Ray Masuda

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Orexin-A is a neuropeptide involved in the control feeding, arousal or sleep behavior in the hypothalamus. In the present study, the cortex and lateral hypothalamus of rats subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)-reperfusion brain injury were examined by double immunofluorescence staining. The number of orexin-A-expressing neurons in the(More)
BACKGROUND Septal penetration causes collimator-dependent differences in the heart-to-mediastinum (H/M) ratio in 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) cardiac imaging. We investigated generally applicable methods to correct such differences. METHODS AND RESULTS Four hours after 123I-MIBG injection, 40 patients underwent anterior chest imaging successively(More)
It has been reported that K-ATP channel openers have a cardioprotective effect in acute ischemia as a pharmacological preconditioning effect. In the present study, the chronic effects of clinical K-ATP channel openers, ie, nicorandil (Nic) and mexiletine (Mex), on cardiac function were evaluated in a rat model of experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM).(More)
IMPORTANCE Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an immune-mediated disorder that occurs with IgG antibodies against the GluN1 subunit of NMDAR. Some patients develop reversible diffuse cerebral atrophy (DCA), but the long-term clinical significance of progressive brain and cerebellar atrophy is unknown. OBJECTIVE To report the(More)
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