Takafumi Sakuma

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STUDY DESIGN Assessment of pain-related behavior and immunohistology of the dorsal root ganglion in a rat model. OBJECTIVE To investigate pain-related behavior in a rat model of nerve crush plus inflammation using the CatWalk system. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A definitive method for evaluating animal models of lumbar disease has not been established.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Immunohistological analysis of dichotomizing sensory nerve fibers projecting to the lumbar multifidus muscles and intervertebral disc (IVD), facet joint (FJ), or sacroiliac joint (SIJ) in rats. OBJECTIVE To elucidate dichotomizing sensory nerve fibers projecting to the lumbar multifidus muscles and to IVDs, FJs, or SIJs. SUMMARY OF(More)
The effects of pyrocatechol and its monosubstituents on the hemolysis of bovine erythrocytes induced by the hydrophilic free radical initiator, 2,2'-azobis(2-amidinopropane)dihydrochloride (AAPH), were investigated. Relatively hydrophilic derivatives such as the 4-COO- substituent (protocatechuic acid), which are almost completely ionized at physiological(More)
Vascularized joint transplantations and limb transplantations were performed on inbred rats on five different strains to investigate (i) the effect of vascularity on the joint graft, and (ii) the influence of subregions of the rat major histocompatibility antigen (RTI) on the allogeneic joint graft. According to roentgenograms and histological findings of(More)
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