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In the present study, we have attempted to elucidate the effects of the intra-arterial injection of microglia on the global ischemia-induced functional and morphological deficits of hippocampal CA1 neurons. When PKH26-labeled immortalized microglial cells, GMIR1, were injected into the subclavian artery, these exogenous microglia were found to accumulate in(More)
Over the past two decades, fluoride effects on osteoclasts have been evaluated; however, its molecular mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of fluoride on osteoclast formation, function, and regulation using osteoclasts formed from mice bone marrow macrophages treated with the receptor activator of NF-κB ligand and macrophage(More)
Arginine induced acute pancreatitis was evaluated as a novel and distinct form of experimental pancreatitis with particular attention to the actin cytoskeleton and expression of heat shock or stress proteins. Arginine induced a dose related necrotising pancreatitis in rats, as shown by histological evaluation, and an increase in serum amylase. Severe(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant neoplasm of plasma cells. Although new molecular targeting agents against MM have been developed based on the better understanding of the underlying pathogenesis, MM still remains an incurable disease. We previously demonstrated that β-catenin, a downstream effector in the Wnt pathway, is a potential target in MM using(More)
Exposure to arsenic in drinking water results in a widespread environmental problem in the world, and the brain is a major target. Neuroglobin is a vertebrate heme protein regarded as playing neuroprotective role in hypoxia or oxidative stress. In this study, we investigated the toxic effects of sodium arsenite (NaAsO2) on primary cultured rat cerebellar(More)
Arsenic is a widespread environmental toxicant in the world and regarded as both a carcinogen and an anticarcinogen. The present study was designed to evaluate roles of mitogen-activated protein kinases in sodium arsenite-induced effects on primary-cultured rat cerebellar granule neurons (CGNs). Results revealed a decreased viability of the cells exposed to(More)
The BCR-ABL fusion oncoprotein accelerates differentiation and proliferation of myeloid cells during the chronic phase of chronic myeloid leukemia (CP-CML). Here, the role of CCAAT/enhancer binding protein β (C/EBPβ), a regulator for 'emergency granulopoiesis,' in the pathogenesis of CP-CML was examined. C/EBPβ expression was upregulated in Lineage(-)(More)
The 28-kDa (on SDS-PAGE) Ca2+-regulated heat stable protein (CRHSP28) was recently purified as novel phosphoprotein in exocrine pancreas, since it undergoes an immediate increase in serine phosphorylation when acini are stimulated with Ca2+-mobilizing agonists. Examination of CRHSP28 protein expression in rat revealed that most was highly expressed in(More)
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