Kenji Warigaya

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Detecting point mutation of human cancer cells quickly and accurately is gaining in importance for pathological diagnosis and choice of therapeutic approach. In the present study, we present novel methodology, peptide nucleic acid-locked nucleic acid mediated loop-mediated isothermal amplification (PNA-LNA mediated LAMP), for rapid detection of KRAS(More)
BACKGROUND Although tumor budding is acknowledged as a risk factor for lymph node metastasis in certain types of carcinoma, it is not well investigated in cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). In this study, we analyzed the correlation between tumor budding and nodal metastasis in cutaneous SCC. METHODS Histopathologic specimens of 15 metastasizing(More)
BACKGROUND The lipogenic pathway is upregulated in cancer cells, including melanomas. However, the pathological significance of cellular lipids in melanocytic lesions has yet to be determined. In this study, we evaluated intracytoplasmic lipid droplets in melanocytic nevi (MNs) and malignant melanomas via immunohistochemical analysis of adipophilin (ADP),(More)
Macroscopic cyst-formation by prostatic adenocarcinoma, herein referred to as macrocystic prostatic adenocarcinoma (MPA), is extremely rare. To date, no studies of prostate cancer performed based on gross cystic appearance have been reported. MPA can include various diseases, one of which is cystadenocarcinoma. Several cases of ductal adenocarcinoma(More)
SUMMARY Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by renal phosphate wasting leading to hypophosphatemia due to excessive actions of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) produced by the tumors. Although the best way of curing TIO is complete resection, it is usually difficult to detect the culprit tumors by general(More)
We aimed to delineate the morphogenesis of aberrant nuclear features of urothelial carcinoma (UC) cells in association with cytokeratin (CK) expression patterns and cell proliferation activity. Correlation analysis of the nuclear area by morphometry and the expression patterns of CK5, CK20 and Ki-67 by triple immunofluorescence analysis was applied to 1699(More)
We report cases of three patients of refractory ascites without other fluid retention that occurred around five months after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). All three patients expired and postmortem examinations revealed unexpected liver fibrosis lacking histological evidences of graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD). The three(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of a newly designed self-expandable metal stent for endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) when it was delivered via three different stent delivery systems: a 7.5Fr delivery catheter with a bullet-shaped tip (7.5Fr-bullet), a 7Fr catheter with a bullet-shaped tip (7Fr-bullet), or(More)
Nuclear polarity is characterized by intracytoplasmic nuclear positioning and alignment in the tissue. The mechanisms responsible for maintaining nuclear polarity in normal cells and its disturbance in neoplastic cells are not understood. We studied microtubule-organizing center (MTOC) positioning-mediated nuclear polarity in various normal and neoplastic(More)
AIM To synthesize 24-h soluble gelatin sponge particles (SGSP) of 200-500 and 500-1000 µm, and to investigate their ischemic potency following hepatic artery embolization (HAE). METHODS Low-endotoxin gelatin was freeze-dried and heated at 110, 115, 118, 120, 122 and 125°C to form cross-linked gelatin sponge. We prepared 200-500- and 500-1000-µm SGSP by(More)