Tomio Kotani

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Isolated porcine thyroid follicular cells were cultured on a collagen-coated Millipore filter to form a monolayer. The monolayer could translocate 125I added in the medium beneath the filter (basal medium) into the medium above the monolayer (apical medium) and form an iodide concentration gradient of several-fold. Transcellular iodide pump activity was(More)
Five methods of testing tears including the Schirmer tear test (STT-1), phenol red thread tear test (PRT) and modified Schirmer tear test (STT-2) were conducted on 44 eyes of 22 normal Beagles, and the tear film break up time (BUT) and lacrimal pH were tested in 32 eyes of 16 normal Beagles. The coefficient of variation of PRT demonstrated a low value (C.V.(More)
OBJECTIVE Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) deficiency is one of the causes of thyroid dyshormonogenesis, because TPO plays a key role in thyroid hormone biosynthesis. To determine the frequency and pattern of TPO abnormalities, we have been screening TPO genes of patients with congenital goitrous hypothyroidism. SUBJECTS AND METHODS TPO genes of a patient with(More)
All exons of the human thyroid peroxidase gene were cloned from phage and cosmid libraries and sequenced, including 2599 base pairs of upstream DNA. The gene contains 17 exons and covers at least 150 kilobase pairs of chromosome 2. The transcription start site was identified by both S1 mapping and primer extension; a typical TATA box was found 25 bases(More)
The cardiovascular effects of medetomidine, detomidine, and xylazine in horses were studied. Fifteen horses, whose right carotid arteries had previously been surgically raised to a subcutaneous position during general anesthesia were used. Five horses each were given the following 8 treatments: an intravenous injection of 4 doses of medetomidine (3, 5, 7.5,(More)
In this study we describe a novel mutation of the thyroid peroxidase (TPO) gene that resulted in a total iodide organification defect. TPO activity and thyroxine formation in thyroglobulin in the thyroid gland of the patient were below the limits of detection. However, TPO mRNA was detectable at a similar size and concentration as compared with normal(More)
A mouse monoclonal antibody 12B1 was raised against Golgi fractions from Sf21 insect cells and selected as Golgi-specific by immunostaining of the cells. The antigen was purified from the cells by immunoaffinity chromatography with the monoclonal antibody, and its N-terminal and internal amino acid sequences were determined. Based on the partial amino acid(More)
Gicerin is a novel cell adhesion protein that belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily. Gicerin protein adheres to neurite outgrowth factor, an extracellular matrix protein in the laminin family, and also exhibits homophilic adhesion. In the present study, we investigated the involvement of gicerin and neurite outgrowth factor in tracheal development and(More)
To clarify whether apoptosis of thyroid follicular epithelial cells occurs at the tissue level in autoimmune thyroiditis, 17 specimens of thyroid tissues with Hashimoto's thyroiditis were stained for fragmented DNA. Almost all nuclei of follicular epithelial cells forming atrophic thyroid follicles surrounded by mononuclear cell infiltration and fibrosis(More)
Progressive renal interstitial fibrosis occurs following tissue injury, resulting in chronic renal failure. In the fibrogenesis, macrophages are speculated to induce myofibroblasts producing matrix protein. The kinetics of these cells in renal fibrosis induced in rats by repeated injection of cisplatin (CDDP) (2 mg/kg body weight, once weekly) was(More)