Kunihiko Iizuka

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This article compares the performance of Fuzzy ARTMAP with that of Learned Vector quantization and Back Propagation on a handwritten character recognition task. Training with Fuzzy ARTMAP to a fixed criterion used many fewer epochs. Voting with FUZZY ARTMAP yielded the highest recognition rates.
A 56-year-old woman with diabetic triopathy, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic renal failure was admitted for severe hypoglycemic coma. Arthralgia had been deteriorating for 6 months. Therefore, 5 mg of prednisolone was administered. Postprandial blood glucose (PPG), however, elevated from 260 to 290 mg/dl, although fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels ranged(More)
We examined whether changes in intracellular reduced (GSH) or oxidized (GSSG) glutathione of human monocytes regulate lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced IL-12 production and defined the molecular mechanism that underlies glutathione redox regulation. Monocytes exposed to glutathione reduced form ethyl ester (GSH-OEt) or maleic acid diethyl ester (DEM)(More)
Recent in vitro studies have shown that the Rho/Rho kinase pathway is involved in the mechanism of not only airway smooth muscle contraction but also vascular endothelial permeability caused by certain stimuli. This suggests that Rho/Rho kinase inhibitors may become useful agents against asthma via reduction of increased airway microvascular leakage, one of(More)
Previously we have reported that Y-27632, a selective inhibitor of Rho-associated protein kinases (ROCKs) for RhoA, suppressed concanavalin A (Con A)-induced secretion of cytokines from peripheral T cells of normal persons. Recent studies suggested its usefulness for clinical management of bronchial asthma. We examined effect of Y-27632 on release of(More)
Y-27632 selectively inhibits Rho-associated protein kinases (ROCKs), an effector for RhoA. The RhoA system is involved in T cell activation. Y-27632 mimicked effects of beta agonists on human cells. We examined the effects of both Y-27632 and Isoproterenol (Iso) on the release of T helper type 1 (Th-1) cytokines (interleukin (IL)-2 and interferon(More)
—A capacitively coupled probing circuit with a novel de-skewer, a low-pass filter and a high-sensitivity receiver is proposed to realize a membrane-based wafer-level simultaneous testing robustly. The de-skewer can be designed by only digital core transistors and has stable feed-forward architecture. The receiver with the low-pass filter can suppress the(More)
To clarify whether cyclic AMP (cAMP)/cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) activation and Rho-kinase inhibition share a common mechanism to decrease the Ca2+ sensitivity of airway smooth muscle contraction, we examined the effects of 8-bromoadenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (8-BrcAMP), a stable cAMP analog, and (+)-(R)-trans-4-(1-aminoethyl)-N-(4-pyridyl)(More)