Ken H. Tachiki

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The pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) type 1 receptor (PAC1) is a heptahelical, G protein-coupled receptor that has been shown to be expressed by non-squamous lung cancer and breast cancer cell lines, and to be coupled to the growth of these tumors. We have previously shown that PACAP and its receptor, PAC1, are expressed in rat(More)
We treated 17 patients who had moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease with oral tetrahydroaminoacridine (THA), a centrally active anticholinesterase, in a three-phase study. In the nonblinded first phase of the study, significant improvement occurred in subjects who received the drug, as compared with their pretreatment status, on the global assessment (P =(More)
We report changes in quantitative electroencephalography activity in a male tinnitus patient when his tinnitus suddenly disappeared. Topographical illustration of the quantitative electroencephalography data showed beta foci in T3 and C4 with tinnitus, which resolved on spontaneous remission of the tinnitus. Comparison of the power spectra in the presence(More)
This study was conducted in an attempt to determine whether the quantitative electroencephalograph activity differs between normal control subjects and subjects suffering from tinnitus. Results indicated that male tinnitus patients as a group had a significantly reduced average total power as compared to control subjects. This finding contrasted with female(More)
Excessive alpha 1-antichymotrypsin (ACT) in brain has been postulated to play a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We measured serum ACT by radial immunodiffusion in 57 patients with presumed AD, 110 healthy controls (24 children; 86 adults), 67 non-AD patients from a geriatric private practice and a VA nursing home, and 136 asthmatics(More)
This study was conducted in an attempt to determine the efficacy of neurofeedback (NFB) in the treatment of patients suffering from vertigo or tinnitus. Results indicated that after NFB, power for delta and theta bands was reduced; however, an increase of power was noted for the alpha bands. Furthermore, normalization was observed for the vestibular evoked(More)
Generally, fibroblast-like cells and other types of human cells have been used to demonstrate the principles of replicative senescence in vitro and in vivo. These cells go through three stages of proliferation, including vigorous proliferation, declining proliferation and quiescence or no proliferation. Any variation of this process occurring in(More)
The Klüver-Bucy syndrome is a well known consequence of lesions of the temporal lobe, but the neural mechanisms remain obscure. To elucidate the neurochemical changes in this syndrome, we utilized in vivo microdialysis of amygdala and hypothalamus in two Cebus monkeys (C. apella) before and after bilateral lesions of the temporal pole (TP). Both subjects(More)
We studied the effect of chronic, oral administration of 1,2,3,4 tetrahydro-9-aminoacridine (THA), an anticholinesterase, on the acquisition of a color discrimination task in five monkeys (Macaca radiata), aged 13-19 years. A two-phase experiment was performed: initially, one animal was used and served as his own control in a multiple dose, crossover,(More)