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Tight junctions are well-developed between adjacent endothelial cells of blood vessels in the central nervous system, and play a central role in establishing the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Claudin-5 is a major cell adhesion molecule of tight junctions in brain endothelial cells. To examine its possible involvement in the BBB, claudin-5-deficient mice were(More)
Lipofuscin is the end-product of intracellular lipid peroxidation and the accumulation results from the cellular metabolism during aging (life stage). We suggested that the accumulation of cardiac lipofuscin was dependent on the specific metabolic rate of mammals. Slower rate of cardiac lipofuscin accumulation (against absolute lifespan) was observed in the(More)
To clarify the influence of rearing conditions on the growth of various body parts of Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata), two groups reared under different conditions, i.e., a group born and reared in open enclosures (Enclosure group) and another consisting of macaques born and reared in cages (Caged group), were somatometrically analyzed. Somatometric data(More)
No methods for isolating induced alveolar epithelial progenitor cells (AEPCs) from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have been reported. Based on a study of the stepwise induction of alveolar epithelial cells (AECs), we identified carboxypeptidase M (CPM) as a surface marker of NKX2-1(+) "ventralized" anterior(More)
Previously, we have reported that the aging process begins at sexual maturation (Nakano, M. et al., Mech. Ageing Dev., 52 (1990) 93-106). In this paper, we reported the cardiac lipofuscin accumulation of crab-eating monkeys. The first appearance of cardiac lipofuscin was around sexual maturation, and the rate of accumulation in crab-eating monkey was 0.45.(More)
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