Akira Nomura

Naohiko Uchida3
Hiroshi Ujike3
3Naohiko Uchida
3Hiroshi Ujike
2Takeshi Katsu
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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) belongs to a family of neurotrophic factors and has been demonstrated to promote the survival, differentiation, and maintenance of a broad variety of central nervous system neurons. Several reports have suggested that the BDNF gene is a plausible functional candidate gene underlying the predisposition for developing(More)
The firing squad synchronization problem (FSSP, for short) on cellular automata has been studied extensively for more than fifty years, and a rich variety of synchronization algorithms have been proposed for one-and two-dimensional cellular automata. In the present paper, we propose a new optimum-time FSSP algorithm for two-dimensional square cellular(More)
Bipolar disorder has known as a high risk factor for substance abuse and dependence such as alcohol and illegal drugs. Recently, Kakiuchi et al. reported that the -116C/G polymorphism in the promoter region of the X-box binding protein 1 (XBP-1) gene, which translates a transcription factor specific for endoplasmic reticulum stress caused by misfolded(More)
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare but potentially fatal complication that may develop under general anesthesia (GA) and is rarely reported in elderly patients. We encountered a case of mild-onset MH in a 70-year-old patient who was receiving an elective thoracoscopic pulmorrhaphy and had a history of several GA procedures. Anesthesia was induced with(More)
BACKGROUND Several lines of evidence have supported possible roles of the sigma receptors in the etiology of schizophrenia and mechanisms of antipsychotic efficacy. An association study provided genetic evidence that the sigma receptor type 1 gene (SIGMAR1) was a possible susceptibility factor for schizophrenia, however, it was not replicated by a(More)
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