Nobuaki Imanishi

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The arterial anatomy of the temporal region was examined macroscopically and radiographically in 10 fresh cadavers which had been injected with lead oxide. The blood supply of the temporal region is derived from the superficial temporal, middle temporal, deep temporal, posterior auricular, transverse facial, zygomatico-orbital, zygomaticotemporal,(More)
Twenty-five facial arteries were examined radiographically in 19 fresh cadavers that had been injected systemically with a lead oxide-gelatin mixture. Major branches of the facial artery in the upper lip and nose were investigated, and the anatomical variations were classified into three types on the basis of the anatomy of the lateral nasal artery, which(More)
The arteries adjacent to the lesser saphenous vein and sural nerve were investigated in 10 fresh cadavers that had been systemically injected with a lead oxide-gelatin mixture. The accompanying arteries were found to lie along the lesser saphenous vein and sural nerve and to nourish the skin through venocutaneous and neurocutaneous perforators. On the basis(More)
BACKGROUND Investigate the effectiveness of beam-hardening (BH) correction using ECG-gated dual-kVp computed tomography (CT) for myocardial imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS A human heart specimen and artificial descending aorta were scanned using both dual-kVp and single 120-kVp modes. The myocardial CT values at the anterior and posterobasal walls were(More)
It has been proposed that D-amino acid oxidase (DAO) plays an essential role in degrading D-serine, an endogenous coagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptors. DAO shows genetic association with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and schizophrenia, in whose pathophysiology aberrant metabolism of D-serine is implicated. Although the(More)
BACKGROUND The platysma flap has often been used for reconstructions of the head and neck, but the arterial anatomy of the platysma itself has not been clarified. METHODS The anterolateral neck skin in five sides of four fresh cadavers that had been injected systemically with a lead oxide-gelatin mixture was elevated and divided into three layers: the(More)
The arterial anatomy of the accompanying arteries of the cutaneous veins and cutaneous nerves in the extremities was investigated in 10 fresh cadavers that had been injected with a lead oxide-gelatin mixture throughout the entire body. It is well known that cutaneous nerves have neurocutaneous perforators, but it was found that cutaneous veins also have(More)
D-Serine is an essential coagonist with glutamate for stimulation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptors. Although astrocytic metabolic processes are known to regulate synaptic glutamate levels, mechanisms that control D-serine levels are not well defined. Here we show that d-serine production in astrocytes is modulated by the interaction(More)
Anatomy of the superficial temporal artery and vein was analyzed with arteriograms, venograms, and arteriovenograms of fresh cadavers that had been injected with contrast medium. The superficial temporal artery always divided into two major branches: the frontal and parietal branches. However, the superficial temporal vein divided into one, two, or three(More)
The arterial anatomical features of the upper palpebra were examined in both sides of seven fresh cadavers that had been systemically injected with a lead oxide/gelatin mixture. All specimens were stereoscopically radiographed for analysis of the three-dimensional structure of the arteries and were macroscopically dissected for observation of the(More)