Ayumi Fujiwara

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The inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R) is highly expressed in Purkinje neurons (PNs) and is thought to be essential for the induction of long-term depression at parallel-fiber-PN synapses. Here, by imaging the fluorescence intensity of the low-affinity Ca2+ indicator inside the Ca2+ stores in the permeabilized single PNs, we analyzed the kinetics(More)
Substance P-immunoreactivity in neurons projecting to the spinal cord was examined using retrograde tract-tracing method combined with immunohistochemical techniques in chickens. Many small substance P-immunoreactive neurons were densely clustered in the midline area in the rostral midbrain, the rostromedian area (80% of the neurons in the rostromedian(More)
The tectal lamination was investigated in the central part of the chick embryonic tectum. Two and 5 layers were observed above the neuroepithelium (NE) on embryonic day 6 (E6) and E8, respectively. Optic fibers extended on the surface of the tectum by E8. On E10-11, the outer tectum was composed of 2 layers, that is, a fibrous layer forming the optic fiber(More)
The expression of mRNA for chemorepellent factors slit1 and slit2 in rat peripheral nerve regeneration was examined. The mRNA of slit2 increased when the continuity of basal lamina tubes was disrupted, not when it remained and the Slit2 protein was located in Schwann cells. These results suggest that disruption of the continuity of basal lamina tubes(More)
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