Hiroshi Hachisuka

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In a distinct autosomal recessive variant of epidermolysis bullosa, EB-MD, life-long skin blistering is associated with late-onset muscular dystrophy of unknown etiology. Electron microscopy of these patients' skin suggests that tissue separation occurs intracellularly at the level of the hemidesmosomal inner plaque, which contains plectin, a high molecular(More)
Ten hemangioblastomas of the central nervous system were examined by an immunoperoxidase technique for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), S-100 protein, and Factor VIII-related antigen to determine the origin of the stromal cells. In seven cases scattered stromal cells were positive for GFAP, and eight cases showed variable numbers of S-100(More)
The development of experimental sporotrichosis was examined in immunologically-disturbed mice. In the case of intracutaneous inoculation, the lesion in cyclophosphamide-treated mice enlarged strikingly up to 6 days, but at 12 days it was similar in size to that in non-treated mice. The lesion in irradiated mice developed slowly up to 12 days, but thereafter(More)
A survey of 150 cases with sporotrichosis seen at the Dermatological Clinic of Kurume University Hospital from February 1962 to October 1986 was reported. The proportion of cases with sporotrichosis to the total number of outpatients was 0.17%. Greater percentage of cases fell into the less than 10 years old or more than 40 years old groups. The male to(More)
The cellular proto-oncogene, ras, is known to play an important role in the regulation of cell growth and proliferation in normal and malignant conditions. The present study was undertaken to immunohistochemically examine the expression of ras protooncogene product p21 in normal human skin and some cutaneous tumours. In normal skin, the expression of p21(More)
The smgp21 family is composed of two members, smg p21A and p21B [4, 7], and belongs to a superfamily of ras p21/ras p21-1ike small GTP-binding proteins (G proteins) [1, 12]; smg p21A and smg p21B are identical to the proteins encoded by the rap 1A and Krev-1 cDNAs [6, 10] and by the rap 1B cDNA [11], respectively and smgp21s are ubiquitous, as described for(More)
We report a 58-year-old woman with proliferating trichilemmal cyst (PTC), from which a spindle cell carcinoma arose. The tumor on her scalp had been removed at another hospital. Histological examination had revealed almost typical features of PTC. However, the case showed a partial transformation to spindle cell carcinoma, and transition zones between(More)
The skin is the major site on anaphylaxis, and cutaneous mast cells have an important role in its reactions. The isolation and purification of rat cutaneous mast cells are described here. Rat abdominal skin was digested with collagenase and hyaluronidase, and centrifuged with Percoll. The buoyant density of cutaneous mast cells was high, and relatively pure(More)
Normal human skin, malignant melanoma, nevocellular nevus, blue nevus, nevus of Ota and mongolian spot were immunohistochemically investigated on the localization of S-100 protein and neuron specific enolase (NSE). Tissues were fixed with buffered-formalin, processed with routine procedure and examined by the ABC technique. All cases of malignant melanoma(More)