Yatsuki Aratake

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OBJECTIVE Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) deficiency is one of the causes of thyroid dyshormonogenesis, because TPO plays a key role in thyroid hormone biosynthesis. To determine the frequency and pattern of TPO abnormalities, we have been screening TPO genes of patients with congenital goitrous hypothyroidism. SUBJECTS AND METHODS TPO genes of a patient with(More)
To clarify whether apoptosis of thyroid follicular epithelial cells occurs at the tissue level in autoimmune thyroiditis, 17 specimens of thyroid tissues with Hashimoto's thyroiditis were stained for fragmented DNA. Almost all nuclei of follicular epithelial cells forming atrophic thyroid follicles surrounded by mononuclear cell infiltration and fibrosis(More)
The aim of this study was to search for diagnostic markers that could correctly identify thyroid nodular lesions requiring urgent surgical treatment. We investigated whether galectin-3 and dipeptidyl peptidase IV (CD26/DPPIV) could be potential markers for improving the diagnostic accuracy of conventional cytology. Seventy-nine patients with histologically(More)
Dipeptidyl aminopeptidase IV (DAP IV) staining was examined in various histological types of lung carcinomas to evaluate this enzyme activity. A total of 45 lung carcinomas were examined for their enzyme activity. Almost all (93.1%) cases of adenocarcinoma were positive for DAP IV activity, whereas all cases of squamous cell carcinoma, small cell carcinoma,(More)
Monoclonal antibodies to dipeptidyl aminopeptidase IV (DAP IV, EC 3.4.14.5) were raised and selectively applied to paraffin-embedded sections of thyroid carcinoma. Five monoclonal antibodies were found to stain paraffin sections of thyroid carcinomas. Using one of these antibodies (44-4), we studied retrospectively aberrant expression of DAP IV in thyroid(More)
Cytological diagnosis in follicular neoplasms of the thyroid has to surmount some difficulties. Capsular/vascular invasions or metastasis are the histological criteria for follicular carcinoma (FC), and, on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) samples, marked cytological atypias are only observed in moderately to poorly differentiated FC, while they may be(More)
A 24-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to our hospital in 1987 with a chief complaint of skin eruptions, and was diagnosed as having chronic ATLL. In 1993 the leucocyte count increased gradually to 126.0 x 10(9)/l with 91.5% abnormal lymphocytes expressing two different types of antigenicity, either CD+/CD8- or CD4-/CD8+. Monoclonal integration of human(More)
The localization of dipeptidyl aminopeptidase IV expressed aberrantly in thyroid carcinoma was studied by immunoelectron microscopy using a monoclonal antibody to the enzyme with special reference to enzyme-histochemical staining of the enzyme. Five thyroid papillary carcinomas were investigated including two lymph-node metastases. All cases showed the(More)
The specific immunophenotypic characterization of the hematologic malignant diseases has been obtained most commonly by the immunofluorescent technic. It requires a microscope with illuminator or the expensive flow cytometer that usually precludes morphologic assessment. It was compared with the indirect rosette assay and the immunoperoxidase study, which(More)
Staining for dipeptidyl aminopeptidase IV (DAP IV [EC: 3.4.14.5]) activity was applied to aspiration biopsy specimens or imprint preparations of surgical biopsy specimens from thyroid tumors. Material was obtained from 55 patients with histologically proven thyroid diseases: 9 with papillary carcinoma, 5 with follicular carcinoma, 11 with follicular(More)