Nagato Kuriyama

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Oligodendrogliomas of all grades overexpress epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), whereas deletion of ink4a/arf is found only in high-grade tumors. We used the S100 beta promoter to generate transgenic mice expressing v-erbB, a transforming allele of EGFR. These mice developed low-grade oligodendroglioma. Transgenic animals heterozygous for ink4a/arf or(More)
Among the various disorders manifesting dementia, gait disturbance, and urinary incontinence in the elderly population, idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is becoming of great importance. After the publication of the first edition of the Guidelines for Management of Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in 2004 (the English version was(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of a neutralizing anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) antibody on tumor microvascular permeability, a proposed indicator of angiogenesis, and tumor growth in a rodent malignant glioma model. MATERIALS AND METHODS A dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique, permitting noninvasive(More)
It is often clinically difficult to assess the severity of aphasia in the earliest stage of cerebral infarction. A method enabling objective assessment of verbal function is needed for this purpose. We examined whether diffusion tensor (DT) tractography is of clinical value in assessing aphasia. Thirteen right-handed patients with left middle cerebral(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet-derived microparticles (PDMPs) have attracted attention as blood coagulation-promoting, endothelial cell-activating factors. The objective of this study was to determine the parameters associated with elevated PDMP levels and examine their relationship with atherosclerotic lesions of main intracranial and extracranial arteries. (More)
AIM To understand the characteristics of peripheral immunity in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), we investigated the natural killer (NK) cell activity and lymphocyte subpopulations including regulatory T (Treg) cells and type 17 helper T (Th17) cells. METHODS Peripheral blood was collected from 29 PD patients (mean age 70.4 years) and 30 healthy(More)
Stroke incidence and cognitive decline are related to progression of arteriosclerosis in intracranial DWLs. However, the relationships between DWLs and factors associated with their progression, including CKD, have not been fully elucidated using longitudinal MRI. Of 291 individuals (184 males, 107 females; age 66.9 ± 6.1 years) who had voluntarily(More)
The clinical significance of evaluating autonomic nervous system functions in the early stages of olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) has been investigated in 13 OPCA out-patients (7 males and 6 females, mean age: 51.0 years). We have employed measurements of blood pressure, plasma norepinephrine (NE), CVR-R, low-frequency power/high-frequency power ratio(More)
OBJECTIVE Cerebral hemorrhage has been shown to occur in animals experimentally infected with Streptococcus mutans carrying the collagen-binding Cnm gene. However, the relationship between cerebral microbleeds and oral hygiene, with a focus on Cnm gene-positive S. mutans infection, remains unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred and thirty-nine subjects(More)
We evaluated the association of spontaneous apoptosis and an apoptosis/proliferation index with survival to determine the potential of such measures to serve as predictive markers for patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). We examined the extent of spontaneous apoptosis in tumors from newly diagnosed patients, 75 with GBM and 21 with anaplastic(More)