Mitsuru Shibayama

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Interleukin-1 (IL-1), one of the most important inflammatory cytokines, promotes glia to express intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in vitro. IL-1 is known to be produced in situ immediately after brain insults and recently we have found that glia, including astrocytes, express ICAM-1 in vivo following cortical stab wounds. To evaluate the(More)
We assessed the cerebral blood flow (CBF) response to electrical stimulation of the contralateral forearm over the primary somatosensory cortex (S-I) in anesthetized cats. CBF was monitored continuously using laser-Doppler flowmetry (LDF). In the first set of experiments, the effects of varying stimulus frequency and intensity were examined. During(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are important in various pathophysiological processes related with the tissue remodeling. We planned the experiments to determine whether MMPs participate in disruption and repair of the tissue following brain injury. We have studied induction of MMP-9, a 92 kilodalton (kDa) gelatinase, in traumatic brain tissue, which may(More)
We study symmetric relative periodic orbits in the isosceles three-body problem using theoretical and numerical approaches. We first prove that another family of symmetric relative periodic orbits is born from the circular Euler solution besides the elliptic Euler solutions. Previous studies also showed that there exist infinitely many families of symmetric(More)
Free-fall orbits and heteroclinic orbits to triple collisions, and shadowing in the isosceles three-body problem Free-fall orbits and heteroclinic orbits to triple collisions, and shadowing in the isosceles three-body problem Abstract We investigate free-fall orbits in the isosceles three-body problem on R 2 where the particles m1 and m2 have equal masses(More)
Coupling of neuronal activity to cerebral blood flow (CBF) is widely accepted, but the exact mechanism is still under investigation. We assessed the responses of CBF coupled with electrical activity over the primary somatosensory cortex (S-I) during electrical stimulation of the contralateral forearm in cats. CBF in S-I was monitored using laser-Doppler(More)
To evaluate the effect of glycerol, thirty-two patients with brain tumor were directed to the study, including 17 gliomas and 15 meningiomas. Blood flow before and after the administration of glycerol were measured with Xe CT. Glioma was significantly hypo-perfused. The peritumoral edema of glioma and meningioma were also hypo-perfused. On the other hand,(More)
Our study was performed to find out cerebrovascular reactivity post acetazolamide administration in patients with peritumoral edema. Adult patients (n = 9) underwent CBF measurement by 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT pre and post 1 gram i.v. acetazolamide. In all patients, this procedure was repeated once again within 10 days of performing tumor removal. Five of these(More)
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