Yasuhiro Kamimura

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The expression and localization of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and its receptor GFR alpha1 in the testis were examined, because the blood-testis barrier is a well-known tissue barrier and we previously reported that GDNF reduced the endothelial permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Five minutes after intravenous injection of(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) in humans is a progressive neurogenic disease that can be linked with such characteristic pathological findings in the cerebrum as senile plaques (SPs), neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), and neuronal loss. In the present study, the authors investigated the age-related morphological changes in 12(More)
Porencephaly was observed in a female cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) aged 5 years and 7 months. The cerebral hemisphere exhibited diffuse brownish excavation with partial defects of the full thickness of the hemispheric wall, and it constituted open channels between the lateral ventricular system and arachnoid space. In addition, the bilateral(More)
In a seven-year-old male cynomolgus monkey, erythema of the upper eyelid and forehead and corneal opacity, edema and conical protrusion in the eye were observed. At necropsy, ophthalmological and serological examinations revealed binocular corneal opacity and conical protrusion and a high IgE level, respectively. Thinning of the epithelium and stroma of the(More)
Inter-specific comparison of growth was conducted among three Sebastes species (Sebastes inermis, Sebastes ventricosus and Sebastes cheni) which have previously been treated as a single species before the 2008 taxonomic review. Fish were collected in April 2010 for DNA analysis and each month from June 2011 to May 2012 for growth analysis in the central(More)
A solid mass arising from the mammary gland was found in a 7-year-old female cynomolgus monkey. Histologically, the mass consisted of 2 components: spindle-shaped or ovoid sarcomatous cells and squamous epithelial cells. Metastatic nodules noted in the lung, liver and the gallbladder had the same histological features as the mammary mass.(More)
We studied the bioavailability of magnesium (Mg) in spinach after boiling with distilled water, using Mg-deficient growing male rats. The rats were fed a semipurified diet (Mg:0.063 per cent (w/w)) for 3 days. then a Mg-deficient diet (Mg:0.001 per cent (w/w)) for 5 days. They were then divided randomly into 7 groups of 6 rats each, and fed the semipurified(More)
We investigated chronological changes in immunohistochemical phenotyping in the thymus and spleen in Crl:CD rats up to the age of about one year. In the thymus, T cells increased markedly from 3 to 4 weeks of age. Proliferating cells also increased markedly at these points. B cells tended towards an increase with age. In the spleen, white pulp increased(More)
CS-1008, a humanized monoclonal antibody that is agonistic to human death receptor 5, was intravenously administered to cynomolgus monkeys twice a week for 13 weeks at 3 different dose levels (5, 15 and 42 mg/kg) in order to evaluate its potential toxicity. A control group received phosphate buffered saline containing 0.01% polysorbate 80. Each of the 4(More)