Hiroshi Iwai

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1-Bromopropane has been newly introduced as an alternative to ozone layer-depleting solvents. We aimed to clarify the dose-dependent effects of 1-bromopropane on the nervous system. Forty-four Wistar male rats were randomly divided into 4 groups of 11 each. The groups were exposed to 200, 400, or 800 ppm of 1-bromopropane or only fresh air 8 h per day for(More)
1-Bromopropane has been newly introduced as an alternative to ozone-depleting solvents. We aimed to clarify its dose-dependent reproductive toxicity in male rats. Thirty-six Wistar male rats were randomly divided into 4 groups of 9. The groups were exposed to 200, 400, or 800 ppm 1-bromopropane or only fresh air, 8 h per day for 12 weeks. Epididymal sperm(More)
Carrot embryogenic callus (EC) forms larger and tighter clusters of cells than does non-embryogenic callus (NC). Morphological and histochemical analyses of EC and NC were made using the electron microscope. The entire cell wall in NC was strongly stained by ruthenium red, which reacts primarily with carboxyl groups of acidic sugars. By contrast, in EC,(More)
A rapid method for detection and identification of equine herpesvirus-1 and -4 (EHV-1 and EHV-4) was developed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Primers for PCR were designed from aligned nucleotide sequences of glycoprotein B genes of EHV-1 and EHV-4 to amplify specific regions for EHV-1 or EHV-4 or a common region of both viruses. By using type(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish a preoperative diagnostic system and examine prognostic factors for Kimura disease. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Hospital records were reviewed for nine cases of Kimura disease treated in our department. Preoperative eosinophil counts for 74 cases with untreated malignancy in the parotid gland were also examined. (More)
OBJECTIVES To establish an accurate and reproducible means of measuring tumor thickness as a preoperative prognostic factor for cervical metastasis in oral tongue carcinoma. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. METHODS Charts from 30 patients were reviewed, and the correlation between histopathological and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of(More)
Non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice provide a model for type 1 diabetes mellitus. We previously showed that allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) can prevent and treat insulitis and overt diabetes in NOD mice. However, ABMT alone could not be used to treat overt diabetes in NOD mice whose islets had been completely destroyed. To provide insulin-producing(More)
A small number of B cells are found in the thymus of normal mice. A population of B lymphocytes could be enriched to greater than 90% purity by isolating a low-density fraction on Percoll density gradients and then depleting T cells with a mixture of anti-Thy-1, CD4, and CD8 mAbs and complement. Enrichment was monitored by surface Ig staining and by(More)
To investigate the prevalence of diseases in the Borna disease virus (BDV) antibody positive race horses, we undertook seroepidemiological studies of BDV infection on 125 culled race horses in Hokkaido, Japan. The serological study disclosed the presence of antibodies only to BDV-p40 or -p24 in 19.2% (24/125) and 3.2% (4/125) of culled horses, respectively.(More)