Elisa Ito Kawahara

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Adenomatous hyperplasia, defined as a sizable parenchymal nodule in cirrhosis, was examined morphologically. Ninety-seven nodules of adenomatous hyperplasia were obtained from 47 cirrhotic livers and were divided into 'ordinary' (44 nodules) and 'atypical' (53 nodules) types. The former consisted of hepatocytes similar to those of the surrounding liver, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent experimental evidence indicates that angiogenesis affects tumor growth and metastasis. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is considered to be an important regulator of tumor angiogenesis. The present study was designed to examine the role of VEGF on angiogenesis and lymph node metastasis in primary nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPCs).(More)
Autopsy findings of primary malignant melanoma arising in an ovarian dermoid cyst in an 86-year-old woman are presented. The right ovary was replaced by a dermoid cyst, 14 x 9 x 9 cm in size, in which several nodular tumors with diameters less than 3.2 cm were localized. They comprised diffusely proliferating anaplastic cells with prominent nucleoli. Some(More)
The distinctive tissue localization of collagen types in typical schwannomas with Antoni type A and B areas was demonstrated immunohistochemically using affinity-purified antibodies against types I, III, IV, V and VI collagen and comparative ultrastructural studies were made on the extracellular matrix components. Antoni type A tissue, which was composed of(More)
Immunohistochemical study of major salivary gland tumours was performed on 60 pleomorphic adenomas, five basal cell adenomas and 10 adenoid cystic carcinomas to determine the diagnostic value of each antigen. Immunoreactivity examined were intermediate filaments (keratin, vimentin, desmin and glial fibrillary acidic protein [GFAP]) and related substances(More)
Immunoreactivity of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in 38 schwannomas and 18 neurofibromas was evaluated and compared with the reactivity of vimentin, S-100 protein, and neurofilament protein. All cases were positive for vimentin and S-100 protein. GFAP was positively stained in the neoplastic cells of 15 of 38 schwannomas (38%) and in two of 18(More)
The prevalence of endocrine differentiation of conventional gastric adenocarcinoma was evaluated on the 212 cases (including 62 mucosal carcinomas) of consecutively resected stomach for adenocarcinoma in our hospital using anti-chromogranin A (CGA) antibodies. CGA-positive cells were found in 28 of 150 cases (18.7%) as an integral tumor component. In(More)
In order to elucidate the factors contributory to the expression of invasiveness of oral squamous cell carcinoma, we conducted biochemical and morphological comparisons of well differentiated squamous carcinoma cell line OSC-19 (oral squamous cell carcinoma) and undifferentiated carcinoma cell line KB, both cultured on 3T3 cell-embedded collagen gel (in(More)
The homogenates of amyloid-laden spleens prepared from CBA mice were analysed by SDS-PAGE and immunoblotting employing rat anti-murine monoclonal antibody, MSA 4-26. The results showed that the precursor of amyloid A protein (AA), serum amyloid A protein 2 (SAA2), and SAA intermediates with molecular weights of 10,000, 9000, and 8000 were contained in(More)
Immunohistochemical and electron microscopic examinations were made of a carcinosarcoma of the esophagus in an 80-year-old man. An immunohistochemical examination showed that sarcomatous spindle cells were vimentin-positive, whereas squamous carcinoma cells were keratin-positive. No coexistence of vimentin and keratin in a single tumor cell was found.(More)