JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/54982
FullText URL 71_2_135.pdf
Author Mori, Akihiro| Watanabe, Masami| Sadahira, Takuya| Kobayashi, Yasuyuki| Ariyoshi, Yuichi| Ueki, Hideo| Wada, Koichiro| Ochiai, Kazuhiko| Li, Shun-Ai| Nasu, Yasutomo|
Abstract The cluster of differentiation 147 (CD147), also known as EMMPRIN, is a key molecule that promotes cancer progression. We previously developed an adenoviral vector encoding a tumor suppressor REIC/Dkk-3 gene (Ad-REIC) for cancer gene therapy. The therapeutic effects are based on suppressing the growth of cancer cells, but, the underlying molecular mechanism has not been fully clarified. To elucidate this mechanism, we investigated the effects of Ad-REIC on the expression of CD147 in LNCaP prostate cancer cells. Western blotting revealed that the expression of CD147 was significantly suppressed by Ad-REIC. Ad-REIC also suppressed the cell growth of LNCaP cells. Since other researchers have demonstrated that phosphorylated mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and c-Myc protein positively regulate the expression of CD147, we investigated the correlation between the CD147 level and the activation of MAPK and c-Myc expression. Unexpectedly, no positive correlation was observed between CD147 and its possible regulators, suggesting that another signaling pathway was involved in the downregulation of CD147. This is the first study to show the downregulation of CD147 by Ad-REIC in prostate cancer cells. At least some of the therapeutic effects of Ad-REIC may be due to the downregulation of the cancer-progression factor, CD147.
Keywords prostate cancer REIC/Dkk-3 CD147 cell growth p38 MAP kinase
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2017-04
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume71
Issue issue2
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 135
End Page 142
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2017 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 28420895
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/54508
FullText URL 70_4_299.pdf
Author Wada, Koichiro| Uehara, Shinya| Ishii, Ayano| Sadahira, Takuya| Yamamoto, Masumi| Mitsuhata, Ritsuko| Takamoto , Atsushi| Araki, Motoo| Kobayashi, Yasuyuki| Watanabe, Masami| Watanabe, Toyohiko| Hotta, Katsuyuki| Nasu, Yasutomo|
Abstract Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common bacterial infections in women, and many patients experience frequent recurrence. The aim of this report is to introduce an on-going prospective phase II clinical trial performed to evaluate the preventive effectiveness of Lactobacillus vaginal suppositories for prevention of recurrent cystitis. Patients enrolled in this study are administered vaginal suppositories containing the GAI 98322 strain of Lactobacillus crispatus every 2 days or 3 times a week for one year. The primary endpoint is recurrence of cystitis and the secondary endpoints are adverse events. Recruitment began in December 2013 and target sample size is 20 participants.
Keywords probiotics lactobacilli Lactobacillus crispatus urinary tract infection vaginal suppository
Amo Type Clinical Study Protocols
Published Date 2016-08
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume70
Issue issue4
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 299
End Page 302
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2016 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 27549677
Web of Sience KeyUT 000384748600012
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/54507
FullText URL 70_4_295.pdf
Author Araki, Motoo| Wada, Koichiro| Mitsui, Yosuke| Kubota, Risa| Yoshioka, Takashi| Ariyoshi, Yuichi| Kobayashi, Yasuyuki| Kitagawa, Masashi| Tanabe, Katsuyuki| Sugiyama, Hiroshi| Wada, Jun| Watanabe, Masami| Watanabe, Toyohiko| Hotta, Katsuyuki| Nasu, Yasutomo|
Abstract Although graft survival following renal transplantation (RTx) has improved, outcomes following highrisk RTx are variable. Preexisting antibodies, including donor-specific antibodies (DSA), play an important role in graft dysfunction and survival. We have designed a study to investigate the safety and efficacy of anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies (rituximab) in high-risk RTx recipients. Major eligibility criteria include: 1) major and minor ABO blood group mismatch, 2) positive DSA. Thirty-five patients will receive 200 mg/body of rituximab. The primary endpoint is the incidence of B cell depletion. This study will clarify whether rituximab is efficacious in improving graft survival in high-risk RTx recipients.
Keywords end-stage renal disease immunosuppression kidney transplantation
Amo Type Clinical Study Protocols
Published Date 2016-08
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume70
Issue issue4
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 295
End Page 297
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2016 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 27549676
Web of Sience KeyUT 000384748600011
Author Uchida, Daisuke| Shiraha, Hidenori| Kato, Hironari| Nagahara, Teruya| Iwamuro, Masaya| Kataoka, Junro| Horiguchi, Shigeru| Watanabe, Masami| Takaki, Akinobu| Nouso, Kazuhiro| Nasu, Yasutomo| Yagi, Takahito| Kumon, Hiromi| Yamamoto, Kazuhide|
Published Date 2014-05
Publication Title Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume volume29
Issue issue5
Content Type Journal Article
Author Kurahashi, Hiroaki| Watanabe, Masami| Sugimoto, Morito| Ariyoshi, Yuichi| Mahmood, Sabina| Araki, Motoo| Ishii, Kazushi| Nasu, Yasutomo| Nagai, Atsushi| Kumon, Hiromi|
Published Date 2013-12
Publication Title Endocrine Journal
Volume volume60
Issue issue12
Content Type Journal Article
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/52144
FullText URL 68_1_47.pdf
Author Ishikawa, Tsutomu| Araki, Motoo| Hirata, Takeshi| Watanabe, Masami| Ebara, Shin| Watanabe, Toyohiko| Nasu, Yasutomo| Kumon, Hiromi|
Abstract We report 3 patients with the rare complication of an indwelling urethral catheter misdirected into the ureter. This is the largest series to date. Patients were referred to us for a variety of reasons following exchange of their chronic indwelling urinary catheters. CT in all cases demonstrated the urinary catheters residing in the left ureter. The ages of the patients were 37, 67 and 81 years old. All patients suffered from neurogenic bladder. Two patients were female, one was male, and 2 of the 3 had a sensory disorder inhibiting their pain response. The catheters were replaced with open-end Foley catheters. Extensive follow-up CT scans were obtained in one case, demonstrating improvement of hydronephrosis and no evidence of ureteral stenosis. Cystoscopy in this patient demonstrated normally positioned and functioning ureteral orifices. Although the placement of an indwelling urethral catheter is a comparatively safe procedure, one must keep in mind that this complication can occur, particularly in female patients with neurogenic bladder. CT without contrast is a noninvasive, definitive diagnostic tool.
Keywords complication indwelling urethral catheter imaging computed tomography ureter
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2014-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume68
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 47
End Page 51
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2014 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 24553489
Web of Sience KeyUT 000331592800008
Author Huang, P| Kaku, H| Chen, J| Kashiwakura, Y| Saika, T| Nasu, Y| Urata, Y| Fujiwara, T| Watanabe, M| Kumon, H|
Published Date 2010-07
Publication Title Cancer Gene Therapy
Volume volume17
Issue issue7
Content Type Journal Article
Author Sakaguchi, Masakiyo| Kataoka, Ken| Abarzua, Fernando| Tanimoto, Ryuta| Watanabe, Masami| Murata, Hitoshi| Than, Swe Swe| Kurose, Kaoru| Kashiwakura, Yuji| Ochiai, Kazuhiko| Nasu, Yasutomo| Kumon, Hiromi| Huh, Nam-ho|
Published Date 2009-05-22
Publication Title The Journal of Biological Chemistry
Volume volume284
Issue issue21
Content Type Journal Article
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/48076
FullText URL 66_1_7.pdf
Author Kawauchi, Keiichiro| Watanabe, Masami| Kaku, Haruki| Huang, Peng| Sasaki, Kasumi| Sakaguchi, Masakiyo| Ochiai, Kazuhiko| Huh, Nam-ho| Nasu, Yasutomo| Kumon, Hiromi|
Abstract The preclinical safety and therapeutic efficacy of adenoviral vectors that express the REIC/Dkk-3 tumor suppressor gene (Ad-REIC) was examined for use in prostate cancer gene therapy. The Ad-human (h) and mouse (m) REIC were previously demonstrated to induce strong anti-cancer effects in vitro and in vivo, and we herein report the results of two in vivo studies. First, intra-tumor Ad-hREIC administration was examined for toxicity and therapeutic effects in a subcutaneous tumor model using the PC3 prostate cancer cell line. Second, intra-prostatic Ad-mREIC administration was tested for toxicity in normal mice. The whole-body and spleen weights, hematological and serum chemistry parameters, and histological evaluation of tissues from throughout the body were analyzed. Both experiments indicated that there was no significant difference in the examined parameters between the Ad-REIC-treated group and the control (PBS- or Ad-LacZ-treated) group. In the in vitro analysis using PC3 cells, a significant apoptotic effect was observed after Ad-hREIC treatment. Confirming this observation, the robust anti-tumor efficacy of Ad-hREIC was demonstrated in the in vivo subcutaneous prostate cancer model. Based on the results of these preclinical experiments, we consider the adenovirus-mediated REIC/Dkk-3 in situ gene therapy to be safe and useful for the clinical treatment of prostate cancer.
Keywords REIC Dickkopf-3 gene therapy prostate cancer preclinical study
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2012-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume66
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 7
End Page 16
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2012 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 22358134
Web of Sience KeyUT 000300800700002
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/47013
FullText URL 65_5_315.pdf
Author Wang, Lei| Kaku, Haruki| Huang, Peng| Xu, Kexin| Yang, Kai| Zhang, Jiheng| Li, Ming| Xie, Liping| Wang, Xiaofeng| Sakai, Akiko| Watanabe, Masami| Nasu, Yasutomo| Shimizu, Kenji| Kumon, Hiromi| Na, Yanqun|
Abstract Deficiencies in the human DNA repair gene WRN are the cause of Werner syndrome, a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by premature aging and a predisposition to cancer. This study evaluated the association of WRN Leu1074Phe (rs1801195), a common missense single nucleotide polymorphism in WRN, with prostate cancer susceptibility in Chinese subjects. One hundred and forty-seven prostate cancer patients and 111 male cancer-free control subjects from 3 university hospitals in China were included. Blood samples were obtained from each subject, and the single nucleotide polymorphism WRN Leu1074Phe was genotyped by using a Snapshot assay. The results showed that WRN Leu1074Phe was associated with the risk of prostate cancer in Chinese men and that the TG/GG genotype displayed a decreased prevalence of prostate cancer compared with the TT genotype (OR=0.58, 95%CI:0.35-0.97, p=0.039). Through stratified analysis, more significant associations were revealed for the TG/GG genotype in the subgroup with diagnosis age <_ 72 yr (OR=0.27, 95%CI:0.12-0.61, p=0.002) and in patients with localized diseases (OR=0.36, 95%CI:0.19-0.70, p=0.003). However, no statistically significant difference was found in the subgroup with age >72 yr or in patients with advanced diseases. We concluded that the genetic variant Leu1074Phe in the DNA repair gene WRN might play a role in the risk of prostate cancer in Chinese subjects.
Keywords polymorphism prostatic neoplasms single nucleotide susceptibility WRN
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2011-10
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume65
Issue issue5
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 315
End Page 323
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2011 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 22037267
Web of Sience KeyUT 000296116400005
Author Ochiai, Kazuhiko| Watanabe, Masami| Ueki, Hideo| Huang, Peng| Fujii, Yasuyuki| Nasu, Yasutomo| Noguchi, Hirofumi| Hirata, Takeshi| Sakaguchi, Masakiyo| Huh, Nam-ho| Kashiwakura, Yuji| Kaku, Haruki| Kumon, Hiromi|
Published Date 2011-08-26
Publication Title Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume volume412
Issue issue2
Content Type Journal Article
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31964
FullText URL fulltext.pdf
Author Nagai, Atsushi| Nasu, Yasutomo| Watanabe, Masami| Kusumi, Norihiro| Tsuboi, Hiromu| Kumon, Hiromi|
Abstract <p>We investigated the usefulness of one-stage urethroplasty by the parameatal foreskin flap method (OUPF procedure), which is useful for repairing all types of hypospadias. Between June 1992 and March 2001, the OUPF procedure was performed on 18 patients with hypospadias: 10 patients with distal and 8 with proximal hypospadias. The follow-up periods ranged from 33-75 months, with an average of 52 months. The duration of surgery, the catheter indwelling period, and the postoperative complications of each patient were analyzed. The median age of the patients at the time of surgery was 3 years and 8 months. The length of surgery for OUPF II ranged from 150-230 min (average 186 min), and from 190-365 min (average 267 min) for OUPF IV. Postoperative complications were confirmed in 3 of the 18 patients (16.6%). Two patients had fistulas, and one had a meatal regression. The fistulas were successfully closed by the simple multilayered closure method. After adopting DuoDerm dressings instead of elastic bandages for protection of the wound, no fistulization occurred. DuoDerm dressings are useful in the healing of wounds without complications. To date, the longest follow-up period has been 75 months, and during that time there have been no late complications such as urethral stenosis or penile curvature. OUPF is a useful method in the treatment of hypospadias with a low incidence of early and late complications.</p>
Keywords hypospadias one-stageure throplasty OUPF DuoDerm dressings
Amo Type Article
Published Date 2005-04
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume59
Issue issue2
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 45
End Page 48
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 16049554
Web of Sience KeyUT 000228590000002
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31681
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Author Iguchi, Hiroki| Watanabe, Masami| Kamitani, Akihiro| Nagai, Atsushi| Hosoya, Osamu| Tsutsui, Kimiko| Kumon, Hiromi|
Abstract <p>Dynamin is a protein essential to endocytosis. Dynamin 2, a dynamin isoform, is expressed most intensely in testicular tissue; however, precise localization has never been studied. Therefore, we investigated the expression of dynamin 2 in rat testicular tissue using immunohistochemical methods, and discuss here the physiological function of this protein. Testicular tissues were obtained from Wistar rats at 10, 21 and 63 days of age. Immunohistochemistrical examination and Western blot analysis were conducted using dynamin 2 specific antibody. Western blot analysis showed that expression in 21- and 63-day-old rats was more intense than that in 10-day-old rats. Dynamin 2 expression was observed using immunohistochemical method in the seminiferous tubules of all rats. In the 63-day-old rats, the expression was intense, especially in spermatids in the earlier maturation stages and in spermatocytes, and was observed in Sertoli cells. However, in spermatids, the expression gradually declined as spermatids matured to spermatozoa. In the 21-day-old rats, the expression was evident in spermatocytes and Sertoli cells, but that in the 10-day-old rats was weak. Intense expression of dynamin 2 during spermatogenesis suggests that this protein plays an important role in this process.</p>
Keywords dynamin 2 endocytosis spermatogenesis
Amo Type Article
Published Date 2002-08
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume56
Issue issue4
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 205
End Page 209
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 12199526
Web of Sience KeyUT 000177382600006
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/30954
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Author Nakanishi, Akira| Abe, Tadashi| Watanabe, Masami| Takei, Kohji| Yamada, Hiroshi|
Abstract <p>Testicular Sertoli cells highly express dynamin 2 and amphiphysin 1. Here we demonstrate that dynamin 2 is implicated in phosphatidylserine (PS)-dependent phagocytosis in Sertoli cells. Immunofluorescence and dual-live imaging revealed that dynamin 2 and amphiphysin 1 accumulate simultaneously at ruffles. These proteins are specifically bound <i>in vitro</i>. Over-expression of dominant negative dynamin 2 (K44A) inhibits liposome-uptake and leads to the mis-localization of amphiphysin 1. Thus, the cooperative function of dynamin 2 and amphiphysin 1 in PS-dependent phagocytosis is strongly suggested.</p>
Keywords dynamin amphiphysin phagocytosis testis
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2008-12
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume62
Issue issue6
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 385
End Page 391
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
Web of Sience KeyUT 000262025000005
Author Watanabe, Masami|
Published Date 2007-05-01
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume119
Issue issue1
Content Type Journal Article
Author 渡部 昌実|
Published Date 2000-03-31
Publication Title
Content Type Thesis or Dissertation