Makoto Yanagihara

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Ichthyosis bullosa of Siemens (IBS, MIM 146800) is a unique congenital ichthyosis characterized by mild epidermal hyperkeratosis over flexural areas, blister formation and the development of superficially denuded areas of hyperkeratotic skin. It is clinically difficult to distinguish severe IBS from mild bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (BCIE,(More)
Granular cell tumor is an uncommon, benign tumor, which mainly occurs on the skin, tongue and oral cavity as a single nodule. Multiple granular cell tumors are rare, with the incidence reported to vary from 7-29% in adult cases of the tumor. We describe a case of multiple cutaneous granular cell tumors in the right lumber and back regions along with a brief(More)
An epidermoid cyst of the sole was studied immunohistochemically and ultrastructurally. Papillomavirus particles were present in the horny layer and in the upper layers of the epidermis of the cyst and within the acrosyringeal epithelium overlying the cyst. Thickened basal lamina-like structures similar to those found in the eccrine sweat duct tumors such(More)
We have utilized three cotton dyes, Pagoda Red, RIT Scarlet No. 5, and RIT Cardinal Red No. 9, for the microscopic demonstration of amyloid in cutaneous histopathology. All three dyes stained amyloid specifically, yielding a bright orange color. The preparation of staining solutions and the staining procedure are simple, practical, and can be applied(More)
We describe a case of epithelioid granuloma on the entry points of needles used for acupuncture, venepuncture and for taking skin biopsy. The acupuncture needles used at each session were silicone coated. Silicon was detected in the vacuoles of macrophages and multiple nucleated giant cells by X-ray microanalysis. To our knowledge, this is the first case of(More)
Immunohistochemical staining properties of amyloids with anti-keratin antibodies were investigated using an avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex (ABC) system on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections. Anti-keratin antibody EAB-903 which recognize 66K and 57K daltons keratin peptides reacted with amyloid deposits in both lichen amyloidosus (LA) and macular(More)
The degree of DNA-instability as revealed by immunohistochemical staining with anti-cytidine antibody after acid hydrolysis (DNA-instability test) has been recently used as a marker of malignancy. This technique was applied to examine 17 skin tissue samples of Bowen's disease, 47 of actinic keratosis, 15 of squamous cell carcinoma, 5 of seborrheic(More)
A case of annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma was studied with the electron microscope using acid orcein stain. Elastic fibers were digested by multinucleate giant cells (MGCs) in 2 steps: the first step was the extracellular digestion and the second was the intracellular digestion. In the first step, the orcein-reactive amorphous materials of the(More)
Intermediate filament proteins, keratin (KL1, PKK1, K8.12) and vimentin, S-100 protein alpha and beta subunits and neuron specific enolase were evaluated immunohistochemically to determine their distribution patterns in the tumor components of mixed tumor of skin. Keratin proteins were distributed widely in tumor epithelial cells or modified myoepithelial(More)