Chieko Fujikawa

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Fish retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) can survive and regrow their axons after optic nerve injury. Injured RGCs express anti-apoptotic proteins, such as Bcl-2, after nerve injury; however, upstream effectors of this anti-apoptotic protein are not yet fully understood. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) play a crucial role in cell survival against various stress(More)
Neuroglobin (Ngb) is a recently discovered vertebrate heme protein that is expressed in the brain and can reversibly bind oxygen. Mammalian Ngb is involved in neuroprotection under conditions of oxidative stress, such as ischemia and reperfusion. We previously found that zebrafish Ngb can penetrate the mammalian cell membrane. In the present study, we(More)
We have encountered a case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease associated with myocarditis. A 77 year-old woman was admitted to a hospital with complaints of rapidly progressive visual disturbance, myoclonus and dementia. Electroencephalogram revealed a periodic synchronous discharge and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was suspected. Then she moved to our hospital,(More)
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