Yutaka Miyawaki

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The distribution of calbindin D28k (CB)-like immunoreactivity (-LI) in the circumvallate papilla (CVP) was examined during development and regeneration following bilateral crush injury to the glossopharyngeal nerve in the rat. In the adult CVP, CB-like immunoreactive (-IR) nerve fibers were observed in the subgemmal region and some penetrated into the taste(More)
The present study was made to investigate the ontogeny of protein gene-product 9.5 (PGP 9.5)-like immunoreactivity (-LI) in the developing mouse circumvallate papilla (CVP), and its distribution was compared to that of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). In adult CVP, PGP 9.5-LI was observed in the subgemmal nerve(More)
We measured the level of myelin basic protein (MBP) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with various kinds of tumors, including malignant tumors, using radioimmunoassay. The CSF had been obtained by lumbar puncture through an Ommaya reservoir or a shunt device placed in the lateral ventricle. The level of MBP was high (> 4 ng/ml) in the patients(More)
Concentrations of potassium clavulanate (CVA) and ticarcillin sodium (TIPC) in the plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients after neurosurgical intervention were determined at various times after a 1-hour drip infusion (3.2-g dose). Patients whose blood-brain barriers were supposed to be maintained in almost a normal condition were selected. CSF was(More)
The distribution of calbindin D28k (CB)-like immunoreactivity (-LI) in the gustatory epithelium was examined in the adult rat. In the circumvallate and foliate papillae, CB-like immunoreactive (-IR) nerve fibers were observed in the subgemmal region, and some of these penetrated the taste buds. Two or three spindle-shaped gustatory cells displayed CB-LI in(More)
Parenchymal brain tumors, which were metastases of primary lung cancer, were surgically removed from 25 patients. During the operation, patients were administered (intravenous or intracarotid) 100 mg/sq m of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (CDDP) and postoperatively, they received intravenous CDDP at 3-month intervals for 1 year. The results of this mode of(More)
We administered selective intra-arterial chemotherapy consisting of a combination of etoposide and cisplatin to 20 patients with malignant glioma (seven with recurrent and six with enlarged tumors after initial treatment, and seven newly diagnosed patients). Evaluation of efficacy was based on computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings. In(More)
A new human endometrial carcinoma cell line, designated OMC-2, was established from the endometrial adenocarcinoma of a 59-year-old woman. This cell line has grown well for 51 months and has been subcultured more than 50 times. Monolayer cultured cells are polygonal in shape, showing a pavement-like arrangement and a piling up tendency without contact(More)
Cyclosporin a is a drug used to control rejection of organ transplantation and autoimmune diseases; however, it has also been implicated in gingival overgrowth. The present study investigates the relationship between severity of gingival overgrowth and blood cyclosporin A (CsA) levels in Fischer rats treated orally with CsA. Thirty-six 15-day-old male rats(More)