Hiroyuki Iwasawa

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We studied the pretreatment serum levels of 6 tumor markers in gynecological patients with and without malignant disease. The tumor markers were carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA), ferritin, Schwangerschaftsprotein 1 (SP1), Schwangerschaftsprotein 3 (SP3) and cancer antigen 125 (CA125). The results were as follows: (1) Serum(More)
We studied immunohistochemical stains for TPA and CA125 in patients with benign and malignant gynecologic diseases. The results were as follows: (1) CA125 was not found in ovarian mucinous cystadenocarcinoma but was demonstrated immunohistochemically in 82% of ovarian serous cystadenocarcinomas and 83% of Krukenberg's tumors. (2) TPA was demonstrated in 65%(More)
The cell biological characteristics of a newly established human gestational choriocarcinoma cell line, HM, were examined and compared with four other gestational and two nongestational choriocarcinoma cell lines. Striking heterogeneity in the production and secretion of hCG and its subunits was observed among the cell lines. The HM cell line consisted(More)
In SD female rats sterilized by a single injection of testosterone propionate at 2 days after birth, the spontaneous occurrence of atypical hyperplasia and adenocarcinoma of the uterus was observed for a fairly long period (greater than 2 yr). Two atypical hyperplasias and 2 adenocarcinomas were detected in 25 androgen-sterilized rats (ASR) after 500 days(More)
BACKGROUND Contractures are a prevalent and potentially severe complication in patients with neurologic disorders. Although heat, cold, and stretching are commonly used for treatment of contractures and/or spasticity (the cause of many contractures), the sequential effects of these modalities remain unclear. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES Using an established rat(More)
When 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene-impregnated sutures were directly applied to the ovarian parenchyma of 8-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats (the clipping method), adenocarcinomas developed in 29 (39%) of the 75 rats during the 50-week observation period. When 20-methylcholanthrene was used, adenocarcinomas developed only in 1 (3%) of the 31 rats. Thus, the(More)
Five cases of malignant change of ovarian dermoid cyst are presented. Two of these cases were of special interest due to the unusual nature of the malignancy. One case (an adenosquamous cell carcinoma) was apparently a malignant change of the columnar epithelium and its squamous metaplasia. The other case (a clear cell carcinoma) appeared to represent(More)
Four human embryonal carcinoma (EC) cell lines (ITO, NEC 8, NEC 14, NEC 15) derived independently from testicular germ-cell tumors were established in vitro. In their xenografted tumor tissues, all of them exhibited histological characteristics consistent with EC. The cell-biological characterization of these human EC cell lines was investigated with(More)
A tumor of the right ovary in a 21-year-old single woman is reported. Secondary amenorrhea, hirsutism, acne and deepening of the voice were associated with the tumor. Light and electron microscopic examinations showed that the tumor was composed of cells resembling Sertoli and Leydig cells of the testis in their cytology features and growth patterns. High(More)