Takahide Fujimoto

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The stable coexistence of the intermediate filament proteins desmin and vimentin in vascular smooth muscle cells raises questions about the relative amounts of the two proteins in different individual cells, and the distribution of the two proteins in individual intermediate filaments within each cell. These questions have been explored by double(More)
The composition of intermediate filaments in pericytes was examined by immunofluorescent and immunoelectron microscopic labeling of frozen sections of various chicken microvascular beds in situ. Pericytes in capillaries of cardiac muscle, exocrine pancreas, and kidney (peritubular capillary) were found to contain both desmin and vimentin. In some(More)
It is currently believed that the intermediate filaments of endothelial cells contain vimentin subunits exclusively. This inference, however, is derived from studies of only a few types of endothelial cells. By double indirect immunofluorescence and immunoelectron microscopy, we have now examined the endothelial cells of the micro- and macrovasculature of a(More)
Frozen sections of chicken tissues containing aortic and capillary endothelial cells were immunolabeled with two mouse monoclonal antibodies directed to different epitopes of the chicken integrin beta-chain. Integrin is an integral membrane protein complex that is believed to mediate a transmembrane linkage between the extracellular matrix and the actin(More)
Although free radical-mediated necrosis is implicated in many diseases such as neurodegeneration, potent anti-necrotic drugs have not yet been exploited. We found that bisindolylmaleimide I (BMI or GF 109203X), a PKC inhibitor, protected a variety of cells, including neurons, from oxidant-induced necrosis, although calphostin C, another type of PKC(More)
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