Masaki Miyatake

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To investigate the functional significance of dystrophin, we studied various tissues of control and mdx mice, and rats immunohistochemically, using anti-dystrophin antibodies. In control animals, we observed the immunohistochemical localization of dystrophin in synaptic regions such as neuromuscular junctions, the cornea and outer plexiform layer of the(More)
To determine the localization and functional significance of dystrophin, we studied various tissues from almost the entire body of control and mdx mice, and control rats, using polyclonal antibodies against dystrophin. We observed a dystrophin reaction in synaptic regions such as neuromuscular junctions, the equatorial region of intrafusal muscle fibers,(More)
Dystrophin positive fibers (DPFs) were observed in about 1% of the total muscle fibers in 1-year-old mice. Some of these fibers were found to have positive staining with all six antibodies, while others showed a negative reaction with specific antibodies. These results suggest that the most likely mechanism giving rise to these DPFs is a second site(More)
To determine whether or not dystrophin really exists in the outer plexiform layer (OPL) of the retina, we studied control and mdx mice, using four kinds of polyclonal antibodies (DMDP-II, 60 kd, 30 kd and DMDP-IV) against dystrophin. Although control OPL showed a positive immunohistochemical reaction with all four antibodies, mdx OPL showed a positive(More)
The localization of dystrophin was examined immunohistochemically in various tissues from mice and rats as well as from biopsied human muscle specimens, using polyclonal antibodies against dystrophin. Although dystrophin was completely absent in biopsied muscle specimens from 3 male DMD patients, it was faintly observed in the surface membrane of almost all(More)
A 45-year-old women was admitted to the hospital with a brain abscess due to asymptomatic pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM). The brain abscess was removed by craniotomy and excision following antibiotic therapy. The stapled wedge excision of the lung with the PAVM was successful under video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
We describe two male infants with central nervous system disorders, i.e. infantile spasms in one and athetotic quadriplegia in the other, and with recurrent attacks of high plasma creatine kinase levels induced by viral infections. Although carnitine palmitoyltransferase I (CPT I) activity in biopsied muscle was normal in both cases, that of carnitine(More)
Traumatic intracranial aneurysms are rare. A case of traumatic middle cerebral artery aneurysm was presented. A 66-year-old man sustained a severe head injury in a bicycle accident. Serial computed tomography and angiography showed the delayed intracerebral hemorrhage caused by the traumatic middle cerebral artery aneurysm. The aneurysm was trapped and(More)
Blood vessels in muscle biopsy specimens from 6 Fukuyama type congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD) patients were examined by electron microscopy and compared with ones in non-diagnostic biopsy specimens from age-matched controls and patients with childhood neuromuscular disorders. The most striking feature was the blister-like swelling of vascular(More)
The effect of age on distribution of the phenobarbital-inducible forms of cytochrome P-450 IIBI and IIB2 in the hepatic lobule was investigated immunohistochemically by the avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex (ABC) method in male rats of various ages pretreated with phenobarbital. Exposure of liver sections to anti-cytochrome P-450 serum resulted in intense(More)