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Norio Yamamoto - Top 30 Publications

Mid- to long-term clinical outcome of giant cell tumor of bone treated with calcium phosphate cement following thorough curettage and phenolization.

Giant cell tumors of bone (GCTB) are intermediate and locally aggressive bone tumor. Calcium phosphate cement (CPC) is a bone void filler used in orthopaedic surgery. This study investigated the clinical outcome of GCTB treated with thorough curettage, phenolization, and CPC.

Recombinant methioninase in combination with doxorubicin (DOX) overcomes first-line DOX resistance in a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft nude-mouse model of undifferentiated spindle-cell sarcoma.

We have previously established a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) model of undifferentiated spindle cell sarcoma (USCS). Recombinant methioninase (rMETase) has previously demonstrated efficacy in PDOX mouse models of human cancers. In the present study, we determined if rMETase in combination with doxorubicin (DOX) can overcome first-line DOX resistance in a PDOX models of USCS. The USCS PDOX mouse models were randomized into the following groups when tumor volume reached 100 mm3: G1, control without treatment; G2, doxorubicin (DOX) (3 mg/kg, intraperitoneal [i.p.] injection, weekly, for 2 weeks); G3, rMETase (100 units/mouse, i.p., daily, for 2 weeks); G4, DOX (3 mg/kg, i.p., weekly, for 2 weeks) combined with rMETase (100 units/mouse, i.p., daily, for 2 weeks). Tumor size and body weight were measured twice a week. On day 14 after initiation, the USCS PDOX tumor sizes were (G1): 360 ± 85 mm3; DOX (G2): 355 ± 111 mm3, p = .927; rMETase (G3): 182 ± 57 mm3, p = .0003; DOX + rMETase (G4): 134 ± 29 mm3, p = .00001. These results indicate that rMETase can overcome USCS resistance to DOX, which is first line therapy for this disease. The body weight of treated mice was not significantly different in any group. The present results demonstrate the power of the PDOX model to identify effective therapy for recalcitrant cancer and the potential of rMETase to overcome DOX resistance.

The Efficacy of Wide Resection for Musculoskeletal Metastatic Lesions of Renal Cell Carcinoma.

This study evaluated the outcome of wide resection for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to the bone or soft tissue.

Interstitial pneumonia caused by dabigatran.

We describe the case of a 73-year-old man who experienced dry cough and exertional dyspnea after dabigatran administration. Chest radiographs revealed the development of bilateral consolidative and ground glass opacity, and transbronchial lung biopsy showed organized materials in the alveolar spaces with moderate inflammatory infiltrate and focal fibrosis. Lung opacity gradually disappeared after discontinuing dabigatran. To date, there has been only one report regarding dabigatran-induced lung injury, except for alveolar hemorrhage and eosinophilic pneumonia. Therefore, we should consider that any drug can cause various types of lung injuries.

Growth of doxorubicin-resistant undifferentiated spindle-cell sarcoma PDOX is arrested by metabolic targeting with recombinant methioninase.

Undifferentiated spindle-cell sarcoma (USCS) is a recalcitrant -cancer in need of individualized therapy. A high-grade USCS from a striated muscle of a patient was grown orthotopically in the right biceps femoris muscle of nude mice to establish a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) model. In a previous study, we evaluated the efficacy of standard first-line chemotherapy of doxorubicin (DOX), gemcitabine (GEM) combined with docetaxel (DOC), compared to pazopanib (PAZ), a multi-targeting tyrosine-kinase inhibitor, in an USCS PDOX model. In the present study, mice-bearing the USCS PDOX tumors were randomized into the following groups when tumor volume reached 100 mm3 : G1, untreated control without treatment; G2, DOX (3 mg/kg, intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection, weekly, for 2 weeks); G3, L-methionine α-deamino-γ-mercaptomethane lyase (recombinant methioninase [rMETase]) (100 U/mouse, i.p., daily, for 2 weeks). Tumor size and body weight were measured with calipers and a digital balance twice a week. The methionine level of supernatants derived from sonicated tumors was also measured. rMETase inhibited tumor growth, measured by tumor volume, compared to untreated controls and the DOX-treated group on day 14 after initiation of treatment: control (G1): 347.6 ± 88 mm3 ; DOX (G2): 329.5 ± 79 mm3 , P = 0.670; rMETase (G3): 162.6 ± 51 mm3 , P = 0.0003. The mouse body weight of the treated mice was not significantly different from the untreated controls. Tumor L-methionine levels were reduced after the rMETase-treatment compared to untreated control and pre-rMETase treatment. We previously reported efficacy of rMETase against Ewing's sarcoma and melanoma in a PDOX models. These studies suggest clinical development of rMETase, especially in recalcitrant cancers such as sarcoma.

Risk factors for postoperative deep infection in bone tumors.

Postoperative deep infection after bone tumor surgery remains a serious complication. Although there are numerous reports about risk factors for postoperative deep infection in general surgery, there is only a small number of reports about those for bone tumor surgery. This retrospective study aimed to identify risk factors for postoperative deep infection after bone tumor resection.

Temozolomide combined with irinotecan caused regression in an adult pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) nude-mouse model.

Adult pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare and recalcitrant, highly-malignant mesenchymal tumor in need of improved therapeutic strategies. Our laboratory pioneered the patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) nude mouse model with the technique of surgical orthotopic implantation (SOI). We previously described the development of a PDOX model of adult pleomorphic RMS where the tumor behaved similar to the patient donor. A high-grade pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma from a striated muscle was previously grown orthotopically in the right biceps-femoris muscle of nude mice to establish the PDOX model. In the present study, the PDOX models were randomized into the following treatment groups when tumor volume reached 100 mm3: G1, control without treatment; G2, cyclophosphamide (CPA) 140 mg/kg, intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection, weekly, for 3 weeks; G3, temozolomide (TEM), 25 mg/kg, per oral (p.o.), daily, for 21 days; G4, temozolomide (TEM) 25 mg/kg, p.o., daily, for 21 days combined with irinotecan (IRN), 4 mg/kg, i.p., daily for 21 days. After 3 weeks, treatment of PDOX with TEM combined with IRN was so powerful that it resulted in tumor regression and the smallest tumor volume compared to other groups. The RMS PDOX model should be of use to design the treatment program for the patient and for drug discovery and evaluation for this recalcitrant tumor type.

A novel anionic-phosphate-platinum complex effectively targets an undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma better than cisplatinum and doxorubicin in a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX).

A patient high-grade undifferentiated pleomorphic soft-tissue sarcoma (UPS) from a striated muscle was previously orthotopically implanted in the right biceps femoris muscle of nude mice to establish a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) nude-mouse model. In the present study, two weeks after orthotopic transplantation of the UPS, mice were treated intraperitoneally with cisplatinum (CDDP), doxorubicin (DOX) or a novel anionic-phosphate-platinum compound 3Pt. Treatments were repeated weekly for a total of 3 times. Six weeks after transplantation, all mice were sacrificed and evaluated. After two weeks treatment, tumor sizes were as follows: control (G1): 2208.3 mm3; CDDP (G2): 841.8±3 mm3, p=0.0001; DOX (G3): 693.1±3 mm3, p=6.56E-7; 3Pt (G4): 333.7±1 mm3, p=4.8E-8. 3Pt showed significantly more efficacy compared to other therapy drugs tested: CDDP (p=0.0002), DOX (p=0.001). There were no animal deaths in any of the four groups. The present results suggest 3Pt is a promising new candidate for UPS since it was demonstrated to be effective in a PDOX model.

Effective Metabolic Targeting of Human Osteosarcoma Cells In Vitro and in Orthotopic Nude-mouse Models with Recombinant Methioninase.

Methionine dependence may be the only known general metabolic defect in cancer. In order to exploit methionine dependence for therapy, our laboratory previously cloned L-methionine α-deamino-γ-mercaptomethane lyase [EC 4.4.1.11]) (recombinant methioninase [rMETase]), which was subsequently tested in mouse models of various types of human tumors. The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy of rMETase on human osteosarcoma cells in vitro and in vivo.

Spontaneous shrinkage of solitary osteochondromas.

Osteochondromas are the most common benign bone tumors, and thus far, their spontaneous shrinkage is considered a rare phenomenon. This study was designed to investigate the exact ratio of remission to progressive or stable cases and analyze the mechanism of tumor regression on the basis of existing theories.

Interstitial Lung Disease Induced by Osimertinib for Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) T790M-positive Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

A 75-year-old man with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma was treated with osimertinib due to disease progression despite having been administered erlotinib. Both an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) L858R mutation on exon 21 and a T790M mutation on exon 20 were detected in a specimen from a recurrent primary tumor. Five weeks after osimertinib initiation, he developed general fatigue and dyspnea. Chest computed tomography scan revealed diffuse ground glass opacities and consolidation on both lungs. An analysis of the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid revealed marked lymphocytosis, and a transbronchial lung biopsy specimen showed a thickened interstitium with fibrosis and prominent lymphocytic infiltration. We diagnosed the patient to have interstitial lung disease induced by osimertinib.

New methods for the evaluation of bone quality. Bone anabolic agents and bone quality.

Teriparatide(TPTD)products that can be used clinically in Japan include a daily subcutaneous injection form produced by genetic engineering and a weekly subcutaneous injectable TPTD acetate form produced by chemical synthesis. Published reports indicate that both forms exhibit excellent antifracture efficacy, and as the only anabolic agents that promote osteogenesis, TPTD products now occupy a prominent position. However, the two forms differ considerably, not only in frequency of administration, but also in mechanism of action. The daily form stimulates osteogenesis and accompanying resorption through more radical high bone turnover, and early in the course of treatment, intracortical porosity and apatite crystallization decrease, while immature collagen crosslinking increases. However, because daily formulations also produce an increase in cortical surface area or cortical thickness, the effects are counterbalanced, and bone strength is maintained. In contrast, the weekly form prioritizes osteogenesis, and by concurrently lowering turnover below pretreatment levels, improves trabecular bone mass and structure, and enhances strength without leading to cortical porosity and other undesirable phenomena. Abaloparatide, a PTHrP(1-34)analog that is homologous with the biologically active site of PTH drugs, is currently under development, and we eagerly anticipate further clarification of the mechanism of action of each formulation on bone.

Efficacy In Vitro of Caffeine and Valproic Acid on Patient-Derived Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma and Rhabdomyosarcoma Cell Lines.

We have previously reported that caffeine (CAF) can enhance chemotherapy efficacy of bone and soft-tissue sarcoma established cell lines via cell-cycle perturbation. We subsequently tested the combination of valproic acid (VPA), a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, with caffeine on established human osteosarcoma cells in vitro. Both VPA and CAF caused concentration-dependent cell death of the osteosarcoma cell lines in vitro, and their combination was synergistic. We subsequently established patient-derived cell lines from undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) and rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), both of which are recalcitrant cancers. These cell lines are termed AC-UPS01 and AC-RMS01, respectively.

Knee joint preservation surgery in osteosarcoma using tumour-bearing bone treated with liquid nitrogen.

To preserve the joint structure in order to maintain good limb function in patients with osteosarcoma, we perform epiphyseal or metaphyseal osteotomy and reconstruction using frozen autografts that contain a tumour treated with liquid nitrogen. There are two methods of using liquid nitrogen-treated autografts: the free-freezing method and the pedicle-freezing method. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of intentional joint-preserving reconstruction using the free-freezing method and the pedicle-freezing method in patients with osteosarcoma.

An unusual case of proximal humeral simple bone cyst in an adult from secondary cystic change.

Simple bone cysts (SBC) have been documented to occur in adults with closed physeal plates, most commonly affecting the calcaneus in this patient subset. Although most authors theorize an association to trauma, etiology of simple bone cysts remains an enigma up to now.

Intra-arterial administration of tumor-targeting Salmonella typhimurium A1-R regresses a cisplatin-resistant relapsed osteosarcoma in a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) mouse model.

Previously, a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) model was established with a lung metastasis from an osteosarcoma patient which developed after adjuvant cisplatinum (CDDP) treatment. In this model, we previously demonstrated the efficacy of trabectedin (TRAB) and temozolomide (TEM) compared with CDDP. In the present report, osteosarcoma tissue was implanted orthotopically in the distal femur of mice which were randomized into the following groups when tumor volume reached approximately 100 mm3; On day 14 after initiation of treatment, all but CDDP significantly inhibited tumor volume growth compared with untreated controls. Control (G1): 793.7 ± 215.0 mm3; CDDP (G2): 588.1 ± 176.9 mm3; Salmonella typhimurium A1-R (S. typhimurium A1-R) intravenous (i.v.) (G3): 269.7 ± 72.7 mm3; S. typhimurium A1-R intra-arterial (i.a.) (G4): 70.2 ± 18.9 mm3 (CDDP: p = 0.056; S. typhimurium A1-R i.v.: p = 0.0001; S. typhimurium A1-R i.a.: p = 0.00003, all vs. untreated controls). i.a. administration of S. typhimurium A1-R was significantly more effective than either CDDP (p = 0.00007), or i.v. administration of S. typhimurium A1-R (p = 0.00007) and significantly regressed the tumor volume compared with day 0 (p = 0.001). The new model of i.a. administration of S. typhimurium A1-R has great promise for the treatment of recalcitrant osteosarcoma.

A humanized mouse model identifies key amino acids for low immunogenicity of H7N9 vaccines.

Influenza vaccines of H7N9 subtype are consistently less immunogenic in humans than vaccines developed for other subtypes. Although prior immunoinformatic analysis identified T-cell epitopes in H7 hemagglutinin (HA) which potentially enhance regulatory T cell response due to conservation with the human genome, the links between the T-cell epitopes and low immunogenicity of H7 HA remains unknown due to the lack of animal models reproducing the response observed in humans. Here, we utilized a humanized mouse model to recapitulate the low immunogenicity of H7 HA. Our analysis demonstrated that modification of a single H7 epitope by changing 3 amino acids so that it is homologous with a known H3 immunogenic epitope sequence significantly improved the immunogenicity of the H7 HA in the humanized mouse model, leading to a greater than 4-fold increase in HA-binding IgG responses. Thus, we provide experimental evidence for the important contribution of this H7-specific T cell epitope in determining the immunogenicity of an influenza vaccine. Furthermore, this study delineates strategies that can be used for screening and selecting vaccine strains using immunoinformatics tools and a humanized mouse model.

Netrin 1 mediates protective effects exerted by insulin-like growth factor 1 on cochlear hair cells.

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is mainly caused by the damage of cochlear hair cells (HCs). As HCs and supporting cells (SCs) do not proliferate in postnatal mammals, the loss of HCs and SCs is irreversible, emphasizing the importance of preserving their numbers to prevent SNHL. It is known that insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) is instrumental in the treatment of SNHL. Our previous study indicates that IGF1 protects HCs against aminoglycoside by activating IGF1 receptor and its two major downstream pathways, PI3K/AKT and MEK/ERK, in SCs, which results in the upregulation of the expression of the Netrin1-encoding gene (Ntn1). However, the mechanisms underlying IGF1-induced protection of HCs via SC activation as well as the role of NTN1 in this process have not been elucidated. Here, we demonstrated that NTN1, similar to IGF1, promoted HC survival. NTN1 blocking antibody attenuated IGF1-induced HC protection from aminoglycoside, indicating that NTN1 is the effector molecule of IGF1 signaling during HC protection. In situ hybridization demonstrated that IGF1 potently induced Ntn1 expression in SCs. NTN1 receptors were abundantly expressed in the cochlea; among them, UNC5B mediated IGF1 protective effects on HCs, as NTN1 binding to UNC5B inhibited HC apoptosis. These results provide new insights into the mechanisms underlying IGF1 protection of cochlear HCs, suggesting a possibility of using NTN1 as a new treatment for SNHL.

Intercalary frozen autograft for reconstruction of malignant bone and soft tissue tumours.

In 1999, we developed a technique using frozen autografts-tumour-containing bone treated with liquid nitrogen-for the reconstruction of malignant bone tumours. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional and oncological outcomes of frozen autografts for intercalary reconstruction of malignant bones and soft tissue tumours.

Antimetastatic Efficacy of the Combination of Caffeine and Valproic Acid on an Orthotopic Human Osteosarcoma Cell Line Model in Nude Mice.

We have previously reported that caffeine can enhance chemotherapy efficacy of bone and soft tissue sarcoma via cell-cycle perturbation. Valproic acid has histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitory activity. We have also reported the anti-tumor efficacy of combination treatment with caffeine and valproic acid against osteosarcoma primary tumors in a cell-line orthotopic mouse model.

Congenital double-level cervical spondylolysis: a case report and review of the literature.

We report a rare Japanese female who was affected with three genetic-linked diseases: double-level cervical bilateral spondylolysis in association with spina bifida occulta, cleft lip and monostotic fibrous dysplasia of the right proximal femur. The case was considered to be congenital in origin. We also review the pertinent literature of cervical spondylolysis, with a focus on the pathogenesis of multiple-level cervical spondylolysis.

Phase 1/2 study of immunotherapy with dendritic cells pulsed with autologous tumor lysate in patients with refractory bone and soft tissue sarcoma.

There are limited options for the curative treatment of refractory bone and soft tissue sarcomas. The purpose of this phase 1/2 study was to assess the immunological and clinical effects of dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with autologous tumor lysate (TL) in patients with advanced bone and soft tissue sarcomas.

Pathogenesis of Osteosclerotic Change Following Treatment with an Antibody Against RANKL for Giant Cell Tumour of the Bone.

Giant cell tumours (GCTs) of the bone are intermediate tumours that are locally aggressive. Denosumab, an antibody against receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL), was recently developed; however, it induces osteosclerotic change through an unknown mechanism. We determined whether osteosclerotic change could be induced by neoplastic stromal cells of giant cell tumours (GCTs).

High Efficacy of Pazopanib on an Undifferentiated Spindle-Cell Sarcoma Resistant to First-Line Therapy Is Identified With a Patient-Derived Orthotopic Xenograft (PDOX) Nude Mouse Model.

Undifferentiated spindle-cell sarcoma (USCS) is a recalcitrant -cancer. Our laboratory pioneered the patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) nude mouse model with the technique of surgical orthotopic implantation (SOI). In the present study, we evaluated the efficacy of standard first-line chemistry of doxorubicin (DOX), gemcitabine (GEM) combined with docetaxel (DOC), compared to pazopanib (PAZ), a multi-targeting tyrosine-kinase inhibitor, in an USCS PDOX model. A high-grade USCS from a striated muscle of the patients was grown orthotopically in the right biceps femoris muscle of nude mice to establish the PDOX model. The PDOX models were randomized into the following groups when tumor volume reached 100 mm3 : G1, control without treatment; G2, DOX (3 mg/kg, intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection, weekly, for 2 weeks); G3, GEM (100 mg/kg, i.p., weekly, for 2 weeks) combined with DOC (20 mg/kg, i.p., once); G4, PAZ (100 mg/kg, p.o., daily, for 14 days). All treatments except DOX significantly inhibited tumor growth compared to untreated control on day 14 after treatment initiation. Tumor sizes were as fallows: control (G1): 332.0 ± 58.7 mm3 ; DOX (G2): 316.9 ± 55.9 mm3 , P = 0.605; GEM + DOC (G3): 228.9 ± 39.8 mm3 , P = 0.001; PAZ (G4): 173.8 ± 23.3 mm3 , P < 0.0001. PAZ showed significantly more efficacy compared to other therapies evaluated: DOX (P < 0.0001), GEM + DOC (P = 0.006). There were no animal deaths in any group and body weight of treated mice was not significantly different in each group. The present results demonstrate that the PDOX model of USCS can identify a promising novel agent with significantly greater efficacy than first-line therapy for this recalcitrant disease. J. Cell. Biochem. 118: 2739-2743, 2017. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Do Mesenchymal Stem Cells Derived From Atypical Lipomatous Tumors Have Greater Differentiation Potency Than Cells From Normal Adipose Tissues?

The p53 protein in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) regulates differentiation to osteogenic or adipogenic lineage. Because p53 function is depressed in most malignancies, if MSCs in malignancy also have p53 hypofunction, differentiation therapy to osteogenic or adipogenic lineage may be an effective treatment. We therefore wished to begin to explore this idea by evaluating atypical lipomatous tumor/well-differentiated liposarcoma (ALT/WDL) cells, because murine double minute 2 (MDM2) gene amplification, which leads to p53 hypofunction, is found in almost all ALT/WDLs.

Functional and radiological outcomes of a minimally invasive surgical approach to monostotic fibrous dysplasia.

Reports showing high recurrence rates for intralesional curettage and bone grafting have made the current treatment principle for fibrous dysplasia controversial. This study aimed to report the postoperative clinical outcomes from three minimally invasive surgical strategies we use for monostotic fibrous dysplasia (MFD).

Surgical management of proximal fibular tumors: A report of 12 cases.

Aggressive benign or malignant tumors in the proximal fibula may require en bloc resection of the fibular head, including the peroneal nerve and lateral collateral ligament. Here, we report the treatment outcomes of 12 patients with aggressive benign or malignant proximal fibula tumors.

Quantitative Analysis of Aquaporin Expression Levels during the Development and Maturation of the Inner Ear.

Aquaporins (AQPs) are a family of small membrane proteins that transport water molecules across the plasma membrane along the osmotic gradient. Mammals express 13 subtypes of AQPs, including the recently reported "subcellular AQPs", AQP11 and 12. Each organ expresses specific subsets of AQP subtypes, and in the inner ear, AQPs are essential for the establishment and maintenance of two distinct fluids, endolymph and perilymph. To evaluate the contribution of AQPs during the establishment of inner ear function, we used quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction to quantify the expression levels of all known AQPs during the entire development and maturation of the inner ear. Using systematic and longitudinal quantification, we found that AQP11 was majorly and constantly expressed in the inner ear, and that the expression levels of several AQPs follow characteristic longitudinal patterns: increasing (Aqp0, 1, and 9), decreasing (Aqp6, 8, and 12), and peak of expression on E18 (Aqp2, 5, and 7). In particular, the expression level of Aqp9 increased by 70-fold during P3-P21. We also performed in situ hybridization of Aqp11, and determined the unique localization of Aqp11 in the outer hair cells. Immunohistochemistry of AQP9 revealed its localization in the supporting cells inside the organ of Corti, and in the root cells. The emergence of AQP9 expression in these cells was during P3-P21, which was coincident with the marked increase of its expression level. Combining these quantification and localization data, we discuss the possible contributions of these AQPs to inner ear function.

A case of infected schwannoma mimicking malignant tumor.

Infected schwannoma has been reported, this being one of the four cases published in the literature. Infected schwannoma has proven to be a tough diagnostic challenge to the treating tumor surgeon, mimicking infectious entities and most essentially, a malignant tumor.

Clinical Outcome of Reconstruction Using Frozen Autograft for a Humeral Bone Tumor.

We developed a frozen autograft technique in which a tumor-bearing bone was treated with liquid nitrogen for reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcomes of this technique after resection of humeral bone tumors.