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The roles of adventitial vasa vasorum have been highlighted in vascular wall homeostasis. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent angiogenic factor in physiological and pathophysiological conditions. However, little is known regarding the changes in adventitial vasa vasorum and the mechanism of the formation in hypertensive arteries.(More)
Recently, we have shown that in rats with a suprarenal abdominal aortic constriction (AC), pressure overload induces early perivascular fibro-inflammatory changes (transforming growth factor [TGF]-beta induction and fibroblast proliferation) within the first week after AC and then causes the development of cardiac remodeling (myocyte hypertrophy and(More)
A role of interferonis suggested in early development of atherosclerosis. However, the role of interferonin progression and destabilization of advanced atherosclerotic plaques remains unknown. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine whether postnatal inhibition of interferonsignaling could inhibit progression of atherosclerotic plaques and stabilize(More)
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heterogeneous disease caused by gene mutations. Most of the disease-causing mutations were found in the genes for sarcomeric proteins, but there are several cases carrying mutations in genes for extra-sarcomeric cytoskeletons. Desmin is a member of extra-sarcomeric cytoskeletons and plays an important role in muscle(More)
A case of localized Darier's disease was reported. The patient was a 36-year-old Japanese woman, and hyperkeratotic papules in zosteriforme arrangement were persistently noted on the left forehead since the age of 20 years. Histological appearance was same as in classical Darier's disease. Skin atrophy due to long-term application of corticosteroid ointment(More)
The roles of adventitial vasa vasorum have been highlighted in vascular wall homeostasis. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent angiogenic factor in physiological and pathophysiological conditions. However, little is known regarding the changes in adventitial vasa vasorum and the mechanism of the formation in hypertensive arteries.(More)
The following features of trichoepithelioma papulosum multiplex (TPM) were revealed by electron microscopy: 1. Proliferation of basaloid cells similar to that in basal cell epithelioma (BCE). 2. Abortive hair shafts and hair papillae. 3. Keratinous cysts surrounded by flat keratinocytes, the cytoplasm of which had small-sized keratohyalin and Odland's(More)