Isao Kaneko

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The lag between beta-amyloid (A beta) deposition and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD) suggests that age-dependent factors are involved in the pathogenesis. Racemization of Ser and Asp in A beta is a typical age-dependent modification in AD. We have shown recently that A beta1-40 racemized at Ser(26) ([D-Ser(26)]A beta 1-40) is soluble and(More)
Oligomeric and fibrillar beta-amyloid (Abeta) may be toxic in Alzheimer disease (AD), especially after post-translation modification cumulative over time. Racemization of Ser and Asp residues of Abeta in senile plaques (SPs) occurs as an age-dependent process in AD. We previously reported that Abeta1-40 racemized at Ser26 is soluble and susceptible to(More)
We examined the relative amounts of Na(+)-Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX) isoform mRNAs in cultured neurons, astrocytes and developmental rat brain. NCX1 transcript was predominant in neurons and astrocytes, but NCX2 transcript was about four-fold higher than NCX1 or NCX3 transcript in adult rat cortex. NCX2 transcript in the cortex increased markedly during(More)
Amyloid beta peptide in the senile plaques of patients with Alzheimer's disease is considered to be responsible for the pathology of Alzheimer's disease. We have previously reported that 6-ethyl-N,N'-bis(3-hydroxyphenyl)[1,3,5]triazine-2,4-diamine, RS-0466, is capable of significantly inhibiting amyloid beta-induced cytotoxicity in HeLa cells. To determine(More)
The authors have developed new devices for stereotactic radiosurgery using a conventional linear accelerator (LINAC). The system of devices consists of a rotatory chair with a base ring holder, a Brown Robert Well's stereotactic apparatus (BRW's apparatus) with a double set of base rings and a number of precise collimators which eliminate penumbra to the(More)
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