Jun-ichi Nagai

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Two lines of mice selected for reproductive longevity were compared with one unselected control line to examine longevity and lifetime performance such as number of parturitions during lifetime. Mice were pair mated at about 8 weeks of age and cohabited throughout life. Litter size was reduced to eight at birth in selected line 121 and unselected control(More)
Frequencies of mice with the rat growth hormone (rGH) transgene were examined in lines derived from two genetic bases (P/W and P/C). The genetic bases were developed from males (P) with the rGH transgene, mated with non-transgenic females of different origin: a line previously selected for large body size (W) and a corresponding unselected control line (C).(More)
Chromosomal abnormalities involving 19p13.3 have rarely been described in the published literature. Here, we report on a girl with a pure terminal duplication of 6.1 Mb on 19p13.3, caused by an unbalanced translocation der(19)t(10;19)(qter;p13.3)dn. Her phenotype included severe psychomotor developmental delay, skeletal malformations, and a distinctive(More)
Data on body weights at 3 weeks (WK3) and 6 weeks (WK6) and postweaning gain from 3 to 6 weeks (GAIN) were analyzed in eight populations of mice to estimate the differences between populat ions in average direct genetic effects (ADG), average maternal genetic effects (AMG) and direct heterotic effects (DH). The effects of population, sex, group size and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to characterise quantitative changes in the coronary arterioles and capillaries with aging in mice. METHODS Morphometric analysis of the coronary resistance vessels was carried out in 12 "young" mice (63 days) and 11 "old" mice (650 days). RESULTS Compared to hearts from young mice, those from senescent mice were heavier, contained(More)
To identify an obscure site of excessive ACTH production, selective venous sampling was performed by Seldinger's method in a 32-year-old man. Differential diagnosis between an ectopic ACTH producing tumor and Nelson's syndrome was quite inconclusive in this patient in spite of extensive clinical and laboratory evaluations, including pituitary surgery. In(More)
We present the case of a 26 year-old man who developed normally until he began having difficulty walking at age 12. He subsequently became unable to stand at 15 years old and exhibited mental regression and generalized tonic convulsions by age 20. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed incomplete myelination of cerebral white matter, which resembled that of(More)
To seek a novel therapeutic approach to neuroblastoma (NBL), we used three NBL cell lines (SK-N-DZ, NH12, and SK-N-SH) to examine the underlining molecular mechanisms of cellular reactions and sensitivity to all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA). SK-N-DZ cells expressed relatively high levels of retinoic acid receptor alpha (RAR-alpha) and underwent ATRA-induced(More)