Kuninobu Nihei

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We examined patterns of neuronal degeneration in the motor cortex of amyotrophic lateral selerosis (ALS) patients using traditional cell stains and several histochemical markers including neurofilament, parvalbumin, NADPH-diaphorase, ubiquitin, Alz-50 and tau. Three grades of ALS (mild, moderate, severe) were defined based on the extent of Betz cell(More)
Muscle biopsies from 16 patients with cytochromec oxidase (CCO) deficiency were examined morphologically. Two siblings had the fatal infantile form. The muscle of the older sister at the age of 5 months had numerous ragged-red fibers (RRF) and increased numbers of lipid droplets; at 28 days the brother had no RRF suggesting that the RRF formed later than 28(More)
We examined normal and Huntington's disease (HD) human striatum with specific monoclonal antibodies to nonphosphorylated (SMI 32) and phosphorylated (SMI 31) neurofilament and neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM). SMI 32 identifies medium-sized neuronal perikarya and dendrites in normal striatum. Axons are not immunoreactive. In high-grade HD striatum(More)
One of the opioid precursor molecules, pre-pro-enkephalin A, contains within it, in addition to Leu-enkephalin (Leu-Enk) and Met-enkephalin (Met-Enk), Met-enkephalin-Arg6-Gly7-Leu8 (Met-Enk-8), which is specific to this precursor. This study deals with the localization of Met-Enk-8-like immunoreactivity in the gastrointestinal tract of rat and pig.(More)
We performed a quantitative histochemical study of neuropeptide Y (NPY) immunoreactivity in postmortem human brain to further define patterns of neuronal degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The density of NPY fibers was decreased in ALS motor cortex but not in other cortical regions or striatum. Although, the density of cortical NPY neurons(More)
An unusual case of panencephalitis in a 4-year-old Japanese boy, with onset at three months after measles infection and rapid progression to a comatose state in approximately one month, is described. A rapid rise in serum measles antibody titre after the onset of the symptoms, and the appearance of various abnormal antibodies in the serum, were noted.(More)
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