Seiichi Orikasa

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Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, particularly CD8(+) T cells, could be a manifestation of antitumor immunity. We clinicopathologically analyzed the biological significance of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in 221 patients with renal cell carcinoma without preoperative treatments. More abundant infiltration of tumor tissue not only by CD8(+) but also CD4(+) T(More)
Waardenburg syndrome type 2 (WS2) is associated with heterozygous mutations in the gene encoding microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) and characterized by deafness and hypopigmentation due to lack of melanocytes in the inner ear and skin. Melanocyte-specific MITF isoform (MITF-M) is essential for melanocyte differentiation and is(More)
Recent immunohistochemical analysis of cell cycle-related proteins such as p27, a cell cycle inhibitory protein, and Ki-67, a proliferation marker, indicated their possible values in predicting the biologic behavior of various human neoplasms. In this study, we performed an immunohistochemical analysis of p27 and Ki-67 in 42 adrenocortical neoplasms (12(More)
A total of 370 laparoscopic adrenalectomies, including 311 transperitoneal (TP) and 59 retroperitoneal (RP) approaches, were performed in nine urologic centers, where the laparoscopic adrenalectomy was first begun independently in Japan, and their affiliated hospitals between January 1992 and September 1996. The clinical diagnoses of those 370 adrenal(More)
Glycolipids were extracted from testicular tumor tissues of 13 patients, and their pattern of expression compared with that of normal testicular tissue. The most conspicuous and consistent change in the tumor extracts was marked accumulation of CTH (ceramide trihexoside). Structural analysis by enzyme cleavage showed that CTH which accumulated in the tumor(More)
The aim of this study is to localize the primary sensory cortex of urogenital organs in the human brain. Using a newly developed MRI-linked magnetoencephalography system, we measured somatosensory evoked magnetic fields (SEFs) for unilateral stimuli on the dorsal penile nerve (DPN), posterior tibial nerve (PTN) and median nerve (MN). In five healthy male(More)
PURPOSE Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) offers a potentially more sensitive assay for detecting cells expressing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) mRNA in peripheral circulation. But the sensitivity and specificity are variable depending on the position of the PSA amplification. To increase sensitivity and specificity, the whole PSA(More)
PURPOSE We performed ultrasonography and (99m)technetium dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) renal scan in infants with unilateral hydronephrosis during followup and after pyeloplasty to examine the correlation of ultrasound hydronephrosis grade with the severity of renal cortical damage and assess the recovery of renal function in the obstructed kidneys after(More)