Yayoi Tetsuou Tsukada

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In vitro studies were initiated to study the antitumour effect of protein-doxorubicin (DXR) conjugate on the growth of the multidrug resistant rat ascites hepatoma cell line, AH66DR. The 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) for DXR in AH66DR cell line was 16 mumol l-1 (AH66 parental cell line, AH66P, IC50 was 0.08 mumol l-1). Treatment of AH66P and AH66DR(More)
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 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)
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)
Retrograde transport of horseradish peroxidase was used to examine the cells of origin of the callosal commissural fibers (CC neurons) in the primary motor cortex of normal and reeler mice. Quantitative analysis of the intracortical, laminar distribution, and dendritic orientation of CC neurons was performed in conjunction with qualitative observation of(More)
Shiverer is an autosomal recessive mutant characterized by dysmyelination in the central nervous system. The myelin in the shiverer is devoid of the major dense line. The pattern of increase of 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphohydrolase (CNPase) in the various parts of central nervous system during postnatal development was identical with that of controls.(More)
Immunohistochemical reactions were conducted, using the antibodies against GFA and S-100 proteins on sections of cerebellum from the homozygous (jj) and the heterozygous (Jj) Gunn rats. Hypertrophy of the fibrous astrocytes was observed but hyperplasia of the glial cells was not. Although the molecular layer was very thin, the Bergmann fibre appeared(More)
Ouabain, an inhibitor of Na+ -K" -ATP'ase, has been administered intraventricularly to rats to study the effect of impairment of membrane transport mechanisms on the genesis of seizures. Running and leaping seizures occur rapidly after injection of ouabain in a low volume (10 microliter) when the maximal uptake of ouabain (39.8%) is the hippocampus.(More)