Naonori Sugai

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We have made several improvements in the method of fixation of the inner ear and the enzyme-histo-chemical 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)
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)
Localization of carbonic anhydrase (CA) was investigated in the rat eye by light and electron microscopy, and the inhibitory effects on CA distribution in the rat eye were compared between dorzolamide and acetazolamide. The cobalt sulfide histochemical method was used to study the CA localization. Acidic osmification was carried out for postfixation of the(More)
We immunohistochemically examined the distribution of nerve fibers among supporting cells of the cochlea by using the bloc-surface preparation. The existence of these nerve fibers was not very clear in the standard avidin-biotin complex (ABC) method. However, the standard ABC method complemented with silver intensification procedure provided very fine(More)
Carbonic anhydrase (CA) is distributed in a wide variety of animal cells and tissues, especially in cells and tissues involved in rapid exchange or transport of protons, bicarbonate, or other ions. Although localization of this enzyme and its physiological roles in the inner ear have been investigated extensively, full clarification has yet to be achieved.(More)
Fluorescent histochemical observations of the small intestine of the guinea pig demonstrated that single fluorescent cell bodies, separate from the ganglia, were present in the myenteric plexus. These cell bodies gave rise to single processes which entered the ganglia or the interganglionic strands. They were of a very small size, and the intensity of their(More)
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