Hajime Amasaki

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Twelve cases of ovarian clear cell carcinoma were studied histologically. Four cases were examined electron microscopically and compared with other conditions. Five tumors were directly connected with ovarian endometriosis. They were histologically classified into a tubular type with hobnail cells and a solid type without tubular pattern or hobnail cells.(More)
Conjunctival epithelial and goblet cell P2Y2 nucleotide receptors regulate ion transport and secretory function. Diquafosol is a P2Y2 purinergic receptor agonist that stimulates secretion of aqueous tear components from conjunctival epithelial cells and secretion of mucin from conjunctival goblet cells. In humans suffering from keratoconjunctivitis sicca(More)
Introduction of fecal bacteria into germ-free (GF) Balb/c mice induces class II major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules on the small intestinal epithelium. In this study, we elucidated the regulatory mechanisms for the class II MHC molecule induction on the mouse small intestinal epithelium during microbial colonisation of the gut in ex-GF mice.(More)
We examined early morphological changes in pancreatic endocrine cells within 12 h of intravenous streptozotocin (STZ) administration (60 mg/kg). Thirty rats were allocated either to a control group (vehicle alone) or to one of four experimental groups tested after 3, 6, 9 and 12 h. Karyopyknosis and cytoplasmic vacuoles were first observed in beta-cell(More)
The present study on measurement of the skull of Mishima cattle, which has been postulated as the only pure representative breed of native Japanese cattle, was performed using craniometrical multivariate analysis. The data of the skull of Mishima cattle was compared with 17 breeds of cattle, i.e. Korean cattle (Hamhung, Pyongyang, Chinju Suwon, and(More)
We prepared a map of the cleavage lines for beagle dogs, as a guideline for use of cleavage lines in dermatoplasty. The cleavage lines at the head resembled the orientation of the underlying muscles. Although the cleavage lines in the trunk were perpendicular to the body axis, those in the thoraco-abdominal region were parallel to the body axis. The(More)
To clarify whether striated duct cells in canine salivary glands synthesize secretory carbonic anhydrase (CA-VI), as is the case with serous acinar cells, the present study utilized laser microdissection to harvest striated duct cells from canine parotid and submandibular glands, and total RNA extracted from these cells was then amplified by reverse(More)
Epithelial cell proliferation and apoptosis during morphogenesis of the murine palatal rugae (PR) were examined histochemically by using anti-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) and the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated UTP nick-end-labelling (TUNEL) technique. Formation of the PR rudiment was observed as an epithelial placode in fetuses at 12.5 days(More)
The distribution of cells incorporating bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) and the expression of molecules involved in the control of cell proliferation (proliferating cell nuclear antigen [PCNA], a cellular factor in F9 teratocarcinoma cells that recognizes an adenovirus E1A inducible promoter 1 [E2F1] and proliferation-related acidic nuclear protein 31 [PAL31])(More)
Immunolocalization of the secretory form of carbonic anhydrase isoenzyme, CA-VI were studied using a specific canine CA-VI antiserum, and CA-VI mRNA signals were also investigated using the reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in canine nasal mucosal epithelia and glands. Immunoreactivity to CA-VI was positive throughout the mucosal(More)