Hitoshi Furuya

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We have previously mapped autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) 16 to 3p26, overlapping with the locus of SCA15. Recently, partial deletions of ITPR1 and the neighbouring SUMF1 in the SCA15 and two additional families were reported. In the present study we determined the copy number of these genes by real time quantitative polymerase chain(More)
p130Cas (Cas) has been recently identified as a 130-kDa protein that is highly phosphorylated on tyrosine residues and is stably associated with p47v-crk (v-Crk) and p60v-src (v-Src) oncogene products in cells transformed by the respective genes. Cas is a novel signaling molecule having a single Src homology (SH) 3 domain and a cluster of multiple(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize a distinct form of autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia (ADCA) clinically and genetically. BACKGROUND ADCAs are a clinically, pathologically, and genetically heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative disorders. Nine responsible genes have been identified for SCA-1, -2, -3, -6, -7, -8, -10, and -12 and dentatorubral-pallidoluysian(More)
A 32-year-old woman developed chronic progressive hearing impairment, trunkal ataxia, bilateral ptosis and external ophthalmoplegia. She also showed slowly progressive mild to moderate proximal dominant muscle weakness and atrophy. ECG showed incomplete right bundle branch block. An aerobic exercise test showed abnormal blood lactate elevation and muscle(More)
UNLABELLED We determined whether two different devices for measuring near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)---the INVOS 4100 and the NIRO 300---produce similar cerebral oxygenation data during the CO(2) challenge test. Nineteen patients anesthetized with sevoflurane, 67% nitrous oxide in oxygen, and fentanyl were studied. A series of measurements of regional(More)
UNLABELLED In hypothermic patients, a tendency to bleed may be observed even when hemostatic tests seem to be normal. Coagulation and platelet function tests are usually performed at 37 degrees C. We investigated the influence of induced hypothermia on temperature-adjusted hemostasis function testing using Sonoclot Analyzer (Sonoclot) and(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, we reported a new technique to augment motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) under general anesthesia, posttetanic MEP (p-MEP), in which tetanic stimulation of the peripheral nerve before transcranial stimulation enlarged amplitudes of MEPs from the muscle innervated by the nerve subjected to tetanic stimulation. In the present study, we(More)
BACKGROUND Although gray matter injury has been well characterized, the available data on white matter injury after spinal cord ischemia (SCI) in rabbits are limited. The current study was conducted to investigate the evolution of ischemia induced injury to gray and white matter and to correlate this damage to hind-limb motor function in rabbits subjected(More)
The conventional inferior alveolar nerve block (conventional technique) has potential risks of neural and vascular injuries. We studied a method of inferior alveolar nerve block by injecting a local anesthetic solution into the pterygomandibular space anterior to the mandibular foramen (anterior technique) with the purpose of avoiding such complications.(More)
The cellular effects of an extremely-low-frequency (ELF) magnetic field on mouse spermatogenesis were assessed by DNA flow cytometry and serum testosterone. Seven week old male ICR mice were exposed to a 50 Hz magnetic field the strength of which was 1.0 m Tesla. Seven mice per treatment group were exposed for 13, 26, 39 or 52 days. For each experimental(More)