Takafumi Akiyoshi

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The bile flow and the bile acid secretion, calculated on liver weight basis, increased 12 H and 24 H after 60-70% hepatectomy and returned to the initial levels thereafter. The biliary phospholipid secretion much more increased than bile acids, but the cholesterol secretion decreased. Bile acid composition changed with an increase of the cholic acid group(More)
To study the ectopic chondrogenesis in canine mammary mixed tumors, the expression of bone morphogenetic protein-6 (BMP-6) and specific BMP receptors (BMPRs), BMPR-IA, BMPR-IB, and BMPR-II, was examined using immunohistochemical and immunoblot analysis in 39 canine mammary gland tumors. Immunohistochemically, BMP-6 and all three types of BMPRs were(More)
The biliary excretions of latamoxef and N-methyltetrazolethiol (NMTT) were studied in patients with T-tubes inserted in their common bile ducts, and in bile fistulated male rats. The highest concentrations of latamoxef and NMTT in 6 patients with cholelithiasis were obtained 1-2 h after intravenous injection of a single 1-g dose, and the mean peak values(More)
Cholesterol and bile acid metabolism was examined in nonobese, spontaneously diabetic (NOD) female mice before and after the development of diabetes. After the development of glucosuria, the plasma and liver cholesterol levels, gallbladder bile weight after 5-h fasting, biliary cholesterol, phospholipid and bile acid concentrations, the lithogenic index,(More)
The bile acids in brown pigment stones and gallbladder bile were fractionated into free acids, glycine and taurine conjugates, and sulfates using diethylaminohydroxypropyl Sephadex LH-20 (DEAP-LH-20) column chromatography and were quantitated by gas chromatography. Twenty-eight cases of brown pigment stones were studied and divided into two groups: those(More)
Normal and alloxan-diabetic male mice (Crj-ICR) were fed a diet containing 0.5% cholesterol for 5 and 10 weeks, and gallbladder bile was analyzed for cholesterol, phospholipids and bile acids, feces for sterols and bile acids, and plasma and liver for cholesterol, phospholipids, and triglycerides. Normal mice developed no gallstones but the diabetic mice(More)
This paper aims to clarify the relationship of the dermis to epidermal ridge configuration. After fixation, human fingertip epidermis was peeled off from the dermis by alkaline treatment, and the dermal surface was observed with the scanning electron microscope (SEM). The SEM pattern of furrows, grooves, and papillae showed an exact negative fingerprint(More)
This paper aims to clarify an expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and cytokeratin 10 and/or 11 in relation to primary and secondary epidermal ridge formation of the human fetus. Firstly, scanning electron microscopy revealed heterogeneity in basal cell morphology during epidermal ridge formation. Basal cells had a uniform, smooth, and(More)
We tested three monoclonal antibodies, Ab1, Ab2 and Ab3, against epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) of human A431 epidermal carcinoma cells. EGFR immunoreactive to Ab1 (EGFR1) were localized in basal cells, especially at the epidermal sweat duct ridges, suprabasal cells, the peripheral cell layer of the sudoriferous duct, outer root sheaths of hair(More)
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