Makoto Nakamura

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In this correspondence, two new methods for constructing sets of zero-correlation zone (ZCZ) sequences are proposed. These methods are based on perfect sequences and unitary matrices. Compared with previous methods, the proposed methods can generate sets of nonbinary ZCZ sequences having a longer zero-correlation zone. The sequences obtained by these(More)
OBJECTIVE Little information about the natural history of incidental meningiomas exists in the literature. The aim of this study was to determine the natural history of asymptomatic meningiomas by comparing different methods of growth rate calculation to establish a strategy for dealing with these tumors. METHODS In 47 asymptomatic patients, hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE Olfactory groove meningiomas account for 8 to 13% of all intracranial meningiomas. Surgical removal is often performed through the bifrontal, unilateral subfrontal (frontolateral), or pterional approach. We report on the clinical outcome and recurrence rate after surgical treatment of olfactory groove meningiomas in our neurosurgical department.(More)
The morphogen gradient of Wingless, a Wnt family member protein, provides positional information to cells in Drosophila imaginal discs. Elucidating the mechanism that precisely restricts the expression domain of wingless is important in understanding the two-dimensional patterning by secreted proteins in imaginal discs. In the pouch region of the wing disc,(More)
OBJECTIVE Tuberculum sellae meningiomas present a special challenge because of their proximity to arteries of the anterior circulation, anterior visual pathways, and the hypothalamus. The authors report on the clinical outcome after surgical treatment of tuberculum sellae meningiomas in our neurosurgical department. METHODS A retrospective study was(More)
Salivary gland tumors, a group of histologically diverse benign and malignant neoplasms, represent a challenging problem for diagnosis and treatment. A specific recurring t(11;19)(q21;p13) translocation is associated with two types of salivary gland tumors, mucoepidermoid carcinomas and Warthin's tumors. This translocation generates a fusion protein(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the relationship between age and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in normal subjects, as measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS One hundred and forty-four normal subjects (144 eyes), ranging from 16 to 84 years of age, were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. The RNFL thickness was determined using OCT(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the RDH5 gene in patients with fundus albipunctatus with and without cone dystrophy and to determine whether the disease is stationary or progressive and whether the cone dystrophy is a part of fundus albipunctatus or a separate disease. METHODS Fourteen patients from 12 separate Japanese families with fundus albipunctatus were(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide clinical data concerning the visual outcome and recurrence rate of medial sphenoid wing meningiomas in consideration of two different subgroups of this tumor entity. METHODS Among 256 sphenoid wing meningiomas, there were 108 medial sphenoid wing meningiomas of globoid shape. They were classified into Group 1 (without cavernous sinus(More)