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In the chicken cochlea, the structural features of the cilia bundles of individual hair cells vary systematically along the length of the sensory epithelium. As a first approach to understanding the developmental mechanisms that underlie this precise arrangement of structurally distinct hair cells, the spatiotemporal pattern of the terminal mitoses of their(More)
Cytogenesis in the basilar papilla sensory epithelium of the chicken was investigated through pulse labeling of proliferative cells. Tritiated-thymidine was injected intravenously in chick embryos cultured in petri dishes. All embryos received the injection on the seventh day of incubation (E7), when the progenitors of hair cells and supporting cells are(More)
BACKGROUND Galectin-9 (Gal-9) induces apoptosis in activated T helper 1 (TH1) cells as a ligand for T cell immunoglobulin mucin-3 (Tim-3). Gal-9 also inhibits the G1 phase cell cycle arrest and hypertrophy in db/db mice, the hallmark of early diabetic nephropathy, by reversing the high glucose-induced up-regulation of cyclin dependent kinase inhibitors such(More)
Hair cells are produced and accumulate in the ears of fish and amphibians as they grow during postembryonic life; hair cell regeneration occurs in lateral line organs in those groups and in the cochlea in birds. Continuous time-lapse microscopy has directly demonstrated that supporting cells divide to give rise to hair cells during regeneration in lateral(More)
We have investigated the role of antigen-processing machinery (APM) component defects in HLA class I antigen down-regulation in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) lesions and assessed the clinical significance of these defects. To this end, 63 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor lesions were examined for APM component and HLA class I antigen(More)
This paper describes the Image-Based Walk-Through System in which people walk-through a town which is historically valuable such as Shirakawa-go stored in a computer. This system is composed of two methods. The panorama-based method changes panoramic images according to the observer's point of view. The panoramic images used in this method is made by(More)
It is unknown whether adipokines derived from adipose tissues modulate endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress induced in obesity. Here, we show that visceral adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor (vaspin) binds to cell-surface 78-kDa glucose-regulated protein (GRP78), which is recruited from ER to plasma membrane under ER stress. Vaspin transgenic(More)
We discuss how to locate and manipulate the multi-viewpoint data set (MVDS) in virtual environment. Since MVDS has no geometric information in it, additional information, which links a virtual object represented by MVDS and geometry-based virtual space, should be attached to it. Without having that kind of information, no manipulation in virtual space is(More)