Masayoshi Kanisawa

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The pulmonary tumorigenicity of dimethylarsinic acid (DMAA), a main metabolite of inorganic arsenics, was examined in A/J mice fed with drinking water containing DMAA for 25 and 50 weeks. Mice fed with 400 ppm DMAA for 50 weeks produced more pulmonary tumors than untreated mice (mean number per animal 1.36 versus 0.50; P < 0.05). Histological examination(More)
To evaluate innate effects of certain trace elements, 540 mice were fed a diet of rye, corn oil and dried skim milk containing moderate amounts of zirconium and niobium and no detectable antimony or fluorine, in an environment relatively free of trace contaminants. Groups of 108, divided as to sex, were given 5 ppm zirconium, niobate or antimony or 10 ppm(More)
We herein describe a new simple method for culturing primary epithelial cells derived from the distal airway of adult human lung. Peripheral lung tissue obtained from surgical materials was cultured as explants in Ham's F12 medium supplemented with hormones and growth factors. From days 10 to 14, outgrowth of epithelial cells started on the dish surface,(More)
Twenty-four specimens of squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue were immunostained for heat shock proteins (HSPs) to reveal differences in stainability among normal epithelium, dysplasia and carcinoma and to clarify the prognostic significance of HSPs in comparison with survival period, clinical stage, lymph node metastasis, histological grade, and p53(More)
 We used immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy to evaluate the differentiation of cells comprising atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (AAH; n = 26), early bronchioloalveolar lung carcinoma (BAC; n = 11), and overt BAC (n = 16), which are assumed to constitute a continuous spectrum of developmental steps of BAC. Surfactant apoprotein (SAP), a marker for(More)
Mice fed a diet low in many trace elements and raised in an environment where contamination from extraneous trace ele ments was controlled were given small amounts (5 jig/ml) of arsenite, germanate, stannous, or vanadyl ions in drinking water for their life times. Animals receiving arsenite had a significantly decreased incidence of all tumors, and of(More)
Atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (AAH) of the lung is a putative precursor of bronchoalveolar carcinoma (BAC). To define the steps in its development and to clarify at which stage critical cellular events occur, we studied 65 lesions of AAH, early BAC, and overt BAC by morphometric analysis and immunohistochemical evaluation of expression of p53 protein and(More)
Comparative studies were made on the effects of diets of different protein contents on the activities of purine nucleoside phosphorylase and xanthine dehydrogenase of avian livers and kidneys. In chicken liver and kidney, both enzyme activities were increased with high protein diet, confirming the previous results. In pigeon liver, only purine nucleoside(More)