Tomoko Koeda

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The eldest autopsied case (a 23-year-old man) of infantile form of cystinosis with uremia and myxoedema was reported. The cystine content per gram wet tissue of various organs was arranged as follows: the thyroid (4.61 mg), kidney (1.71 mg), eye (0.75 mg), spleen (0.65 mg), liver (0.49 mg), and brain (0.016 mg). In polarized light microscopy, cystine(More)
In dietary hyperlipidemic rats, an increase in serum lipid level may cause an increase in membrane lipid level of the neutrophils, and phagocytosis and bactericidal capacity may be thereby lowered. Treatment with taurine (470 mg/kg/day, p.o.) strengthened the bactericidal capacity of neutrophils which was decreased by cholesterol diet feeding, as the(More)
The influence of taurine on neutrophil phagocytic and bactericidal capacities and lysosomal enzyme-releasing ability was evaluated in the present study using neutrophils obtained from casein-elicited rat peritoneal exudates. Taurine was dissolved in drinking water at a concentration of 0.3%, and the solution was given to rats for 1-21 days (460 mg/kg/day).(More)
We first carried out microscopic observation of the intramural nerves of hamster and mouse gallbladders which were fixed and stained with a solution of OsO4 and ZnI2. For this microscopic observation, the guinea-pig gallbladder was used as a control. We then investigated the relationship between the motility and intramural nerves of the isolated gallbladder(More)
Isolated gallbladders of both hamsters and mice showed a contractile response consisting of initial and secondary contractile responses to electrical stimulation with rectangular pulses (50 volt, 40 Hz) of 6 msec duration for a period of 10 seconds. The duration time of the contractile response was very long. This was because the duration time of the(More)
Changed vascular functions have been reported in several pathological conditions, such as chronic regional pain syndrome, obstructive vascular disease, and inflammation. Our previous experiments also showed that electrical stimulation of the lumbar sympathetic trunk (sympathetic stimulation: SS), which normally induces a decrease in blood flow (BF), caused(More)
  • T Koeda
  • Acta pathologica japonica
  • 1986
Twelve biopsied thymuses taken from 4 cases with myasthenia gravis (MG group) and 8 cases without myasthenia gravis (control group) including 2 thymoma cases in each group were immunopathologically investigated in relation to myoglobin (Mb). Mb positive cells of various degrees were detected in all thymuses of both groups, and immunoelectron microscopical(More)