Hiroaki Takebe

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Depression of the mandible in the decerebrate cat induced retraction of the tongue. The mechanism of this jaw-tongue reflex was analyzed by recording electromyographic activity from the temporal and styloglossal muscles as representative masticatory and extrinsic tongue muscles, respectively. Tongue muscle activity was elicited when the mouth was opened(More)
Xeroderma pigmentosum is an unusual neurocutaneous disorder. Recent studies have classified patients with xeroderma pigmentosum into 10 groups by somatic cell hybridization methods. In this report we describe 32 patients with Group A xeroderma pigmentosum, including 1 patient with an atypical case, who were assessed for neurological complications. Of these(More)
In trials on normal subjects and patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), interdental dimension discrimination (IDD) was tested by assessing the ability of subjects to discriminate between pairs of sticks of different dimensions held between the upper and lower teeth. The IDD ability of the DMD patients was significantly inferior to that of the(More)
Text occlusion is among the most intractable obstacles for OCR engines. A typical example in document images is visible watermark characters, which are often occluded by foreground contents. This paper proposes a solution by restoring watermark characters before recognition. The text restoration process consists a core module as patch-based restoration(More)
Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) gene expression was analyzed in PC12 cells. VIP mRNA was detected in PC12 cells treated with VIP or forskolin whereas no VIP mRNA was detected in the untreated cells. The induction of the VIP mRNA was enhanced by the simultaneous treatment with 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA). PC12 cells stimulated with(More)