Sekiko Kurazono

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Systemic administration of kainic acid induces repeated convulsive seizures (KA convulsions) that result in neuropathological changes similar to temporal lobe epilepsy and the appearance of spontaneous recurrent seizures (SRS). The appearance of SRS is considered a result of the remodeling of neuronal networks following neuronal degeneration. We(More)
Ihara's epileptic rats (IER) is an animal model of temporal lobe epilepsy with mycrodysgenesis, that exhibit abnormal migration of hippocampal neurons and recurrent spontaneous seizures. As an attempt to elucidate the roles of extracellular matrix molecules in the epileptogenecity and mossy fiber sprouting, immunohistochemical localization of brain specific(More)
Developmental changes in the distribution of brain-specific chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans, neurocan and phosphacan/RPTPζ/β, in the hippocampus of the Sprague-Dawley rat were examined using monoclonal antibodies 1G2 and 6B4. The 1G2 immunoreactivity was predominant in the neonatal hippocampus while the 6B4 immunoreactivity was predominant in the mature(More)
Ventricular remodeling is a major determinant of the long-term prognosis of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). No previous study examined the relation of ST-segment re-elevation to left ventricular (LV) volume and function in patients with successful reperfusion. We examined the relation of ST-segment re-elevation to LV function and volume(More)
The CAM-70 measles virus (MV) vaccine strain is currently used for vaccination against measles. We examined the fusion-inducing ability of the CAM-70 hemagglutinin (H) protein and found that it was impaired in both CD46- and signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM)-expressing cells. We also generated recombinant MVs possessing H genes derived from(More)
We investigated the role of phosphacan, a chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan that is constitutively expressed in the adult hippocampus, and recombinant core proteins of phosphacan in excitotoxic cell death of primary cultured rat hippocampal neurons. Phosphacan had no significant effect on excitotoxic neuronal death. Surprisingly, one of three recombinant(More)
Attenuated live vaccines of measles virus (MV) have been developed from clinical isolates by serial propagation in heterologous cells, mainly chicken embryonic cells. The safety and effectiveness of these vaccines have been well established. However, the molecular mechanism of their attenuation remains a subject of investigation. The CAM-70 MV vaccine(More)
Heart rate (HR) variability is important with respect to disease prognosis and the effects of drugs. Lorenz scatterplots provide a simple way to evaluate HR variability visually. The relation of Lorenz scatterplots to frequency-domain HR variability was examined in 75 Holter recordings and in simulated HR trends. The length of Lorenz scatterplots was(More)
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