Wakako Kawabata

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Both epidemiological and experimental findings suggest the possible roles of sex steroids in the pathogenesis and/or development of various human thyroid disorders. In this study, we evaluated the expression of estrogen receptors (ER) alpha and beta in normal thyroid glands (N = 25; female: n = 13, male: n = 10, unknown: n = 2) ranging in age from fetus to(More)
EBAG9 has been recently identified as an oestrogen responsive gene in MCF-7 human breast carcinoma cells. EBAG9 is identical to RCAS1, a cancer cell surface antigen possibly involved in immune escape. In this study, we examined the expression of EBAG9/RCAS1 in human breast carcinomas using immunohistochemistry and reverse transcription-polymerase chain(More)
A 26-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with jaundice. Under a diagnosis of biliary and duodenal stenosis due to so called "groove pancreatitis", prednisolone (30 mg/day, 2 weeks) was administered. But these stenosis did not improve after the treatment, and pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed. Histologically, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma(More)
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