Junko Ikeda

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Immunological abnormality is often found in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Antibodies to sulfoglucuronyl paragloboside (SGPG) were reported in ALS, although the pathogenetic significance of the antibodies is still unknown. We have already demonstrated that SGPG, a unique glycolipid, is present in both peripheral nerve and vascular endothelial cells.(More)
Recent studies on ischemic brain disease in vivo and glutamate excitotoxicity in vitro suggest that apoptosis may play a role in excitotoxic neuronal death. To examine the possible involvement of apoptosis in glutamate excitotoxicity, we studied an early process of morphological changes in rat cortical neurons exposed to 1 mM glutamate. Observations under(More)
Induction of messenger RNA encoding the 70-kDa heat shock or stress protein, hsp70, and the product of the proto-oncogene c-fos was evaluated in gerbil hippocampus by in situ hybridization at various recirculation intervals after 5 minutes of ischemia. Striking increases in c-fos RNA were observed in dentate granule cells within 15 minutes of recirculation(More)
A rescue window for glutamate-insulted cells with regard to Ca(2+) influx was first investigated. The addition of EGTA, an impermeable calcium chelator to the culture within 5 min after the beginning of glutamate stimulation potently suppressed the neuronal cell death examined at 22 h. The effect of EGTA on rescuing cells decreased with the time delay of(More)
Levels of mRNAs encoding the proto-oncogene, c-fos, and the 70 kDa stress protein, hsp70, were evaluated in gerbil brain following transient cerebral ischemia of varied duration by in situ and blot hybridization techniques. Blots of total hippocampal RNA obtained after 5 min ischemic insults confirmed a characteristic, transient time course of c-fos(More)
Two women with lymphocytic adenohypophysitis not related to pregnancy are reported on. In obtaining a differential diagnosis of lymphocytic adenohypophysitis preoperatively, it is useful to note swelling of the anterior hypophyseal tissue and the existence of a posterior pituitary lobe on sagittal sections of magnetic resonance imaging scans. Hypofunction(More)
The 150-kD oxygen-regulated protein (ORP150) was initially characterized based on its selective expression in astrocytes subjected to oxygen deprivation (Kuwabara, K., M. Matsumoto, J. Ikeda, O. Hori, S. Ogawa, Y. Maeda, K. Kitagawa, N. Imuta, K. Kinoshita, D.M. Stern, et al. 1996. J. Biol. Chem. 279:5025-5032). We have found that exposure of cultured human(More)
The majority of cases of anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD)-antibody-positive cerebellar ataxia are reported to have high levels of anti-GAD antibody, and the diagnostic value of low titers of anti-GAD antibody in a patient with cerebellar ataxia is still unknown. The purpose of this study was to verify the characteristics of(More)
Propagation of contrast medium, which extravasated from small metastatic brain tumor, was imaged via CT. By maintaining a constant blood level of the contrast medium by prolonged infusion of 200 ml of 60% meglumine amidtrizoate for 3 hr and thus maintaining a constant passage of contrast labeled edema fluid into the peritumoral extracellular space, the(More)
Intrathoracic meningocele is regarded as an uncommon pathological entity frequently associated with von Recklinghausen's disease. In this paper, four cases of intrathoracic meningocele, treated between 1966 and 1986, are presented. There were three males and one female, all between the ages of 40 and 50. These were referred to our clinic for further(More)