Manabu Tanigawa

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Canine X-linked muscular dystrophy (CXMD), which was found in a colony of golden retriever, is caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene and it is a useful model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). To investigate the pathogenesis and to develop therapy of DMD, we have established a beagle-based CXMD colony in Japan (CXMDJ) and examined their phenotypes.(More)
This study investigated the effects of pair housing on diurnal rhythms of heart rate and autonomic nervous activity in miniature swine. For this purpose, six adult Göttingen miniature swine were initially housed individually in an animal cage. Then, two of each swine were housed in a large cage together for 3 weeks. After that swine were separated into(More)
Bone mineral density (BMD), distribution of its density and bone histomorphometric parameters were evaluated in lumbar vertebra of normally growing miniature pigs. The fourth lumbar vertebra (L4) of the Göttingen miniature pig were used in this cross-sectional study in vitro. The BMD of the miniature pig was similar to that of humans in tendency of gender(More)
Immunodeficient mice are widely used for xenografts of human cells and tissue. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the characteristics of xenograft human tumor models using engraftment of various non-hematopoietic tumors in the NOD/SCID/gamma(c) (null) mouse. For tumor models, human solid tumor tissues were serially passaged three or more(More)
Minipigs have been studied as a model of osteoporosis. However, little information is available regarding their bone physiology. We established standardized bone data and investigated the relationship between bone growth and bone metabolism in female minipigs. Blood and urine samples were obtained from 53 female Göttingen minipigs, 3-76 months of age, for(More)
The pharmacodynamic effects of amoxicillin against Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae at exposure concentration above and below minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) were evaluated in both in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, the growth and morphological change of A. pleuropneumoniae in culture medium was observed. In vivo, the efficacy of amoxicillin on(More)
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules are heterodimeric cell surface glycoproteins important for antigen presentation to CD4+ T lymphocytes. Class II molecules of the pig MHC, termed SLA, identified so far include DR and DQ. Thus far, functional differences between products of different loci in SLalpha class II have not been well(More)
The bactericidal effects of amoxicillin at below minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) against Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae NB001 were studied in vitro and in vivo. In vivo, the efficacy of amoxicillin on experimentally induced A. pleuropneumoniae infection in disease-free pigs was evaluated. Nine pigs were divided into three groups and all three groups(More)
Cardiac musculature of the cranial vena cava in the common tree shrew (Tupaia glis) was examined by light and transmission electron microscopy. The common tree shrew has well developed cardiac myocyte layers in the tunica media of the cranial vena cava, extending from the right atrium to the root of the subclavian vein. Because the common tree shrew belongs(More)
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