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We report the identification of two novel minor histocompatibility antigens (mHAgs), encoded by two separate single nucleotide polymorphisms on a single gene, BCL2A1, and restricted by human histocompatibility leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A*2402 (the most common HLA-A allele in Japanese) and B*4403, respectively. Two cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) clones specific(More)
Spermatogenesis and acrosomal formation in the musk shrew, Suncus murinus, were studied by light and transmission electron microscopy. The cycle of the seminiferous epithelium was divided into 13 stages based on the characteristics of acrosomal change and nuclear shape, appearance of meiotic figures, location of spermatids, and period of spermiation. The(More)
This study assessed the radiographic appearance of bone graft domes longitudinally after osteotome sinus floor elevation using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). This study presents the radiological findings of a 6-month follow-up CBCT study in maxillary osteotome sinus floor elevation. We examined 52 patients with a crestal bone height of less than 8 mm(More)
To determine whether a difference in donor source affects the outcome of transplantation for patients with primary myelofibrosis (PMF), a retrospective study was conducted using the national registry data on patients who received first allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) with related BM (n=19), related PBSCs (n=25), unrelated BM (n=28) or(More)
Macrophage infiltration of skin GVHD lesions correlates directly with disease severity, but the mechanisms underlying this relationship remain unclear and GVHD with many macrophages is a therapeutic challenge. Here, we characterize the macrophages involved in GVHD and report that dexamethasone palmitate (DP), a liposteroid, can ameliorate such GVHD by(More)
The classification of the cycle of the seminiferous epithelium was carried out in the common tree shrew (Tupaia glis). The tree shrew captured in Thailand were fixed with Bouin's fixative, embedded in paraffin wax, and stained with PAS-hematoxylin. The cycle was classified into twelve stages on the basis of the acrosomal changes of spermatids. Relative(More)
The seminiferous epithelium of the common tree shrew (Tupaia glis) was investigated using transmission electron microscopy and lectin-histochemistry. It was compared with that of shrews examined in previous studies. Some peculiar structures were detected in the tree shrew spermatid at the electron microscopic level. The most characteristic feature was the(More)
Distribution of peptide-containing nerves in male copulatory apparatus as well as rectal and cloacal ganglia were examined immunohistochemically in cock, guinea fowl, duck and muscovy duck. Neurofilament protein-immunoreactive nerves were also examined to investigate general distribution of nerves. Substance P (SP)-, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide(More)
Two paired retractor muscles, m. retractor phalli cranialis (MRPCr) and m. retractor phalli caudalis (MRPCa) exist as the intrinsic cloacal muscles of the chicken. Pudendal plexus was formed by the ventral rami of roots 30-34. Pudendal nerve (PN) and the intermediated caudal nerve (ICN) were composed of twigs from roots 30-33 and roots 30-34, respectively.(More)
The distance of the neuromuscular gap was measured in a chicken smooth muscle, m. retractor phalli cranialis (MRPC). For the identification of active neuromuscular contacts, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) was stained according to Tago's modification of the Karnovsky and Roots' method. Thirty two out of 500 muscle cells were within 200 nm from the nerve(More)