Kazumi Imai

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Pulmonary emphysema is believed to result from an imbalance between proteolytic enzymes and their inhibitors. Multiple studies have examined the presence of various proteases within the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, to date extensive examination of the lung parenchyma for the(More)
Immunohistochemical and immunoelectron microscopical studies were carried out on 28 aged dogs' brains. Amyloid deposits were seen in the arteries and capillaries in the leptomeninges and in superficial areas of the cortices in 19 (67.9%) of the 28 dogs (10-22 years of age). Immunohistochemically, these amyloid deposits were reactive for anti-beta/A4(More)
A monoclonal antibody (IgG) that recognizes a 53-kDa zebrafish brain protein was isolated and used to characterize the distribution of this protein in zebrafish. (1) The antigen was found only in the brain and not in any other tissues such as muscle, dermis and cartilage. Within the brain, the antibody recognized extracellular matrix (ECM) outside neuronal(More)
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