Yuji Nishikawa

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STUDY DESIGN Histologic changes in the spinal cord caused by progressive spinal kyphosis were assessed using a new animal model. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of chronic compression associated with kyphotic deformity of the cervical spine on the spinal cord. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The spinal cord has remarkable ability to resist chronic(More)
Kidney-targeted gene transfer is expected to revolutionize the treatment of renal diseases. Previous gene transfer methods using nonviral vectors administered via renal arterial, pelvic, or ureteric routes into the glomerulus, tubules, or interstitial fibroblasts have resulted in low-level expression for <1 month. The peritubular capillaries (PTC) network(More)
Unilateral transient cerebral ischemia was produced in Mongolian gerbils by clipping the left common carotid artery for 1 h. About 60% of the gerbils with neurological symptoms had post-ischemic seizures. The majority of those that had seizures died within a few days, and sections of their cerebral cortices contained many dark and shrunken neurons. However,(More)
The authors describe an extremely rare case with malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) with focal epithelioid differentiation presenting as an intraosseous lesion of the spine. A 75-year-old woman presented with progressive paraplegia caused by epidural mass arising from the posterior element of the T7 vertebra. At surgery, the lesion was noted to(More)
Differentiated epithelial cells show substantial lineage plasticity upon severe tissue injuries. In chronically injured mouse livers, part of hepatocytes become Sry-HMG box containing 9 (Sox9) (+) epithelial cell adhesion molecule (-) hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 α (+) biphenotypic hepatocytes. However, it is not clear whether all Sox9+ hepatocytes uniformly(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma develops in either chronically injured or seemingly intact livers. To explore the tumorigenic mechanisms underlying these different conditions, we compared the mRNA expression profiles of mouse hepatocellular tumors induced by the repeated injection of CCl4 or a single diethylnitrosamine (DEN) injection using a cDNA microarray. We(More)
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