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Koji Tanaka

Education

M.D. in Mie University School of Medicine, 1993
Ph.D. in Department of Gastrointestinal and Pediatric Surgery, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, 2001

Current position

Associate professor, Department of Gastrointestinal and Pediatric Surgery, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Publications (since 2015)

  1. Ohi, M., Mori, K., Toiyama, Y., Mohri, Y., Okigami, M., Yasuda, H., Saigusa, S., Tanaka, K., Inoue, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Preoperative prediction of peritoneal metastasis in gastric cancer as an indicator for neoadjuvant treatment. Anticancer Res 35(6): 3511-3518.
  2. Mori, K., Koike, Y., Inoue, M., Ohtake, K., Tanaka, K., Uchida, K., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Success of minimally invasive transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic surgery (T-SILS) plus double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) for pediatric intestinal Angiodysplasia: A case report. Int Surg 100(5): 920-923.
  3. Toiyama, Y., Inoue, Y., Shimura, T., Fujikawa, H., Saigusa, S., Hiro, J., Kobayashi, M., Ohi, M., Araki, T., Tanaka, K., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Serum angiopoietin-like protein 2 improves preoperative detection of lymph node metastasis in colorectal cancer. Anticancer Res 35(5): 2849-2856.
  4. Tanaka, K., Toiyama, Y., Inoue, Y., Araki, T., Mohri, Y., Mizoguchi, A. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Imaging neutrophil extracellular traps in the alveolar space and pulmonary capillaries of a murine sepsis model by multiphoton microscopy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191(9): 1088-1089.
  5. Tanaka, K., Toiyama, Y., Okugawa, Y., Uchida, K., Mohri, Y., Mizoguchi, A. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Letter to the Editor: Intravital imaging of the association between intravascular neutrophil extracellular traps and microvascular obstruction using multiphoton microscopy. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 308(8): H960.
  6. Mori, K., Toiyama, Y., Saigusa, S., Fujikawa, H., Hiro, J., Kobayashi, M., Ohi, M., Araki, T., Inoue, Y., Tanaka, K., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Systemic analysis of predictive biomarkers for recurrence in colorectal cancer patients treated with curative surgery. Dig Dis Sci 60(8): 2477-2487.
  7. Tanaka, K., Koike, Y., Matsushita, K., Okigami, M., Toiyama, Y., Kawamura, M., Saigusa, S., Okugawa, Y., Inoue, Y., Uchida, K., Araki, T., Mohri, Y., Mizoguchi, A. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Visualization of in vivo thromboprophylactic and thrombolytic efficacy of enoxaparin in laser-induced vascular endothelial injury model using multiphoton microscopy. Am J Transl Res 7(1): 79-87.
  8. Ide, S., Toiyama, Y., Shimura, T., Kawamura, M., Yasuda, H., Saigusa, S., Ohi, M., Tanaka, K., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). MicroRNA-503 promotes tumor progression and acts as a novel biomarker for prognosis in oesophageal cancer. Anticancer Res 35(3): 1447-1451.
  9. Okita, Y., Araki, T., Hiro, J., Ide, S., Imaoka, H., Kondo, S., Kawamura, M., Fujikawa, H., Inoue, M., Toiyama, Y., Ohi, M., Tanaka, K., Inoue, Y., Uchida, K., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Systemic acute-phase response in laparoscopic and open ileal pouch anal anastomosis in patients with ulcerative colitis: A case-matched comparative study. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech.
  10. Koike, Y., Tanaka, K., Kobayashi, M., Toiyama, Y., Inoue, Y., Mohri, Y., Uchida, K., Mizoguchi, A. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Dynamic pathology for leukocyte-platelet formation in sepsis model. J Surg Res 195(1): 188-195.
  11. Toiyama, Y., Tanaka, K., Inoue, Y., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Circulating cell-free microRNAs as biomarkers for colorectal cancer. Surg Today.
  12. Kawamoto, A., Inoue, Y., Okigami, M., Yasuda, H., Okugawa, Y., Hiro, J., Toiyama, Y., Tanaka, K., Uchida, K., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Preoperative assessment of vascular anatomy by multidetector computed tomography before laparoscopic colectomy for transverse colon cancer: report of a case. Int Surg 100(2): 208-212.
  13. Toiyama, Y., Inoue, Y., Kawamura, M., Kawamoto, A., Okugawa, Y., Hiro, J., Saigusa, S., Tanaka, K., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Elevated platelet count as predictor of recurrence in rectal cancer patients undergoing preoperative chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery. Int Surg 100(2): 199-207. 
  14. Uchida, K., Koike, Y., Hashimoto, K., Saigusa, S., Inoue, M., Otake, K., Tanaka, K., Matsushita, K., Okita, Y., Fujikawa, H., Araki, T., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). The increased expression of CCL20 and CCR6 in rectal mucosa correlated to severe inflammation in pediatric ulcerative colitis. Gastroenterol Res Pract 2015: 856532.
  15. Inoue, Y., Hiro, J., Kawamoto, A., Okugawa, Y., Okita, Y., Toiyama, Y., Araki, T., Tanaka, K., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Comparison of reduced-port and conventional laparoscopic total proctocolectomy with ileal J-pouch-anal anastomosis. Am Surg 81(2): E70-72.
  16. Araki, T., Kawamura, M., Tanaka, K., Okita, Y., Fujikawa, H., Uchida, K., Toiyama, Y., Inoue, Y., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). FK506-binding protein 5 mRNA levels in ileal mucosa are associated with pouchitis in patients with ulcerative colitis. Dig Dis Sci 60(6): 1617-1623.
  17. Imaoka, H., Toiyama, Y., Saigusa, S., Kawamura, M., Kawamoto, A., Okugawa, Y., Hiro, J., Tanaka, K., Inoue, Y., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). RacGAP1 expression, increasing tumor malignant potential, as a predictive biomarker for lymph node metastasis and poor prognosis in colorectal cancer. Carcinogenesis 36(3): 346-354. 
  18. Ide, S., Toiyama, Y., Shimura, T., Kawamura, M., Yasuda, H., Saigusa, S., Ohi, M., Tanaka, K., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Angiopoietin-like protein 2 acts as a novel biomarker for diagnosis and prognosis in patients with esophageal cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 22(8): 2585-2592.
  19. Yasuda, H., Okita, Y., Imaoka, Y., Fujikawa, H., Ohi, M., Araki, T., Tanaka, K., Shigemori, T., Kato, T., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Intestinal necrosis due to norovirus enteritis. Clin J Gastroenterol 8(1): 10-13. 
  20. Saigusa, S., Tanaka, K., Ohi, M., Toiyama, Y., Yasuda, H., Kitajima, T., Okugawa, Y., Inoue, Y., Mohri, Y. and Kusunoki, M. (2015). Clinical implications of Fas/Fas ligand expression in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Mol Clin Oncol 3(1): 151-156.

Protocols by Koji Tanaka
  1. Quantification of ex vivo Neutrophil Extracellular Traps
  2. Visualization of ex vivo Neutrophil Extracellular Traps by Fluorescence Microscopy