University of the Ryukyus

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Organization: University of the Ryukyus
Country: Japan

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  1. doi Preliminary results on the reproduction of a deep-sea snailfish Careproctus rhodomelas around the active hydrothermal vent on the Hatoma Knoll, Okinawa, Japan
    A Takemura
    Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Marine Sciences, 1 Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa 903 0213, Japan
    J Fish Biol 77:1709-15. 2010
  2. ncbi Scuba-diving related deaths in Okinawa, Japan, from 1982 to 2007
    Yoko Ihama
    Department of Legal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903 0125, Japan
    Leg Med (Tokyo) 10:119-24. 2008
  3. ncbi Postoperative whole abdominal radiotherapy in clear cell adenocarcinoma of the ovary
    Yutaka Nagai
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Gynecol Oncol 107:469-73. 2007
  4. ncbi Dopamine D2 receptor gene polymorphisms predict well the response to dopamine antagonists at therapeutic dosages in patients with schizophrenia
    Noboru Sakumoto
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 61:174-80. 2007
  5. ncbi Radiological findings of mycobacterial diseases
    Jiro Fujita
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Control and Prevention of Infectious Diseases, First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Okinawa 903 0125, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 13:8-17. 2007
  6. ncbi Vitamin B6 deficiency augments endogenous oxalogenesis after intravenous L-hydroxyproline loading in rats
    Y Ogawa
    Department of Urology, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa, 903 0215, Japan
    Urol Res 35:15-21. 2007
  7. ncbi Vertical transmission of photosymbionts in the colonial ascidian Didemnum molle: the larval tunic prevents symbionts from attaching to the anterior part of larvae
    Euichi Hirose
    Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 23:669-74. 2006
  8. ncbi Reduced expression level of mgmt mRNA and beta-catenin gene mutation in rat colon tumors
    Tatsuya Kinjo
    Tumor Pathology, University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Anticancer Res 26:2829-32. 2006
  9. ncbi Opitz trigonocephaly C syndrome in a boy with a de novo balanced reciprocal translocation t(3;18)(q13.13;q12.1)
    Yasutsugu Chinen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine, Okinawa, Japan
    Am J Med Genet A 140:1655-7. 2006
  10. ncbi Characterization of Rhodococcus-E. coli shuttle vector pNC9501 constructed from the cryptic plasmid of a propene-degrading bacterium
    Toru Matsui
    Center of Molecular Biosciences, University of the Ryukyus, 1 Sembaru, Okinawa 903 0213, Japan
    Curr Microbiol 52:445-8. 2006

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  1. doi Preliminary results on the reproduction of a deep-sea snailfish Careproctus rhodomelas around the active hydrothermal vent on the Hatoma Knoll, Okinawa, Japan
    A Takemura
    Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Marine Sciences, 1 Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa 903 0213, Japan
    J Fish Biol 77:1709-15. 2010
    ..In vitro culture of the oocytes in the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin showed that oestradiol-17β production fluctuated with oocyte development, suggesting that the oocytes were at the vitellogenic stage...
  2. ncbi Scuba-diving related deaths in Okinawa, Japan, from 1982 to 2007
    Yoko Ihama
    Department of Legal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903 0125, Japan
    Leg Med (Tokyo) 10:119-24. 2008
    ..3%, and of those in the second term, 40.0%, died from complications arising from already existing conditions. This study revealed that the onset of diseases during diving frequently causes fatal accidents, especially for older divers...
  3. ncbi Postoperative whole abdominal radiotherapy in clear cell adenocarcinoma of the ovary
    Yutaka Nagai
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Gynecol Oncol 107:469-73. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify the efficacy of postoperative whole abdominal radiotherapy (WAR) for ovarian clear cell adenocarcinoma (OCCA)...
  4. ncbi Dopamine D2 receptor gene polymorphisms predict well the response to dopamine antagonists at therapeutic dosages in patients with schizophrenia
    Noboru Sakumoto
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 61:174-80. 2007
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  5. ncbi Radiological findings of mycobacterial diseases
    Jiro Fujita
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Control and Prevention of Infectious Diseases, First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Okinawa 903 0125, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 13:8-17. 2007
    ..Therefore, it is very important to know the characteristic radiological findings of mycobacterial diseases. In the present review, key radiological points for diagnosing mycobacterial diseases are discussed...
  6. ncbi Vitamin B6 deficiency augments endogenous oxalogenesis after intravenous L-hydroxyproline loading in rats
    Y Ogawa
    Department of Urology, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa, 903 0215, Japan
    Urol Res 35:15-21. 2007
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  7. ncbi Vertical transmission of photosymbionts in the colonial ascidian Didemnum molle: the larval tunic prevents symbionts from attaching to the anterior part of larvae
    Euichi Hirose
    Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 23:669-74. 2006
    ..The thin larval tunic layer is probably not adhesive and protects the anterior half of the trunk from interference by Prochloron cells with sensory receptors and adhesive organs...
  8. ncbi Reduced expression level of mgmt mRNA and beta-catenin gene mutation in rat colon tumors
    Tatsuya Kinjo
    Tumor Pathology, University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Anticancer Res 26:2829-32. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between the mRNA expression level of the Mgmt gene and mutation of the beta-catenin gene in rat colon tumors induced by azoxymethane (AOM) plus dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)...
  9. ncbi Opitz trigonocephaly C syndrome in a boy with a de novo balanced reciprocal translocation t(3;18)(q13.13;q12.1)
    Yasutsugu Chinen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine, Okinawa, Japan
    Am J Med Genet A 140:1655-7. 2006
    ..13q12.1). His phenotype is a mild form with mild developmental delay and no severe visceral anomalies. Our findings suggest the possible existence of a new locus responsible for OTCS either on 3q13.13 or 18q12.1...
  10. ncbi Characterization of Rhodococcus-E. coli shuttle vector pNC9501 constructed from the cryptic plasmid of a propene-degrading bacterium
    Toru Matsui
    Center of Molecular Biosciences, University of the Ryukyus, 1 Sembaru, Okinawa 903 0213, Japan
    Curr Microbiol 52:445-8. 2006
    ..pNC9501 could also be transformed into Mycobacterium sp. showing good segregation stability (<0.1% plasmid loss/generation) in the absence of selective pressure...
  11. ncbi Purification and characterization of extracellular cysteine protease inhibitor, ECPI-2, from Chlorella sp
    Masanobu Ishihara
    Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, 1 Senbaru, Okinawa 903 0213, Japan
    J Biosci Bioeng 101:166-71. 2006
    ..The alpha-chymotrypsin hydrolysis product from ECPI-2 was further separated into six fractions by gel filtration. From these results, it is suggested that ECPI-2 has several reactive sites for papain...
  12. ncbi The tumor specific cytotoxicity of dihydronitidine from Toddalia asiatica Lam
    Hironori Iwasaki
    Division of Molecular Biotechnology, Center of Molecular Bioscience, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, 903 0213, Okinawa, Japan
    Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 58:451-9. 2006
    ..In recent years, a number of reports have shown the anticancer activity of plant extracts and phytoalkaloid...
  13. ncbi Prostacyclin causes splenic dilation and haematological change in dogs
    Katsuhiko Noguchi
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 33:81-8. 2006
    ..6. These results indicate that prostacyclin produces potent and flow-independent splenic dilation that may contribute to a decrease in circulating blood cell concentrations...
  14. ncbi Calcium oxalate saturation in dialysis patients with and without primary hyperoxaluria
    Yoshihide Ogawa
    Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Uehara 207, 903 0215, Nishihara cho, Okinawa ken, Japan
    Urol Res 34:12-6. 2006
    ..01). This formula is useful for estimating the saturation. In conclusion, the serum oxalate level is a good indicator of calcium oxalate saturation and should be monitored accurately while keeping it lower in dialysis patients...
  15. ncbi Interleukin-17 as an effector molecule of innate and acquired immunity against infections
    Goro Matsuzaki
    Molecular Microbiology Group, Center of Molecular Biosciences, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 51:1139-47. 2007
    ..In this review, we summarize recent progress on the role of IL-17 in immune response against infections, and discuss possible application of IL-17 in prevention and treatment of infectious diseases...
  16. doi Interleukin-4-transgenic hu-PBL-SCID mice: a model for the screening of antiviral drugs and immunotherapeutic agents against X4 HIV-1 viruses
    Kazu Okuma
    Department of Immunology, Graduate School and Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    J Infect Dis 197:134-41. 2008
    ..Altogether, IL-4-transgenic hu-PBL-SCID mice provide a useful model for X4 HIV-1 study and testing/screening of anti-X4 viral drugs...
  17. doi Pharmacological control of secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic hemodialysis patients: cinacalcet is coming to Japan
    Kunitoshi Iseki
    University Hospital of Ryukyus, Dialysis Unit, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 9:601-10. 2008
    ..Dietary phosphate restriction and adequate hemodialysis, however, are still the main strategy for the control of hyperphosphatemia and secondary hyperparathyroidism...
  18. ncbi [Identification and characterization of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive Staphylococcus aureus isolated in Okinawa, Japan]
    Ayano Miyagi
    Ayano MIYAGI, Clinical Laboratories, University Hospital of the Ryukyus, Nakagami gun, Okinawa pref 903 0215, Japan
    Rinsho Byori 58:869-77. 2010
    ..With these, we could conclude that the PVL-positive MRSA close to USA300 clone first appeared in Okinawa in 2008 and is now becoming prevalent multi-focally. Also, person-to-person transmission is already likely in a hospital setting...
  19. doi The first example of metallocene-like coordination mode of THBQ(4-): a mixed-valence heptanucler palladium complex [Pd7(THBQ)2(tben)6](PF6)4
    Eiji Asato
    Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903 0213, Japan
    Chem Commun (Camb) 46:1227-8. 2010
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  20. doi Features and applications of microbial sugar epimerases
    Susumu Ito
    Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara cho, Okinawa, Japan
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 84:1053-60. 2009
    ..Recently, microbial sugar epimerases have been characterized in detail. This review surveys the catalytic aspects of microbial epimerases, which are relevant for production of bioactive mono- and oligosaccharides...
  21. doi Characteristic features of injuries due to shark attacks: a review of 12 cases
    Yoko Ihama
    Department of Legal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Leg Med (Tokyo) 11:219-25. 2009
    ..Gouge marks on the bones are evidence of a shark attack, even if the corpse is decomposed. Severance of the body part at the joints without a fracture was found to be a characteristic feature of shark injuries...
  22. ncbi [Epidemiological search for vancomycin-resistant enterococci in mainland of the Ryukyus]
    Kyoko Kisanuki
    Clinical Laboratories, University Hospital of the Ryukyus, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Nakagami Okinawa, Japan
    Rinsho Biseibutshu Jinsoku Shindan Kenkyukai Shi 19:1-6. 2008
    ..With these results, it can be concluded that, at present, mainland of the Ryukyus is VRE-free area, and it is necessary to continue careful search for incoming and spreading of VRE positive for vanA and vanB genes in Okinawa...
  23. doi Emphysematous pyelonephritis successfully treated by early intervention using a renoureteral catheter
    Hiromitsu Teruya
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Control and Prevention of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa, 903 0215, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 15:195-8. 2009
    ..This early intervention and the appropriate antimicrobial therapy were effective in resolving the infection. Urinary tract infections should be carefully managed in patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus...
  24. doi Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Etsuko Yamashiro
    Division of Dermatology, Okinawa Kyoudo Hospital, 593 Madanbashi Tomishiro, Okinawa 901 0201, Japan
    J Dermatol 36:298-305. 2009
    ..In the present case, Streptococcus pneumoniae was detected by blood culture. Soft tissue infectious diseases caused by S. pneumoniae, especially NF, are very rare. We have reviewed reported cases of NF caused by S. pneumoniae...
  25. pmc Anti-adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma effects of indole-3-carbinol
    Yoshiaki Machijima
    Division of Molecular Virology and Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan
    Retrovirology 6:7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the potential anti-ATLL effects of I3C both in vitro and in vivo...
  26. doi Intraoperative retrograde type I aortic dissection in a patient with chronic type IIIb dissecting aneurysm
    Satoshi Yamashiro
    Department of Bioregulatory Medicine, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Division, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 8:283-6. 2009
    ..Successful management of iatrogenic acute aortic dissection depends on immediate recognition and the appropriate choice of surgical repair...
  27. doi Effects of soluble silicon compound and deep-sea water on biochemical and mechanical properties of bone and the related gene expression in mice
    Fusako Maehira
    Laboratory of Biometabolic Chemistry, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan
    J Bone Miner Metab 26:446-55. 2008
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  28. doi Gender differences in chronic kidney disease
    Kunitoshi Iseki
    Dialysis Unit, University Hospital of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Kidney Int 74:415-7. 2008
    ..Women live longer than men. Can this phenomenon be explained by chronic kidney disease (CKD)? Gender differences in the prevalence and incidence of CKD are discussed...
  29. doi Hemoperitoneum due to rupture of a subserosal vein overlying a uterine leiomyoma
    Yoko Ihama
    Department of Legal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:177-80. 2008
    ..Autopsy revealed a pinhole-sized rupture of a subserosal vein superficial to the leiomyoma that resulted in fatal hemoperitoneum. Rupture of a subserosal vein overlying a uterine leiomyoma may cause sudden and unexpected death...
  30. doi High Prevalence of chronic kidney disease among patients with sleep related breathing disorder (SRBD)
    Kunitoshi Iseki
    Dialysis Unit, University Hospital of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Hypertens Res 31:249-55. 2008
    ..0 kg/m2); in the controls the values were 8.1%, 10.5%, and 10.6%, respectively. Taken together, these results suggest that surveillance of CKD is warranted among SRBD patients, particularly those who are not obese...
  31. pmc Morules and morule-like features associated with carcinomas in various organs: report with immunohistochemical and molecular studies
    S Makishi
    Division of Pathology and Cell Biology, Graduate School and Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    J Clin Pathol 59:95-100. 2006
    ..beta Catenin gene mutation has been associated with morule formation...
  32. pmc Incorporation of branched-chain fatty acid into cellular lipids and caspase-independent apoptosis in human breast cancer cell line, SKBR-3
    Sawitree Wongtangtintharn
    United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Kagoshima University, 1 21 24, Korimoto, Kagoshima 890 0065, Japan
    Lipids Health Dis 4:29. 2005
    ..This study described the incorporation of 13-MTD into cellular lipid of SKBR-3 breast cancer cells and apoptosis related event to gain more insight into the mechanism action of this fatty acid...
  33. ncbi Molecular evaluation of phylogenetic significances in the highly divergent karyotypes of the genus Gonocephalus (Reptilia: Agamidae) from tropical Asia
    Masanao Honda
    Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, 903 0213 Japan
    Zoolog Sci 19:129-33. 2002
    ..Our results also suggest that the karyological similarity between G. robinsonii and several Australian agamids, pointed out in a previous study, is actually attributable to homoplasy rather than their recent common ancestry...
  34. ncbi Human resource assignment and role representation mechanism with the "cascading staff-group authoring" and "relation/situation" model
    Y Hirose
    Department of Medical Informatics, University of the Ryukyu Medical Hospital, Nishihara, Nakagami, Okinawa, 903 0215, Japan
    Stud Health Technol Inform 84:740-4. 2001
    ..In addition, profit and cost distribution is clarified among departments and inter-departments groups...
  35. ncbi Hepatitis B virus concentrations in serum determined by sensitive quantitative assays in patients with established chronic hepatitis delta virus infection
    H Sakugawa
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Okinawa, Japan
    J Med Virol 65:478-84. 2001
    ..Liver damage in patients with established chronic HDV infection may be caused mainly by ongoing HDV infection not by HBV replication...
  36. ncbi Predictive factors for long-term survival in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
    T Isa
    First Department of Surgery, Ryukyu University School of Medicine, 207 Uehara, Nishihara cho, 903 0125, Okinawa, Japan
    Am J Surg 181:507-11. 2001
    ..In order to elucidate the predictive factors for long-term survival in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), we evaluated 7 patients who survived for more than 5 years (5-year survivors)...
  37. ncbi Inhibitory effects of nitric oxide on oxidative phosphorylation in plant mitochondria
    H Yamasaki
    Laboratory of Cell and Functional Biology, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903 0213, Japan
    Nitric Oxide 5:261-70. 2001
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  38. ncbi Circulating soluble CD4 directly prevents host resistance and delayed-type hypersensitivity response to Cryptococcus neoformans in mice
    K Kawakami
    The First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 44:1033-41. 2000
    ..Considered collectively, our results demonstrated that sCD4 could directly prevent host resistance and DTH response to C. neoformans through interference with the production of Th1-type cytokines...
  39. ncbi An acoustically evoked short latency negative response in profound hearing loss patients
    D X Nong
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Acta Otolaryngol 120:960-6. 2000
    ..This suggests the probable relation between the ASNR and the vestibular system. The saccule and vestibular nucleus are hypothesized to be the sense organ and the origin of the response respectively...
  40. ncbi Urinary oxalate, glycolate, glyoxylate, and citrate after acute intravenous administration of glyoxylate in rats
    Y Ogawa
    Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Mol Urol 4:341-8. 2000
    ..Therefore, we measured urinary oxalate, glycolate, glyoxylate, and citrate concentrations after acute intravenous administration of various doses of glyoxylate in rats to study oxalate metabolism...
  41. ncbi Reduced host resistance and Th1 response to Cryptococcus neoformans in interleukin-18 deficient mice
    K Kawakami
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 186:121-6. 2000
    ..These results demonstrated the important role of IL-18 in the resistance and Th1 response of mice to C. neoformans by potentiating the production of IFN-gamma...
  42. ncbi Induction of lymphocytic inflammatory changes in lung interstitium by human T lymphotropic virus type I
    K Kawakami
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 160:995-1000. 1999
    ..Our results provided for the first time strong evidence of a direct relationship between HTLV-I and development of bronchopulmonary infection...
  43. ncbi Purification and characterization of a soybean-milk-coagulating enzyme from Bacillus pumilus TYO-67
    M Yasuda
    Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 51:474-9. 1999
    ..0-6.1 and 65 degrees C respectively. The enzyme was significantly activated by the addition of 1 mM Mn2+, Ca2+, Mg2+, and Sr2+ ions in the reaction mixture, and its thermal stability was significantly increased by Ca2+ ion...
  44. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of Vibrio cholerae O1 isolated from sporadic cholera cases in Okinawa, Japan
    M Iwanaga
    Department of Bacteriology, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 41:861-4. 1997
    ..These results suggested that there was no epidemiological relation among the strains of V. cholerae O1 isolated during this period...
  45. ncbi Isolation and sequencing of two alpha-globin genes alpha(A) and alpha(D) in pigeon and evidence for embryo-specific expression of the alpha(D)-globin gene
    T Ikehara
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara cho, Okinawa, Japan
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 234:450-3. 1997
    ..The stage-specific expression suggests the existence of regulatory elements and factors interacting to inhibit transcription at the adult stage...
  46. ncbi Prevalence and correlates of diabetes mellitus in a screened cohort in Okinawa, Japan
    Kunitoshi Iseki
    Dialysis Unit, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Hypertens Res 25:185-90. 2002
    ..90 (1.14-3.17). The results indicated that the prevalence and incidence of DM were high among this screened cohort in Okinawa, Japan. Subjects with proteinuria may thus be at high risk for developing DM...
  47. ncbi Small-bowel wall thickening related to a long intestinal tube: incidental CT finding mimicking a pathologic condition
    Masaki Gibo
    Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 26:505-9. 2002
    ..The purpose of this work is to describe the CT findings of small-bowel wall thickening related to a long intestinal tube in patients with bowel obstruction and to discuss the mechanism of this incidental finding...
  48. ncbi Cooling device for bradycardia based on Peltier element for accurate anastomosis of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
    Yukio Kuniyoshi
    Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Artif Organs 26:827-32. 2002
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  49. ncbi Urinary response to an oxalic acid load is influenced by the timing of calcium loading in rats
    Rayhan Zubair Hossain
    Division of Urology, Department of Organ oriented Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    J Urol 174:2027-31. 2005
    ..Therefore, we investigated the effects of changes in the timing of calcium and oxalate loading on urinary oxalate excretion...
  50. ncbi Intraspecific contact and egg production in the massive coral Goniastrea aspera in Okinawa, subtropical Japan
    Kazuhiko Sakai
    Sesoko Station, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 22:659-64. 2005
    ..The present results show that size-structured populations such as colonial corals may show phenotypic diversity in key demographic parameters, such as reproductive output, dependent on ecological conditions...
  51. ncbi The leaf morphologies of the subtropical rheophyte Solenogyne mikadoi and its temperate relative S. bellioides (Asteraceae) are affected differently by plant hormones and their biosynthesis inhibitors
    Ryuuichi D Itoh
    Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    J Plant Res 118:181-6. 2005
    ..mikadoi has narrow leaves resistant to flowing water, whereas S. bellioides has broad leaves capable of harnessing sufficient light and water in temperate grasslands...
  52. ncbi Cardiovascular effects and lethality of venom from nematocysts of the box-jellyfish Chiropsalmus quadrigatus (Habu-kurage) in anaesthetized rats
    Katsuhiko Noguchi
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Toxicon 45:519-26. 2005
    ..Data show that C. quadrigatus venom has both vasoconstrictor and cardiodepressive effects in rats, and suggest that a calcium channel blocker can protect against the cardiovascular and lethal effects of the venom...
  53. ncbi Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the heart complicated by factor XI deficiency in a Jehovah's Witness patient
    Toru Uezu
    Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:351-3. 2005
    ..The pathologic diagnosis was MFH. Excessive bleeding was not observed during the operation. Bleeding time helps to determine whether a surgical procedure is indicated in patients with factor XI deficiency...
  54. ncbi Prevalence of high fasting plasma glucose and risk of developing end-stage renal disease in screened subjects in Okinawa, Japan
    Kunitoshi Iseki
    Dialysis Unit, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Clin Exp Nephrol 8:250-6. 2004
    ..Only a few studies, however, have examined the effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) as a risk factor for the development of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the general population...
  55. ncbi Phospholipase Cepsilon regulates ovulation in Caenorhabditis elegans
    Ken Ichi Kariya
    Division of Cell Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara cho, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Dev Biol 274:201-10. 2004
    ..On the other hand, we failed to observe genetic interaction of plc-1 with let-23-mediated IP(3) signaling pathway genes, suggesting a complex mechanism for control of ovulation...
  56. ncbi Postoperative radiotherapy for uterine cervical cancer: results of the 1995-1997 patterns of care process survey in Japan
    Takafumi Toita
    Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 34:99-103. 2004
    ..To determine the average national practice of postoperative radiotherapy for uterine cervical cancer in Japan...
  57. ncbi Determinants of prescribed dialysis dose and survival in a cohort of chronic hemodialysis patients
    Kunitoshi Iseki
    Dialysis Unit, University Hospital of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Okinawa 903 0215, Japan
    Clin Exp Nephrol 7:231-7. 2003
    ..The Determinants of the prescribed dialysis dose have not been well studied in a large patient population. Few studies have examined survival rates after adjusting for dose determinants...
  58. ncbi Association of age at onset of cigarette and alcohol use with subsequent smoking and drinking patterns among Japanese high school students
    Minoru Takakura
    School of Health Sciences, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa, 903 0215 Japan
    J Sch Health 73:226-31. 2003
    ..Early onset smoking and drinking represent significant predictors for subsequent use of cigarettes and alcohol. These findings suggest that smoking and drinking prevention programs should begin during elementary school...
  59. ncbi [Recent advances in cardiac protection]
    Matao Sakanashi
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi 122:65-72. 2003
    ..5) Cardiac Protection by Nitric Oxide (T. Obata); (6) Reconsideration of Anti-oxidants as Protective Drugs on Ischemic Myocardium (K. Ichihara et al.). This review gathers the reports of studies presented at this symposium...
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    Kunitoshi Iseki
    Dialysis Unit, University Hospital of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:S127-30. 2003
    ..The effects of age, obesity, and hypercholesterolemia were insignificant, but this needs to be confirmed in a larger cohort and other registries...
  61. ncbi Proteinuria and the risk of developing end-stage renal disease
    Kunitoshi Iseki
    Dialysis Unit and Third Department of Internal Medicine, University of The Ryukyus and Okinawa General Health Maintenance Association, Okinawa, Japan
    Kidney Int 63:1468-74. 2003
    ..Dipstick urinalysis for proteinuria and hematuria has been used to screen renal disease, but evidence of the clinical impact of this test on development of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is lacking...
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    H Teruya
    Third Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine, Okinawa 903 01, Japan
    J Clin Invest 99:2791-8. 1997
    ..These results suggest that OLC in the RVLM contributes to the tonic activity of vasomotor neurons in anesthetized normotensive rats, and the action of OLC in the RVLM is at least partly mediated by M2 muscarinic mechanisms...