Sahoko Kihira

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Muscle biopsies from 10 Japanese patients (9 females and 1 male) with congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) were studied. Their clinical features varied remarkably in severity; one patient died at 6 years of age. Family history was negative in all but one patient who had an affected sibling. Muscle biopsy findings varied from mild myopathic to advanced(More)
Three lectins with different sugar binding specificities were investigated for anti-viral activity against human parainfluenza virus type 2 (hPIV-2). The lectins, concanavalin A (Con A), lens culinaris agglutinin (LCA) and peanut agglutinin (PNA), inhibited cell fusion and hemadsorption induced by hPIV-2. Virus nucleoprotein (NP) gene synthesis was largely(More)
The distribution and fine structure of calcitonin gene-related peptide-like immunoreactive (CGRP-LI) cells and fibers in the vestibular nuclei of the rat were investigated by light and electron microscopic immunocytochemistry. In addition to the previous report that CGRP-LI cells were found in the lateral vestibular nucleus, the present study clarified that(More)
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