Toshihiko Okada

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We have examined alterations in the hypothalamo-pituitary GH-somatic growth axis and the hypothalamo-pituitary LH-ovarian axis in a line of transgenic ICR mice expressing human GH (hGH) under the influence of the whey acid protein promoter. Transgenic female mice weighed twice as much as control females and were infertile. The size of the anterior pituitary(More)
We recently found that chemokine-driven peritoneal cell aggregation is the primary mechanism of postoperative adhesion in a mouse model. To investigate this in humans, paired samples of peritoneal lavage fluid were obtained from seven patients immediately after incision (preoperative) and before closure (postoperative), and were assayed for the presence of(More)
Chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 8 (CCR8), the chemokine receptor for chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 1 (CCL1), is expressed in T-helper type-2 lymphocytes and peritoneal macrophages (PMφ) and is involved in various pathological conditions, including peritoneal adhesions. However, the role of CCR8 in inflammatory responses is not fully elucidated. To investigate(More)
  • T Okada
  • 1989
Recent neurophysiological studies have disclosed that the nucleus of the optic tract (NOT) in the pretectum is the first relay station responsible for horizontal optokinetic nystagmus (OKN) both in non-foveate and foveate animals. However, what parts of the retina and what kinds of retinal ganglion cells project their fibers into the NOT have been(More)
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