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A fatal encephalomyelitis developed after intracerebral inoculation of 6-day-old ICR mice with the challenge virus standard (CVS) strain of fixed rabies virus. The brains of CVS-infected mice showed widespread morphologic changes of apoptosis, which were particularly prominent in pyramidal neurons of the hippocampus and in the cerebral cortex. Evidence of(More)
The low-affinity neurotrophin (NT) receptor, p75(NTR), has complex biologic functions. A recent report provided evidence that the p75(NTR) is a rabies virus receptor in cultured BSR cells. We studied the experimental infection of 6-day-old p75(NTR)-deficient mice with the challenge virus standard strain of fixed rabies virus inoculated intracerebrally. The(More)
The AII amacrine cell, a unique rod signal integrator passing through the cone bipolar cell to ganglion cells, uses parvalbumin as a transducer of cytosolic calcium ion signals in the mammalian retina. For clarification of whether AII amacrine cell network contributes to the early neuropathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy, this study first analyzed(More)
PURPOSE To determine the influence of different ratios of hydroxyapatite (HA)/beta tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) and collagen augmentation for posterior lumbar fusion in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS We generated a posterior lumbar fusion model in 50 rats and divided it into five groups of equal number as follows; 1) autologous bone graft as group A,(More)
This study surveys the improvement characteristics in old-aged muscular mitochondria by bio-active materials coated fabric (BMCF). To observe the effects, the fabric (10 and 30%) was worn to old-aged rat then the oxygen consumption efficiency and copy numbers of mitochondria, and mRNA expression of apoptosis- and mitophagy-related genes were verified. By(More)
In order to test if nestin is a useful marker for various types of progenitor cells, we explored nestin expression in the retina during development. Nestin expression was co-evaluated with bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) labeling and Griffonia simplicifolia isolectin B4 (GSIB4) histochemistry. Nestin immunoreactivity appears in cell soma of dividing neural(More)
This study was conducted to determine the optimal vitrification conditions for immature bovine oocytes using the microdrop method. In experiment 1, the optimal pre-equilibration period for microdrop vitrification was examined. The maturation rate of vitrified oocytes with a 3 min first pre-equilibration period (41.1%) was higher than that of vitrified(More)
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