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)
Immunolocalization of a variety of integrins using monoclonal antibodies against beta 3, beta 5, alpha 3 beta 1 and alpha 6, and polyclonal antibodies against vitronectin receptor (alpha v beta 3) and beta 1 were investigated on PLP-fixed paraffin sections of 19 cases of advanced gastric carcinomas. The beta 5 integrin, which pairs only with the alpha v(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)
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)
We studied invasion-related adhesion events in vitro using three squamous carcinoma cell lines (HSC-3), poorly differentiated type; OSC-19, well-differentiated type; and KB cells, undifferentiated type). An in vitro invasion assay through matrigel in the transwell chamber revealed that HSC-3 cells were most invasive, OSC-19 cells moderately invasive and KB(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)
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 reparative process following left ventriculotomy was investigated immunohistochemically using anti-type I, II, III, IV, V and VI collagen antibodies, and anti-fibronectin antibody. Wound healing began with proliferation of young fibroblasts positive for type I, III and V collagens at the wound margin; vascular granulation tissue then grew into the(More)
OST cells enhance the induction of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 by tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and the corresponding metastasis to lungs in vivo (Kawashima et al., 1994). We focused on the adhesive and migratory properties of OST cells, and investigated the expression of integrins in OST cells stimulated by TNFalpha in vitro. OST cells(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)