Yoshitaka Suzuki

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Behavioral experiments using ablation of the hippocampus are increasingly being used to address the hypothesis that the avian hippocampus plays a role in memory, as in mammals. However, the morphological basis of the avian hippocampus has been poorly understood. In the present study, the afferent and efferent connections of the hippocampus in the pigeon(More)
Numerous studies have demonstrated a correlation between hyaluronan expression and the malignant properties of various kinds of cancer, and inhibition of hyaluronan production causes decreased tumor growth. Hyaluronan oligosaccharides have been shown to inhibit several tumor cell types via disruption of receptor-hyaluronan interaction. However, few studies(More)
The morphology, topographic distribution, effects of denervation, and exposure to hypercapnic hypoxia of endocrine cells were examined in rat larynx. The endocrine cells, which were immunoreactive for protein gene product 9.5 (PGP 9.5) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), were observed within the epithelial layer of the laryngeal cavity and in the(More)
The rat carotid body was immunohistochemically stained for carbonic anhydrase I, II and III (CA-I, CA-II and CA-III). Immunoreactivity for CA-I was distributed in type I cells, type II cells and nerve bundles. Smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells of blood vessels were also strongly stained for CA-I. CA-II immunoreactivity was distinctly positive in(More)
This study investigated the morphological changes of lungs in F344/N rats (9-36 months old). We initially examined general and quantitative morphological changes, and then we used immunohistochemistry to detect distributional changes in collagen subtypes (types I, III, and IV) and smooth muscle cell (SMC) markers (alpha-smooth muscle actin (ASMA),(More)
Giant cell tumor of bone occasionally results in secondary osteoarthritic changes in adjacent joints. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors associated with the development of degenerative arthritis in surgically treated patients with giant cell tumor of the distal femur or proximal tibia and the effect of residual subchondral bone thickness(More)
In the present study, we investigated the immunohistochemical localization of two-pore K(+)-channels TASK-1, TASK-2, TASK-3 and TRAAK in the rat carotid body. Type I cells were positive for TASK-1, TASK-2, TASK-3 and TRAAK. Intrinsic nerve cell bodies were also strongly positive for TASK-1, TASK-2 and TRAAK, but negative for TASK-3. In addition, some type(More)
PURPOSE To compare the expression pattern of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in rabbit corneal cells after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with the same refractive correction. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan. METHODS Thirty adult albino rabbits were used in the study.(More)
Very little is known about esophageal innervation in the hamster. In the present study, we used protein gene product 9.5 (PGP 9.5) to determine immunohistochemically the architectural features of the enteric nervous system in the hamster esophagus. The myenteric plexus consisted of a loose and irregular network of ganglia and interganglionic nerve bundles.(More)
It is difficult to differentiate some malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) from benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors (BPNST) histologically, and to predict the clinical outcome of patients with MPNST. In this study, the expression of VEGF and MVD were evaluated immunohistochemically in 22 cases of MPNST, 14 of neurofibroma and 19 of schwannoma(More)