Mizue Kido

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We previously reported that the blood-brain barrier (BBB) function was deteriorated in vessels located in the hippocampus, but not the cerebral cortex, in 3-month-old stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP). Recently published data suggest that matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 play a critical role in the BBB disruption in stroke or(More)
Pranidipine is an optically-active 1,4-dihydropyridine (DHP) voltage-dependent L-type calcium channel inhibitor. Certain enantiomeric pairs display opposite effects, i.e., inhibition and activation of the calcium channel while others exhibit the same qualitative actions. We investigated pranidipine, a new DHP, using a paradigm of vascular smooth muscle(More)
Reported herein is a case of medulloblastoma with myogenic differentiation in a 3-year-old girl who died 1 year after appearance of clinical signs. Magnetic resonance imaging indicated a mass lesion in the cerebellar vermis. She underwent total resection of the tumor, followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy in the brain and spinal cord. The resected(More)
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