Aya Ishigaki

Masashi Aoki3
Shinsuke Kato2
Makiko Nagai2
Yasuto Itoyama2
3Masashi Aoki
2Shinsuke Kato
2Makiko Nagai
2Yasuto Itoyama
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Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is one of the most potent survival-promoting factors for motor neurons. We showed that introduction of the HGF gene into neurons of G93A transgenic mice attenuates motor neuron degeneration and increases the lifespan of these mice. Currently, treatment regimens using recombinant protein are closer to clinical application than(More)
We investigated motoneuron degeneration after proximal nerve injury in presymptomatic transgenic (tg) rats expressing human mutant Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1). The right facial nerves of presymptomatic tg rats expressing human H46R or G93A SOD1 and their non-tg littermates were avulsed, and facial nuclei were examined at 2 weeks postoperation.(More)
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and Fisher syndrome (FS) are immune-mediated peripheral neuropathies, and most of these cases were known to be associated with a preceding infection. Recent reports evidenced an increase in the number of infectious disease cases after the earthquake. The aim of this report is to investigate the incidence and clinical features(More)
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