Katsuya Sato

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Myotonia congenita is caused by mutation of the CLCN1 gene, which encodes the human skeletal muscle chloride channel (ClC-1). The ClC-1 protein is a dimer comprised of two identical subunits each incorporating its own separate pore. However, the precise pathophysiological mechanism underlying the abnormal ClC-1 channel gating in some mutants is not fully(More)
According to the WHO, about 80% of visually impaired persons in the world are with low visual capacity. It is considered that LVs' safe independent mobility will be improved as employing Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSIs). In the night, guidelines for constructing warning blocks, a kind of tactile surface indicator, have not been well established.(More)
Serial DWIs were performed in a patient with CJD who developed symptoms acutely and progressed rapidly. DWI discloed an increased signal in the frontal and parietal inner cortical areas, and in the caudate nuclei and putamina 20 days after the onset of symptoms. T2-weighted images showed only signal abnormality in the caudate nuclei and putamina, but not in(More)
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