatology guidelines indicate that HCV protease inhibitor combination therapy with simeprevir (SMV), pegylated-interferon (Peg-IFN), and ribavirin (RBV) is a therapeutic option for patients who fail to respond to a direct direct-acting antiviral (DAA) containing regimen. However, treatment outcomes have room for improvement. Fluvastatin (FLV) add-on treatment in Peg-IFN and RBV combination therapy for hepatitis C-infected patients significantly improved the sustained virological response (SVR), but the add-on effect of FLV on SMV combination therapy is not well understood...
July 19, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722236/the-membrane-type-estrogen-receptor-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-suppresses-lipopolysaccharide-induced-interleukin-6-via-inhibition-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-pathway-in-murine-macrophage-cells
#11
Mariko Okamoto, Takuto Suzuki, Yoichi Mizukami, Teruo Ikeda
The female sex hormone estrogen exerts anti-inflammatory effects. The G-protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) has been recently identified as a novel membrane-type estrogen receptor that can mediate non-genomic estrogenic effects on many cell types. We previously demonstrated that GPER inhibits tumor necrosis factor alpha-induced expression of interleukin 6 (IL-6) through repression of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) promoter activity using human breast cancer cells. Although several reports have indicated that GPER suppresses Toll-like receptor-induced inflammatory cytokine expression in macrophages, the molecular mechanisms of the inhibition of cytokine production via GPER remain poorly understood...
July 18, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722158/gravitropism-interferes-with-hydrotropism-via-counteracting-auxin-dynamics-in-cucumber-roots-clinorotation-and-spaceflight-experiments
#12
Keita Morohashi, Miki Okamoto, Chiaki Yamazaki, Nobuharu Fujii, Yutaka Miyazawa, Motoshi Kamada, Haruo Kasahara, Ikuko Osada, Toru Shimazu, Yasuo Fusejima, Akira Higashibata, Takashi Yamazaki, Noriaki Ishioka, Akie Kobayashi, Hideyuki Takahashi
Roots of land plants show gravitropism and hydrotropism in response to gravity and moisture gradients, respectively, for controlling their growth orientation. Gravitropism interferes with hydrotropism, although the mechanistic aspects are poorly understood. Here, we differentiated hydrotropism from gravitropism in cucumber roots by conducting clinorotation and spaceflight experiments. We also compared mechanisms regulating hydrotropism and auxin-regulated gravitropism. Clinorotated or microgravity (μG)-grown cucumber seedling roots hydrotropically bent toward wet substrate in the presence of moisture gradients, but they grew straight in the direction of normal gravitational force at the Earth's surface (1G) on the ground or centrifuge-generated 1G in space...
July 19, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720759/depleted-tumor-suppressor-mir-107-in-plasma-relates-to-tumor-progression-and-is-a-novel-therapeutic-target-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Taisuke Imamura, Shuhei Komatsu, Daisuke Ichikawa, Mahito Miyamae, Wataru Okajima, Takuma Ohashi, Jun Kiuchi, Keiji Nishibeppu, Hirotaka Konishi, Atsushi Shiozaki, Ryo Morimura, Hisashi Ikoma, Toshiya Ochiai, Kazuma Okamoto, Hiroki Taniguchi, Eigo Otsuji
This study explored decreased tumor suppressor microRNA (miRNA) plasma levels in pancreatic cancer (PCa) patients to clarify their potential as novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets. We used the microRNA array-based approach to select candidates by comparing plasma levels between PCa patients and healthy volunteers. Six down-regulated miRNAs (miR-107, miR-126, miR-451, miR-145, miR-491-5p, and miR-146b-5p) were selected. Small- and large-scale analyses using samples from 100 PCa patients and 80 healthy volunteers revealed that miR-107 was the most down-regulated miRNA in PCa patients compared with healthy volunteers (P < 0...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717057/glucose-variability-based-on-continuous-glucose-monitoring-assessment-is-associated-with-postoperative-complications-after-cardiovascular-surgery
#14
Hiroki Sato, Michihiro Hosojima, Tomomi Ishikawa, Kenji Aoki, Takeshi Okamoto, Akihiko Saito, Masanori Tsuchida
PURPOSE: This purpose of this prospective study was to use a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system to evaluate the suitability of our institution's glucose management protocol after cardiovascular surgery and to clarify the impact of glycemic variability on postoperative complications. METHODS: In all, 76 patients who underwent elective cardiovascular surgery and were monitored perioperatively using a CGM system were evaluated. Postoperative glucose management consisted of continuous intravenous insulin infusion (CIII) in the intensive care unit, and subcutaneous insulin injections (SQII) after oral food intake started...
July 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716281/-black-butterfly-sign-on-t2-weighted-and-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-a-novel-finding-of-chronic-venous-congestion-of-the-brain-stem-and-spinal-cord-associated-with-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Mikako Enokizono, Noriko Sato, Minoru Morikawa, Yukio Kimura, Atsuhiko Sugiyama, Tomoko Maekawa, Daichi Sone, Daiki Takewaki, Tomoko Okamoto, Yuji Takahashi, Nobutaka Horie, Takayuki Matsuo
A dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) with spinal perimedullary venous drainage can cause progressive myelopathy, and it is sometimes incorrectly diagnosed as another spinal cord disease. Here we report the cases of three individuals with a DAVF (one craniocervical junction DAVF and two tentorial DAVFs) with progressive myelopathy showing unique magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings. MR T2*WI or susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) demonstrated symmetrical dark signal intensity lesions predominantly in the dorsal aspect of medulla and the central gray matter of cervical spinal cord that showed the "black butterfly" silhouette...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714313/artificial-metalloenzymes-reaction-scope-and-optimization-strategies
#16
Fabian Schwizer, Yasunori Okamoto, Tillmann Heinisch, Yifan Gu, Michela M Pellizzoni, Vincent Lebrun, Raphael Reuter, Valentin Köhler, Jared C Lewis, Thomas R Ward
The incorporation of a synthetic, catalytically competent metallocofactor into a protein scaffold to generate an artificial metalloenzyme (ArM) has been explored since the late 1970's. Progress in the ensuing years was limited by the tools available for both organometallic synthesis and protein engineering. Advances in both of these areas, combined with increased appreciation of the potential benefits of combining attractive features of both homogeneous catalysis and enzymatic catalysis, led to a resurgence of interest in ArMs starting in the early 2000's...
July 17, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713972/expression-and-subcellular-localization-of-at-motif-binding-factor-1-in-colon-tumours
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Hiromi Kataoka, Yutaka Miura, Makoto Kawaguchi, Shugo Suzuki, Yasuyuki Okamoto, Keiji Ozeki, Takaya Shimura, Tsutomu Mizoshita, Eiji Kubota, Satoshi Tanida, Satoru Takahashi, Kiyofumi Asai, Takashi Joh
AT motif binding factor 1 (ATBF1) is a transcriptional regulator that functions as a tumour suppressor to negatively affect cancer cell growth. In the present study four specific polyclonal antibodies against ATBF1 were generated, and the expression and intracellular localization of ATBF1 in colonic mucosae, polyps, adenoma and adenocarcinoma tissue samples were investigated. The four polyclonal antibodies produced were as follows: MB34 and MB49, which recognize the N‑ and C‑terminal fragments of ATBF1, respectively; and D1‑120 and MB44, which recognize the middle fragments of ATBF1 that contain three nuclear localization signals (NLS)...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712522/comparison-of-the-origin-and-coupling-interval-between-ectopy-with-and-without-atrial-fibrillation-initiation
#18
Takashi Kanda, Masaharu Masuda, Masashi Fujita, Osamu Iida, Shin Okamoto, Takayuki Ishihara, Kiyonori Nanto, Akihiro Sunaga, Takuya Tsujimura, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Takuya Ohashi, Masaaki Uematsu
BACKGROUND: Differentiation of atrial fibrillation (AF) trigger ectopy from other ectopy is often difficult. The purpose of this study was to compare the origin and coupling intervals (CI) between AF-trigger and non-AF-trigger ectopy. METHODS: This study consisted of 120 patients with AF who underwent an initial ablation. Isoproterenol was infused up to 20μg/min to provoke ectopy and AF. We measured the CI of all ectopy provoked by an isoproterenol infusion. The %CI was calculated as the CI of the ectopy/P-P interval of the preceding 2 beats...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711412/clinical-outcomes-of-patients-80%C3%A2-years-of-age-and-older-with-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Masanori Okamoto, Yasuo Yoshimura, Kaoru Aoki, Munehisa Kito, Atsushi Tanaka, Shuichiro Suzuki, Akira Takazawa, Ken'ichi Isobe, Hiroyuki Kato
OBJECTIVES: Although soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is rare, its incidence is increasing among older patients. Few studies have compared the outcomes between conservative and surgical treatments for STS patients aged ≥80 years. We assessed the outcomes of both treatments in this population and the association between older age and surgical outcome. METHODS: We recruited consecutive patients with STS aged ≥80 years treated at our institution between January 2006 and May 2014...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710602/eldecalcitol-ed-71-an-analog-of-1%C3%AE-25-oh-2d3-inhibits-the-growth-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-scc-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-down-regulating-expression-of-heparin-binding-protein-17-fibroblast-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-hbp17-fgfbp-1-and-fgf-2
#20
T Shintani, F Takatsu, S N Z Rosli, E Usui, A Hamada, K Sumi, Y Hayashido, S Toratani, Tetsuji Okamoto
Heparin-binding protein 17 (HBp17)/fibroblast growth factor-binding protein-1 (FGFBP-1) was first purified from medium conditioned by A431 cells for its capacity to bind to fibroblast growth factors 1 and 2 (FGF-1 and -2). Among FGF family members, FGF-2 is a potent mitogen for various cell types, including vascular endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and cancer cells such as oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells. Besides being well known in bone metabolism, the active form of vitamin D3, i.e., 1α,25(OH)2D3 (1,25D3), was reported to have protective effects for heart disease and cancer...
July 14, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
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