Ikuko Nakamura

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Ten cats were stimulated twice a day in the lateral amygdala with low-frequency stimulation of about 3 Hz until generalized convulsion occurred. After the completion of kindling, the longest interpulse interval required for provocation of generalized convulsion (pulse-interval threshold) was determined in each subject. The pulse-interval threshold was 1300(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effects of glimepiride on the levels of biomarkers related to cardiovascular regulation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-four patients with type 2 diabetes received glimepiride for 24 weeks. Significant decreases in the levels of glyceraldehyde-derived advanced(More)
As in our previous report, when cats were fitted with stereotaxic ear-bars 'type A' animals (26 out of 41) still exhibited a parasympathetic reflex lip blood flow (LBF) increase in response to lingual nerve stimulation, while in 'type B' animals (the remaining 15) it was greatly reduced or abolished. We compared (in both magnitude and in their sensitivity(More)
To assess the development of kindling effect induced with low frequency electrical stimulations, we stimulated the lateral amygdala (AM group, 5 cats) and the dorsal hippocampus (HP group, 5 cats) bipolarly, once a day, with 2 mA base to peak, biphasic 1 msec square-wave pulses. In each stimulation we measured the longest inter-pulse interval required for(More)
Cats were stimulated in the lateral amygdala with low-frequency square-wave pulses. All subjects were kindled until generalized convulsion occurred. During the kindling process, a prolongation of the interpulse interval and a reduction of the number of pulses required for the provocation of afterdischarges were observed. We refer to this phenomenon as the(More)
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