Motohiro Yasue

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1. A camptothecin derivative, irinotecan (Cpt-11), is a topoisomerase I inhibitor and has a strong activity against a broad range of human cancer. One of the side-effects of this drug is diarrhoea. Here, we tried to determine the mediator of the irinotecan-induced Cl- secretion which may underlie this diarrhoea, using isolated mucosae of rat distal colon.(More)
The clinicopathological findings in 6 patients with germ cell tumors originating in the basal ganglia and thalamus are presented. Clinical, biological and diagnostic features were somewhat different from germ cell tumors in the pineal region. Early and comprehensive treatment is recommended because of the possible presence of nongerminomatous germ cell(More)
A case of visual allesthesia is reported. A thirty-year-old right-handed man with a right temporo-occipital arteriovenous malformation underwent the surgery for extirpation of the lesion. Postoperatively he had left homonymous hemianopsia. Approximately 6 months after the surgery, he experienced the initial spell of generalized convulsion, followed by the(More)
The correlation between S- and G2/M-phase fractions and MIB-1 index in meningiomas was investigated. Flow cytometric analyses were performed on cell suspensions from 81 samples of paraffin-embedded tissue from 29 patients with a total of 28 meningiomas and 1 hemangiopericytoma using the modified Hedley's method. Sections from the paraffin-embedded tissues(More)
A rare case of intramedullary holocord astrocytoma extending from the medulla oblongata to the conus medullaris is reported. A 27-year-old male who had been suffering from nuchalgia for a few years was admitted to our department because of lumbago and gait disturbance. Neurological examination revealed sensory disturbances in various locations, weakness of(More)
Meningioma includes some clinically malignant cases which grow multifocally or recur rapidly. To develop methodology to distinguish clinically malignant cases, we examined the nuclear DNA of meningiomas by flow cytometry using paraffin-embedded specimens. 52 surgical specimens were studied from 52 cases of meningioma. Among these cases, 3 multiple(More)