Yasuzo Tsukada

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The appearance of reactive astrocytes following brain injury was investigated in 4-week-old rats with special reference to their proliferation and chronological changes in the cytoskeletal proteins. Two days after the injury, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)-positive cells had increased in number around the lesion and spread to the entire ipsilateral(More)
The 13C-label incorporation into glutamate, glutamine, aspartate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) from [2-13C] glucose was measured by 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to directly examine the effects of ammonia on the activity of pyruvate carboxylase (i.e., the anaplerotic pathway) and the amino acid metabolism in the rat brain in vivo.(More)
The imprinting behavior of chicks was quantified as a preference score (correct response ratio) achieved in a running wheel apparatus. A total of 249 chicks were exposed to an imprinting stimulus and tested for stimulus-approaching behavior. The chicks were then classified as good learners (imprinted), poor learners (non-imprinted) and a gray-zone group,(More)
Shiverer is a recessive autosomal mutant characterized by the deficiency of the myelin in the central nervous system. 2',3'-Cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphohydrolase (CNPase) activity of the various parts of the central nervous system from the Shiverer did not differ significantly from those of the control. The analysis of the protein profiles of the purified(More)
A method for spatially three-dimensional (3D) localized two-dimensional (2D) 1H-13C correlation spectroscopy, localized HSQC, is proposed. This method has the following special feature in the preparation period. The 180 degrees (13C) and 180 degrees (1H) pulses are separated in time, and the 180 degrees (13C) pulse is applied at 1/4 1JCH) before the 90(More)
Normal cerebellar tissue, obtained from 15-day-old CBA/JNCij mouse embryos, was transplanted into the cerebellum of 4-week-old weaver mice. At the 6th week after the transplantation, the grafted tissue was distinguishable from the host cerebellum, developing a trilaminar organization. The formation of synapses by the implanted granule cells was analyzed(More)
Reeler, a recessive mutation in mice, causes cytoarchitectonic abnormalities to the cerebral and cerebellar cortices. In normal controls, corticospinal (CS) tract neurons retrogradely labelled after HRP injection into the lumbar cord were situated only in layer V (the inner pyramidal layer). In the reeler, by contrast, the labelled CS neurons were scattered(More)
The central myelin sheaths of the recessive autosomal mutant mouse, Shiverer, were investigated by electron microscopy with special reference to the pattern of myelin formation. The results obtained may be summarized as follows: (1) the major dense line of myelin lamellae generally failed to be formed, but the axons were enclosed by tri-lamellar structures(More)
The effect of the immunosuppressant cyclosporin A on the survivability of newborn mouse cerebral cortex transplanted into the third ventricle of adult rats was investigated. Hematoxylin staining revealed that the transplanted mouse brain tissue was rejected by 4 weeks after the transplantation in the control group. In contrast, a large mass of grafted(More)