Yusuke Kajimoto

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Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin G deposits is a recently described disease entity, characterized by nonorganized electron-dense deposits in glomeruli and immunofluorescence findings indicating monoclonal immunoglobulin G deposits. The pathogenesis of many cases of proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Renal tubular cell death in ischemia-reperfusion does not follow the classical apoptosis or necrosis phenotype. We characterized the morphological and biochemical features of injured tubular epithelial cells in ischemic acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS Ischemic AKI was induced in rats by 60 min of ischemia followed by 24 h of(More)
Administration of PMSG or FSH to hypophysectomized hens prevented the multiple ovulation (2-3 ova) induced by an OIH. Inhibition of multiple ovulation did not occur when FSH was injected 1/2-2 hr before the OIH injection. The results are believed to support the theory that withdrawal of FSH stimulation sensitizes a follicle to the OIH in the normal hen.
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell or bone marrow transplantation (BMT) causes graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD). However, the involvement of the kidney in acute GVHD is not well-understood. Acute GVHD was induced in Lewis rats (RT1l) by transplantation of Dark Agouti (DA) rat (RT1(a)) bone marrow cells (6.0 × 10(7) cells) without immunosuppression after lethal(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic artery (HA) reconstruction is performed in the clinical liver transplantation. METHODS We assessed the importance of HA reconstruction in the success of liver transplantation. Orthotopic liver transplantation was performed without immunosspression from Lewis (RT1l) to Lewis rats (syngeneic transplantation) as well as Lewis to BN (RT1n)(More)
INTRODUCTION Levodopa (LD) is important in the clinical treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), and the changes of its pharmacokinetics may affect the clinical outcome. LD is mainly absorbed in the upper intestine; thus, the pharmacokinetics of LD may change after gastrointestinal operation. Here, we present the case of a patient who underwent resection of(More)
The category of chronic antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) is not included in Banff schema for liver allograft rejection. In the present study, we examined the pathology of chronic rejection using rat liver transplantation. Orthotopic liver transplantation from Lewis to BN rats was performed without immunosuppression, and with or without HA reconstruction.(More)
BACKGROUND Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) and neutrophil interactions play important roles in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) pathogenesis. However, mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of crescent formation in ANCA-associated vasculitis have not been completely elucidated. To ascertain the involvement of these interactions in necrotizing(More)
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