Tastuo Ohmichi

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The blood vessels of the vestibule and the endolymphatic duct and sac (ES) of the rat were reproduced with methacrylate casting medium and observed under a scanning electron microscope. Dense capillary networks of the macula utriculi and the macula sacculi were observed. The collecting venules from the vestibule emptied into the vein of the vestibular(More)
Structural characteristics and thermodynamic properties of dG(3)(T(2)AG(3))(3), d(C(3)TA(2))(3)C(3) and dG(3)(T(2)AG(3))(3)/d(C(3)TA(2))(3)C(3) were intensively investigated. It was indicated that metal ions greatly affected the conformation and stability of the G-quadruplex. A competition of a structure transition among the G-quadruplex, I-motif, and the(More)
Selective sectioning of the singular nerve has proven successful in the relief of incapacitating benign positional vertigo (BPV), presumably on the histopathologic basis of posterior ampullary cupulolithiasis. Although the surgical techniques of transmeatal and the recently introduced retrosigmoid IAC approach have been well described, little has been(More)
We present a case of superficial siderosis (SS) of the central nervous system (CNS) with an unruptured intracranial aneurysm to illustrate that the commonly encountered unexplainable progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) can be an important sign for the early awareness of this rare disorder. The literature on SS is reviewed and the pathogenesis of(More)
The computer-aided serial section reconstruction system (SERSERS) was employed to elucidate the entire configuration of the vestibular aqueduct in the human temporal bone. The advantages and the disadvantages of this system are discussed in comparison with several conventional methods such as X-ray visualization, plastic casting and graphic reconstruction.(More)
In order to investigate the protective system of human palatine tonsils against the cytotoxic superoxide radicals (O(-)(2)) generated from the oxygen-related bactericidal system, immunohistochemistry and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrometry were used to detect the distribution and activities of superoxide dismutases (SODs) in tonsils of different(More)
We report a case of bilateral congenital cholesteatoma in a 6-year-old boy. Cholesteatoma was present in both ears around the tympanic isthmus (the only open passage from the tympanic cavity to the attic), extending to behind the horizontal portion of the facial nerve. This patient underwent a total of three canal wall up operations on each side to remove(More)
Advances in computer technology have made it possible for detailed and accurate three-dimensional images of complex anatomical structures to be reconstructed from serial histologic sections. This technique is useful in visualizing the morphologic nature and relationships between many intratemporal structures. In this paper, the three-dimensional anatomy of(More)
A modified immunoglobulin peroxidase bridge sequence method was used to detect the localization of manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), a superoxide radical (O2-) scavenging enzyme locating in mitochondrial matrix, in the vestibular labyrinth of pigmented rats. Strong positive MnSOD immunostaining was demonstrated in the dark cell regions of the(More)