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By using antibodies directed against gap junction proteins of liver (connexins 26 and 32) and heart (connexin 43), we have localized immunoreactivity to specific cell types in frozen sections of adult rodent brains. Connexin 32 reactivity was found in oligodendrocytes and also in a few neurons, whereas reactivity to connexins 26 and 43 was localized to(More)
To gain insight into the function of gap junctions' connexin43, connexin32 and connexin26 in a neural structure that retains neuronal turnover capacities throughout adulthood, the expression of these molecules has been investigated in the developing and adult olfactory system by immunocytochemical and biochemical methods. Connexin43 was detectable from the(More)
We have cloned a protein from bovine brain, brain-derived voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (BR1-VDAC), that is identical to a recently sequenced plasmalemmal-bound porin from human lymphocytes. mRNA hybridization indicates that BR1-VDAC is widely distributed throughout nervous and nonnervous tissues. In situ localization substantiated that the BR1-VDAC is(More)
Bladder outlet obstruction induces a rapid hypertrophy characterized by increased bladder mass and collagen deposition. An increase in collagen is likely to reduce the contractility and compliance of bladder wall. This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of partial bladder outlet obstruction and its relief on types I and III collagen, and the(More)
To estimate the prevalence of urinary stone disease in Koreans, and to determine the inter-relationships between urinary stone disease and various epidemiological factors, 1,521 controls and 1,177 cases with urinary stones were evaluated. Of special interest in this study were: 1) proportion of past urinary stone history among controls; 1.9% 2) the point(More)
We report a case of renal hemangiopericytoma occurring in renal sinus and expanding to the renal hilum. This unusual presentation caused misinterpretation of this tumor as transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis clinically. The patient who was a 30-year-old woman had a relatively well demarcated solid tumor, 8 x 6 cm, in the renal sinus of the left(More)
PURPOSE Most men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). This study aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of high-performance system (HPS) laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) for the treatment of BPH in men with detrusor underactivity (DU). MATERIALS AND METHODS From March(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to prove the safety and feasibility of right-sided hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (HALDN). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between May 2006 and May 2009, 16 patients underwent right-sided HALDN at our institution. Of these patients, 15 showed significantly lower renal function in the right kidney than in the left one and 1 had a stone(More)
OBJECTIVE Differences in the cardiovascular and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis functions at high altitudes (HAs) between visitors to and natives of HA were examined. METHODS The cardiovascular functions and peripheral oxygen saturation (SPO2) were monitored, and the cortisol awakening response (CAR) and nighttime cortisol concentration (NCC),(More)