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Inclusions, ultrastructurally identical with Hirano bodies which were previously believed to be limited to the central nervous system (CNS), were found both within peripheral myelinated nerve axons and within terminal axons of neuromuscular junctions in the ocular muscles of an autopsied woman who had suffered from progressive external ophthalmoplegia with(More)
Aims/hypothesis. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) participate in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. We reported earlier that OPB-9195, a synthetic thiazolidine derivative and novel inhibitor of advanced glycation, prevented progression of diabetic glomerulosclerosis by lowering serum concentrations of advanced glycation end products and(More)
  • T Atsumi
  • 1992
Human TNF alpha locus locates between HLA-B and DR region on the short arm of chromosome 6. The 5.5 kb and 10.5 kb of TNF alpha restriction fragment length polymorphic (RFLP) bands were identified by Southern hybridization using a restriction enzyme, NcoI. The frequencies of those bands were not different among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of tea catechin inhalation on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in disabled elderly patients. DESIGN Seven days, randomized, prospective study. SETTING Three hospitals in Japan. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-two patients aged 78 +/- 11 years (mean age +/- standard deviation) with cerebrovascular diseases,(More)
Muscle biopsies of 11 patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) were examined and the i.m. nerves found in seven of them were examined by electron microscopy. In atrophied muscles there was a marked decrease of myelinated fibers. The ultrastructure of the remaining myelinated axons showed changes in the neurofilaments, mitochondria, and(More)
A 34-year-old woman had episodes of hypoglycemic attack 8 years after a surgical resection of a retroperitoneal hemangiopericytoma. In spite of normal levels of serum IRI, insulin radioreceptor assay demonstrated high level of plasma ILA (insulin like activity). The patient underwent resection of a recurrent retroperitoneal tumor with metastatic lesions of(More)
We describe two previously healthy children who had multiple ecchymoses several days after acute infection. In both cases, the prothrombin time (PT) and the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) were prolonged. Further examinations revealed the presence of lupus anticoagulant (LA), phosphatidylserine-dependent antiprothrombin antibodies (aPS/PT), and(More)
A family with adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) is reported, whose female carriers showed severe neurological and biochemical abnormalities. Cytoplasmic lamellar inclusions were found in endoneurial cells of the biopsied sural nerve of a male patient. In spite of the peripheral nervous system involvement in patients with AMN, there have been few reports of these(More)
The peripheral hypoglossal nerves in 13 cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and five control cases were examined using morphometrical methods to demonstrate the degenerative process of motor nerve degeneration. The total number of myelinated fibers and their histograms were analyzed according to the degree of severity of the degeneration. Reduction(More)
The activity of detoxication with the cytochrome P450 family of enzymes was studied in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The metabolic ratio (MR) of sparteine sulphate was measured, and the population of phenotypes for sparteine nitro (N)-oxidation was determined in 30 patients with ALS and 41 controls for the assay of the sparteine(More)
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