Khang-Loon Ho

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Stroke increases neurogenesis. The authors investigated whether neural stem cells or progenitor cells in the adult subventricular zone (SVZ) of rats contribute to stroke-induced increase in neurogenesis. After induction of stroke in rats, the numbers of cells immunoreactive to doublecortin, a marker for immature neurons, increased in the ipsilateral SVZ and(More)
We intracisternally transplanted subventricular zone (SVZ) cells labeled by ferromagnetic particles into stroked rats. Migration of transplanted cells was non-invasively tracked using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We found that transplanted cells selectively migrated towards the ischemic parenchyma at a mean speed of 65 +/- 14.6 microm/hr in living(More)
This report describes the ultrastructural characters of the lining epithelium of a symptomatic intraspinal bronchogenic cyst at the C5-T2 level of a 21-year-old female. Six distinct cell types were recognized: ciliated cells, non-ciliated cells, and goblet cells that reached the lumen, and basal cells, Kulchitsky cells and undifferentiated cells that were(More)
This report describes the ultrastructural findings of the sarcomatous component in five cases of gliosarcoma. The tumor contained a heterogenous population of cells with collagen scattered in the interstitium. Three main cell types were found: histocyte-like cells, fibroblast-like cells and undifferentiated cells. The histocyte-like cells had oval nuclei,(More)
Neuropathologic study of eight cases of thanatophoric dysplasia (dwarfism) reveals developmental abnormalities including hypoplasia of posterior fossa, megalencephaly, cerebral gyral disorganization, hippocampal malformation, neuronal heterotopia, nuclear dysplasia, and abnormal axonal bundles. There are no noticeable differences in CNS abnormalities(More)
An intracytoplasmic microfilamentous lattice, ultrastructurally identical to Hirano body, was found in an inflammatory cell within a leptomeningeal vessel wall infected by fungus Paecilomyces javanicus. The structure was well preserved and not associated with phagosomes. This is the first report of Hirano body found in an inflammatory cell at the site of(More)
Although the luminal surface of the ependymal cells of the human ventricular system is characterized by the presence of cilia with a typical 9+2 arrangement of microtubules, cilia are usually described as sparse or absent in ependymal cells of ependymomas. The incidence of aberrant cilia and structurally abnormal cilia in normal ependymal cells and(More)
Concentric lamellar bodies of endoplasmic reticulum (CLB) were found in the stromal cells of all five cases of cerebellar capillary hemangioblastoma studied ultrastructurally. CLB were often present in the stromal cells with voluminous loose cytoplasm, particularly those close to the capillaries. They were rarely seen in small stromal cells with abundant(More)
Septate junction, a common intercellular feature of invertebrate epithelium, is absent in most vertebrate tissues. In an ultrastructural study of three cases of myxopapillary ependymoma of the filum terminale, structures similar to septate junction were observed in two cases. They were circumferential bands around the finger-like processes of neoplastic(More)
A 41-year-old diabetic woman developed Paecilomyces javanicus endocarditis and subsequent cerebral fungal embolism and vasculitis with massive infarction and hemorrhage 6 years after a mitral valve replacement with porcine heterograft. The organism was identified by the culture from the infected brain tissue and aortic valve. Cerebral infection due to(More)