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A hallmark of neurogenesis in the vertebrate brain is the apical-basal nuclear oscillation in polarized neural progenitor cells. Known as interkinetic nuclear migration (INM), these movements are synchronized with the cell cycle such that nuclei move basally during G1-phase and apically during G2-phase. However, it is unknown how the direction of movement(More)
The study concerned the opioid-receptor subtype on which dynorphin-(1-13) acts in in vitro isolated preparations. The potency of dynorphin-(1-13) relative to that of ethylketocyclazocine (Mr 2266), a representative kappa-receptor agonist, in inhibiting the electrically evoked contractions of the guinea-pig ileum was found to be similar to that found with(More)
In rabbit intestinal epithelium, vimentin intermediate filaments are selectively expressed in the M cells of follicle-associated epithelium (FAE). To find intestinal epithelial cells belonging to the M cell lineage, vimentin was detected immunohistochemically in the rabbit small and large intestines. Vimentin-positive columnar cells were scattered(More)
A few neurons of the adult rabbit spinal ganglion express keratin. To examine the characters of these keratin-positive neurons, six kinds of intermediate filament proteins, namely keratin 8, keratin 14, nestin, vimentin, neurofilament 68 (NF-L) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), were investigated immunohistochemically in developing and adult rabbit(More)
The duct epithelial cells of rabbit submandibular glands expressed keratin 8, keratin 14, and actin in the supranuclear region, and these cytoskeletal proteins formed ring structures, approximately 1–2.5 µm in diameter. Ultrastructurally, these ring structures were observed as a 'Golgi-associated filament network' surrounding Golgi apparatuses. Double(More)
The expression of intermediate filaments is sensitively reflected in cell function. To examine the involvement of keratin in a secretory function, 15 kinds of keratin (keratin-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) were detected immunohistochemically and immunoelectron microscopically in the rabbit duodenum. Four types of secretory cells(More)
Using lectin and colloidal iron (CI) stainings in combination with neuraminidase digestion, glycoconjugates on the surface of erythropoietic cells of the yolk sac and liver in fetal mice were examined. Fetal hepatic macrophages were capable of distinguishing between phagocytozed and non-phagocytozed erythroid elements as described in our previous study.(More)
Glycoconjugates on the surface of pulmonary epithelial cells were ultrahistochemically examined in the fetal, neonatal and adult rat lung. Lectin and colloidal iron staining procedures were performed in combination with digestion using carbohydrate-degrading enzymes or methylation. The glycoconjugate composition of columnar cells at 16 days gestation was(More)