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A compact image-capturing system called TOMBO (an acronym for thin observation module by bound optics) is presented in which the compound-eye imaging system is utilized to achieve a thin optical configuration. The captured multiple images are processed to retrieve the image of the target object. For image retrieval, two kinds of processing method are(More)
The neurotrophin family plays pivotal roles in the development of the nervous system. Recently, the role of the neurotrophin in non-neural tissue has been extensively investigated. Among them, neurotrophin-3 and its receptor TrkC are critical for embryonic heart development, though little is known about neurotrophin-3/TrkC function in adult heart. Moreover,(More)
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is a potent lipid mediator in a diverse range of biological processes. This study examined the hypertrophic effect of PGE2 in primary cultured rat neonatal cardiomyocytes. PGE2 increased total protein synthesis in a dose-dependent manner, as measured by [3H]-phenylalanine uptake. PGE2 increased the cell size and surface area and(More)
We document serial changes in the electrocardiogram (ECG) and myocardial markers in a case of severe heat stroke treated with cooling procedures. A 23-year-old comatose male with heat stroke was presented in the emergency room. The condition of the patient was complicated by hepatic failure, rhabdomyolysis, acute renal failure, and cardiac abnormalities.(More)
We performed immunohistochemical and histopathological investigation on the inflamed gingiva from the patient with Yusho and on the periodontal tissue from PCB poisoned rats respectively. The results obtained were as follows. 1) In the gingiva from the Yusho patients, the proportions of plasma cells, B cells, T cells in the inflammatory cells and CD4/CD8(More)
It has been unclear whether M.T.M. is acceptable for patients treated with bone grafts using hydroxyapatite (HAP), which is not biodegradable. Therefore we studied histological changes in bone among HAP during orthodontic tooth movement. HAP was implanted into artificial bone defects adjacent to second premolars in beagle dogs, and as a control no material(More)