Makoto Shibuya

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BACKGROUND Recently, it has been shown that heating paraffin embedded tumor sections in a microwave oven can reactivate an epitope of Ki-67 protein that is recognized by the monoclonal antibody MIB-1. With this technique, a close correlation was shown between the bromodeoxyuridine labeling index (BUdR LI) and the MIB-1 proliferating cell index (PCI) in(More)
Histochemical analyses with Ki-67 and anti-DNA polymerase alpha monoclonal antibodies were done, and argyrophilic nucleolar organizer regions (Ag-NOR) were counted to estimate the proliferative potential of 200 brain tumors. The findings were compared with the bromodeoxyuridine labeling index (BrdU LI), or S-phase fraction. The proliferating cell indexes(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Intra-abdominal arterial hemorrhage is still one of the most serious complications after pancreato-biliary surgery. We retrospectively analyzed our experiences with 15 patients in order to establish a therapeutic strategy for postoperative arterial hemorrhage following pancreato-biliary surgery. METHODS Between August 1981 and November(More)
Mixed neuronal-glial tumors of the central nervous system display a wide spectrum of differentiation. Among them, the papillary glioneuronal tumor (PGNT) is characterized by pseudopapillary structures composed of astroglial cells covering hyalinized vessels, and by neurocytic, ganglioid and ganglion cells. In addition, a “nonspecific” cell type, not similar(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE It is generally thought that an internal short stent placed across the pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ) following pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) usually passes spontaneously through the rectum thereafter; however, we experienced some patients who presented with pancreatitis and cholangitis owing to delayed defecation of the stent. The purpose of(More)
To better understand the biogenesis of viroid-specific small RNAs and their possible role in disease induction, we have examined the accumulation of these small RNAs in potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd)-infected tomato plants. Large-scale sequence analysis of viroid-specific small RNAs revealed active production from the upper portion of the pathogenicity(More)
Meningiomas are the most common intracranial primary neoplasm in adults. Although the spectrum of clinical and molecular genetic issues regarding meningiomas remains undefined, novel genetic alterations that are associated with tumor morphology, malignancy, or location have recently been discovered. This review focuses on recent advances in understanding of(More)
The clinical behavior of meningiomas with a high proliferative potential was analyzed to determine if the bromodeoxyuridine (BUdR) labeling index (LI) could be used to predict recurrence and the time to reoperation. Each patient received an intraoperative infusion of BUdR to label cells in DNA synthesis; the percentage of S-phase cells, or BUdR LI, of each(More)
The growth potential of 65 pituitary adenomas was determined by histochemical analysis with Ki-67 and anti-DNA polymerase α monoclonal antibodies, bromodeoxyuridine (BrdUdR) labeling, and counts of argyrophilic nucleolar organizer regions (Ag-NORs). The mean proliferating cell indices (PCIs) determined by Ki-67 and anti-DNA polymerase α and the BrdUdR(More)
Bromodeoxyuridine (BUdR) labeling studies were performed to characterize the biological and clinical behavior of 50 juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas (JPAs) from 47 patients. Each patient received an i.v. infusion of BUdR before tumor resection; the excised tumor specimens were stained by the immunoperoxidase method with anti-BUdR monoclonal antibody to(More)