Kazuki Yamamoto

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We evaluated the effects of electrolytic lesions in the extrastriate cortical area on the amplitudes and velocities of vergence eye movements in six alert cats that were trained to track a target moving in depth. Bilateral or unilateral lesions in the lateral suprasylvian (LS) cortex reduced the amplitudes and velocities of vergence eye movements, but the(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Presacral meningocele in hereditary sacral agenesis is a complex and unusual spinal dysgenetic syndrome. Recognition of the syndromic triad, its natural history, and familial presentation has important practical applications for the management of this disease as well as its complications. CLINICAL PRESENTATION This report concerns(More)
Ocular convergence and lens accomodation were evoked by microstimulation in the lateral suprasylvian area (LS cortex) in the parieto-occipital cortex in the cat. Electrolytic lesions in LS cortex reduced the amplitude and velocity of ocular convergence. Neurons in LS cortex discharged in relation to ocular convergence and/or lens accommodation. These(More)
From 1986 to 1990, 77 cases of ruptured anterior communicating artery (Aco) aneurysms have been operated on through an interhemispheric approach or a pterional approach. In this study, we mainly investigated the following factors: surgical outcome, surgical complications, degree of evacuation of subarachnoid clot, and frequency of symptomatic vasospasm. The(More)
Statins exert atheroprotective effects through the induction of specific transcriptional factors in multiple organs. In endothelial cells, statin-dependent atheroprotective gene up-regulation is mediated by Kruppel-like factor (KLF) family transcription factors. To dissect the mechanism of gene regulation, we sought to determine molecular targets by(More)
Intraorbital schwannoma is a rare tumor that constitutes approximately 1%-8% of all orbital tumors. The authors report a case of orbital schwannoma in a 5-year-old boy who was admitted to their institute with exophthalmos and ptosis of the right eye. Computed tomography scanning and MR imaging revealed a retroocular mass in the right orbit. The tumor was(More)
A search of broader range of chemical space is important for drug discovery. Different methods of computer-aided drug discovery (CADD) are known to propose compounds in different chemical spaces as hit molecules for the same target protein. This study aimed at using multiple CADD methods through open innovation to achieve a level of hit molecule diversity(More)
Generating natural motion of an articulated object with higher DOF (e.g., humanoid robot and robot hand) is a crucial issue in robotics and computer graphics fields. Use of the motion capture data is one of the solutions, but it requires expensive device and time-consuming measurement. In this paper, we propose a method for generating natural hand motion to(More)
Dithienogermole (DTG)-containing oligo- and polysilsesquioxanes were prepared by hydrolysis/condensation of DTGs bearing one () or two trialkoxysilyl group(s) (). The reaction of gave a cage-type octasilsesquioxane with eight DTG groups at the edges () as a viscous oil, whereas the reaction of yielded a network polymer () as a self-standing film. showed a(More)
It is extremely rare for metastasised medulloblastoma to form a large tumour in the suprasellar region. We present a case of medulloblastoma with large suprasellar metastasis at initial presentation. A 3-year and 5-month-old boy presented with a 1-month history of vomiting and loss of appetite, and body weight. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance(More)