Kota Takahashi

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Affiliation: Niigata University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Oncological outcomes in patients with stage I testicular seminoma and nonseminoma: pathological risk factors for relapse and feasibility of surveillance after orchiectomy
    Kazuhiro Kobayashi
    Department of Urology, Niigata Cancer Center Hospital, Kawagishi cho 2, Niigata 951 8566, Japan
    Diagn Pathol 8:57. 2013
  2. pmc Prediction of pathological and oncological outcomes based on extended prostate biopsy results in patients with prostate cancer receiving radical prostatectomy: a single institution study
    Fumio Ishizaki
    Department of Urology, Joetsu 942 8502, Japan
    Diagn Pathol 7:68. 2012
  3. doi request reprint ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation
    Kota Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Transplant Rev (Orlando) 27:1-8. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Accommodation in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation: why do kidney grafts survive?
    K Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Transplant Proc 36:193S-196S. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Recent findings in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation: classification and therapeutic strategy for acute antibody-mediated rejection due to ABO-blood-group-related antigens during the critical period preceding the establishment of accommodation
    Kota Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Asahimachi 1, Niigata, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Clin Exp Nephrol 11:128-41. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Excellent long-term outcome of ABO-incompatible living donor kidney transplantation in Japan
    Kota Takahashi
    Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Am J Transplant 4:1089-96. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Present status of ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation in Japan
    Kota Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Xenotransplantation 13:118-22. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint A new concept of accommodation in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation
    Kota Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Clin Transplant 19:76-85. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Successful results after 5 years of tacrolimus therapy in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation in Japan
    K Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University School of Medicine, Asahimach, Niigata, Japan
    Transplant Proc 37:1800-3. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Pinpoint targeted immunosuppression: anti-CD20/MMF desensitization with anti-CD25 in successful ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation without splenectomy
    Kazuhide Saito
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Xenotransplantation 13:111-7. 2006

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  1. pmc Oncological outcomes in patients with stage I testicular seminoma and nonseminoma: pathological risk factors for relapse and feasibility of surveillance after orchiectomy
    Kazuhiro Kobayashi
    Department of Urology, Niigata Cancer Center Hospital, Kawagishi cho 2, Niigata 951 8566, Japan
    Diagn Pathol 8:57. 2013
    ..This study was performed to explore pathological risk factors for post-orchiectomy relapse in patients with stage I seminoma and nonseminoma, and to assess oncological outcomes in those managed with surveillance...
  2. pmc Prediction of pathological and oncological outcomes based on extended prostate biopsy results in patients with prostate cancer receiving radical prostatectomy: a single institution study
    Fumio Ishizaki
    Department of Urology, Joetsu 942 8502, Japan
    Diagn Pathol 7:68. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation
    Kota Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Transplant Rev (Orlando) 27:1-8. 2013
    ..Preoperative desensitization therapy would be the best solution for the suppression of acute AMR and graft loss, which is now widespread and improves the outcome...
  4. ncbi request reprint Accommodation in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation: why do kidney grafts survive?
    K Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Transplant Proc 36:193S-196S. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Recent findings in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation: classification and therapeutic strategy for acute antibody-mediated rejection due to ABO-blood-group-related antigens during the critical period preceding the establishment of accommodation
    Kota Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Asahimachi 1, Niigata, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Clin Exp Nephrol 11:128-41. 2007
    ..This review classifies and discusses the clinical significance of acute antibody-mediated rejection due to ABO-blood-group-related antigens during the critical period preceding the establishment of accommodation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Excellent long-term outcome of ABO-incompatible living donor kidney transplantation in Japan
    Kota Takahashi
    Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Am J Transplant 4:1089-96. 2004
    ..We conclude that long-term outcome in recipients of ABO-incompatible living kidneys is excellent. Transplantation of ABO-incompatible kidneys from living donors is a radical, but effective treatment for end-stage renal disease...
  7. ncbi request reprint Present status of ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation in Japan
    Kota Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Xenotransplantation 13:118-22. 2006
    ..We have been making continuous efforts in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation since 1989 to expand the opportunities for kidney transplantation from living donors in Japan...
  8. ncbi request reprint A new concept of accommodation in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation
    Kota Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Clin Transplant 19:76-85. 2005
    ..In other words, bone marrow-derived histo-blood type regulates the histo-blood type of the organs...
  9. ncbi request reprint Successful results after 5 years of tacrolimus therapy in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation in Japan
    K Takahashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University School of Medicine, Asahimach, Niigata, Japan
    Transplant Proc 37:1800-3. 2005
    ..This may go some way to addressing the shortage of kidney donors in Japan...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pinpoint targeted immunosuppression: anti-CD20/MMF desensitization with anti-CD25 in successful ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation without splenectomy
    Kazuhide Saito
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Xenotransplantation 13:111-7. 2006
    ..However, we have lost some grafts due to antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) accompanying explosive elevation of anti-A/B antibody (Ab) titer even though the patients had a low pre-operative Ab titer...
  11. doi request reprint The pharmacological efficacy of mycophenolic acid before and after renal transplantation as estimated by the lymphocyte immunosuppressant sensitivity test (LIST)
    Kentaro Sugiyama
    Division of Pharmacy, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Niigata, Niigata, Japan
    Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol 32:430-6. 2010
    ..No significant implications of these individual differences in the mycophenolic acid sensitivity were noted in regard to the clinical courses of these recipients...
  12. doi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor-1 is associated with regulation of the luteinizing hormone production in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues for localized prostate cancer
    Noboru Hara
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Urol Oncol 30:596-601. 2012
    ..Despite the presence of IGF-1 receptors in the gonadotroph, associations between the GH/IGF-1 and pituitary-gonadal axes, e.g., whether IGF-1 elicits the LH secretion, remain unclear...
  13. doi request reprint Decline of the red blood cell count in patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy for localized prostate cancer: impact of ADT on insulin-like growth factor-1 and erythropoiesis
    Noboru Hara
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, and Department of Urology, Niigata Cancer Center Hospital, Niigata, Japan
    Urology 75:1441-5. 2010
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  14. doi request reprint External validation of the UCSF-CAPRA (University of California, San Francisco, Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment) in Japanese patients receiving radical prostatectomy
    Fumio Ishizaki
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Asahimachi 1, Chuo Ku, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 41:1259-64. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to validate the UCSF-CAPRA score for Japanese prostate cancer patients receiving radical prostatectomy using the contemporary Gleason grading...
  15. ncbi request reprint The change in the dihydrotestosterone level in the prostate before and after androgen deprivation therapy in connection with prostate cancer aggressiveness using the Gleason score
    Tsutomu Nishiyama
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    J Urol 178:1282-8; discussion 1288-9. 2007
    ..We investigated the change in dihydrotestosterone in the prostate during androgen deprivation therapy in connection with prostate cancer aggressiveness using the Gleason score...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pharmacodynamic parameters of immunosuppressive drugs are not correlated with age, duration of dialysis, percentage of lymphocytes or lymphocyte stimulation index in renal transplant recipients
    Kentaro Sugiyama
    Division of Pharmacy, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Niigata, Japan
    Biol Pharm Bull 31:2146-9. 2008
    ..LIST is an effective method to elucidate the pharmacodynamic properties of immunosuppressive agents in individual renal transplant recipients without being influenced by the recipient clinical data...
  17. ncbi request reprint Correlation between pharmacological efficacy of cyclosporine A and tacrolimus, evaluated by lymphocyte immunosuppressant-sensitivity test (LIST) with MTT assay procedure in renal transplant recipients
    Kentaro Sugiyama
    Division of Pharmacy, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Niigata City, Niigata, Japan
    J Immunoassay Immunochem 27:195-205. 2006
    ..Utilizing this procedure, we compared the pharmacological efficacy between cyclosporine A and tacrolimus in 41 renal transplant recipients...
  18. doi request reprint Two distinct FSGS lesions caused by distinct etiology confirmed in a single patient in pre- and post-transplantation
    Yumi Ito
    Divisions of Clinical Nephrology and Rheumatology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Clin Transplant 24:54-9. 2010
    ..8 g/d within two wk. We considered that the present case showed two distinct types of FSGS lesions--one because of VUR and the other because of cyclosporine arteriolopathy--in each native kidney and transplanted kidney...
  19. doi request reprint Trilostane, an inhibitor of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, has an agonistic activity on androgen receptor in human prostate cancer cells
    Itsuhiro Takizawa
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Asahimachi 1, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Cancer Lett 297:226-30. 2010
    ..Both cells pretreated with trilostane showed a dose-dependent decrease in PSA production with bicalutamide (P<0.001). Trilostane should be used with particular concern when treating prostate cancer...
  20. pmc Retroperitoneoscopic donor nephrectomy with a gel-sealed hand-assist access device
    Kei Arai
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Asahimachi 1, Niigata, 951 8510, Japan
    BMC Urol 13:7. 2013
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  21. doi request reprint Deficiency in androgens and upregulation of insulin-like growth factor-1 are involved in high bone turnover in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer
    Fumio Ishizaki
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Japan
    Growth Horm IGF Res 22:122-8. 2012
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  22. doi request reprint Decrease in lean body mass in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy: mechanism and biomarkers
    Noboru Hara
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Urology 81:376-80. 2013
    ..To elucidate the mechanism of the androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)-related decrease in lean body mass (LBM)...
  23. doi request reprint Pentraxin-3 expression in acute renal allograft rejection
    Naofumi Imai
    Division of Clinical Nephrology and Rheumatology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Clin Transplant 26:25-31. 2012
    ..PTX3% positively correlated with the degree of allograft dysfunction and acute rejection scores of Banff classification (2009). This study suggests that PTX3% may be an available histological marker of acute renal allograft rejection...
  24. ncbi request reprint Inducible nitric oxide, synthase in renal cell carcinoma: expression in tumor thrombi and induction under hypoxic conditions
    Noboru Hara
    Division of Molecular Oncology, Department of Signal Transduction Research, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Asahimachi 1, Niigata 951, Japan
    Anticancer Res 23:4641-9. 2003
    ..Nitric oxide (NO) has been suggested to have polar roles in carcinogenesis with both antitumor and tumor promoting activity, and the status of NO synthase (NOS) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has not yet been completely elucidated...
  25. doi request reprint Adrenocorticotropic hormone is involved in regulation of androgen synthesis in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for localized prostate cancer
    Itsuhiro Takizawa
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    J Urol 184:1971-6. 2010
    ..We elucidated the regulatory mechanism of adrenal androgen synthesis and examined the influence of pituitary-adrenal axis activity on prostate specific antigen during androgen deprivation therapy...
  26. ncbi request reprint High incidence of GalNAc disialosyl lactotetraosylceramide in metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    Ryo Maruyama
    Division of Molecular Oncology, Department of Signal Transduction Research, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Anticancer Res 27:4345-50. 2007
    ..Here we extended the research using a larger cohort of patients with a longer follow-up period, and reevaluate their relationship to malignant potential, metastasis and prognosis in patients with RCC...
  27. doi request reprint Serum prostate-specific antigen levels reflect the androgen milieu in patients with localized prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy: Tumor malignant potential and androgen milieu
    Itsuhiro Takizawa
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Prostate 70:1395-401. 2010
    ....
  28. pmc Androgen deprivation promotes intratumoral synthesis of dihydrotestosterone from androgen metabolites in prostate cancer
    Fumio Ishizaki
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Sci Rep 3:1528. 2013
    ..These results suggested that 3α/β-diol also represent potential precursors of DHT, and the back conversion of DHT from androgen derivatives can be a promising target for combination hormone therapy...
  29. doi request reprint Kinetics of serum total and free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) after extended multisite prostate biopsy: Comparison among biopsy, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and biopsy plus TURP
    Noboru Hara
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Urol Oncol 28:355-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the kinetics of hematogenous leakage of PSA molecules by comparing the postintervention PSA manner among extended biopsies, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and biopsy plus TURP...
  30. doi request reprint The case of BK virus infection in which it was difficult to differentiate from acute rejection
    Yumi Ito
    Division of Clinical Nephrology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Chuo Ku, Niigata, Japan
    Clin Transplant 25:44-8. 2011
    ..The diagnostic biopsy showed severe inflammatory infiltrates, tubulitis, and peritubular capillaritis. Discontinuation of mycophenolate mofetil, prednisone pulse therapy, and r-globulin was successful in relieving allograft dysfunction...
  31. doi request reprint Successful treatment of nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia that developed during the peritransplant period following ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation
    Masayuki Tasaki
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Chuo Ku, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Clin Exp Nephrol 14:199-202. 2010
    ..However, patients with end-stage renal disease are at the highest risk for this lethal condition, and physicians and urologists should correctly recognize its diagnostics and therapeutics...
  32. doi request reprint Altered association of interleukin-6 with sex steroids in lipid metabolism disorder in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy
    Shuichi Komatsu
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Prostate 72:1207-13. 2012
    ..This study was performed to elucidate the mechanism of lipid metabolism disorder during androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in terms of the association of interleukin-6 with sex steroids...
  33. doi request reprint Renal cell carcinomas arising from the allograft and bilateral native kidneys
    Tomohiro Nobushita
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Int J Urol 15:175-7. 2008
    ..She was free of disease 18 months postoperatively. This is the first report on RCC arising both in the allograft and bilateral native kidneys...
  34. ncbi request reprint Association between the dihydrotestosterone level in the prostate and prostate cancer aggressiveness using the Gleason score
    Tsutomu Nishiyama
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    J Urol 176:1387-91. 2006
    ..We analyzed dihydrotestosterone levels in the prostate and Gleason score in patients diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer...
  35. doi request reprint Bone metabolic disorder in patients with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT): impact of ADT on the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1/parathyroid hormone axis
    Etsuko Isahaya
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Prostate 70:155-61. 2010
    ..The growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)/parathyroid hormone (PTH) axis plays a critical role in bone synthesis, but its activity during ADT is also unknown...
  36. doi request reprint Detection of allogeneic blood group A and B enzyme activities in patients with ABO incompatible kidney transplantation
    Masayuki Tasaki
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Glycobiology 20:1251-8. 2010
    ..Our observations on the presence of allogeneic A and B enzymes in the recipients' sera should have implications in decision making for a successful iKTx...
  37. ncbi request reprint [ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation]
    Yuki Nakagawa
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University
    Nihon Rinsho 63:700-5. 2005
  38. doi request reprint Kattan postoperative nomogram for renal cell carcinoma: predictive accuracy in a Japanese population
    Kazuya Suzuki
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Course of Biological Function and Medicine Control, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Niigata, Japan
    Int J Urol 18:194-9. 2011
    ..The aim of the current study was to establish the predictive accuracy of the Kattan postoperative nomogram for non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in a Japanese population...
  39. ncbi request reprint Stepping-stones to the further advancement of androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer
    Tsutomu Nishiyama
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Asahimachi 1 757, Niigata 95 1 8510, Japan
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 6:259-68. 2006
    ..It is necessary to consider the androgen environment and the status of the androgen receptor in the prostate in order to improve the clinical efficacy of androgen-deprivation therapy and the quality of life of patients...
  40. ncbi request reprint Transforming growth factor-beta1 regulates cell growth and causes downregulation of SMemb/non-muscle myosin heavy chain B mRNA in human prostate stromal cells
    Kenji Obara
    Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 39:366-71. 2005
    ..The expression of the SM2 isoform of smooth muscle myosin heavy chain (SMMHC) mRNA was also examined...
  41. pmc Oncological results, functional outcomes and health-related quality-of-life in men who received a radical prostatectomy or external beam radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer: a study on long-term patient outcome with risk stratification
    Itsuhiro Takizawa
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Asian J Androl 11:283-90. 2009
    ..In conclusion, low- to intermediate-risk patients treated with an RP may report relatively decreased urinary function during long-term follow-up. The patient's HRQOL after treatment did not depend on biochemical recurrence...
  42. ncbi request reprint Immunohistochemical evidence of activated lectin pathway in kidney allografts with peritubular capillary C4d deposition
    Naofumi Imai
    Division of Clinical Nephrology and Rheumatology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:2589-95. 2006
    ..We have recently reported the in situ role of the later phase of the complement cascade in renal allografts with C4d deposition; however, the initial process prior to C4d deposition is yet to be resolved...
  43. ncbi request reprint Epstein-Barr virus DNA load and seroconversion in pediatric renal transplantation with tacrolimus immunosuppression
    Toshiaki Suzuki
    Pediatrics, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Pediatr Transplant 11:749-54. 2007
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  44. doi request reprint Identification and characterization of major proteins carrying ABO blood group antigens in the human kidney
    Masayuki Tasaki
    Department of Structural Pathology, Institute of Nephrology, Niigata Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Transplantation 87:1125-33. 2009
    ..Although glycolipids carrying ABO antigens have been well characterized in human kidneys, glycoproteins carrying ABO antigens are largely unknown, and their molecular properties remain to be elucidated...
  45. ncbi request reprint [Anti IL-2 receptor antibody--basiliximab]
    Yuki Nakagawa
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University
    Nihon Rinsho 63:713-7. 2005
  46. ncbi request reprint Role of connective tissue growth factor in fibronectin synthesis in cultured human prostate stromal cells
    Kazuya Suzuki
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Niigata, Japan
    Urology 67:647-53. 2006
    ..To clarify the correlation of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) expression and fibronectin (FN) synthesis after transforming growth factor-beta-1 (TGF-beta1) stimulation in human prostate stromal cells...
  47. ncbi request reprint Diet therapy after kidney transplantation: a comparative debate between Japan and western countries
    Shinichi Nishi
    Blood Purification Center, Medical and Dental Hospital, Niigata University, Niigata City, Japan
    Contrib Nephrol 155:82-9. 2007
    ..Herein, we present the nutritional status of Japanese kidney allograft recipients, discuss some unresolved nutritional problems and review the recent literature...
  48. pmc Profiling of kidney vascular endothelial cell plasma membrane proteins by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
    Zan Liu
    Department of Structural Pathology, Institute of Nephrology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Clin Exp Nephrol 17:327-37. 2013
    ..Most of these roles are related to VEC plasma membrane proteins. In the kidney, VECs are closely associated with structures and functions; however, plasma membrane proteins in kidney VECs remain to be fully elucidated...
  49. doi request reprint Effect of the time from the presentation of symptoms to medical consultation on primary tumor size and survival in patients with testicular cancer: Shift in the last 2 decades
    Kazuhiro Kobayashi
    Department of Urology, Niigata Cancer Center Hospital, Niigata, Japan
    Urol Oncol 32:43.e17-22. 2014
    ....
  50. doi request reprint The RENAL nephrometry score and the PADUA classification for the prediction of perioperative outcomes in patients receiving nephron-sparing surgery: feasible tools to predict intraoperative conversion to nephrectomy
    Kazuhiro Kobayashi
    Department of Urology, Niigata Cancer Center Hospital, Niigata, Japan
    Urol Int 91:261-8. 2013
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy with patients rotated supine or rotated prone for treating ureteral stones: a case-control study
    Noboru Hara
    Department of Urology, Labor Welfare Niigata Rousai Hospital, Joetsu, and Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Japan
    J Endourol 20:170-4. 2006
    ..To improve the therapeutic efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for ureteral stones by attempting semilateral/rotated approaches. There has been no study that shows the advantage of rotated positions...
  52. ncbi request reprint The influence of androgen deprivation therapy on metabolism in patients with prostate cancer
    Tsutomu Nishiyama
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Asahimachi 1 757, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:657-60. 2005
    ..We should be aware of the far-reaching consequences of ADT and incorporate strategies for preventing and managing adverse effects into routine practice...
  53. ncbi request reprint Mixed epithelial and stromal tumor of the kidney in a 12-year-old girl
    Noboru Hara
    Division of Molecular Oncology, Department of Signal Transduction Research, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Japan
    Pathol Int 55:670-6. 2005
    ..The patient was free of disease postoperatively for 40 months. In the present case, remnants of the primitive periductal mesenchyme might be promoted to neoplastic cells by a sex-steroid surge during puberty...
  54. ncbi request reprint Homozygous deletions of the INK4a/ARF locus in renal cell cancer
    Takashi Kasahara
    Division of Molecular Oncology, Niigata University Grauate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Asahimachi 1 757, Niigata, Japan
    Anticancer Res 26:4299-305. 2006
    ..P14(ARF) was investigated by focusing on the homozygous deletion (HD) in the INK4a/ARF locus and hypermethylation of the p14(ARF) promoter in renal cell cancer (RCC)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Obstruction of the ileal ureter by mesenteric vessels occurring 5 years after total ureteral substitution for bilateral ureteral stenosis due to systemic lupus erythematosus
    Kazuhiro Kobayashi
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Asahimachi, Niigata, Japan
    Int J Urol 13:80-3. 2006
    ..The number of patients with an indication of ileal-ureteral substitution is increasing for various disorders, and thus, the present report gives additional suggestions for the follow up of patients with ileal ureter...
  56. ncbi request reprint Influence of androgen deprivation therapy on volume of anatomic zones of prostate in patients with prostate cancer using magnetic resonance imaging
    Tsutomu Nishiyama
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Urology 63:917-21. 2004
    ..To clarify the influence of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) on the volume of the anatomic zones of the prostate and the tissue component of the transition zone...
  57. ncbi request reprint Successful results after 3 years' tacrolimus immunosuppression in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation recipients in Japan
    K Takahashi
    Department of Urology, Niigata University School of Medicine, Asahimachi 1, Niigata, Japan
    Transplant Proc 34:1604-5. 2002
  58. doi request reprint Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma: evaluation of experience and strategy at a single institute
    Takashi Kasahara
    Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Department of Urology, Niigata, Japan
    BJU Int 103:218-22. 2009
    ..We reviewed our experience, focusing on surgical outcomes compared with our historical open adrenalectomy (OA) and modifications in surgical procedures...
  59. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of magnetic resonance imaging-based prostate-specific antigen density of the prostate in the diagnosis of prostate cancer
    Tatsuhiko Hoshii
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Int J Urol 14:305-10. 2007
    ....
  60. pmc Clinical feature of men who benefit from dose escalation of naftopidil for lower urinary tract symptoms: a prospective study
    Takaki Mizusawa
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Asahimachi 1, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Adv Urol 2011:804583. 2011
    ..05). Conclusions. Men with high slow stream score and unsatisfactory improvement in nocturia may benefit from dose escalation of naftopidil...
  61. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative transesophageal sonographic monitoring of tumor thrombus in the inferior vena cava during radical nephrectomy and thrombectomy for renal cell carcinoma
    Yoshihiko Tomita
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Asahimachi 1, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    J Clin Ultrasound 31:274-7. 2003
    ..The surgery was completed successfully, and the patient's postoperative course was uneventful. We recommend the use of real-time transesophageal sonographic monitoring of the tumor thrombus during such surgical procedures...
  62. doi request reprint Parathyroid hormone-related peptide-producing non-familial pheochromocytoma in a child
    Keisuke Takeda
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Int J Urol 17:673-6. 2010
    ..There has been no described pediatric patient with PTHrP-producing pheochromocytoma. We showed evidence that the present tumor is a complex neoplasm involving various neuroendocrine activities with the dual-lineage differentiation...
  63. doi request reprint Primary solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) in the retroperitoneum
    Itsuhiro Takizawa
    Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Division of Urology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Urol Oncol 26:254-9. 2008
    ..SFT is rarely recognized in extrathoracic sites, and histologically identical conditions have also been reported in the retroperitoneum, although their pathophysiology has not been extensively investigated...
  64. ncbi request reprint The clinical significance of antibody to vascular endothelial cells after renal transplantation
    Yuki Nakagawa
    Department of Cellular Physiology, Institute of Nephrology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Japan
    Clin Transplant 16:51-7. 2002
    ..These findings imply that the HGEC-ELISA could be used as a prospective, informative test to identify patients with a higher risk of acute rejection in renal transplantation...
  65. ncbi request reprint [A case of true ureteral diverticulum on functional solitary kidney]
    Tsutomu Anraku
    Department of Urology, Division of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University
    Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi 103:569-72. 2012
    ..Histologic examination revealed the true ureteral diverticulum. True ureteral diverticulum is a rare congenital anomaly and synonymous with blind-ending bifid ureter. This is a sixth case in the Japanese literature...
  66. ncbi request reprint Primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the adrenal gland
    Shuichi Komatsu
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Int J Urol 13:606-7. 2006
    ..Although primitive neuroectodermal tumor is a highly malignant neoplasm, there is no evidence of local recurrence and distant metastasis 16 months after surgery...
  67. ncbi request reprint [Kidney transplantation update]
    Kazuhide Saito
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University
    Nihon Rinsho 62:595-605. 2004
  68. ncbi request reprint Low-grade renal epithelial tumor originating from the distal nephron
    Noboru Hara
    Division of Molecular Oncology, Department of Signal Transduction Research, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Int J Urol 11:68-73. 2004
    ..We suggest that the term 'distal nephron epithelioma' is appropriate for classifying such rare but clinicopathologically distinct tumors...
  69. ncbi request reprint The influence of androgen deprivation therapy on dihydrotestosterone levels in the prostatic tissue of patients with prostate cancer
    Tsutomu Nishiyama
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan nisiyamamed niigata u ac jp
    Clin Cancer Res 10:7121-6. 2004
    ..We analyzed dihydrotestosterone levels in prostatic tissue before and after androgen deprivation therapy...
  70. ncbi request reprint Angiomyxoid tumor with an intermediate feature between cellular angiofibroma and angiomyofibroblastoma in the male inguinal region
    Noboru Hara
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Asahimachi, Niigata, Japan
    Int J Urol 12:768-72. 2005
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Median raphe cyst in the scrotum, mimicking a serous borderline tumor, associated with cryptorchidism after orchiopecxy
    Noboru Hara
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Asahimachi 1, Niigata 951, Japan
    Int J Urol 11:1150-2. 2004
    ..Although no cases of MRC with characteristics of SBT in association with the rete testis has been described, the current report gives additional information for follow-up of cryptorchidism...
  72. ncbi request reprint Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction detection of prostate-specific antigen, prostate-specific membrane antigen, and prostate stem cell antigen in one milliliter of peripheral blood: value for the staging of prostate cancer
    Noboru Hara
    Division of Molecular Oncology, Department of Signal Transduction Research, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Asahimachi 1, Niigata 951, Japan harasho med niigata u ac jp
    Clin Cancer Res 8:1794-9. 2002
    ..We have improved the RT-PCR assay combining three prostate-associated molecules, prostate specific antigen (PSA), prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA), and prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) to reveal patients with poor prognosis...
  73. ncbi request reprint The morphological compensatory change of peritubular capillary network in chronic allograft rejection
    Shinichi Nishi
    Blood Purification Center, Niigata University Hospital, Niigata City, Japan
    Clin Transplant 19:7-11. 2005
    ..01). In this study, we provided pathological evidence for the compensatory interstitial and glomerular hemodynamic alterations in kidney graft with chronic rejection and the condition as single kidney...
  74. ncbi request reprint Placement of a urethral catheter into the ureter: An unexpected complication after retropubic suspension
    Noboru Hara
    Department of Urology, Labor Welfare Niigata Rousai Hospital, Joetsu, Japan
    Int J Urol 12:217-9. 2005
    ..Although the presented accident was an unexpected complication which might be associated with anatomical changes resulting from colposuspension, we should have confirmed the catheter position intraoperatively...
  75. ncbi request reprint Use of miniature ultrasonic probe system for intravesical ultrasonography for transitional cell cancer of the urinary tract
    Y Tomita
    Department of Urology, Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 34:313-6. 2000
    ..We describe the use of a miniature ultrasonic probe (MUP) system for intravesical ultrasonography for staging of urinary bladder and/or ureteral tumors...
  76. ncbi request reprint Plasma endothelin-1 level in patients with renovascular hypertension - does the kidney with stenosis of the renal artery upregulate production of endthelin-1?
    M Takeda
    Department of Urology, Niigata University School of Medicine, Asahimachi, 1 Niigata 951, Japan
    Eur J Med Res 2:315-20. 1997
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Multivariate analysis of muscular fatigue during bicycle ergometer exercise
    T Kiryu
    Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, Ikarashi 2nocho, Japan
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 44:665-72. 1997
    ..The assessment using the total evaluation pattern divided eight subjects into three groups, whereas these subjects were not identified by a specific ME parameter...
  78. ncbi request reprint Gasless laparoscopy-assisted live donor nephrectomy
    R Watanabe
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Transplant Proc 34:2578-80. 2002
  79. ncbi request reprint Treatment of bilateral renal cell cancer and multiple lung metastasis: nephron-sparing surgery and resection of lung tumors after interleukin-2 therapy
    Y Tomita
    Department of Urology, Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan
    Eur Urol 33:238-40. 1998
    ..Consecutive interleukin-2 administration achieved partial response in lung disease and residual tumors were surgically removed. The disease-free state has continued for 33 months...
  80. ncbi request reprint Evidence for beta3-adrenoceptor subtypes in relaxation of the human urinary bladder detrusor: analysis by molecular biological and pharmacological methods
    M Takeda
    Department of Urology, Niigata University School of Medicine, Niigata, Japan
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther 288:1367-73. 1999
    ..These results suggest that beta3-adrenoceptor may have some role in urine storage in the human urinary bladder...
  81. ncbi request reprint alpha1- and alpha2-adrenoceptors in BPH
    M Takeda
    Department of Urology, Niigata University School of Medicine, Niigara, Japan
    Eur Urol 36:31-4; discussion 65. 1999
    ..Furthermore, the contribution of alpha1-adrenoceptors in the prostate to symptoms (not only obstructive, but irritative symptoms) which are elicited by prostatic obstruction remains to be determined...
  82. ncbi request reprint Th1/Th2 balance alteration in the clinical course of a patient with acute viral myocarditis
    K Fuse
    The First Department of Internal Medicine, Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan
    Jpn Circ J 65:1082-4. 2001
    ..Th subset imbalances may play an important role in the pathogenesis of acute viral myocarditis and these analyses may be useful for understanding the disease activity of myocarditis...
  83. ncbi request reprint Bladder neck suspension using percutaneous bladder neck stabilization to the pubic bone with a bone-anchor suture fixation system: A new extraperitoneal laparoscopic approach
    M Takeda
    Department of Urology, Niigata University School of Medicine, Niigata, Japan
    Urol Int 62:57-60. 1999
    ..Extraperitoneal laparoscopic bladder neck suspension using the bone-anchor suture fixation system is an easy and feasible procedure...
  84. ncbi request reprint Expression of m2 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor mRNA in primary culture of human prostate stromal cells
    K Obara
    Department of Urology, Niigata University, School of Medicine, Japan
    Urol Res 28:196-200. 2000
    ..The staining was predominantly localized to the perinuclear cytoplasm. The m3 and m4 probes did not hybridize. These results suggested that m2 receptor subtype plays a role in smooth muscle activity of the human prostate...
  85. ncbi request reprint G-protein coupled receptor kinase 2 and 3 expression in human detrusor cultured smooth muscle cells
    K Obara
    Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Japan
    Urol Res 29:325-9. 2001
    ..The possibility exists that these kinases play a role in the desensitization mechanism of mAchR and beta adrenergic receptors...
  86. ncbi request reprint Difference in quasispecies of the hypervariable region 1 of hepatitis C virus between alcoholic and non-alcoholic patients
    K Takahashi
    Third Department of Internal Medicine, Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:416-23. 2001
    ..Habitual alcohol intake is known to aggravate the clinical outcome of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related chronic liver diseases and to increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma...
  87. ncbi request reprint Expression of the ET(A) and ET(B) endothelin receptor subtype mRNA in human detrusor cultured smooth muscle cells
    K Obara
    Department of Urology, Niigata University School of Medicine, Asahimachi, Niigata, Japan
    Urol Int 65:68-72. 2000
    ..These results indicate that mRNAs for both ET(A) and ET(B) receptors are expressed in detrusor smooth muscle cells of human urinary bladder. The ET(A) receptor is the predominant detrusor ET receptor...
  88. ncbi request reprint Expression of androgen receptor through androgen-converting enzymes is associated with biological aggressiveness in prostate cancer
    K Wako
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    J Clin Pathol 61:448-54. 2008
    ..The association between the expression of androgen receptor (AR) or androgen-converting enzymes and malignant potential in prostate cancer (PCa) was examined...
  89. ncbi request reprint Importance of the intracrine metabolism of adrenal androgens in androgen-dependent prostate cancer
    K Suzuki
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Asahimachi 1 757, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 10:301-6. 2007
    ..This is the first report confirming this mechanism experimentally and also suggest the use of combined therapies that target ARs and prevent the formation of DHT within prostate cancer cells to achieve optimal therapeutic efficacy...
  90. ncbi request reprint Pathological study on the relationship between C4d, CD59 and C5b-9 in acute renal allograft rejection
    S Nishi
    Blood Purification Center, Niigata University Hospital, Niigata City, Japan
    Clin Transplant 18:18-23. 2004
    ..The substantially expressed CD59 on PTC may affect this dissociation between C4d and C5b-9 on PTC. The intensive deposition of C5b-9 on TBM in acute rejection cases may suggest an independent immunological injury attacking tubular cells...
  91. ncbi request reprint [A case of gas gangrene caused by colon diverticulitis with perforation into the retroperitoneal space]
    Masayuki Tasaki
    Department of Urology, Division of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University
    Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi 93:758-61. 2002
    ..Retroperitoneal gas gangrene is an uncommon entity and has been rarely reported. It is supposed that laparotomy with diagnostic and therapeutic purpose should have been performed in this case...
  92. ncbi request reprint Influence of the great earthquake in the Chuetsu district on patients managing urination with clean intermittent self-urethral catheterization
    Tatsuhiko Hoshii
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Int J Urol 14:875-8. 2007
    ..During disasters, it is important that we secure CIC patients a living space, where they can perform CIC, with sufficient drinking water...
  93. ncbi request reprint Immunosuppressive efficacy of mycophenolate mofetil when compared with azathioprine and mizoribine against peripheral lymphocytes from renal transplant recipients
    Kentaro Sugiyama
    Division of Pharmacy, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Asahimachi Dori, Niigata City, Niigata, Japan
    Transpl Int 18:590-5. 2005
    ..Reproducible immunosuppressive efficacy of MPA compared with other purinesynthesis inhibitors could be expected from the viewpoint of MPA pharmacodynamics against PBMCs in renal transplantation...
  94. doi request reprint Perioperative antibiotics in radical cystectomy with ileal conduit urinary diversion: efficacy and risk of antimicrobial prophylaxis on the operation day alone
    Noboru Hara
    Department of Urology, Niigata Cancer Center Hospital, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Int J Urol 15:511-5. 2008
    ..To determine the optimum schedule for perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) for bladder cancer patients submitted to radical cystectomy with ileal conduit urinary diversion...
  95. ncbi request reprint Influence of hot flashes on quality of life in patients with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy
    Tsutomu Nishiyama
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Asahimachi 1 757, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Int J Urol 11:735-41. 2004
    ..We surveyed patients with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy to examine the influence of hot flashes on quality of life (QOL)...
  96. ncbi request reprint [Gasless laparoscopy-assisted live donor nephrectomy]
    Ryusuke Watanabe
    Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Course of Biological Function and Medical Control, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
    Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi 93:627-32. 2002
    ..We evaluated both efficacy and feasibility of laparoscopy-assisted live donor nephrectomy...
  97. ncbi request reprint Study of pharmacokinetic parameters of tacrolimus by different oral administration periods in renal transplantation
    K Saito
    Division of Urology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, 1 757 Asahimachi, Niigata, 951 8510 Japan
    Transplant Proc 34:1726-9. 2002
  98. pmc Absence of Bcl-2 and Fas/CD95/APO-1 predicts the response to immunotherapy in metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    R Maruyama
    Division of Molecular Oncology, Department of Signal Transduction Research, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Asahimachi 1 757, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Br J Cancer 95:1244-9. 2006
    ..0022). The Bcl-2 and Fas status of the primary lesion may become useful criteria for the selection of patients with metastatic RCC for immunotherapy...
  99. ncbi request reprint Intratubular calcification in a post-renal transplanted patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism
    S Iguchi
    Internal Medicine II, Niigata University School of Medicine, Niigata-city, Japan
    Clin Transplant 15:51-4. 2001
    ..The pathogenic causes of intratubular calcification were difficult to distinguish from the adverse effects of tacrolimus and the uncontrolled hyperparathyroidism...
  100. pmc Frequency of PSA-mRNA-bearing cells in the peripheral blood of patients after prostate biopsy
    N Hara
    Division of Molecular Oncology, Department of Signal Transduction Research, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Asahimachi 1, Niigata 951 8510, Japan
    Br J Cancer 85:557-62. 2001
    ....
  101. ncbi request reprint Role of IRF-1 and caspase-7 in IFN-gamma enhancement of Fas-mediated apoptosis in ACHN renal cell carcinoma cells
    Yoshihiko Tomita
    Division of Molecular Oncology, Department of Signal Transduction Research, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    Int J Cancer 104:400-8. 2003
    ..These results suggest that IRF-1 plays a pivotal role in the IFN-gamma-mediated-enhancement of Fas/CD95-mediated apoptosis, through regulation of DEVD-CHO-sensitive caspases, most likely caspase-7...