Ken Muramatsu

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To investigate the developmental features of peptide levels in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), the contents of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) and Arg-vasopressin (AVP) were measured in punched-out SCN tissue from rat pups on postnatal days (PD) 4, 15 and 20 using a specific enzyme immunoassay. The VIP content was(More)
[Purpose] To clarify the characteristics of fluctuations in the center of gravity (CoG) of badminton players by comparing them between those with high and low performance levels. [Subjects] Eight male badminton players belonging to teams ranked among the top 3 at the All Japan Badminton Championships (high-level group) and 8 playing badminton for recreation(More)
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to clarify the difference in gait parameters of at-home walking and the 10-meter walking test results of individuals with hemiparesis. [Subjects] A total of 14 hemiparetic stroke recovery patients participated in this study. Inclusion criteria were: living at home, the ability to walk independently, and demonstrated(More)
[Purpose] This study aimed to clarify the characteristics of motor neuron excitability by examining the soleus H-reflex in the ready position adopted immediately before making a return during badminton games. [Subjects] Sixteen individuals with (badminton group) and 16 without (control group) experience of playing badminton were studied. [Methods] Each(More)
To investigate the spinal neural circuitry that controls the tonus of the external anal sphincter (EAS) in the cat, the size distribution of EAS motor fibers and their motoneurons (MN) was examined, and the presence of muscle spindles in EAS musculature was also tested for. The size distribution of EAS motor fibers was examined after degeneration of(More)
Defecation is thought to be achieved not only by contraction of the colon, but also by a rise in intra-abdominal pressure. In this study we recorded the discharges of nerves innervating the abdominal (Abd) muscles, diaphragm, external anal sphincter (EAS) muscle and pelvic floor (PF) muscles during induced defecation evoked by distention of an expellable(More)
This study examined the alterations in the number and size of motoneurons innervating the medial gastrocnemius (MG) and biceps femoris (BF) motor nuclei in diabetic rats (12 or 22 weeks after injection of streptozotocin) and age-matched controls using retrograde labeling technique. Additionally, morphological alterations of muscle spindles in BF and MG(More)
Alterations in the number and size of motoneurons were studied in the medial gastrocnemius (MG) motor nucleus of diabetic rats (12 or 22 weeks after injection of storeptozotocin) and age-matched controls. Each group contained 6 animals. MG motoneurons were retrogradely labeled by dextran-fluorescein and the number and size of cell bodies were examined.(More)
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