Michio Fujita

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The effects of calmodulin (CaM), guanosine triphosphate (GTP) and dopaminergic or beta-adrenergic agonists on the activities of adenylate cyclase were studied in EGTA-washed lysed synaptosomal membranes from rat striatum and cerebral cortex. Based on the free calcium ion concentration-dependence of the enzymic activity, it was found that the stimulatory(More)
Immunohistochemistry for vanilloid receptor subtype 1 (VR1), vanilloid receptor 1-like receptor (VRL-1) and P2X3 receptor was performed in the rat temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Blood vessels in the articular disk and capsule, the synovial membrane and the fibrous tissue around the condylar process were innervated by VR1- or P2X3 receptor-immunoreactive(More)
Immunohistochemistry for osteocalcin (OC) was performed on the rat vagal and glossopharyngeal sensory ganglia. OC-immunoreactive (IR) neurons were detected in the jugular (10%), petrosal (11%) and nodose ganglia (6%). The cell size analysis demonstrated that OC-IR neurons were predominantly small to medium-sized in the jugular ganglion(More)
We studied 12 patients with myotonic dystrophy using MRI and the Mini-mental state examination (MMSE), to see it specific MRI findings were associated with intellectual impairment. We also compared them with the neuropathological findings in an autopsy case of MD with intellectual impairment. Mild intellectual impairment was found in 8 of the 12 patients.(More)
A spontaneous epileptic model of cats has not been described previously. Recently, we identified familial epileptic cats and investigated their clinical features. These epileptic cats are healthy except for the presence of recurrent seizures that are typically a focal limbic seizure with secondary generalization. Furthermore, generalized seizures were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in status epilepticus, a canine model of kainic acid (KA)-induced complex partial status epilepticus (CPSE) was produced. In order to validate its usefulness, MR imaging was carried out at various times following onset of CPSE followed by histopathology. MATERIAL AND METHODS Six normal dogs were(More)
Hippocampal atrophy, which is a component of hippocampal sclerosis and recognized commonly in human intractable epilepsy, is controversial in canine epilepsy. We examined the hippocampal volume in 58 epileptic dogs and 35 control dogs using magnetic resonance (MR) images, and calculated the relative hippocampal volume asymmetry of the right and left(More)
Brainstem auditory evoked responses (BAERs) were studied in 30 healthy subjects, 20 patients with spinocerebellar degeneration (SCD), and 6 patients with Wilson's disease. In addition to the standard 8 click per second stimulation rate, increased stimulation frequency was applied which identified wave V for its stability under different stimulation rates.(More)
GM1 gangliosidosis is a fatal neurodegenerative lysosomal storage disease caused by an autosomal recessively inherited deficiency of β-galactosidase activity. Effective therapies need to be developed to treat the disease. In Shiba Inu dogs, one of the canine GM1 gangliosidosis models, neurological signs of the disease, including ataxia, start at(More)
The topography of the commissural fibers in the corpus callosum (CC) of the cat was systematically investigated using the WGA-HRP method. WGA-HRP was injected into various parts of the cerebral cortex and locations of WGA-HRP-stained commissural fibers in the CC were examined. Commissural fibers were arranged in a topological fashion in the CC. Cortical(More)