Satoshi Tamahara

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Seven novel cell lines from canine histiocytic sarcoma (HS), three of which were disseminated cutaneous HS and four of which were synovial HS, were established. All of the established cell lines had the same morphological (by light and electron microscopic findings), cytochemical (alpha-naphthyl butyrate esterase-positive), and immunohistochemical(More)
To examine the prevalence of autoantibody in canine cerebrospinal fluids (CSFs), CSFs were collected from 14 healthy controls and 88 clinical cases with various diseases in the central nervous system (CNS), and were analyzed by an indirect fluorescence antibody test on frozen sections of the cerebrum from normal Beagle dogs. An anti-astrocyte autoantibody(More)
Cerebrospinal fluids (CSFs) from 9 Pug dogs with necrotizing meningoencephalitis (NME: Pug dog encephalitis) were examined to identify the antigens for anti-astrocyte autoantibodies. Each CSF exhibited a positive reaction to the cytoplasm of cultured canine astrocytes by an indirect fluorescent antibody test. In an immunoblotting analysis on normal canine(More)
To establish clinical markers for canine necrotising meningoencephalitis (NME) and to elucidate its pathogenesis, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and anti-GFAP autoantibodies were measured in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 32 dogs with NME, 23 dogs with other inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) diseases, 27 dogs with miscellaneous CNS(More)
To investigate in vitro differentiation of canine adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ATSCs) into neuronal cells, ATSCs from celiac adipose tissue in clinically healthy beagle dogs were treated with 100 muM dibutyryl cyclic adenosine monophosphate (dbcAMP) and 125 muM isobuthylmethylxanthine (IBMX). ATSCs were morphologically changed into differentiated(More)
We report herein a case of collagenofibrotic glomerulonephropathy in a 3-year-old Shiba Inu with severe proteinuria. Histologically, renal glomeruli were enlarged with massive deposition of a homogeneous eosinophilic substance within the mesangium and capillary walls. The deposits reacted weakly with periodic acid-Schiff, stained deep blue with Masson's(More)
Visual evoked potentials by flash stimulation (flash VEP) were analyzed in dogs using a topographic method. The flash VEP consisted of 3 positive (P1, P2 and P3) and 2 negative (N1 and N2) components by 150 msec after the flash stimuli. On the topographic mappings, a negative response area was observed in the frontal region of the scalp in the stimulated(More)
Various mutations in the AE1 (anion exchanger 1, band 3) gene cause dominant hereditary spherocytosis, a common congenital hemolytic anemia associated with deficiencies of AE1 of different degrees and loss of mutant protein from red blood cell membranes. To determine the mechanisms underlying decreases in AE1 protein levels, we employed K562 and HEK293 cell(More)
Age-associated changes of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the brain were evaluated in 19 beagle dogs aged from 8-month- to 16-year-old. A significant correlation of the volume of lateral ventricle space was observed in the dogs with age advanced, however, no correlation was found between hippocampus size and the aging. The hypo-intensity areas on(More)
A redox regulatory mechanism and a molecular link between oxidative and excitotoxic neurodegeneration have been postulated for high-affinity Na(+)-dependent glutamate transporters. In the present study, mutations were introduced at three cysteine residues in canine glutamate/aspartate transporter (GLAST) to investigate the functional significance of thiol(More)