Takahiko Umahara

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Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD)-like immunoreactivity (LI) was found within Lewy body-like inclusions (LBIs) in the spinal cords of patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by using an antibody to human Cu/ZnSOD. LBIs were detected in the anterior horn cells in 10 of 20 patients with sporadic ALS. In each of these patients, 7 to 60% of(More)
Immunolocalization of 14-3-3 proteins in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brains was investigated using isoform-specific antibodies. Weak granular immunoreactivity of 14-3-3 proteins was found in neuronal cytoplasm in control subjects and AD brains. Both intracellular and extracellular neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), as well as neuropil thread-like structures, were(More)
This report deals with a comparative study on the expression of alpha B crystallin, ubiquitin, stress-response protein 27 (srp 27), srp 72 and phosphorylated neurofilament protein (pNFP) by ballooned neurons in Pick's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, anterior spinal artery syndrome(More)
This report concerns ultrastructural and immunohistochemical studies on ballooned neurons of ten patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). While abundant ballooned neurons and severe white matter degeneration was seen in six Japanese cases, only occasional ballooned neurons and no white matter degeneration was observed in four cases from the files of(More)
123I-2β-Carbomethoxy-3β-(4-iodophenyl)-N-(3-fluoropropyl) nortropane (123I-FP-CIT) dopamine transporter single photon emission computed tomography (DAT SPECT) and 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) myocardial scintigraphy can be used to assist in the diagnosis of patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). We compared the diagnostic value of these two(More)
Myelofibrosis is often observed in chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMPD), but non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with diffuse myelofibrosis is rare. We describe an elderly case with peripheral T-cell lymphoma-unspecified (PTCL) presenting as diffuse myelofibrosis. Bone marrow biopsy revealed infiltration of atypical lymphocytes and diffuse myelofibrosis without(More)
Immunolocalization of 14-3-3 protein isoforms in relation to Pick bodies in Pick body disease (PBD) brains was investigated. Weakly granular immunoreactivity of 14-3-3 proteins was found in neurons in control subjects and in Pick body disease brains. In addition to this granular immunoreactivity, many Pick bodies were immunopositive for 14-3-3 proteins as(More)
To determine the role of advanced glycation endproducts (AGE) in the pathogenesis of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD1) mutation, we investigated the immunohistochemical localization of N ɛ-carboxymethyl-lysine (CML), one of the major AGE structures, in spinal cords from three familial ALS patients with a(More)
This investigation deals with the immunocytochemical localization of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD) in the spinal cord neurons of transgenic mice that overexpress Gly93Ala mutant human Cu/Zn SOD and demonstrate clinicopathological features similar to human amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with Cu/Zn SOD mutation. At low magnification of light(More)
Immunohistochemical studies were carried out on the new type of cerebral cortical astrocytic inclusions recently discovered in a 20-year-old patient with maldeveloped brain and micropolygyria. The inclusions appeared as eosinophilic structures (hematoxylin and eosin stain) and did not exhibit argyrophilia (modified Bielschowsky method). The inclusions were(More)