Nobuyoshi Kawakita

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The proliferative activity and ultrastructural characteristics of proliferating biliary epithelial cells were analysed immunohistocytochemically in 39 biopsied liver specimens from patients with acute viral hepatitis, chronic hepatitis and liver cirrhosis using a monoclonal antibody against DNA polymerase α (DNA-PA). In acute viral hepatitis with(More)
Using the mouse anti-human retinoblastoma gene product (pRB) monoclonal antibody, PMG3-245, pRB was detected immunohistocytochemically in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues and a human HCC cell line, designated OCUH-16, recently established in our laboratory. This antibody reacted with human pRB and yielded a single band of approximately 110 kd(More)
A cell line derived from a Japanese man with hepatocellular carcinoma was established in culture and designated OCUH-16. The cell line has the morphological and chromosomal features of hepatocellular carcinoma cells and has a short doubling time (≈33 h). OCUH-16 cells were shown to express transforming growth factor-α, (TGF-α) in addition to albumin, DNA(More)
Proliferating cells in liver specimens from patients with various diseases were detected by use of a monoclonal antibody against human DNA polymerase-alpha, which is present in the nuclei of cells in the G1, S, M and G2 phases of the mitotic cell cycle and absent in the G0 phase, to clarify the kinetics and morphological characteristics of these cells. This(More)
The product of the proto-oncogene c-jun helps to regulate gene expression by interacting directly with specific target DNA sequences, I and comparison of structural and immunological findings showed that the Fos-associated protein p39 is the c-jun product. 2 We used immunohistochemistry with a polyclonal antibody against the protein coded for by c-jun to(More)
The authors investigated whether immunocytochemical staining with a monoclonal antibody to proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA/cyclin) could be used to identify proliferative hepatocytes in frozen sections fixed in a mixture of periodate, lysine, and 2% paraformaldehyde. Paraffin sections also were used, which were fixed in 10% formaldehyde. Specimens(More)