Hirofumi Miyazaki

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Transient global ischemia causes neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of adult rodents. Ischemic insults to rodents also induce cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), an isoform of cyclooxygenases (COXs) and a rate-limiting enzyme for prostanoid synthesis. In the present experiments, adult Mongolian gerbils were chronically treated with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), a(More)
Cellular metabolic changes, especially to lipid metabolism, have recently been recognized as a hallmark of various cancer cells. However, little is known about the significance of cellular lipid metabolism in the regulation of biological activity of glioma stem cells (GSCs). In this study, we examined the expression and role of fatty acid synthase (FASN), a(More)
Hyperalgesia results from a decreased pain threshold, often subsequent to peripheral tissue damage. Recent reports revealed several promising mechanisms of hyperalgesia, but many issues remain unclear. The glial activation accompanying inflammation of neurotransmission in the spinal cord might be related to the initiation and maintenance of hyperalgesia.(More)
Fatty acid binding protein 7 (FABP7) expressed by astrocytes in developing and mature brains is involved in uptake and transportation of fatty acids, signal transduction, and gene transcription. Fabp7 knockout (Fabp7 KO) mice show behavioral phenotypes reminiscent of human neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. However, direct evidence showing(More)
Antibacterial photodynamic therapy (PDT) has come to attract attention as an alternative therapy for drug-resistant bacteria. Recent reports revealed that antibacterial PDT induces innate immune response and stimulates abundant cytokine secretion as a part of inflammatory responses. However, the underlying mechanism how antibacterial PDT interacts with(More)
Fatty-acid-binding proteins (FABPs) are key intracellular molecules involved in the uptake, transportation and storage of fatty acids and in the mediation of signal transduction and gene transcription. However, little is known regarding their expression and function in the oligodendrocyte lineage. We evaluate the in vivo and in vitro expression of FABP5 and(More)
Several lines of transgenic mice with gangliosides GM2/GD2 synthase gene were established, and the expression levels of the transgene in brain, liver, spleen and thymus were analyzed by comparing with those in their litter mates. Among four tissues, brain and skin showed markedly high expression levels of the transgene in Northern blotting. Particularly,(More)
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