Masazumi Terada

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The mouse gubernaculum undergoes inguinoscrotal migration in the first postnatal week and also shows rhythmic contractions in organ culture in response to calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). This study aimed to investigate the ontogeny of gubernacular contractile activity and effect of CGRP in organ culture in relation to the normal time of migration.(More)
A 66 year old Japanese female was admitted to our department for the examination and treatment of a mass in the cecum. She had experienced no symptoms or signs other than a positive test result for fecal occult blood. The mass in the cecum was confirmed by barium enema, colonofiberscopy and CT scanning. The presumptive diagnosis was a submucosal tumor of(More)
This paper briefly reviews the literature on testicular descent and presents new observations from the authors' laboratory which suggest new ways of looking at old problems. There is now good evidence that testicular descent occurs in two morphologically and hormonally distinct phases. Relative 'transabdominal migration' of the testis compared with the(More)
We investigated calcitonin gene-related peptide binding in the gubernaculum from a normal rat, a TS rat (congenitally cryptorchid from unknown causes) and a flutamide rat (cryptorchid secondary to prenatal antiandrogen treatment). Gubernacular sections from 2-day-old male pups were incubated with 125iodine-calcitonin gene-related peptide with various(More)
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) has no effect on quiescent skeletal muscle, but cultured neonatal mice gubernacula show rhythmic contractions in response to CGRP. This study investigated whether these contractions (1) require calcium ions, (2) are activated via acetylcholine receptors, or (3) require dihydropyridine receptors. Gubernacula (n = 20 for(More)
Subfractionation of serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a useful method to discriminate between yolk sac tumors, hepatic malignancies, and benign liver diseases in adults but has not been validated in infants and children. AFP subfractionation was performed on AFP-positive sera from 73 infants and children. AFP subfraction profiles were classified into three(More)
We investigated whether previous gubernacular denervation in TS rats changes the gubernacular contractile response to or binding capacity of calcitonin gene-related peptide receptors. In TS rats there is excessive calcitonin gene-related peptide in the genitofemoral nerve and 85% of the male rats have cryptorchidism. TS rats and controls underwent(More)
The management of trigeminal neuralgia in older patients who do not want neurolytic block and/or surgical treatment may be problematic. This paper describes three patients who had first and/or second division trigeminal neuralgia. The analgesic effects of infraorbital nerve block using 0.5% bupivacaine or 1% mepivacaine dissipated within a few days,(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to clarify the cardiovascular effects of a new NO-releasing compound, NOC-7, and to compare it with other nitrovasodilators, sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and nitroglycerin, in dogs anesthetized with pentobarbital. METHODS AND RESULTS A bolus injection of NOC-7 decreased mean aortic blood pressure in a dose-dependent(More)