Nami Nakamura

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The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) has been pointed out to play an important role in the cognitive process of selection underlying "early selection" of perceptually (visually or auditorily) and "late selection" of behaviorally relevant information. However, it is still unclear in cognitive process of selection that the ACC can be activated by somatosensory(More)
Androgens are known to affect cognitive and mnemonic aspects of spatial processing. The cholinergic system is thought to play an important role in cognition and memory, but little is known about the interaction between androgen and cholinergic neurons. The present study focused on the effects of testosterone on the cholinergic neurons in the anterior(More)
Morphological study of the choroid plexuses in three patients with Leigh disease revealed a marked increase in the number of mitochondria in almost all of the choroidal epithelial cells. This finding is considered the morphological expression of a biochemical defect in the mitochondrial metabolism underlying Leigh disease, and the probable explanation for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the risk factors of hypocarnitinemia and hypocarnitinemic symptoms in children and adults with severe physical and mental disabilities. METHODS The status of hypocarnitinemia as well as the related symptoms were assessed in a total of 78 children and adults with severe physical and mental disabilities who were admitted to National(More)
We report two cases with abnormal CSF accumulation in the cranium. One case had marked dilatation of the ventricular system, for which a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was carried out. The shunt was not beneficial and it turned out that the patient was suffering from ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency. The second case developed marked subdural effusion after(More)
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