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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522884/profiles-of-periglomerular-cells-in-the-olfactory-bulb-of-prokineticin-type-2-receptor-deficient-mice
#1
Atsuko Kubo, Mitsugu Sujino, Koh-Hei Masumoto, Atsuko Fujioka, Toshio Terashima, Yasufumi Shigeyoshi, Mamoru Nagano
Both prokineticin receptor 2 (pkr2) and prokineticin 2 (pk2) gene-deficient mice have hypoplasia of the main olfactory bulb (MOB). This hypoplasia has been attributed to disruption of the glomerulus that is caused by loss of afferent projection from olfactory sensory neurons (OSN), and to the impaired migration of granule cells, a type of interneuron. In the present study, we examined whether migration of the second type of interneuron, periglomerular cells (PGC), is dependent on the pkr2 expression by observing the localization of distinct subpopulations of PGC: calretinin (CR)-, calbindin (CB)- and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-expressing neurons...
April 27, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522883/in-situ-evaluation-of-estrogen-receptor-dimers-in-breast-carcinoma-cells-visualization-of-protein-protein-interactions
#2
Erina Iwabuchi, Yasuhiro Miki, Katsuhiko Ono, Yoshiaki Onodera, Hironobu Sasano
The estrogen receptor (ER) functions as a dimer and is involved in several different biological functions. However ER dimeric proteins have not been identified by in situ methodologies. Structured illumination microscopy (SIM) has been recently developed, which enabled the localization of protein and protein interaction. Therefore, in this study, we firstly demonstrated that ERs formed both homodimers and heterodimers in breast carcinoma cell lines using Nikon's SIM (N-SIM). ERα/α homodimers were detected in the nuclei of both ERα-positive MCF-7 and T-47D cells; 23...
April 27, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522882/monoclonal-suncus-antibodies-generation-of-fusion-partners-to-produce-suncus-suncus-hybridomas
#3
Yoshikazu Sado, Satoko Inoue, Yasuko Tomono, Makoto Matsuyama, Masaki Fukushima, Toshitaka Oohashi, Takamichi Jogahara, Sen-Ichi Oda
We used suncus (Suncus murinus; house musk shrew) to generate partner cells for cell fusion to produce suncus monoclonal antibodies. Suncus are insectivores that are genetically distant to rodents, and recognize antigens and epitopes that are not immunogenic in mice and rats, which are the animals most commonly used in basic life science research and from which monoclonal antibodies are usually produced. To date, monoclonal antibodies from suncus have not been generated due to the lack of a plasmacytoma fusion partner...
April 27, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522881/notch-signaling-and-maintenance-of-sox2-expression-in-rat-anterior-pituitary-cells
#4
Khongorzul Batchuluun, Morio Azuma, Ken Fujiwara, Takashi Yashiro, Motoshi Kikuchi
After publication of reports describing the presence of stem/progenitor cells among non-hormone-producing cells in the pituitary, the mechanism responsible for proliferation and differentiation generated considerable interest. Several studies have suggested that Notch signaling is involved. In the present study, we examined the histochemical relationship between Notch signaling molecules and the transcription factor SOX2 in rat pituitary. Combined in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry showed that Notch2 mRNA and SOX2 were co-expressed at embryonic day 14...
April 27, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522880/immunolocalization-of-glutathione-peroxidase-gpx1-in-the-rat-adrenal-cortex-correlation-between-steroidogenesis-and-lipid-peroxidation
#5
Masanori Murakoshi, Robert Yoshiyuki Osamura
In order to confirm the relationship between glutathione-peroxidase (GPx1) and biological significance on steroidogenesis, we have studied the immunocytochemical localization of GPx1 in the rat adrenal cortical cells. GPx1 was observed not only in cytoplasm (cytosol GPx1) but in mitochondria (mitochondrial GPx1). The staining intensity was altered by the functional state of the adrenal cortical cells. Furthermore, cytosol- and mitochondrial-GPx1 was modified by lipoperoxidative damage in the adrenal cortical cells...
April 27, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386150/characterization-of-a-novel-monoclonal-antibody-against-human-mitochondrial-ferritin-and-its-immunohistochemical-application-in-human-and-monkey-substantia-nigra
#6
Mingchun Yang, Hongkuan Yang, Hongpeng Guan, Tomoko Kato, Kenichi Mukaisho, Hiroyuki Sugihara, Kazumasa Ogasawara, Tomohiro Terada, Ikuo Tooyama
Mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt) is a novel iron storage protein with high homology to H-ferritin. Unlike the ubiquitously expressed H- and L-ferritin, FtMt is expressed in specific tissues such as the testis, heart, and brain. The function of FtMt is not fully understood; however, evidence suggests that it has a neuroprotective role in neurodegenerative diseases. We have previously reported that FtMt is expressed in catecholaminergic neurons of the monkey brainstem. To explore FtMt expression in human dopaminergic neurons, we designed a novel monoclonal antibody, C65-2, directed against human FtMt...
February 28, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386149/estrogen-accelerates-cell-proliferation-through-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-during-rat-liver-regeneration-after-partial-hepatectomy
#7
Baatarsuren Batmunkh, Narantsog Choijookhuu, Naparee Srisowanna, Uugantsetseg Byambatsogt, Phyu Synn Oo, Mohmand Noor Ali, Yuya Yamaguchi, Yoshitaka Hishikawa
Although estrogen is implicated in the regulation of cell growth and differentiation in many organs, the exact mechanism for liver regeneration is not completely understood. We investigated the effect of estrogen on liver regeneration in male and female Wistar rats after 70% partial hepatectomy (PHx) and performed immunohistochemistry, western blotting and Southwestern histochemistry. 17β-estradiol (E2) and ICI 182,780 were injected into male rats on the day before PHx. The proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) labeling index reached a maximum at 48 hr after PHx in males, and at 36 hr in females and E2-treated male rats...
February 28, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386148/expression-of-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-%C3%AE-4-and-%C3%AE-2-subunits-on-direction-selective-retinal-ganglion-cells-in-the-rabbit
#8
Jun-Seok Lee, Hyun-Jin Kim, Chang-Hyun Ahn, Chang-Jin Jeon
The direction selectivity of the retina is a distinct mechanism that is critical function of eyes for survival. The direction-selective retinal ganglion cells (DS RGCs) strongly respond to a preferred direction, but rarely respond to opposite direction or null directional visual stimuli. The DS RGCs are sensitive to acetylcholine, which is secreted from starburst amacrine cells (SACs) to the DS RGCs. Here, we investigated the existence and distribution of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) α4 and β2 subunits on the dendritic arbors of the DS RGCs in adult rabbit retina using immunocytochemistry...
February 28, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386147/frequency-of-cd4-cd161-t-cell-and-interleukin-10-expression-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#9
Kazuyo Tsuchiya, Takuto Ikeda, Baatarsuren Batmunkh, Narantsog Choijookhuu, Hidenobu Ishizaki, Masayuki Hotokezaka, Yoshitaka Hishikawa, Atsushi Nanashima
Mucosal immune dysregulation associated with T cells plays a critical role in the development of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). However, the definite significances of these cells in IBD still remain unclear. Therefore, we investigated the population and expression of CD4(+)CD161(+) T cells in the colonic lamina propria mononuclear cells (LPMCs) in patients with IBD by analyses using flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) mRNA levels in both LPMCs and CD4(+) T cells in lamina propria (LP-CD4(+) T cells) were measured using a real-time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
February 28, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386146/histological-and-immunohistochemical-basis-of-the-effect-of-aminoguanidine-on-renal-changes-associated-with-hemorrhagic-shock-in-a-rat-model
#10
Abdulmajeed Al Drees, Mahmoud Salah Khalil, Mona Soliman
Acute kidney failure is the main cause of death among patients with severe trauma due to massive blood loss and hemorrhagic shock (HS). Renal cell injury is caused by tissue ischemia. Renal ischemia initiates a complex and interconnected chain of events resulting in cell injury and renal cell necrosis. Nitric oxide plays a crucial role in renal function and can be inhibited by aminoguanidine (AG). We studied whether AG can ameliorate pathological renal changes associated with HS syndrome in a rat model and explored the AG protection mechanism...
February 28, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386145/significance-of-stat3-signaling-in-epithelial-cell-differentiation-of-fetal-mouse-lungs
#11
Hiroki Kameyama, Shinji Kudoh, Jun Hatakeyama, Akira Matuo, Takaaki Ito
To study the significance of signal transducer and activator of transcription (Stat) 3 in lung epithelial development of fetal mice, we examined fetal mouse lungs, focusing on the expression of Clara cell secretory protein (CCSP), Forkhead box protein J1 (Foxj1), calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), phosphorylated Stat3 (Tyr705), and hairy/enhancer of split (Hes) 1, and observed cultured fetal lungs upon treatment with IL-6, a Stat3 activator, or cucurbitacin I, a Stat3 inhibitor. Moreover, the interaction of Stat3 signaling and Hes1 was studied using Hes1 gene-deficient mice...
February 28, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127108/the-development-of-screening-methods-to-identify-drugs-to-limit-er-stress-using-wild-type-and-mutant-serotonin-transporter
#12
Kazusa Katarao, Seiya Murakawa, Masaya Asano, Naoto Usuki, Hikaru Yamamoto, Toshihiko Shirafuji, Shigeru Tanaka, Izumi Hide, Norio Sakai
The function of the serotonin transporter (SERT) is regulated by its membrane trafficking. Previously, we showed that the C-terminus-deleted mutant of SERT (SERTΔCT) exhibited an aberrant membrane trafficking and subsequent retention at the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). In addition, we found that proteasome inhibitor-induced ER stress resulted in the impairment of SERT membrane trafficking and retention of SERT at the ER, an impairment very similar to that of SERTΔCT. Based on the result that the chemical chaperone 4-phnylbutulic acid (4-PBA), which relieves ER stress, accelerated the membrane trafficking and upregulated SERT activity, we hypothesized that drugs that facilitate the membrane trafficking of SERT would have potential therapeutic effects on an ER stress-related disease...
December 28, 2016: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127107/interactions-between-kisspeptin-neurons-and-hypothalamic-tuberoinfundibular-dopaminergic-neurons-in-aged-female-rats
#13
Kinuyo Iwata, Masaaki Ikehara, Yuyu Kunimura, Hitoshi Ozawa
Kisspeptin neurons in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) regulate prolactin secretion, and are in physical contact with tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic (TIDA) neurons, which inhibit prolactin secretion. Prolactin levels in the blood are increased with advancing age in rats; therefore, we investigated the interactions with TIDA neurons and kisspeptin neurons in aged female rats (24 months of age), relative to those of young adult female rats (9-10 weeks of age). Plasma prolactin levels in the aged rats were significantly higher than those of young adult rats...
December 28, 2016: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127106/comparative-anatomy-of-gastrin-releasing-peptide-pathways-in-the-trigeminal-sensory-system-of-mouse-and-the-asian-house-musk-shrew-suncus-murinus
#14
Keiko Takanami, Kaihei Inoue, Hiroki Mukai, Kei Tamura, Takamichi Jogahara, Sen-Ichi Oda, Mitsuhiro Kawata, Tatsuya Sakamoto, Hirotaka Sakamoto
Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) has recently been identified as an itch-signaling molecule in the primary afferents and spinal cord of rodents. However, little information exists on the expression and localization of GRP in the trigeminal somatosensory system other than in rats. We examined the generality of the trigeminal GRP system in mammals using two distinct species, suncus as a model of specialized placental mammals known to have a well-developed trigeminal sensory system and mice as a representative small laboratory animal...
December 28, 2016: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127105/fibromodulin-expression-in-folliculostellate-cells-and-pericytes-is-promoted-by-tgf%C3%AE-signaling-in-rat-anterior-pituitary-gland
#15
Rahimi Syaidah, Takehiro Tsukada, Morio Azuma, Kotaro Horiguchi, Ken Fujiwara, Motoshi Kikuchi, Takashi Yashiro
Fibromodulin belongs to the family of small leucine-rich proteoglycans (SLRPs), an active component of extracellular matrix. It directly binds collagens to promote fibrillogenesis and also binds transforming growth factor-beta (TGFβ) to antagonize its actions. Our previous studies of rat anterior pituitary gland revealed that fibromodulin is expressed in folliculostellate cells and pericytes. Although our recent study showed that TGFβ2 secreted from folliculostellate cells induces collagen synthesis in pericytes, the involvement of fibromodulin in TGFβ2-mediated collagen regulation has not been studied...
December 28, 2016: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127104/morphological-changes-of-myoepithelial-cells-in-the-rat-submandibular-gland-following-the-application-of-surgical-stimuli
#16
Yoshihiro Kawabe, Kenich Mizobe, Yasuhiko Bando, Koji Sakiyama, Fuyoko Taira, Akito Tomomura, Hisao Araki, Osamu Amano
Myoepithelial cells (MECs) exist on the basal surface of acini in major exocrine glands, include myofilaments and various constructive proteins, and share characteristics with smooth muscle and epithelial cells. MECs project several ramified processes to invest acini, and possibly contract to compress acini to support the secretion by the glandular cells. However, the functional roles of MECs in salivary secretion are still unclear. We investigated morphological changes in immunostained MECs using the anti-α-smooth muscle actin (αSMA) antibody in operated or non-operated contralateral (NC) submandibular glands after partial or total resection...
December 28, 2016: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917009/induced-expression-of-cancer-stem-cell-markers-aldh1a3-and-sox-2-in-hierarchical-reconstitution-of-apoptosis-resistant-human-breast-cancer-cells
#17
Karin Kashii-Magaribuchi, Rie Takeuchi, Yuko Haisa, Akemi Sakamoto, Aimi Itoh, Yuki Izawa, Miyuki Isa, Mayu Fukuzawa, Motonobu Murakami, Rei Takahashi
We established an experimental system that can induce p53-dependent apoptosis by doxycycline treatment to analyze characteristics of the apoptosis-resistant cancer cell subpopulation in the human breast cancer cell line HCC1937. Expression patterns of the stem cell markers, ALDH1A3 and Sox-2, the luminal differentiation marker, GATA3 and the proliferation index marker, Ki-67 were analyzed using immunostaining and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS). After doxycycline treatment, the number of viable cells was gradually decreased over seven days in a time-dependent manner due to p53-induced apoptosis; however, the number of smaller-sized ALDH1A3(+) cells assessed by immunostaining increased sharply after 1 day of doxycycline treatment, suggesting their apoptosis-resistant nature...
November 1, 2016: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917008/visualization-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-and-fibrin-meshwork-in-human-fibrinopurulent-inflammatory-lesions-iii-correlative-light-and-electron-microscopic-study
#18
Takanori Onouchi, Kazuya Shiogama, Yasuyoshi Mizutani, Takashi Takaki, Yutaka Tsutsumi
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) released from dead neutrophils at the site of inflammation represent webs of neutrophilic DNA stretches dotted with granule-derived antimicrobial proteins, including lactoferrin, and play important roles in innate immunity against microbial infection. We have shown the coexistence of NETs and fibrin meshwork in varied fibrinopurulent inflammatory lesions at both light and electron microscopic levels. In the present study, correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) employing confocal laser scanning microscopy and scanning electron microscopy was performed to bridge light and electron microscopic images of NETs and fibrin fibrils in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded, autopsied lung sections of legionnaire's pneumonia...
November 1, 2016: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917007/roles-of-ras-homolog-a-in-invasive-ductal-breast-carcinoma
#19
Eriko Murakami, Yoko Nakanishi, Yukari Hirotani, Sumie Ohni, Xiaoyan Tang, Shinobu Masuda, Katsuhisa Enomoto, Kenichi Sakurai, Sadao Amano, Tsutomu Yamada, Norimichi Nemoto
Breast cancer has a poor prognosis owing to tumor cell invasion and metastasis. Although Ras homolog (Rho) A is involved in tumor cell invasion, its role in breast carcinoma is unclear. Here, RhoA expression was examined in invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), with a focus on its relationships with epidermal-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and collective cell invasion. Forty-four surgical IDC tissue samples and two normal breast tissue samples were obtained. RhoA, E-cadherin, vimentin, and F-actin protein expression were analyzed by immunohistochemistry...
November 1, 2016: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682016/p62-regulates-the-proliferation-of-molecular-apocrine-breast-cancer-cells
#20
Fumi Nozaki, Yukari Hirotani, Yoko Nakanishi, Hiromi Yamaguchi, Haruna Nishimaki, Hiroko Noda, Xiaoyan Tang, Hisae Yamamoto, Atsuko Suzuki, Toshimi Seki, Shinobu Masuda
p62, also called sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1), is a multifunctional signaling molecule that affects cell proliferation. Recently, we found accumulation of p62 in apocrine carcinoma of the breast, however, the biological role of p62 expression in apocrine carcinoma still remains unclear. To investigate whether p62 might contribute to tumor cell proliferation in apocrine carcinomas, we used the MDA-MB-453 (androgen receptor-positive, HER2-type) and MFM223 (androgen receptor-positive, triple-negative type) breast cancer cell lines as models of molecular apocrine carcinoma...
August 30, 2016: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
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