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Gingival fibromatosis is a rare disease characterized by enlargement of the gingiva. The purpose of this study was to analyze a case of idiopathic gingival fibromatosis, using histochemical and immunohistochemical staining and transmission electron microscopy. The patient was a 39-year-old Japanese man, in whom the gingiva was enlarged throughout the entire(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate cell kinetics and ultrastructural changes during carcinogenesis using a hamster 9,10-dimethyl-1,2-benzanthracene (DMBA)-induced tongue cancer model. Five squamous cell carcinomas, five dysplastic epithelia, seven hyperplastic epithelia, and four normal epithelia were obtained from 21 hamster tongues by applying 1.0%(More)
Interkinetic nuclear migration (INM) is a phenomenon in which progenitor cell nuclei migrate along the apico-basal axis of the pseudostratified epithelium, which is characterized by the presence of apical primary cilia, in synchrony with the cell cycle in a manner of apical mitosis. INM is suggested to regulate not only stem/progenitor cell(More)
The substance in serum which reacts with diphenylamine to give a purple color has not been identified. Niazi and State1) reported the serum level of a substance which reacts with diphenylamine was elevated in several disease, including rheumatic fever. Ayala et al .2) and Coburn et al.a) observed a relation between the intensity of reaction and the degree(More)
Congestive heart failure is a major cause of early death in patients with trisomy 13 or 18 and congenital heart disease (CHD). Pulmonary artery banding for these patients early in life is preferred to protect the lungs from high pulmonary flow rates and improve survival. We performed open lung biopsies in 11 patients with trisomy 13 or 18 accompanied by CHD(More)