Yoko Ikegami

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Complete retinal regeneration in adult animals occurs only in certain urodele amphibians, in which the retinal pigmented epithelial cells (RPE) undergo transdifferentiation to produce all cell types constituting the neural retina. A similar mechanism also appears to be involved in retinal regeneration in the embryonic stage of some other species, but the(More)
Oxaliplatin is a key drug for colorectal cancer, but it causes acute peripheral neuropathy (triggered by cold) and chronic neuropathy (sensory and motor neuropathy) in patients. Neurotropin, a non-protein extract from the inflamed rabbit skin inoculated with vaccinia virus, has been used to treat various chronic pains. In the present study, we investigated(More)
Paclitaxel is a commonly used anticancer drug, but it frequently causes peripheral neuropathy. Neurotropin, a non-protein extract from inflamed rabbit skin inoculated with vaccinia virus, has been used to treat various chronic painful conditions. In the present study, we investigated the effect of neurotropin on the paclitaxel-induced neuropathy in rats.(More)
Transdifferentiation from retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) to neural retina (NR) was studied under a new culture system as an experimental model for newt retinal regeneration. Adult newt RPEs were organ cultured with surrounding connective tissues, such as the choroid and sclera, on a filter membrane. Around day 7 in vitro, lightly pigmented "neuron-like(More)
Asynchronous cross-modal information is integrated asymmetrically in audio-visual perception. To test whether this asymmetry generalizes across modalities, auditory (aspirated "pa" and unaspirated "ba" stops) and tactile (slight, inaudible, cutaneous air puffs) signals were presented synchronously and asynchronously. Results were similar to previous AV(More)
OBJECTIVE It is important to evaluate and classify individual features of patients to select an appropriate treatment for alcoholism. In this study, we classified alcoholism types according to strength/weakness of autism features and investigated how these features were associated with onset, course, and especially continuation of abstinence. SUBJECTS AND(More)
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