Mitsuhide Yoshida

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BACKGROUND To evaluate the roles of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) in tumor progression, expression of MMP-1, -2 and -9 and TIMP-1 and -2 was analyzed in ameloblastomas as well as tooth germs. METHODS Frozen tissue sections of seven tooth germs and 22 ameloblastomas were immunohistochemically examined using(More)
BACKGROUND Tumors derived from odontogenic epithelium exhibit considerable variation and are classified into several benign and malignant entities. To clarify the role of growth factors in oncogenesis, cytodifferentiation and progression of epithelial odontogenic tumors, expression of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), transforming growth factor-beta(More)
OBJECTIVE Epithelial odontogenic tumors exhibit considerable histological variation and are classified into several benign and malignant entities. Expression of amelogenin and cytokeratin 19 (CK19), that are potentially useful polypeptides for identification of odontogenic epithelial components, was evaluated in various types of epithelial odontogenic(More)
METHOD AND RESULTS Calcifying odontogenic cysts (COCs) were examined histopathologically and immunohistochemically to characterize the histological and cytological properties of these lesions. Histopathologically, COCs showed thin or thick lining epithelium with ghost cells. COCs were classified according to proliferative type or nonproliferative type(More)
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