Taichi Omata

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Die afferenten und efferenten Nervenendigungen der äußeren Haarzellen des Kaninchens wurden elektronenmikroskopisch untersucht. Die afferente Nervenendigung war 1,4×2,0 μm groß. Sie enthielt kleine Vesikel, sphärische Mitochondrien und gelegentlich multivesikuläre Körperchen. Man sah teilweise dicke und elektronendichte Membranen an beiden Seiten des(More)
The outer hair cells of the rabbit were electron microscopically and histochemically investigated. The results clearly showed that the outer hair cells of the rabbit have no agglomeration of mitochondria in its infranuclear region. This anatomical fact means that the functional mechanism in the outer hair cells of the rabbit may be substantially different(More)
Cerebral ischemic stroke is a main cause of chronic disability. However, there is currently no effective treatment to promote recovery from stroke-induced neurological symptoms. Recent studies suggest that after stroke, immature neurons, referred to as neuroblasts, generated in a neurogenic niche, the ventricular-subventricular zone, migrate toward the(More)
(-) Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) potently stimulated the production of interleukin-1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor by human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. The intracellular amounts of IL-1 beta and especially IL-1 alpha induced by EGCg, were significantly higher than their extracellular counterparts. ECCg stimulated the production of adherent(More)
Chemiluminescence, generated by the mixture of sodium hypochlorite solution and luminol, was completely eliminated by polyphenols, such as natural lignins, phenylpropenoid monomers and polymers, and epigallocatechin gallate. On the other hand, hypochlorite scavenging activity of polysaccharides, such as PSK (Krestin) and Schizophyllan, was relatively weak.(More)
Rabbits were exposed to pure tone (2 kHz, 100 dB for 2 h) and the changes in the nerve endings of the outer hair cells over a period of 1 month were studied using the electron microscope. In the afferent nerve endings mitochondria dilated and small vesicles decreased in number immediately after acoustic exposure. However, the afferent nerve endings(More)
After acoustic exposure, in the infranuclear region of the basal turn histochemically the lactate dehydrogenase activity increased more than normal. In the lower half of the second turn of this region, small vesicles, free ribosomes and coated vesicles decreased in number and cytoplasmic matrix become lower in electron density and lactic dehydrogenase(More)
Rabbits were exposed to 100 dB pure-tone sound at 2 kHz for 2 h. Electron microscopy was used to study the relationship between changes in the outer hair cells, afferent nerve endings and efferent nerve endings. There was no relationship found between the degree of changes produced in the afferent nerve endings and that the outer hair cells. However, there(More)
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