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The effect of a caspase-3 inhibitor on N -methyl- N -nitrosourea (MNU)-induced retinal degeneration was investigated. Sixty mg kg(-1)MNU was given intraperitoneally to 50 day old female Sprague-Dawley rats, and 4000 ng Ac-DEVD-CHO, a caspase-3 inhibitor, was injected intravitreally twice at 0 and 10 hr after MNU. In both peripheral and central retina, an(More)
The morphogenesis of the photoreceptor cells in the retinas of C3H mice carrying the rd gene and C57BL mice carrying the normal gene was compared, and retinas of the C3H mutants (C3H-lpr/lpr, -lprcg/lprcg, and -lpr/lpr-gld/gld) defective in apoptosis through the Fas system were examined. In the C57BL retina, the inner and outer nuclear layers were separated(More)
A single intraperitoneal injection of 75 mg/kg N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) was given to 50-day-old female Sprague-Dawley rats and examined sequentially 12 and 24 hours, and 3 and 7 days after MNU treatment. Photoreceptor cell death was evoked in all treated rats. After MNU treatment, 7-methyldeoxyguanosine DNA adduct was detected selectively in(More)
Morphologic characteristics of retinal degeneration induced by a single systemic administration of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) in mice was investigated. The aim was to characterize the MNU-induced retinal lesions in mice and compare them with human retinitis pigmentosa. A dose of 60 mg/kg body weight MNU, injected intraperitoneally into male and female(More)
Pigmentary degeneration of the retina was induced by a single intraperitoneal injection of 75 mg/kg of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) in female Brown-Norway colored rats at 50 days of age, which were then observed at 24, 48 and 72 h and 7, 21, 35 and 150 days after the treatment. MNU-treated rats showed selective destruction of the photoreceptor cells by an(More)
A 66-year-old woman with a history of mitral valve replacement with a Starr-Edwards ball valve 25 years ago was treated for refractory heart failure but died of right heart failure. At autopsy, primary pulmonary artery sarcoma was found in the right ventricular outflow tract, main pulmonary trunk, and bilateral pulmonary artery, and had invaded the aortic(More)
Distributions of actin and type IV collagen were investigated immunohistochemically as markers for myoepithelial cells and basement membranes. Carnoy's and Methacarn-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues from 103 human breast lesions from 103 patients were examined; 65 with carcinomas, 27 with mastopathies, 9 with fibroadenomas and 2 with phyllodes tumours.(More)
Antitumor and antimetastatic activity of the angiogenesis inhibitor O-(chloroacetyl-carbamoyl) fumagillol (TNP-470), a semisynthetic analogue offumagillin, was evaluated in breast cancer cell lines. In an in vitro MTTassay, after 72 hrs continuous exposure to TNP-470, growth inhibition wasobserved in all seven cell lines of murine (JYG-A, JYG-B, DD-762,(More)
OBJECTIVES Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a new clinical entity of pancreatic disorder. There are immunologic and histological abnormalities, including increased serum IgG4 levels and the infiltration of IgG4-positive plasmacytes. However, the role of IgG4 is unclear. Recently, regulatory T cells (Tregs) were reported to(More)
To clarify the keratin staining patterns of invasive carcinoma of the oesophagus, 22 cases of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded surgical specimens were examined immunohistochemically with the labelled streptavidin biotin method using a panel of six different monoclonal anti-keratin antibodies. The antibody reacted adequately when antigen was retrieved in a(More)