Hiroyuki Haruta

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Long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), often used as essential components in synaptic models for learning, memory and forgetting, can be produced in cortical tissue by repetitive activation of neural pathways under different stimulus conditions. The involvement of metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) has been postulated to be(More)
To explore imidafenacin’s effects on bladder and cognitive function in neurologic overactive bladder (OAB) patients. Sixty-two subjects (25 men, 37 women; mean age 70 years (25–86) with OAB due to neurologic diseases) were enrolled in the study. We conducted a urinary symptom survey and cognitive tests (MMSE, FAB, ADAS-cog) in all patients. We performed(More)
Limited attention has been paid to the relationship between urinary symptoms or urodynamic findings and motor disorders in Parkinson's disease (PD). We aimed to correlate pressure-flow urodynamic parameters with video-gait analysis parameters in PD. We recruited 41 patients with PD (25 men and 16 women; age, 70.6 ± 8.5 years; H & Y motor grading: 2 [range,(More)
A role of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase (calcineurin) in induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) was investigated using its selective inhibitor, FK506, in visual cortical slices of young rats. Field potentials or excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSPs) to test stimulation of white matter were recorded extra- or intracellularly from(More)
D-Aminoacylase from Alcaligenes xylosoxydans subsp. xylosoxydans A-6 (AxD-NAase) offers a novel biotechnological application, the production of D-amino acid from the racemic mixture of N-acyl-DL-amino acids. However, its substrate specificity is biased toward certain N-acyl-D-amino acids. To construct mutant AxD-NAases with substrate specificities different(More)
Two forms of use-dependent synaptic plasticity, called long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), can be elicited in the visual cortex following different paradigms of electrophysiological stimulation. These neurobiological phenomena often are considered as necessary components of models for the alteration in function of the nervous system(More)
‘Vascular incontinence’ is a part of elderly incontinence due to cerebral white matter change (WMC). We studied the relationship between performance on several cognitive tasks and urodynamic detrusor overactivity (DO) in patients with vascular incontinence. We recruited 40 patients with lower urinary tract symptoms due to WMC [20 male, 20 female; mean age(More)