H. Furuta

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Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) is a dominantly inherited spinocerebellar disorder, and expansions of trinucleotide (CAG) at chromosome 14 have been shown to be the locus of this disorder. Polyglutamine CAG stretches in the neuronal cytoplasms and nuclei were studied with immunolabeling using 1C2, a monoclonal antibody recognizing polyglutamine stretches, and(More)
We report a 63-year-old man with a monosymptomatic delusion of unpleasant body odor contracted at the age of 61 years, who believed that his body reeked of some type of paint. He had symmetrical atrophy in the bilateral frontal lobes of unknown etiology on MRI. Further, quantitative rCBF measurement with SPECT brain scan using 99mTc-HMPAO showed relative(More)
Sleep can integrate information into existing memory networks, look for common patterns and distil overarching rules, or simply stabilize and strengthen the memory exactly as it was learned. Recent research has shown that sleep facilitates abstraction of gist information as well as integration across multiple memories, insight into hidden solutions, and(More)
Rhythmic movement disorder is one of the sleep-wake transition disorders listed in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders. According to this classification, the condition commonly occurs in infants and toddlers, and persistence beyond 4 years of age is unusual. Recently, we encountered a case in which rhythmic movement disorder persisted up(More)
Neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) in Alzheimer's disease (AD) are composed of abnormally phosphorylated tau proteins. Many phosphorylation sites have been reported in the AD brain, and NFT distribution was now roughly classified into 3 stages by Braak stage; this classification is based on pathological studies using the specific silver impregnation technique.(More)
An 18-year-old female patient with a particular form of intractable motor cortex epilepsy, in which motor partial seizure status occurred only during sleep every night, was reported focusing on the drastic efficacy of sulthiame on the seizure status. Moreover, the present study demonstrated that single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and pulse(More)
Quantitative assessment of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the bilateral cerebral and cerebellar cortices was performed in 15 epileptic adult patients receiving chronic high-dose antiepileptic drug therapy and 22 normal volunteers matched for sex and age, using single photon emission computed tomography with(More)