Tomie Nishizawa

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We have studied the effects of short term denervation followed by reinnervation on the ultrastructure of the membrane systems and on the content of and distribution of key proteins involved in calcium regulation of fast-twitch (FT) extensor digitorum longus (EDL) and slow-twitch (ST) soleus (SOL) muscle fibres. Ischiadic nerve freezing resulted in total(More)
We evaluated the effects of brief, temporary denervation caused by ischiadic nerve-freezing on the processes of degeneration and regeneration of ultrastructural features in neuromuscular junction (NMJ) architecture in different types of rat skeletal muscle fibers. Nerve terminal (NT) area was decreased significantly 12 h after nerve freezing in both(More)
We evaluated the degeneration and regeneration of neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) on the extensor digitorum longus muscle of Fischer 344 rats between 4 h and 3 weeks after bupivacaine hydrochloride (BPVC) injection, which induces muscle fiber necrosis, using histochemical staining by acetylcholine esterase (AchE)-silver and electron microscopy. Degeneration(More)
We determine the effects of direct electrical stimulation (ES) on the histological profiles in atrophied skeletal muscle fibers after denervation caused by nerve freezing. Direct ES was performed on the tibialis anterior (TA) muscle after denervation in 7-week-old rats divided into groups as follows: control (CON), denervation (DN), or denervation with(More)
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