Haruna Matsushima

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Osteoclasts (OCLs) are multinucleated giant cells and are formed by the fusion of mononuclear progenitors of monocyte/macrophage lineage. It is known that macrophages derived from different genetic backgrounds exhibit quite distinct characteristics of immune responses. However, it is unknown whether OCLs from different genetic backgrounds show distinct(More)
PURPOSE To examine the intracellular and extracellular expression of myocilin in the human and primate trabecular meshwork (TM) in the presence and absence of glucocorticoids. METHODS Myocilin expression was examined in cultured human TM cells by Northern blot analysis and myocilin antibody-mediated immunoprecipitation. Myocilin expression was quantified(More)
This study of lens protein composition found that some cytoskeletal proteins were degraded during the earliest stages of cataract formation. Cataract was induced in 13-14 day old rats by a single subcutaneous injection of sodium selenite (19 mumol kg-1). By 24 hr after the injection of selenite, the ratio of insoluble to soluble protein increased as lens(More)
A novel heterogeneous bifunctional reagent containing an ester bond, N-[[4-(2-maleimidoethoxy)-succinyl]oxy]succinimide (MESS), was designed and synthesized for the conjugation of antibodies with the gallium-67 (67Ga) chelate of succinyldeferoxamine (SDF) via the ester bond. MESS was synthesized by the acylation of N-(2-hydroxyethyl)maleimide with succinic(More)
Macaca nemestrina pig-tail macaques were administered daily oral doses of 3.85 or 5.78 mg/kg of cortisol for 1 year. The ages of the macaques were from 19 to 29 years. After 1 year, lenses were observed using a slitlamp ophthalmoscope and the stage of cataract was classified in each eye. Enucleated lenses were analyzed for content of soluble and insoluble(More)
Target-to-non-target ratio of radioactivity can be enhanced by the injection of monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) labeled with metallic radionuclides, if some modality to accelerate the urinary excretion of radioactivity accumulated in non-target tissues could be introduced. In this study, a radioimmunoconjugate chemically designed to release a hippurate-like(More)
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