Kenji Takagi

Yukiko Ito3
Kiyoyuki Kitaichi3
Kenzo Takagi3
Hironao Nakayama3
3Yukiko Ito
3Kiyoyuki Kitaichi
3Kenzo Takagi
3Hironao Nakayama
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A referred cohort of 67 clinically defined PPA patients were compared to 99 AD patients with formal language and nonverbal cognitive tests in a case control design. Language fluency was determined at the first and last follow up visits. Quantitation of sulcal and ventricular atrophy on MRI was carried out in 46 PPA and 53 AD patients. Most PPA patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The mammalian heart contains specific growth hormone-releasing peptide (GHRP) binding sites whose physiological significance is unknown. We sought to compare the effects of GHRP and GH on progressive left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in the TO-2 hamster model of dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS TO-2 hamsters (8 weeks old) were injected with(More)
Some evidence indicates that nitric oxide (NO) contributes to inflammation, while other evidence supports the opposite conclusion. To clarify the role of NO in inflammation, we studied carrageenin-induced pleurisy in rats treated with an NO donor (NOC-18), a substrate for NO formation (L-arginine), and/or an NO synthase inhibitor (S-(2-aminoethyl)(More)
  • Minsoo Kim, Ryota Otsubo, Hanako Morikawa, Akira Nishide, Kenji Takagi, Chihiro Sasakawa +1 other
  • 2014
Protein ubiquitination plays indispensable roles in the regulation of cell homeostasis and pathogenesis of neoplastic, infectious, and neurodegenerative diseases. Given the importance of this modification, it is to be expected that several pathogenic bacteria have developed the ability to utilize the host ubiquitin system for their own benefit. Modulation(More)
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy occurs in patients with severe emotional or physiologic stress. The prognosis is usually favorable, and the left ventricular wall motion dyskinesis normalizes within days to weeks. In this paper we report a case of snake bite complicated by takotsubo cardiomyopathy. We advise physicians to consider not only cardioinhibitory effect(More)
Two cases of atlantoaxial (A-A) instability that showed different MRI findings between supine and upright positions are presented. The upright MRI represented the findings corresponding to their symptoms. In A-A lesions, conventional MR images taken in the supine position do not always explain the pathophysiological consequences. The MR images taken in the(More)
Organic cation transporter-3 (OCT3) is expressed in several tissues including the brain. We have previously demonstrated that rats with behavioral sensitization to methamphetamine (METH) increased the brain penetration of METH with decreased expression of OCT3 in brain. Considering the earlier in vitro studies demonstrating that 1) OCT3 could transport(More)
Repeated treatment with methamphetamine (METH) causes long-term behavioral changes, so-called behavioral sensitization (BS), in humans as well as experimental animals. However, there are no reports as to whether repeated METH treatment can establish BS in stress-sensitive Long-Evans (LE) rats. Thus, we investigated the effect of repeated METH treatment (5(More)
  • Kiyoyuki Kitaichi, Masaya Fukuda, Hironao Nakayama, Nagisa Aoyama, Yukiko Ito, Yohei Fujimoto +3 others
  • 2005
The organic cation transporter-3 (OCT3) can transport monoamines, similar to neuronal monoamine transporters. Due to the lack of selective ligands, however, the functional role of OCT3 is still unknown. Thus, we investigated behavioral effects of antisense against OCT3 (AS) in mice. AS (0.075-0.25 microg/0.25 microl/h, for 7 days) dose-dependently decreased(More)