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Functional maturation of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor is executed by its gamma-to-epsilon subunit switching. The glycine receptor also has fetal (alpha 2) and adult (alpha 1) isoforms. However, whether subunit switching is responsible for developmental changes in glycine receptor function is not known. We recorded single-channel currents from(More)
Zonisamide was tried on 44 children, 18 girls and 26 boys, from 8 months to 15 years of age at the start of the trial. In 6 children the drug has been stopped because of side effects. The drug was introduced at a dose of 2-4 mg/kg/day and increased to 12 mg/kg/day unless a satisfactory response occurred at a lower dose. A 100% control of seizures was(More)
Glucose transport systems in cultured neuronal cells and astrocytes of rats were characterized by measuring the uptake of 2-deoxy-D-[3H]glucose ([3H]2-DG) into the cells. Various sugars inhibited 2-DG uptake by neuronal cells and astrocytes similarly, a finding indicating that the substrate specificities of the transporters in the two types of cells were(More)
Complementary (c) DNAs encoding a glycine receptor (GlyR) isomer were cloned from libraries constructed in lambda ZAPII with poly (A)+ RNA of neonatal rat spinal cord. Northern blot analysis revealed that RNA hybridized to the cloned cDNA is detectable only for a period of late embryonic/early postnatal stage of the spinal cord. Moreover, other central(More)
We analysed the level of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) somatostatin in children with febrile seizures and epilepsy. In the febrile seizure group (n = 23), the somatostatin level was 83.9 +/- 11.2 pg/ml, which was significantly higher than that of age-matched controls. CSF samples obtained within 3 h of the last seizure had higher somatostatin levels (106.1 +/-(More)
Mature rat spinal cord cDNA libraries constructed in lambda gt10 and lambda ZAPII were screened with an oligonucleotide probe (39 mer), and 4 clones that possess DNA-inserts encoding a glycine receptor subunit were obtained. The cloned cDNAs were used to reconstruct the nucleotide sequence of the full-length open reading frame consisting of 1350 base pairs(More)
  • Harada J, Miyago S, Mizoguchi T, Azai C, Inoue K, Tamiaki H +43 others
  • 2009
(2008) Accumulation of chlorophyllous pigments esterified with the geranylgeranyl group and photosynthetic competence in the CT2256-deleted mutant of the green sulfur bacterium Chlorobium tepidum. (2008) Composition and localization of bacteriochlorophyll a intermediates in the purple photosynthetic bacterium Rhodopseudomonas sp. Mass spectroscopic(More)
Eighteen children with West syndrome (5-11 months of age) were selected to receive an oral dose of pyridoxal phosphate, (20-50 mg/kg) for 14 d. Seizures disappeared in one patient. The remaining 17 patients were treated with 0.01 mg/kg synthesized corticotropin intramuscularly for 2 weeks as an additional therapy. Seizures disappeared in all 17 patients(More)