Hirotaka Arai

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Cellular markers are useful in the immunohistochemical studies of normal and pathological tissues. Herein, the development of a monoclonal antibody, Schwann/2E, which reacts with Schwann cells and myelin of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) is described. The Schwann/2E antibody was secreted by a hybridoma of mouse myeloma cells and mouse spleen cells that(More)
A 25-year-old man was admitted to the Department of Neurology, Gunma University Hospital, in June 1997. He had an intellectual disability and had suffered from repeated infection since childhood. Cerebellar ataxia had developed at 19 years of age and he had been clinically diagnosed with ataxia telangiectasia (AT) comprising cerebellar ataxia and(More)
We report a case of rectal varices treated successfully with transileocolic vein obliteration (TIO). A 70-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of fresh bloody stools in January 2011. Emergent colonoscopy revealed fresh blood in the rectum and tortuous rectal varices. Three-dimensional computed tomography was used as a non-invasive method(More)
Although spleen stiffness has recently been identified as potential surrogate marker for portal hypertension, the relationship between spleen stiffness and portal hypertension has not been fully elucidated. We attempted to determine the relationship between the liver or spleen stiffness and the presence of ascites or esophageal varices by acoustic radiation(More)
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