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The metabolic changes in rat hepatoma cell line, AH70 cells, after coculturing with Kupffer cells were visualized using a silicon-intensified target camera and subsequent processing with a computer-assisted digital imaging processor. In cocultured tumor cells, nonactivated Kupffer cells reduced mitochondrial energization as indicated by the decrease in the(More)
We report a case of severe hypoglycemia and hepatic masses suspected to be an insulin-like growth factor-II (IGF-II)-producing hepatocellular carcinoma. A 62-year-old man presented with mental disorder in the night and early morning associated with extremely low blood sugar levels (less than 21 mg/dl). Computerized axial tomography and ultrasonography(More)
The muscarinic cholinergic innervation of the rat gastric mucosa was investigated by localizing the muscarinic receptors using a tritiated muscarinic antagonist, pirenzepine. Radioautography was performed by freeze drying stomach tissue, which was then embedded in Epon and wet sectioned with ethylene glycol, and dry mounting on emulsion film by the(More)
Lymphangiectasia of the large intestine associated with protein-losing enteropathy is reported. A 33-yr-old man suffered from diarrhea, sometimes mixed with blood. Colonoscopic study revealed reddish and edematous mucosa with multiple flat elevated lesions and giant folds in the localized segment of the rectosigmoid. An intestinal clearance test of alpha(More)
The metabolic change in tumor cells (AH70, a rat hepatoma cell line) cocultured with isolated rat Kupffer cells were visualized and analyzed by a laser scanning confocal imaging system. When AH70 cells were cocultured with Kupffer cells, fluorescence intensity of rhodamine 123 (Rh123) decreased, indicating the reduction of mitochondrial function. The(More)
Rat Kupffer cell (KC)-mediated cytotoxicity against both the syngeneic hepatoma cell line AH70 and hepatocytes was evaluated by changes in mitochondrial function, and the possible role of ICAM-1/CD18 in the interaction between the cells was studied. Rhodamine 123 fluorescence, a marker of the mitochondrial membrane potential, decreased in AH70 cells after(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Evidence increasingly indicates that nitric oxide plays an important role in antitumor mechanisms. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of NO in the mechanisms regulating the proliferation and death of hepatoma cells cocultured with Kupffer cells. METHODS Kupffer cells were isolated from male Wistar rats and cocultured with(More)
The metabolic changes in a rat hepatoma cell line, AH70 cells, after co-culture with rat Kupffer cells (KC) were visualized and analysed using a fluorescence microscope equipped with a silicon intensified target camera and a laser scanning confocal microscopic system. Kupffer cells were isolated from male Wistar rats, and cultured without any stimuli. The(More)