Joe Yamamoto

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Zonisamide, which is commonly prescribed at high doses (200–400 mg/day) for the treatment of partial seizures, has recently been used at a low dose (25 mg/day) for improving parkinsonian syndrome. However, the molecular mechanisms that underlie the antiparkinsonian effects of zonisamide have not been clarified. Here we show that low micromolar(More)
This study examines the lifetime prevalence of various psychiatric disorders among 100 Korean elderly in Los Angeles. The instrument used in this study is the Diagnostic Interview Schedule, Version III (DIS III, 1–10). The main finding is of relatively low prevalence of most DSM-III disorders with the exception of alcohol abuse and dependence. The rate of(More)
There is a high prevalence of suicide amongelderly Chinese, and particularly among elderly Chinesewomen in Mainland China with a prevalence of 19.6 perhundred thousand. Since Chinese individuals may much more highly value education, acognitive-behavioral package originated by RicardoMunoz, Ph.D. was adapted for Chinese American subjects.The material was(More)
Paraquat is a commonly used herbicide; however, it is highly toxic to humans and animals. Exposure to paraquat causes severe lung damage, leading to pulmonary fibrosis. However, it has not been well clarified as how paraquat causes cellular damage, and there is no established standard therapy for paraquat poisoning. Meanwhile, endoplasmic reticulum stress(More)
A series of oxicam non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been shown to be neuroprotective against 1-methyl-4-phenyl pyridinium in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells via the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway independent of cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibition. The present study endeavored to establish this novel effect of meloxicam(More)
In the treatment of Parkinson's disease, potent disease-modifying drugs are still needed to halt progressive dopaminergic neurodegeneration. We have previously shown that meloxicam, an oxicam non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), elicits a potent neuroprotective effect against 1-methyl-4-phenyl pyridinium (MPP(+))-induced toxicity in human(More)
Landiolol hydrochloride, a new adrenergic beta(1)-selective antagonist having an ultra-short half-life, is used to prevent tachyarrhythmia during surgery. Since landiolol is thought to be rapidly hydrolyzed to an inactivate metabolite by esterases, quantification of the drug concentration in the blood is impractical. The landiolol concentration in blood was(More)
The effects of three cholinergic agents on hippocampal theta waves were investigated by analyzing electroencephalographic power spectra in freely moving rabbits. In the hippocampal spectra, nicotine (a nicotinic receptor agonist, 0.03 mg/kg) increased the theta wave frequency, but caused no change in its power. Pilocarpine (a muscarinic receptor agonist,(More)
When the population parameters of drug pharmacokinetics in the human body system are known, the time-course of a certain drug in an individual can generally be estimated by pharmacokinetics. In the present two cases where methamphetamine abusers were suspected to have inflicted mortalities in traffic accidents, the time-elapse or duration immediately after(More)
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