Hajime Yamanaka

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The model-based approaches for tracking of human bodies in image sequences can be c ategorized into two types; tting model to body frame by frame, and accumulating estimated p ose displacements in successive frames after model tting at the initial frame. The latter has an inherent drawback as accumulation of tracking errors while the one has a great(More)
Major depression is a highly prevalent mental disorder and environmental factors have been strongly implicated in its pathophysiology. Clinical studies have demonstrated that stress or depression can lead to atrophy and cell loss in the hippocampus. Studies of animal models of depression have suggested that reduced neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus(More)
We examined lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) degeneration as an indicator for possible diagnosis of glaucoma in experimental glaucoma monkeys using positron emission tomography (PET). Chronic intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation was induced by laser trabeculoplasty in the left eyes of 5 cynomolgus monkeys. Glial cell activation was detected by PET imaging(More)
Stellate and basket cells in the molecular layer (ML) of the cerebellar cortex proliferate within the white matter (WH) during development. Developmental neuronal death has been documented on granule cells but has not been demonstrated on other GABAergic neurons. We investigated the migration and the cell death of stellate/basket cells further in glutamic(More)
The common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) is unique among the primates in its small body size, reproductive efficacy, and characteristic social behavior, making it useful as an animal model in neuroscientific research. To assess the brain serotonergic systems, we investigated the binding of [(11)C]-3-amino-4-(2-dimetylaminomethyl-phenylsulfanyl)-benzonitrile(More)
Diagnosis of lumbar foraminal stenosis remains difficult. Here, we report on a case in which bilateral lumbar foraminal stenosis was difficult to diagnose, and in which diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was useful. The patient was a 52-year-old woman with low back pain and pain in both legs that was dominant on the right. Right lumbosacral nerve compression(More)
BACKGROUND Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a common form of treatment to relieve pain and improve function in cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Good clinical outcomes have been reported with a variety of TKA prostheses. The cementless Hi-Tech Knee II cruciate-retaining (CR)-type prosthesis, which has 6 fins at the anterior of the femoral component,(More)
Neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases progress slowly and steadily over years or decades. They show significant between-subject variation in progress and clinical symptoms, which makes it difficult to predict the course of long-term disease progression with or without treatments. Recent technical advances in biomarkers(More)
In an earlier study in rodents, we showed that the aromatase that converts androgens to estrogens in the preoptic area and bed nucleus of stria terminalis was significantly increased in concentration after exposure to anabolic-androgenic steroids. To confirm whether this occurs in primates, we conducted a positron emission tomographic study using macaque(More)
We investigated whether endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress was involved in the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying neuronal death of the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) after intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation. Five cynomolgus monkeys, four with a glaucomatous left eye after laser photocoagulation treatment and one normal monkey, were studied. At 4,(More)