Masahiro Fujinami

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To examine the pathogenesis of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), a relatively uncommon benign, non-neoplastic vascular lesion, clinicopathological and immunohistochemical studies were performed. Paraffin-embedded tissue specimens of 78 vascular lesions were examined histologically, and 9 cases of IPEH were investigated(More)
We report the clinical features and pathology of a previously unreported form of vocal fold disease seen in 4 patients, 3 of whom were diagnosed as autoimmune disease. The characteristic features of these lesions were found as bilateral transverse lesions in the mid portion of the vocal folds. The patients had dysphonia and diplophonia. Stroboscopic(More)
BACKGROUND The most important clinical features of the keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) are its potential for locally destructive behavior, a tendency to recur, and its origin in the odontogenic epithelium. The clinical features of KCOT are similar to those of ameloblastoma (AM). Histologically, KCOT is distinguished from jaw cyst with keratinization(More)
OBJECTIVE Podoplanin, a mucin-type transmembrane glycoprotein, is specifically expressed by lymphatic but not blood vascular endothelial cells, and is also widely expressed in various specialized cell types throughout the body. Recent studies have demonstrated that it mediates a pathway leading to collective cell migration and invasion in vivo and in vitro.(More)
OBJECTIVE AND METHODS To compare the histological characteristics of the synovium between seropositive and seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (RA), synovial tissue was obtained from 19 patients with rheumatoid factor-positive (RF+) RA, 11 with rheumatoid factor-negative (RF-)RA and 11 non-RA controls. RESULTS There were no differences in the frequency of(More)
An autopsy case of SLE died from acute and diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage is presented. A 50 year-old woman with SLE was admitted to our hospital because of high fever, butterfly rash, discoid skin lesions and renal dysfunction. She died from acute respiratory failure before initiation of the therapy with corticosteroid. Autopsy findings revealed a massive(More)
The synovium from a patient with mixed connective tissue disease and destructive ankle monoarthritis was studied in detail to determine its immunohistological characteristics. Fibrinoid necrotic tissue on the surface of the synovium, multi-layered lining cells, increased numbers of capillaries, interstitial edema, infiltration of macrophages, relatively(More)
Oral epithelial dysplasia is thought to be a precursor state of carcinogenesis and may harbor gene alterations. Recently, it was reported that gene editing enzyme, activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID), is expressed in precursor and cancer epithelial cells during carcinogenesis associated with chronic inflammation/infection and that this enzyme(More)
In order to elucidate the pathogenic role(s) of autoantibodies in connective tissue disease (CTD), we examined whether autoantibodies against U1-ribonucleoprotein (RNP) and double-stranded (ds) DNA can up-regulate ICAM-1, ELAM-1 and class I and II MHC molecule expression on pulmonary artery endothelial cells (HPAEC). ICAM-1, ELAM-1 and class II MHC molecule(More)
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