Chieko Kato

Tadashi Umekage8
Tetsuya Marui7
8Tadashi Umekage
7Tetsuya Marui
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Retinoic acid (RA) produced by intestinal dendritic cells (DCs) imprints gut-homing specificity on lymphocytes and enhances Foxp3(+) regulatory T-cell differentiation. The expression of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) 1A in these DCs is essential for the RA production. However, it remains unclear how the steady-state ALDH1A expression is induced under(More)
Autism is a child-onset pervasive developmental disorder, with a significant role of genetic factors in its development. Genome-wide linkage studies have suggested a 7q region as a susceptibility locus for autism. We investigated several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of Forkhead Box P2 (FOXP2) and Protein-Tyrosine Phosphatase, Receptor-type, Zeta-1(More)
The association between the dopamine D4 receptor (DRD4) exon III polymorphism and personality trait of novelty seeking (NS) has been studied intensively. In the Japanese population, the results of the previous studies did not always coincide. In the present study, we investigated the association between the polymorphism and personality traits evaluated by(More)
A number of studies have observed associations between the serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptor and mental disorders. Here, we investigated correlations between polymorphisms (-1438G/A and 102T/C) of the 5-HT2A gene and personality traits in healthy Japanese volunteers (n = 239). The personality traits were evaluated using the Revised NEO Personality Inventory(More)
Seasonality of births in schizophrenia and other mental disorders has been consistently observed. This may be through effects of unknown environmental factors that seasonally fluctuate on the brain development. The effects may affect cognitive function of the brain and behavioral characteristics that might be correlated with the development of personality(More)
Serotonin transporter gene may play a critical role in a regulation of mood and other aspects of mental status. A large number of association studies have investigated a correlation between the polymorphism in the serotonin transporter-linked promoter region (5-HTTLPR) and anxiety-related personality traits. The results, however, have been inconsistent.(More)
BACKGROUND Low contact force and force-time integral (FTI) during catheter ablation are associated with ineffective lesion formation, whereas excessively high contact force and FTI may increase the risk of complications. We sought to evaluate the optimal FTI for pulmonary vein (PV) isolation based on atrial wall thickness under the ablation line. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Early life events connected with the risk of later disease can occur not only in utero, but also in infancy. In study of the developmental origins of health and disease, the relationship between infantile growth patterns and adolescent body mass index and blood pressure is one of the most important issues to verify. MATERIALS AND METHODS We(More)