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The localization of N-cadherin in the normal, and regenerating nerve fibers was investigated by immunocytochemistry in the chicken sciatic nerve. The normal unmyelinated fibers exhibited N-cadherin immunoreactivity on the plasma membranes of axons and Schwann cells where they were in contact with each other, while myelinated fibers displayed no(More)
The ultrastructural localization of R-cadherin in normal and regenerating chick sciatic nerves was investigated immunocytochemically, and was compared with that of N-cadherin. R-cadherin was found on the plasmalemmae of axons and Schwann cells where cell-cell contacts were made in the normal unmyelinated fibers. It was also noted that R-cadherin was(More)
The Ca(2+)-dependent intercellular adhesion molecule cadherin is known to be linked to the cytoskeleton by the protein catenin, an association of which appears to be important for the cell-adhesion function of cadherin. Catenin consists of three subtypes-alpha, beta, and gamma. In our previous study, N-cadherin was shown to be localized on the plasmalemma(More)
The rodent whisker-barrel system has been an ideal model for studying somatosensory representations in the cortex. However, it remains a challenge to experimentally stimulate whiskers with a given pattern under spatiotemporal precision. Recently the optogenetic manipulation of neuronal activity has made possible the analysis of the neuronal network with(More)
1. By applying electrophysiological techniques such as frequency facilitation, tetanic run-down and depression, recovery from depression and post-tetanic potentiation (PTP) of the end-plate potential (EPP), the effects on frog neuromuscular transmission of 2-(4-phenylpiperidino)cyclohexanol (AH5183), a compound known to inhibit specifically the loading of(More)
There have been few reports of mouth closing disturbances in the final phase of occlusion caused by the posterior thickness of the retrodiscal tissue. Two such cases are described here. The first was a 70-year-old female suffering from a painless mouth closing disturbance on the right side of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). She complained of a feeling(More)
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