Masahiro Maeyama

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OBJECTIVE In order to prevent cerebral vasospasm (VS) following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), we introduced combined enteral nutrition (EN) and parenteral nutrition (PN) with oral cilostazol administration to the postoperative patient after SAH and investigated the effect on VS. METHODS After aneurysmal SAH, 130 postoperative patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Although the usefulness of susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) for detecting basal ganglia germinoma has been reported, the technique is not widely used. We recently encountered an unusual case of primary cerebellar germinoma, presenting with progressive ataxia and cranial nerve palsy, characterized by gradually enlarging low-intensity lesions(More)
Shionogi carcinoma 115 (SC115) has been accepted for 20 years as an androgen-responsive mouse mammary tumor. We have established an androgen-dependent cloned cell line (SC-3) from a SC115 tumor. In a serum-free medium, testosterone (T) or fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) markedly stimulate the growth of SC-3 cells, and the T-induced growth was shown to be(More)
The effects of A23187 and 12-O-tetradecanoyl-phorbol-13-acetate (TPA) on the phosphorylation of proteins in normal rat anterior pituitary cells were compared. A23187 rapidly activated the phosphorylation of at least 5 proteins (45, 47, 53, 54 and 58 kDa), which reached the maximal level in 2-10 min, and decreased gradually thereafter. In contrast, TPA(More)
The presence of Ca2+ in the incubation medium was required for stimulation of the release of the immunoreactive beta-endorphin-like peptide (IR-beta-EP) from the dispersed cells of the neurointermediate lobe of rat pituitary gland by adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cAMP) analogs, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, L-isoproterenol, cholera toxin and forskolin.(More)
The intermediate lobe of the rat pituitary gland is a homogeneous population of cells which synthesize and secrete various peptides related to ACTH and lipotropin derived from a common precursor, proopiomelanocortin. Catecholamine beta-receptor (beta-adrenoceptor) and dopamine receptor which are present in the intact cells of the intermediate lobe, remain(More)
In two infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit with birth-weight of less than 1,000 g, serial cranial real-time sonograms were obtained to determine the subependymal germinal matrix hemorrhage and follow up the post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus, compared with computerized tomographic scan. This paper reports the results of the placement of a(More)
Calmodulin and Ca2+- and calmodulin-dependent protein kinase were identified in the rat anterior pituitary gland. The concentration of calmodulin was 1.18 +/- 0.11 microgram/mg protein (n = 7) in the cytosol fraction. The calmodulin of the anterior pituitary gland co-migrated with brain calmodulin on sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel(More)
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