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Expression of the mtHSPs (HSP60 and mtHSP70) was immunohistochemicall observed in biopsied limb muscles of genetically determined mitochondrial cytopathies (chronic progressive ophthalmoplegia 14, MELAS 4, limb girdle syndrome with the A-to-G transition at nt.3243 of tRNALeu(UUR), exertional myoglobinuria with multiple deletions of mtDNA 2, and Leber's(More)
Using in vivo microdialysis and flow-injection, we evaluated the production of nitric oxide (NO) in the striatum and substantia nigra of freely moving rats in response to challenge doses of L-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) by measuring the NO metabolite levels of nitrate and nitrite. The dopamine and 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) concentrations(More)
A 61-year-old man without hypertension was admitted for unconsciousness. Brain CT showed multiple cerebral hemorrhage of the left frontal lobe and right occipital lobe. The hemoglobin was 7.0 g/dl, the platelet count 7,000, the white-cell count 7,600 with erythroblasts, and the fibrinogen 327 mg/dl. No disseminated intravascular coagulation was found. Bone(More)
A 51-year-old woman of progressive myopathy predominantly involving proximal groups of limb-muscle was reported. Serum enzymes originating from the skeletal muscle always remained within normal range, and a positive autoantibody against Golgi apparatus and the SS-A (Ro) antibody in serum were noted. In muscle biopsy performed twice, extensive(More)
Four young unmarried women developed unilateral non-fluctuating blepharoptosis by wearing contact-lenses. Past and family histories were unremarkable. Blepharoptosis insidiously occurred within a few years after wearing lenses. Contralateral lid was quite normal. No abnormalities was observed in pupils, extraocular muscles, ocular positioning and other(More)
Temporal changes in kainate-induced seizure activity and hippocampal NO generation were evaluated simultaneously in conscious rats by using in vivo microdialysis and by determining the concentrations of nitrite and nitrate in perfusates. Intraperitoneal injection of kainic acid produced 'wet dog shake', focal seizure of the limbs and neck, hypersalivation,(More)
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