RESEARCH

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MicroCT-based Quantification of Fibrosis and Vascularization in Pancreatic Tumor

Inflammation and cancer are closely related and favor each other mutually. We are aiming to find the connection between pancreatic cancer and arachidonic cascade, in which we knocked out the key metabolite 15pgdh in mice and established an inflammatory syngeneic mouse model. Regarding the following steps, we are focusing on evaluating the fibrosis level and vascularization in pancreas under an inflammation-enhanced condition, in which imaging techniques such as microCT are expected to provide supportive data.

MicroCT-based Quantification of Fibrosis and Vascularization in Pancreatic Tumor

Unit members

  • Japan
    Takatsugu ISHIMOTO
    Associate Professor, International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS), Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • Japan
    Unit coordinator
    Toshifumi MUKUNOKI
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • Japan
    Jun OTANI
    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan