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The birthdates of GABAergic amacrine cells in the rat retina were investigated by immunocytochemistry using anti-GABA and anti-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) antisera. The ratio of co-localization of GABA to BrdU increased gradually from embryonic-day 13 (E13) and showed a peak value on E18 in the central retina and on E20 in the periphery. After birth, until(More)
Recent evidence indicates that neuropathic pain from partial peripheral nerve injury is maintained by electrophysiologically abnormal signals from injured sensory neurons. To gain an insight into the mechanisms underlying this electrophysiological abnormality, we examined the effects of S1 spinal nerve transection on the membrane properties of S1 dorsal(More)
Examining the distribution of osteopontin (OPN) in the rat brain using in situ hybridization, it was found that OPN mRNA was restricted to likely neurons in the olfactory bulb and the brain stem; it was not detected in the telencephalon and the diencephalon. In addition, Northern blot analysis showed a confined expression only in the brain stem with higher(More)
Expression of ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) was observed in reactive astrocytes in injured spinal cord of the adult rat. After unilateral incision of the dorsal funiculus at a midthoracic level, the rats were sacrificed on the day of postoperation (DPO) 3, 7, 14 or 28. Western blot analysis of spinal cord extracts showed that the intensity of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop an high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scoring system for the assessment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and determine its usefulness as compared with the chest radiographic score. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-two very low-birth-weight preterm infants with BPD (25 male, 17 female) were prospectively evaluated with HRCT(More)
We investigated the spatial and temporal expression of osteopontin (OPN) mRNA following transient forebrain ischemia in rats. Experiments were carried out using a four-vessel occlusion model for forebrain ischemia. The transient induction of OPN mRNA after global ischemia occurred earlier in the striatum than in the hippocampus. It was pronounced in the(More)
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) inhibits matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 in synovial fibroblasts, skin fibroblasts, bronchoalveolar lavage cells and cancer cells, but activates MMP-9 in neuroblast and leukemia cells. Very little is known regarding whether ATRA can activate or inhibit MMPs in human dental pulp cells (HDPCs). The purpose of this(More)
Previous in vitro studies using cell cultures or brain slices have demonstrated that phospholipase D (PLD) in the nervous system is involved in the signaling mechanism in response to a variety of agonists. However, little is known about the pathophysiological role of PLD-mediated signaling in the adult brain. We examined the changes in the expression of a(More)
B/K protein is a recently isolated member of the double C2-like-domain protein family, which is highly abundant in rat brain. We generated high-titer rabbit polyclonal antibodies with specificity to the 55-kDa rat B/K protein, and examined the expression pattern of B/K protein in rat brain using an immunohistochemical staining method. Immunoreactivity to(More)
Purpose To evaluate the feasibility of ultrasound in detecting spontaneous pneumomediastinum in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and illustrate the ultrasound features. Methods Among neonates with abnormal mediastinal radiolucency suspected on chest radiography, those referred for ultrasound examination within 2 days were included. Anterior(More)