Mami Aso

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The relationship between lateral ventricular size or its asymmetry and age at the onset of schizophrenia was investigated in 20 schizophrenic patients diagnosed according to DSM-III-R criteria. The ventricle-brain ratio (VBR) was determined using three transaxial slices of magnetic resonance image (MRI) and asymmetry of the lateral ventricle was evaluated(More)
Volumes of the medial temporal lobe structures (i.e. the amygdala, hippocampus, and parahippocampal gyrus), Sylvian fissure, and inferior horn of the lateral ventricle relative to the cerebral hemisphere were measured in 24 patients with schizophrenia and 23 normal controls using magnetic resonance imaging. The patients had significantly larger Sylvian(More)
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) contributes to the central nervous system (CNS) immunological isolation. BBB has never been studied in patients who developed chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic bone marrow transplants (BMT), from HLA identical related donors. BBB disruption was investigated through the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) proteins,(More)
Exotic animals can cause genetic contamination of indigenous species if they escape and reproduce in wild populations. The loach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus and species related to it have been imported into Japan for commercial use. We collected live loach specimens from the central wholesale market in Tokyo. For the 451 specimens collected, ploidy status(More)
This study examined saccadic eye movements, using simple stationary targets, in schizophrenic patients. The targets were eight black points or eight arabic-numbered points placed in randomized order on the circumference of a circle. Self-paced eye movements during clockwise tracking of these points, by 23 patients and 23 controls, were recorded using an(More)
The central nervous system involvement in chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) has been suggested. Chronic GVHD resembles auto immune connective tissue disorders. In order to investigate the immunoglobulin intra blood brain barrier (BBB) synthesis during chronic GVHD, and contribute to understanding the pathophysiology of the disease, we studied 33(More)
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