Learn More
Cryptococcal meningitis is a recognized complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with high mortality rates, particularly in those treated with immunosuppressive agents. We describe a patient diagnosed simultaneously with cryptococcal meningoencephalitis and SLE and reviewed four similar cases reported in the literature. In our case, profound low(More)
The present study evaluated the potential effect of geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), which is known as an antiulcer agent, against kainic acid (KA)-induced neurotoxicity. Pretreatment with a single oral GGA dose (800 mg/kg, 2 days before KA) significantly attenuated KA-induced seizures and cell death in rat hippocampus. These effects of GGA were prevented by(More)
The present study evaluated the potential effect of geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), which is known as an antiulcer agent, against the delayed neuronal death (DND) of hippocampal neurons an otherwise lethal ischemic insult. Pretreatment with single oral GGA (800 mg/kg, 2 days before ischemia) significantly attenuated DND in gerbil hippocampus. These effects of(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to compare motor evoked potentials recorded from muscles (muscle MEPs or corticomuscular MEPs) with corticospinal MEPs recorded from the cervical epidural space (spinal MEPs or corticospinal MEPs) to assess their efficacy in the intraoperative monitoring of motor function. METHODS Muscle and spinal MEPs were(More)
This study evaluates the influence of preconditioning and subsequent electrical stimulation on the formation of primary and secondary lesions following spinal cord injury in rats. The dorsal surface of the spinal cord at the T7 level was stimulated 24 h before right-side hemisection (500 Hz, 10 pulses/train, at an inter-train interval of 10 sec for 2 h).(More)
To evaluate the effects of lutein-fortified milk administration on running exercise, a voluntary wheel-running model was performed in rats. Four-week-old F344 rats were administered test milk (10 mL/kg) daily following a 4-h fasting period, and their running distances were measured each day for a 9-week period. Total weekly running distance significantly(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the phagocytic mechanisms of a heat-killed cell preparation of Enterococcus faecalis strain EC-12 (EC-12) by antigen-presenting cells (APCs). Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-labeled EC-12 was cocultured with peritoneal macrophage and the amount of EC-12 phagocytosed by peritoneal macrophages was measured using a(More)
BACKGROUND Radiographic findings may provide clues to the underlying cause of neck symptoms. However, these associations remain controversial. This study investigates the association between roentgenographic findings of the cervical spine and neck symptoms in a Japanese community population. METHODS A total of 762 volunteers participated in this study.(More)
MIG-17, a secreted protease of the ADAMTS family, acts in the directed migration of gonadal distal tip cells (DTCs) through regulation of the gonadal basement membrane in Caenorhabditis elegans Here, we show that MIG-17 is also required for the control of pharynx elongation during animal growth. We found that the pharynx was elongated in mig-17 mutants(More)