Naonori Sugai

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Isolated follicular dendritic cells (FDCs) showed true and pseudoemperipolesis of fresh tonsillar lymphocytes, even after long-term (50-day) cultivation. Emperipolesis by FDCs was not restricted by allotype specificity, nor was it inhibited by the addition of antibodies against MHC-I & II antigens. Follicular dendritic cells predominantly engulfed B-cells;(More)
Although carbonic anhydrase (CA) plays an important role in respiration, there is little information about CA in the respiratory system except for the lung. We examined the entire nasal cavity of guinea pig to identify CA activity using an enzyme-histochemical method. CA activity was detected in a group of morphologically distinct nasal epithelial cells.(More)
To test the resolution and reliability of Hansson's histochemical reaction for carbonic anhydrase (CAH) activity at the electron microscopic level, purified exogenous bovine, rabbit, and human B and C CAH was reacted for histochemical activity after uptake by suckling rat ileal absorptive cells and examined microscopically. The cobalt sulfide reaction(More)
We have made several improvements in the method of fixation of the inner ear and the enzyme-histochemical technique for carbonic anhydrase (CA) detection. The results confirmed that CA is localized in the hair cells of the organ of Corti, Deiters' cells or nerve endings, inner pillar cells, Boettcher's cells, stria vascularis, spiral ligament, spiral(More)
Germinal center (GC) B cells are highly susceptible to apoptosis. The cellular mechanism regulating this sensitivity, however, has not yet been fully delineated. To investigate whether follicular dendritic cells (FDC) are capable of regulating the susceptibility to apoptosis of GC B cells, we constructed a GC model in vitro: emperipolesis of tonsillar B(More)
Plasma membrane disruption is a common form of cell injury in many normal biological environments, including many mammalian tissues. Survival depends on the initiation of a rapid resealing response that is mounted only in the presence of physiological levels of extracellular Ca(2+). Vesicle-vesicle and vesicle-plasma membrane fusion events occurring in(More)
The nature and the extent of acute injury to corneal endothelial cells caused by exposure to ultrasound radiation were characterized, as well as the long-term reaction of these cells to this form of injury. It was found that the degree of lethal cell injury induced by ultrasound scaled with exposure intensity and duration. Immediate changes in plasma(More)
The inhibitory effects of CO2 on slowly adapting pulmonary stretch receptors (SARs) were studied before and after administration of acetazolamide, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, or nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker, in anesthetized, artificially ventilated rabbits after vagus nerve section. CO2 inhalation (maximal tracheal CO2 concentration ranging(More)
The ultrastructural localization of carbonic anhydrase activity in mouse gastric mucosal cells as revealed by the cobalt bicarbonate histochemical method of Hansson has been made. In addition the effects of fixatives used for ultrastructural studies have been evaluated for reduction of carbonic anhydrase activity; exogenous erythrocyte carbonic anhydrase(More)