Masaaki Kasahara

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To provide a better understanding of the local immune system in the face and external genitalia, i.e., the oral floor, lower lip, palpebral conjunctiva, anus and penis, we examined the distribution and density of CD1a-positve Langerhans cells, CD8-positive suppressor T lymphocytes and CD68-positive macrophages using specimens from 8 male elderly cadavers.(More)
There is little or no information about the distribution of elastic fibers in the human fetal head. We examined this issue in 15 late-stage fetuses (crown-rump length, 220-320 mm) using aldehyde-fuchsin and elastica-Masson staining, and we used the arterial wall elastic laminae and external ear cartilages as positive staining controls. The posterior(More)
We examined the topohistology of the subscapularis tendon at the glenohumeral joint in 10 mid-term (15-16 weeks of gestation) and 10 late-stage (27-32 weeks) human fetuses. At both stages, there were two patterns of terminal course of the subscapularis tendon: 1) the tendon was tightly attached to the medial part of the joint capsule and extended(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to reveal the structural properties that need to be considered in dental implant treatment by investigating differences between dentulous and edentulous maxillae in the three-dimensional (3D) microstructure of the incisive canals (ICs) and their surrounding bone. METHODS A total of 40 maxillary bones comprising 20(More)
We examined morphological differences between the sublingual and submandibular glands with special reference to their innervation. The sublingual gland contained abundant periodic acid Schiff-positive mucous acini: some lobules were composed of purely mucous acini, while others were purely serous or mixed. However, in the submandibular gland, the area of(More)
Among the 7 types of natural solvent mixtures listed as third class solvents in the Ordinance on Prevention of Organic Solvent Poisoning, 5 types (134 samples) of petroleum distillate solvents (PDS) were collected from various parts of Japan in 1986 and 1987, and analyzed for n-hexane, benzene and 4 other aromatics by capillary gaschromatography. In(More)
We report studies of schwannomas with a high percentage of MIB-1 positive cells. Thirty-eight specimens from 36 cases of schwannoma in the intracranial and spinal regions comprise the substance of this study. The MIB-1 positive cells were measured using immunohistochemical staining. In nine cases with a positivity index (PI) of 5% or more,(More)
We compared the age-related morphology of the cricothyroid (CT) joint with that of the cricoarytenoid (CA) joint using 18 specimens from elderly cadavers in terms of their elastic fiber contents as well as the cells composing the joint capsule and synovial tissues. In contrast to an almost flat-flat interface in the CT joint, the CA joint was similar to a(More)
The vestibular and geniculate ganglia of the ear in experimental animals carry both of the tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-positive sympathetic neurons and the neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-positive parasympathetic neurons. With an aid of immunohistochemistry, we examined these ganglia as well as the horizontal part of the facial nerve using specimens(More)
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