Mikihiro Shamoto

Anjo Kosei Hospital, Anjō, Aichi, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: We examined the modifying effects of freeze-dried whole-leaf Aloe arborescens Miller var. natalensis Berger (Japanese name, Kidachi aloe; designated as ‘ALOE’) on 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH)-induced colorectal tumorigenesis in mice. Female ICR mice (7-weeks old) were given a basal diet or a diet containing 1, 0.5 or 0.1% ALOE for 32 weeks. One week later, all mice were injected i.p. with DMH (20 mg/kg, once weekly for 10 weeks) or vehicle (1 mM EDTA solution, pH 6.5). At 32 weeks, animals were killed by exsanguination, and the colorectums were processed for histological examination. The administration of ALOE (1, 0.5 or 0.1% in diet) did not induce diarrhea or reduction of body weight. In mice given DMH and 1% ALOE (Group 2), the incidence and multiplicity of colorectal adenomatous hyperplasias were significantly decreased as compared with mice given DMH alone (Group 1) (both p < 0.05), whereas the incidence and multiplicity of tumors (adenoma and adenocarcinoma) in Group 2 tended to be lower than those in Group 1. In addition, the incidence and multiplicity of the colorectal proliferative lesions (the total of adenomatous hyperplasias, adenomas and adenocarcinomas in mouse colorectum) in Group 2 were significantly decreased as compared with Group 1 (both p < 0.01). No colorectal proliferative lesions were found in animals that did not receive DMH. These results indicated that ALOE reduces the incidence and multiplicity of DMH-induced colorectal proliferative lesions, especially adenomatous hyperplasia, in mice.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2008 · Pharmaceutical Biology
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    ABSTRACT: A 73-year-old man who had been undergoing chronic haemodialysis (CHD) for 3 years developed haemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) that might have been triggered by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. the patient finally died of miliary tuberculosis (TB) reactivation that promoted the progression of HPS. Immunological abnormalities in patients undergoing CHD may be notable. the early diagnosis of TB reactivation may be important for reducing the mortality in cases of HPS, as a high incidence of TB is encountered in patients undergoing CHD. In contrast, the simultaneous occurrence of an EBER-positive hybridization signal with T cell-specific immunolabelling of CD45RO cells was well detected in the spleen and lymph nodes, and interferon gamma was elevated in the serum. These findings coincide with the reported preferential expansion of T cells rather than B cells in EBV infection, and support the hypothesis that systemic hypercytokinaemia caused by the proliferation of EBV-infected T cells may play a crucial role in the development of HPS.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2008 · Nephrology
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    ABSTRACT: Although several murine mAbs that have been humanized became useful therapeutic agents against a few malignancies, therapeutic Abs are not yet available for the majority of the human cancers because of our lack of knowledge of which antigens (Ags) can become useful targets. In the present study we established a procedure for comprehensive identification of such Ags through the extensive isolation of human mAbs that may become therapeutic. Using the phage-display Ab library we isolated a large number of human mAbs that bind to the surface of tumor cells. They were individually screened by immunostaining, and clones that preferentially and strongly stained the malignant cells were chosen. The Ags recognized by those clones were isolated by immunoprecipitation and identified by MS. We isolated 2,114 mAbs with unique sequences and identified 21 distinct Ags highly expressed on several carcinomas. Of those 2,114 mAbs 356 bound specifically to one of the 21 Ags. After preparing complete IgG(1) Abs the in vitro assay for Ab-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) and the in vivo assay in cancer-bearing athymic mice were performed to examine antitumor activity. The mAbs converted to IgG(1) revealed effective ADCC as well as antitumor activity in vivo. Because half of the 21 Ags showed distinct tumor-specific expression pattern and the mAbs isolated showed various characteristics with strong affinity to the Ag, it is likely that some of the Ags detected will become useful targets for the corresponding carcinoma therapy and that several mAbs will become therapeutic agents.
    Full-text · Article · Jun 2008 · Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  • No preview · Article · Jul 2004 · International Journal of Dermatology
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    ABSTRACT: We observed nishikinezumi, cinnamon-coloured (NC)/Fujita (F) mice aged between 5 and 28 weeks. These NC mice have skin eruptions that resemble human atopic dermatitis (AD) under conventional circumstances. We investigated the skin of eruptive and non-eruptive lesions in NC/F mice by using haematoxylin-eosin (H&E) staining, toluidine blue staining and immunohistopathological study with immunoglobulin (Ig)EepsilonRI, CD23, interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5, interferon (INF)-gamma and Ia antigen. Histological examination of the eruptive lesions revealed the perivascular infiltration of many lymphocytes and mast cells into the upper dermis. Intracellular oedema of the epidermis, lymphocyte infiltration into the epidermis and liquefaction degeneration of the basal layer were also observed. The numbers of IL-4 and IL-5 positive cells in the eruptive lesions were larger than those of the non-eruptive lesions. IL-4 and IL-5 positive cells in the eruptive lesions increased weekly. Some IFN-gamma positive cells were observed in the eruptive lesions after 21 weeks. IFN-gamma positive cells were scarce in the skin of both the non-eruptive and eruptive lesions before 21 weeks. Serum IgE increased from 7 weeks to 21 weeks. We confirmed that these findings indicated that T helper (Th)2-dominant immunological activation transformed to a Th1-dominant situation. Many IgEepsilonRI positive cells were recognized in the dermis of the eruptive lesions by the time IgE had decreased. We assumed that the dermatitis before 21 weeks was an IgE-mediated allergy. We have previously reported that older NC/F mice had positive patch-test reactions to mites. Because serum IgE decreased after 21 weeks, dermatitis after 21 weeks might be associated more with cell-mediated delayed hypersensitivity than with IgE-mediated immediate allergy.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2004 · Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

  • No preview · Article · Feb 2004 · Dermatology
  • Takamasa Yanagida · Mikihiro Shamoto · Akiko Osada · Masanori Shinzato

    No preview · Article · Jan 2004 · Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology
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    ABSTRACT: Approximately 30 cases of carcinoid tumor of the kidney have been reported in the English literature, including three cases found as components of teratomas. Renal composite tumors associated with somatostatinoma have not been described. A 53-year-old female presented with an incidentally found right renal cystic lesion. Computed tomography demonstrated a cystic lesion associated with a solid nodule in the right kidney and postcontrast dynamic MRI revealed enhancement of the solid nodule. The patient underwent radical nephrectomy for the kidney lesion and is now well without recurrence 21 months after the operation. From the histopathological findings we diagnosed the cystic lesion as a composite tumor composed of mucinous cystadenoma and carcinoid tumor. Immunohistochemistry demonstrated the majority of cells of in carcinoid portion to be positive for antisomatostatin staining. The present case is the first documented composite tumor of mucinous cystadenoma and somatostatinoma of the kidney.
    Preview · Article · Dec 2003 · International Journal of Urology
  • Keiji Sugiura · Mariko Sugiura · Ritsuko Hayakawa · Mikihiro Shamoto
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    ABSTRACT: A 42-year-old man experienced a tumor in the left scapula area a few years ago. Because he had no objective symptoms such as fever, pain, or restriction of movement, he ignored the tumor and left it untreated. In November of 2000 he discovered that the tumor was growing larger, and began to fear that it was malignant. He presented to the Department of Environmental Dermatology at Nagoya University School of Medicine in December of 2000. We observed a clear outline, a long elliptical shaped tumor in his left scapula area. The tumor was soft, but not adhesive to the surrounding tissue or accompanied by inflammation. We proposed that he should have surgery under a local anesthetic to excise and diagnose the tumor. The excised tumor had a brown and gray capsule (Figure 1) and was approximately 7x5x2 cm. The tumor was a broad bean-shaped, kidney-like form. Histopathologic findings (routine hematoxylin-eosin stain) revealed an eosinophilic capsule around the tumor cells. The tumor had a lobular structure, and was composed of lipid-free cells (eosinophilic granular cell), multivacuolated cells, univacuolated cells, and some blood vessels (Figure 2). There were no mitotic cells, nuclear atypia, nor lipoblastoma. From the above pathologic findings, we diagnosed the tumor as hibernoma. Figure 1. Removed tumor Download figure to PowerPoint Figure 2. Histopathologic findings (hematoxylin-eosin stain, original magnification x 200) Download figure to PowerPoint
    No preview · Article · May 2003 · SKINmed
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    ABSTRACT: A 52-year-old female with a past history of buckwheat immediate allergy developed anaphylactic reactions (asthma attack, a dyspnea, a heat sensation on her face and neck, generalized urticaria, congestion of her conjunctiva, swelling of her ears, lips and hands) after eating Pyongyang cold noodles at a restaurant in May 2001. Three days later, she first visited our department. We had a detailed interview with her and suspected one component of the Pyongyang cold noodles to be the cause of her symptoms. The skin prick test (prick-to-prick) with the Pyongyang cold noodles that she ate showed a wheal and flare at the 15 minutes reading. Specific serum IgE to Buckwheat by RAST was 3+. We detected buckwheat in the Pyongyang cold noodles and considered that her symptoms were caused by this. The patient didn't know that buckwheat was an ingredient of Pyongyang cold noodles. We recommended avoidance of buckwheat, buckwheat-containing foods and Pyongyang cold noodles. Since then, she has experienced no other attacks of anaphylactic reactions.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2003
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    ABSTRACT: Generally, Langerhans cells deliver antigen information from the skin to the draining lymph nodes via lymph vessels. By immunohistopathology, we investigated the delivery route of Langerhans cells in human skin using CD1a and S-100 protein antibodies. We noted CD1a- and S-100-positive Langerhans cells in the lymph vessels of the dermis. These were shaped like dendritic cells and presented with some lymphocytes, melanophages, melanin granules and lymph in the same vessels. These observations support the concept that Langerhans cells deliver antigen peptides to regional lymph nodes via afferent lymph vessels.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2003 · Dermatology
  • Qunli Shi · Xiaojun Zhou · Xiaowen Yan · Xinyu Xu · Honglin Yin · Tong Zhong · Mikihiro Shamoto · Bin Qian
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    ABSTRACT: To examine 10 cases with primary cutaneous CD30-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), analyze their clinical manifestations and pathological and immunohistochemical features, and improve early diagnosis of this disease. We studied the morphological characteristics of primary cutaneous CD30-positive ALCL using histopathological methods. Leukocyte common antigen (LCA), CD20, CD30, CD45RO, CD68, epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), cytokeratin (CK) and HMB45 antibodies were used to determine the expression of their respective antigens from routine paraffin samples of the patients. Ten patients (7 men and 3 women, aged 31 to 84 years) complained of subcutaneous masses or papular eruptions over their lower trunks and extremities. Histopathologically, the lesions were composed of numerous large round or oval pleomorphic cells. The cytoplasm was usually abundant, amphophilic or basophilic, and finely vacuolated. Nuclei were commonly eccentrically localized and lobated or horseshoed in shape, and multinucleated giant cells and Reed-Sternberg-like cells were seen. Nucleoli were generally multiple and large. Of the 10 patients, tumor cells displayed positive antigen expression of CD30 in all cases, positive CD45RO in 6 cases, positive CD20 in only 1 case, but negative CD45RO and CD20 expressions in 3 cases. Two patients died at 7 weeks and 3.4 years of follow-up, respectively. Our study highlights the importance of histopathologic features and positive CD30 staining for differentiation of this disease from other malignant skin tumors.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2003 · Chinese medical journal
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Atopic dermatitis is considered to be developed by the IgE-mediated immediate allergy and by the delayed hypersensitivity to causative allergens. We have previously reported that IgE-mediated type I allergy to mites contributed to the development of skin eruptions on atopic model mice (NC mice). Objective: This time, we studied the delayed hypersensitivity skin reaction to mites in NC/F mice. Methods: We conducted 48-hour closed patch testing with Myocoptes musculinus (kekuidani) that is a parasite in NC/F mice and BALB/C mice. Results: At both the 48- and 72-hour readings, 7 (87.5&percnt;) out of 8 NC/F mice tested showed positive reactions to M. musculinus. All BALB/C mice showed negative reactions to M. musculinus. All animals showed negative reactions to white petrolatum. Conclusion: Our previous data and results of this study give positive proof that both IgE-mediated immediate allergy and cell-mediated delayed hypersensitivity to a mite antigen contribute to the development of skin eruptions on NC/F mice resembling human atopic dermatitis.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2002 · Exogenous Dermatology
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    ABSTRACT: We report a rare case of contact urticaria due to polyethylene gloves. The patient, a 46-year-old cook, had had had chronic urticaria since 1985, and first visited our hospital in June 2000. We began by prescribing antihistamine and antiallergenic drugs for him, but his condition did not improve. From a detailed interview, we established that when he put on polyethylene gloves at work, his condition worsened. We suspected some component of his gloves to be the cause of his symptoms. Prick and scratch tests with a solution extracted from his gloves showed a wheal-and-flare reaction at 15 min. We advised him to wear a cotton shirt under his clothes in daily life, and to put on cotton gloves under his polyethylene gloves while at work. Subsequently, the size and the number of wheals were markedly smaller and the subject's symptoms were reduced.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2002 · Contact Dermatitis
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    ABSTRACT: Ketoprofen, suprofen and tiaprofenic acid are arylpropionic anti-inflammatories. Their chemical structures share the same elements as the benzoyl radical and the tiophene ring. We experienced nine cases of ketoprofen photoallergy, seven cases of suprofen photoallergy and three cases of tiaprofenic photoallergy. To find the key structure of photosensitivity and photocross-reactivity to ketoprofen, suprofen and tiaprofenic acid. : Three animals were tested for phototoxicity and six animals for the photosensitization potentials of ketoprofen, suprofen, tiaprofenic acid and benzophenone, and the photocross-reactivity of the above chemicals. Test substances were applied symmetrically on both sides of the animals' backs. The animals were irradiated with 180 mJ/cm2 UVB ((1/2) MED) and 10 J/cm2 UVA on the left side. The reactions were read on days 2, 3 and 4. The photosensitization potentials of ketoprofen, suprofen, tiaprofenic acid and benzophenone were determined using the Adjuvant-Strip method. Six animals were assigned to each test group and to a control group. Ketoprofen, suprofen, tiaprofenic acid and propionic acid showed negative reactions with the phototoxic test. Benzophenone showed phototoxic reactions to 40% acetone (ac.), 20% ac. and 10% ac. Therefore, we used 5% aq. benzophenone with the photosensitization test. Ketoprofen was the strongest photosensitizer (6/6) and showed photocross-reactivities to suprofen (2/6), tiaprofenic acid (3/6) and benzophenone (6/6). Suprofen was a strong photosensitizer (4/6) and showed photocross-reactivities to ketoprofen (1/4) and tiaprofenic acid (2/4), but not to benzophenone. Tiaprofenic acid was also a photosensitizer (2/6) but showed a photocross-reactivity only to benzophenone (2/2). Benzophenone was also the strongest photosensitizer (6/6), but did not photocross-react to the above three chemicals. From the test results, it appears that benzoyl radical is the key structure for photosensitivity and the photocross-reactivity of ketoprofen, suprofen and tiaprofenic acid. The whole structure of benzophenone was needed to induce photosensitization of benzophenone. The animals that were photosensitized from the entire structure of benzophenone did not photocross-react to ketoprofen, suprofen or tiaprofenic acid.
    No preview · Article · May 2002 · Photodermatology Photoimmunology and Photomedicine
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    ABSTRACT: We previously reported a case of contact urticaria syndrome (CUS) due to di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DOP) in a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) grip on cotton gloves. The patient reported in this previous paper was careful not to have any contact with PVC products in his daily life or in his working environment. He discontinued the use of protective gloves with a PVC grip that was the cause of CUS. When working, he used cotton gloves without a PVC grip. We prescribed antihistamines which slightly improved his condition. However, when he wore work clothes while on duty, CUS relapsed. This condition was severe and made him feel anxious. When we advised him to wear a cotton shirt under his work clothes, the contact urticaria did not develop. We suspected that some component of the work clothes was the cause of his symptoms. A prick test with the extract solution of his work clothes showed a wheal and flare at the 15 min reading. The common component of the grip and the work clothes was found by analysis to be DOP.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2002 · Contact Dermatitis
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    ABSTRACT: We examined the modifying effects of heated garlic (Allium sativum L.) on N-ethyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (ENNG)-induced duodenal and jejunal carcinogenesis in mice. Heated garlic powder used in this study was prepared as follows: unpeeled garlic bulbs were blanched in boiling water for 6 min, and then peeled, the cloves being crushed, homogenized, and finally freeze-dried. The garlic powder had almost undetectable alliinase activity and was rich in alliin (the main sulfur compound of heated garlic; 22.1 &mgr;/g dry weight). Male C57BL/6 mice were given ENNG (100 &mgr;/l) in drinking water for the first 4 weeks, and then basal diet (Group 1), or 10% (Group 2), 3% (Group 3) or 1% (Group 4) heated garlic in the diet for 30 weeks. At the termination of the experiment, the incidences of duodenal tumors in Groups 1-3 were significantly lower than those in Group 1, and the multiplicities in Group 2 were significantly lower than those in Group 1. Additionally, the incidences and/or multiplicities of the jejunal tumors in Groups 2 and 4 were also significantly lower than those in Group 1. In this study, we also examined changes in erythrocyte polyamine levels. Values for Group 1 were significantly greater than those in the control group, and this elevation in Group 1 were significantly inhibited by dietary heated garlic (10% in the diet; Group 2). These results indicated that the post-initiation-stage feeding of heated garlic, especially at 10% in the diet, inhibits ENNG-induced duodenal and jejunal carcinogenesis in mice.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2002 · Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP
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    ABSTRACT: A rare case of malignant melanoma of the base of the tongue in a 65-year-oid Japanese woman is described. The primary and metastatic tumors were treated by surgery, chemohormone and immunotherapy. There was no recurrence for 5 years after the initial diagnosis, Electron microscopy suggested that the melanosomes of the melanoma cells in the cervical lymph nodes were less mature than those in the primary melanoma cells; melanosome immaturity was consistent with a more aggressive quality. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG,Basel.
    No preview · Article · May 2000 · ORL
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    ABSTRACT: We examined the modifying effects of freeze-dried whole-leaf Aloe arborescens Miller var. natalensis Berger (designated as 'ALOE') on N-ethyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (ENNG)-induced duodenal tumorigenesis in C57BL/6 mice. Experiment 1: Male mice were given ENNG in drinking water for the first 4 weeks, and then 10% ALOE in basal diet for 16 weeks. Experiment 2: Female mice were given ENNG for 5 weeks, and then 5%, 1% or 0.2% ALOE in the diet were given for 15 weeks. In Experiment 1, the tumor incidence and tumor multiplicity (tumors per mouse) of the duodenum in the ENNG + 10% ALOE group were significantly decreased compared with that in the ENNG alone group. Erythrocyte polyamine levels in the ENNG + 10% ALOE group were also significantly decreased. In Experiment 2, the incidence of duodenal tumors in the ENNG + 5% ALOE group were significantly decreased compared with that in the ENNG alone group. These results indicated that ALOE, especially at 10% in the diet, inhibits ENNG-induced duodenal tumorigenesis in mice.
    Full-text · Article · Feb 2000 · Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP
  • Hajime Niimi · Chiyuki Kaneko · M. Shamoto
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    ABSTRACT: In urinary cytodiagnosis, pathological characterization of atypical cells is sometimes difficult because cells in urine samples tend to be degenerated. To overcome this problem, we adopted serial examination under light microscopy (LM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Five patients with transitional cell carcinoma primarily developed in the bladder, three patients with dysplastic cells, and one patient with metastatic and infiltrative colorectal carcinoma were subjects of the present study. Sample cells were smeared on a film slide especially suitable for serial use (a film slide used in X-ray diagnosis), fixed in 1% glutaraldehyde (GA) for 30 min, stained with Papanicolaou (Pap) staining, and immediately processed for fixation in 2% paraformal-dehyde (PA) and 2.5% GA. Slides were postfixed in 0.5% osmium tetroxide. Then, cell samples were subjected to a series of observations under LM, SEM, and TEM. One of three patients in whom dysplastic cells were suggested under LM was finally diagnosed as transitional cell carcinoma by subsequent examination under SEM followed by TEM. Thus, serial use of LM, SEM, and TEM proved useful in discriminating transitional cell carcinoma (grade 1) from dysplastic cells and also in distinguishing metastatic tumor cells from primary tumor cells in urine samples.
    No preview · Article · Oct 1999 · Medical Electron Microscopy

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623 Citations
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  • 2008
    • Anjo Kosei Hospital
      Anjō, Aichi, Japan
  • 1992-2008
    • Fujita Health University
      • • Department of Pathology
      • • Institute for Comprehensive Medical Science (ICMS)
      • • School of Medicine
      Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • 1995
    • Nagai Internal Medicine Clinic
      Okayama, Okayama, Japan
  • 1979
    • Aichi Cancer Center
      Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • 1970-1972
    • Mercy Hospital Miami
      Miami, Florida, United States