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Various doses (0, 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 mg/kg) of methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM), a potent alkylating agent, were injected singly into pregnant rats intraperitoneally on day 15 of gestation. Relationships between brain weights and neurochemical changes in the cerebral hemispheres (CHs; cerebral cortex and subjacent white matter, hippocampus, amygdala)(More)
To investigate the clinical range of spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6), we screened CAG repeat expansion in the voltage-dependent alpha 1A calcium channel gene (CACNL1A4) in 71 ataxic patients in 60 families; 54 patients in 43 families with hereditary ataxia and 17 sporadic patients. Thirteen patients with SCA6 were detected to have elongated CAG in(More)
Ochratoxin A (OA) is a mycotoxin produced by several storage fungi, such as Aspergillus ochraceus and several Penicillium species. OA (3 mg/kg) was given intraperitoneally to pregnant mice on day 11 of gestation (day 1 = day of insemination), and neurochemical changes in brains of their offspring were examined at fetal and adult stages. OA treatment(More)
A 10-year-old female spayed mixed breed cat with a subcutaneous mass on the right hind limb was revealed with bimodal monoclonal gammopathy composed of IgA by immunoelectrophoresis and immunofixation. Approximately 1 month after referral, the cat died due to renal failure. Postmortem immunohistopathologic evaluation of the subcutaneous mass revealed(More)
The regional levels of several cell marker proteins in the brain and the ability of operant discrimination learning on a multiple fixed ratio (FR), fixed interval (FI) schedule were determined in rats with microencephaly induced by prenatal treatment with methylazoxymethanol (MAM), an antimitotic agent, on the 11 th to 13 th days (Group A) or on the 15 th(More)
The levels of S-100 protein (S-100) and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) in the developing rat brain were determined by a sensitive enzyme immunoassay and the results were compared with those obtained by other methods. Changes with development in the levels of S-100, NSE, and 2', 3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase (CNPase), biochemical markers for(More)
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