Kotarou Itakura

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Previous investigations have suggested that ghrelin, an endogenous orexigenic peptide, is involved in the pathology of eating disorders. We conducted a study to determine whether any preproghrelin gene polymorphisms are associated with eating disorders. Three hundred thirty-six eating disorder patients, including 131 anorexia nervosa (AN)-restricting types(More)
Biwasaki Leprosarium, or Biwasaki Tairo Hospital, was established by Father Jean Marie Corre, a French Priest, in 1898. He was born in Brittany France, 1850. After being ordained to the priesthood, he came to Nagasaki, Kyushu, in 1876. He was just twenty six years old. He was greatly moved at the sight of the Hansenites and other sick people around the(More)