Naoko Tomimatsu

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Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) has been shown to be neurotrophic or neuroprotective in various neurons in culture. It is expressed in spinal motoneurons in vivo and its expression is increased markedly after axotomy, suggesting a neuroprotective role via an autocrine mechanism. However, neurotrophic activity of PACAP has not been(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive motoneuron disease, whose pathogenesis remains unclear. Phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) has been shown to be neurotrophic and neuroprotective in several types of neurons in culture. However, the survival effect of PMA on motoneurons has not been reported. Therefore, we investigated this using(More)
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