Naoya Yamazaki

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Age-related changes in learning ability were studied in senescence-accelerated mice (SAM) reared under specific pathogen-free (SPF) conditions. SAM-P/8/Ta (SAM-P/8, senescence-prone substrain) showed an age-associated increase in spontaneous motor activity (SMA) compared with SAM-R/1/Ta (SAM-R/1, senescence-resistant substrain) in a novel environment when(More)
Complete gene organizations of the mitochondrial genomes of three pulmonate gastropods, Euhadra herklotsi, Cepaea nemoralis and Albinaria coerulea, permit comparisons of their gene organizations. Euhadra and Cepaea are classified in the same superfamily, Helicoidea, yet they show several differences in the order of tRNA and protein coding genes. Albinaria(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was performed to assess a new indicator of regional left ventricular contraction determined by a two-dimensional tissue Doppler imaging technique. BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated that instantaneous tissue motion velocity can be noninvasively assessed by tissue Doppler imaging. However, quantitative assessment of regional(More)
With a cDNA probe encoding rat muscle type carnitine palmitoyltransferase I (CPTI), we isolated cDNA and genomic clones encoding the human homologue and deduced the primary structure of human muscle type CPTI. By Northern analysis, we confirmed the dominant expression of this isoform in heart and skeletal muscle.
Monocytes play a pivotal role in various human infectious and inflammatory diseases. To reveal a whole picture of pathophysiologic function of activated human monocytes, this study used the serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) procedure in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated human monocytes. A total of 35 874 tags corresponding to more than 12 000(More)
To characterize energy metabolism in rat brown adipose tissue (BAT), we carried out differential screening of a cDNA library of BAT with a cDNA probe of white adipose tissue (WAT) and isolated one cDNA clone. It contained a single open reading frame of 2,316 bases which encodes a protein of 88.2 kDa. The predicted amino acid sequence showed the highest(More)
To test whether the analysis of lung uptake is worth adding to the interpretation of exercise thallium-201 (201TI) emission computed tomography (ECT), a lung/heart ratio of 201TI uptake was measured from an anterior image during ECT in 25 clinically normal (Group 1), 91 angiographically normal (Group 2), and 265 subjects with coronary artery disease (Group(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse in vivo normal forearm rotation utilizing the image processing method on axial magnetic resonance imaging. DESIGN Rotatory motion and translation of the radius and rotation of the ulna were analysed in vivo, utilizing features of the bone image; axial centre of gravity and axis of the bone. METHODS Axial magnetic resonance images at(More)
The in vitro micronucleus (MN) test was carried out simultaneously with the conventional chromosomal aberration (CA) test on 11 clastogenic chemicals or spindle poisons with different modes of action using a Chinese hamster cell line (CHL). The method of slide preparation for the MN test was the same as that for the conventional metaphase analysis, except(More)
Melanoma is the most deadly tumor of the skin, and systemic therapies for the advanced stage are still limited. Recent genetic analyses have revealed the molecular diversity of melanoma and potential therapeutic targets. By screening a cohort of 142 primary nonepithelial tumors, we discovered that about 10% of melanoma cases (4/39) harbored an IDH1 or IDH2(More)