Eka Fujimoto

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Using histochemical procedures to reveal the presence of nucleoside diphosphatase (NDPase), thiamine pyrophosphatase (TPPase) and acid phosphatase (AcPase), we investigated the appearance, distribution and ultrastructure of amoeboid and microglial cells in the cerebral hemispheres of chick embryos and young chicks, in order to elucidate the relationship(More)
Schwann cell basal lamina tubes serve as attractive conduits for regeneration of peripheral nerve axons. In the present study, by using basal lamina tubes prepared by in situ freeze-treatment of rat saphenous nerve, the effects of exogenously applied basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on peripheral nerve regeneration was examined 2 and 5 days after bFGF(More)
Applying nucleoside diphosphatase (NDPase) histochemistry, the appearance and differentiation of microglial cells in the developing human cerebral hemispheres were investigated by light and electron microscopy. In the pallium of the 38 days old human embryo, a few round NDPase-positive cells (round cells) were observed in the expanding zone. Although(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined heat shock protein (HSP) 70 expression and rhythms of drinking behavior and locomotor activity in obesity, in order to clarify the involvement of HSPs in obesity-induced disturbance of circadian rhythms. METHODS C57BL/6J ob/ob mice were used as a murine model of severe obesity. Drinking behavior and locomotor activity of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the effects of prelesioned peripheral nerve grafts on central nerve regeneration compared with the freshly transected peripheral nerve grafts in the dorsal funiculus of the rat spinal cord. METHODS The experimental paradigm consisted of ligating the common peroneal nerve at the midthigh level for 7 days,(More)
The appearance and distribution of AChE activity in the neural crest cells of the chick embryo were histochemically investigated. Prior to closure of the neural tube, neural crests were not demonstrated and most of the cells constituting the neural plate and the more lateral ectoderm were AChE-negative. With the closure of the neural tube, the neural crests(More)
Excimer laser (KrF excimer laser, 248 nm wavelength) was used to damage cellular components in the dorsal funiculus at the lumbar level (L2) of the rat spinal cord. An open lesion was not found at the irradiation site on the spinal cord. However, the cytological examination revealed that cellular components were damaged to the depth of 200-500 microm from(More)
Traumatic degeneration of myelinated fibers was studied by electron microscopy over 5 days following transection of mouse sciatic nerve. Special attention was paid to the mechanism which separates the degenerating part, while preserving the viable part of the axon. Immediately after transection, the opened end of the proximal stump revealed extensive(More)
The histological changes associated with syringomyelia after reduction of the syrinx size were investigated after cerebrospinal fluid shunting in experimental syringomyelia in the rabbit. Five weeks after syringomyelia was induced by the injection of kaolin into the cisterna magna in Japanese white rabbits, ventriculosubgaleal shunting or syringoepidural(More)
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