George Matsumura

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The distribution of the high-affinity choline transporter (CHT) was determined in the human and macaque monkey spinal cord using in situ hybridization histochemistry and immunohistochemistry. Signals for CHT mRNA were observed in somatic motor neurons, sympathetic preganglionic neurons, and neurons in the medial part of lamina VII. The mRNA for CHT was(More)
Two G protein subfamilies, Go(alpha) and Gi(alpha 2), were identified and localized immunohistochemically in the vomeronasal organ (VNO) of 5-month-old human fetuses. Immunoreactivity for Go(alpha) and Gi(alpha 2) was present in a subset of vomeronasal epithelial cells. Prominent immunoreactivity was observed in apical processes and their apical terminals(More)
Two G protein subfamilies, Go α and Gi α2 , were identified and localized immunohistochemically in the vomeronasal organ (VNO) of 5-month-old human fetuses. Immunoreactivity for Goα and Giα2 was present in a subset of vomeronasal epithelial cells. Prominent immunoreactivity was observed in apical processes and their apical terminals facing onto the(More)
Skeletal muscles consist of slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscle fibers, which have distinct physiological and biochemical properties. The muscle fiber composition determines the contractile velocity and fatigability of a particular skeletal muscle. We analyzed the systemic distribution of slow muscle fibers in all rodent skeletal muscles by myosin ATPase(More)
Sufficient improvement in De Quervain disease, is not always archieved even by tenosynovectomy, and the reason for this appears to be anatomical variation in the first extensor compartment of the hand. In this study we examined the first extensor compartment of 159 hands of 80 human cadavers. Hiranuma and colleagues documented four anatomical types of first(More)
The central projections of unmyelinated primary afferent fibers from the rat trigeminal nerve were investigated using retrograde and transganglionic transport of isolectin B4-horseradish peroxidase (B4-HRP). After the injection of a small amount of the tracer into various areas of the facial dermis and oral mucosa, small neuronal somata were retrogradely(More)
The development of ossification centres in the membranous occipital squama is described, based on observations on human fetal skulls. The interparietal part develops basically from 3 pairs, 1 primary pair and 2 secondary pairs; an additional 4th pair is occasionally observed. The so-called separated interparietal bones (Inca bones) are formed by a failure(More)
To make a digital image database of human craniology, we optimized the three-dimensional (3-D) images of 29 dried human skull specimens by helical computed tomography (CT). For the verification of the quantitative exactitude of these image data, we manually measured nine items of direct distances between standard anthropologic points on each skull and the(More)
During dissection practice held at Kyorin University School of Medicine in 2004, two anomalous muscles were observed on the Rt-forearm-flexor-side of an 83-year-old man. The results of this investigation are reported. One accessory muscle originated from the tendinous insertion of the biceps brachii and medial epicondyle. After passing through the deep(More)
The vomeronasal organ (VNO) of 5-month-old fetuses was examined immunohistochemically by the use of an antiserum to protein gene product 9.5 (PGP). The purpose was to identify if the human fetal VNO is lined by neuroepithelium. The PGP antiserum labeled abundant cells within the vomeronasal epithelium (VE), nerve fiber bundles in its lamina propria, and(More)