Fumie Sakai

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Neurons that synthesize and release GnRH are essential for the central regulation of reproduction. Evidence suggests that forebrain GnRH neurons originate in the olfactory placode and migrate to their final destinations, although this is still a matter of controversy. X-linked Kallmann syndrome (X-KS), characterized by failed gonadal function secondary to(More)
PURPOSE In cerebral ischemia/anoxia, the glutamate transporter runs in reverse and releases glutamate into the extracellular space, causing irreversible neuronal damage. Intravenous anesthetics attenuate overall glutamate release and prevent neuronal injury during anoxia/ischemia, but their effect on the glutamate transporter is variable. METHODS A human(More)
Gross Cell-Surface Antigen (GCSAa) was obtained from W/Fu (C58NT)D lymphoma cells by Nonidet P40(NP40) or 3M KCl extraction and further purified by Sephadex G200 filtration. GCSAa was associated with lipids (dipalmitoylphosphatidycholine, cholesterol and dicetylphosphate, in molar ratios of 7:2:1) to form multilamellar liposomes. The amount of protein(More)
Experimental autoimmune dacryoadenitis was induced in 100% of Lewis rats by immunization with a KCl extract of Harderian gland in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA), providing that the animals had received simultaneously i.v. injection of killed Bordetella pertussis. No significant pathological changes in the Harderian gland were observed in control animals(More)
Glutamate transporters, widely distributed in the brain and spinal cord, maintain extracellular glutamate concentrations below neurotoxic levels. In cerebral ischemia/anoxia, the glutamate transporter runs in reverse and releases glutamate into the extracellular space, causing irreversible neuronal damage. Although hypothermia reduces the elevation of(More)
The immunogenicity of a soluble fraction containing Gross-virus-associated cell-surface antigen (GCSAa) obtained from (C58NT)D lymphoma cells either by detergent (NP40) solubilization or by 3M KCl extraction, was studied in syngeneic W/Fu rats. Rats immunized by 2 s.c. injections of soluble antigen or soluble antigen mixed with empty liposomes and(More)
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