Tsutomu Katsuyama

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BACKGROUND The clinicopathologic significance of micrometastases to lymph nodes, consisting of a single carcinoma cell or a small cluster of carcinoma cells and confirmed only by special staining, was evaluated in patients with gastric carcinoma. METHODS The authors studied 2446 lymph nodes removed during surgery for 109 cases of gastric carcinoma,(More)
To obtain a tool to study the structural characterization and the detection of mucin derived from the gastric gland mucous cells, we developed a monoclonal antibody, designated HIK1083, against mucin purified from rat gastric mucosa. In an ELISA, HIK1083 reacted strongly with the mucin purified from a deep layer of the corpus and antrum but only slightly(More)
Combinations of recently developed paradoxical concanavalin-A staining (PCS) and other routine histochemical procedures have made it possible to classify mucosubstances more precisely. By taking advantage of these sequences, the present study was undertaken both to characterize the mucinous contents of alimentary tracts of several animal species, and to(More)
Biliary cystic tumors, which are also called biliary cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma, are thought to be a heterogeneous disease entity, and some of them are known to show a luminal communication to the bile duct. In this study, we examined the clinicopathological features of nine cases of biliary cystic tumors with bile duct communication. They were(More)
Various treatments carried out prior to the concanavalin A-horseradish perioxidase (HRP) method have been found to affect the staining and have permitted differentiation of three main classes of complex carbohydrates in the rat alimentary tract. Class I mucosubstances lose and class II and III paradoxically gain concanavalin A-horseradish peroxidase(More)
The cytoskeletal and/or nuclear matrix molecules responsible for morphological changes associated with apoptosis were identified using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). We developed mAbs against Triton X-100-insoluble components of HL-60 cells pretreated with all-trans retinoic acid. In particular, one mAb recognized a 22-kDa protein that exhibited intriguing(More)
A new technique to eliminate O-glycosidically linked glycoprotein (mucin-type glycoprotein) selectively has been developed. Composite paraffin sections were collodionized before and after alkaline treatment with 0.5 M NaOH in 70% ethanol; the effect of this procedure on mucosubstances was examined using the periodic acid-Schiff reaction. Exposure to(More)
Polysialic acid is a developmentally regulated carbohydrate attached to the neural cell adhesion molecule, N-CAM, and abundant in embryonic tissues. There is increasing evidence that polysialic acid reduces N-CAM adhesion, thereby promoting neurite outgrowth and cellular mobility. It has been shown that two enzymes, polysialyltransferase, PST, and(More)
Helicobacter pylori infects the stomachs of nearly a half the human population, yet most infected individuals remain asymptomatic, which suggests that there is a host defense against this bacterium. Because H. pylori is rarely found in deeper portions of the gastric mucosa, where O-glycans are expressed that have terminal alpha1,4-linked(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Histochemical analysis of the surface mucous gel layer of the human colon is difficult, as it dissolves in fixatives. This study was undertaken to explore the surface mucous gel layer on the normal mucosa and neoplastic tissues of the large intestine. In addition, the distribution of different mucins secreted from goblet cells was(More)