Tatsuo Morimura

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Alcohol- and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded samples of 71 brain tumors (35 gliomas, 22 metastatic carcinomas, 8 meningiomas and 6 other tumors) were investigated by immunocytochemistry with three different monoclonal antibodies against proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA)/cyclin (19A2; 19F4; PC10). PC10 was found to work best; it is applicable to(More)
Cryostat sections of 12 gliomas and of 3 peritumoral brain tissue samples were investigated for mononuclear cell infiltration by immunohistochemistry, concentrating on cells expressing monocyte/macrophage markers. Only low numbers of T cells were detected in the tumors, whereas in average 20%–30% of all cells present in the samples were recognized by(More)
The overexpression of the multidrug resistance (mdr1) gene and its product, P-glycoprotein (P-gp), is thought to limit the successful chemotherapy of human tumours. The mechanism by which mdr1 gene and P-gp are overexpressed in human tumours, however, is not yet clear. In this report, we show that the mdm2 (murine double minute 2) gene induced the(More)
 The overexpression of the multidrug resistance (mdr1) gene and its product, P-glycoprotein (P-gp), is thought to limit the successful chemotherapy of human tumors. Recent studies demonstrate that SN-38, a metabolite of the camptothecin (CPT) derivative CPT-11, has antitumor effects on several tumors, but the mechanisms responsible for its cytotoxicity(More)
Proliferative activities were determined in 72 human brain tumors, including 20 metastatic carcinomas, 41 gliomas, 8 meningiomas and 3 hematological tumors. Immunocytochemical techniques included labeling with monoclonal antibody (mAb) to bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) which identifies S phase cells after previous in vitro BrdU incubation and paraffin embedding(More)
Proliferation indices and mean number of silver-stained nucleolar organizer region-associated proteins (Ag-NORs) are compared in 65 brain tumors, including 34 gliomas, 8 meningiomas, 17 metastatic tumors, and 6 other tumors. Immunocytochemical investigations include labeling with the monoclonal antibody Ki-67 which identifies the whole growth fraction, and(More)
The site occupancy of Sb atoms in a thermoelectric material TiNiSn/sub 0.9/Sb/sub 0.1/ with the half-Heusler structure was analyzed by measuring characteristic X-ray intensities at various electron incident directions in a transmission electron microscope (TEM). This technique is called the method for determining atomic locations by channeling enhanced(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the predictive value of the intracarotid amobarbital test (IAT) for the side to be resected is applicable only to medial temporal lobe epilepsy and to investigate whether there are different patterns of memory performances on the IAT between patients with unilateral mesial temporal sclerosis (UMT group) and(More)
Three medulloblastomas and 1 cerebellar sarcoma were studied on their plasma membrane structures. The average number of membrane particles per μm2 plasma membrane was 710 on face A and 70 on face B of medulloblastoma and 1280 on face A and 160 on face B of cerebellar sarcoma. The membrane particles were often aggregated in medulloblastoma and diffusely(More)
Recent studies have shown that the use of cytokines such as granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) to ameliorate chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression may enhance the viability of tumour cells with functional receptors for these cytokines. In this study, therefore, we used murine bone marrow (BM) cells in an in vitro model in an attempt to determine(More)