Kojun Torigoe

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In axonal regeneration after a peripheral nerve injury, Schwann cells migrate from the two nerve ends and at last form a continuous tissue cable across the gap which guides the axons toward the bands of Bungner. However, the behavior of migratory Schwann cells and their possible role are obscure. Using a film model in which the proximal stump of a(More)
Ischemia is a major cause of damage to the central nervous system as a consequence of stroke or trauma. Here, we analyzed with high temporal resolution the time course of pathological changes in the neurons (granule and Purkinje cells) and glia (Bergmann and astroglia cells) in the cerebellar cortex and white matter. The period studied ranged from 30 min to(More)
The reaction product of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity is known to be specifically localized at a neuromuscular junction and a muscle-tendon junction of the striated skeletal muscles. In addition to the two junctions, we recently found some linear precipitates due to AChE activity running transversely across a fibre of the semitendinosus, rectus(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of inferior vena cava anomalies in patients with horseshoe kidney is higher than that reported in the general population. As far as we know, no studies have reported the incidence and variations of superior vena cava (SVC) anomalies using multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in patients with horseshoe kidney. METHODS AND(More)
Hyaluronan (HA) is known to inhibit neurons from regenerating in the central nervous system. However, hyaluronan tetrasaccharide (HA4) was found in in vitro experiments to promote outgrowth of neurons. To investigate the promotion by HA4 of nerve regeneration in vivo, we analyzed outgrowth of regenerating axons treated with HA4, using a film model method.(More)
The distribution and frequency of motor nerve sproutings in the mouse gastrocnemius muscle were examined after a partial denervation. Terminal and nodal sproutings could be seen for a period of 7-28 days after transecting one of the two muscular nerves in the medial head. They grew out not only from the endplates and terminal nerves, but also from the(More)
Following transection of a peripheral nerve in mice, a newly synthesized neurotropic pyrimidine compound, MS-818 was administered intraperitoneally at a dose of 1 mg kg-1 b.wt. day-1. The film model experiments for analyzing the early growth of axonal regeneration suggested that MS-818 activated Schwann cells which migrate from the proximal stump, inducing(More)
The common peroneal nerve in mice was conditioned by axotomy around the head of the fibula. At various intervals from 1 day to 2, 3, 5, 15, and 25 days, a test lesion was made by axotomy 15 mm proximal to the conditioning lesion site. The proximal stump of the transected nerve was sandwiched between two sheets of thin plastic film and remained in vivo for(More)
The process by which collagen fibrils are aligned following tendon injury remains unknown. Therefore, we analyzed the process of tendon regeneration by transmission electron microscopy, using a film model method. In mice, the Achilles tendon of medial head was transected. On day 3, after only the proximal end of the transected tendon was placed on film and(More)