Shin-ichi Katada

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Recent studies have demonstrated that hypothalamic lesions associated with brain tumor, head trauma, and encephalopathy can cause symptomatic hypersomnia with a reduced orexin (hypocretin) level in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Aquaporin 4 (AQP4), a member of the AQP superfamily, is strongly expressed in the hypothalamus in which orexin(More)
Genetical colony structure of an Australian swarm-founding polistine wasp, Ropalidia romandi, was analyzed. Inseminated females with developed ovaries (egg-layers) tended to have larger body size (measured at the median cell of the forewing) than non egg-layers. Two way ANOVA revealed that the difference in body size was related to both the caste and the(More)
A novel measurement technique of pure out-of-plane vibrational modes of thin films on a nonmetallic substrate has recently been proposed, which is named multiple-angle incidence resolution spectrometry (MAIRS). Since this technique could not be replaced by other conventional techniques, MAIRS was expected to be a promising tool for analysis of thin soft(More)
Nest usurpation in the subtropical paper waspRopalidia fasciata was studied in Okinawa, southern Japan. Eight of 14 usurpations occurred around the first worker emergence (within 3 days before and 3 days after the emergence). A discriminant analysis showed that the usurpers preferred colonies that had fewer adult females and fewer cells but abundant pupae,(More)
Hepatic intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVL) is a rare disease entity that involves invasion into various organs. Due to the aggressive behavior and poor prognosis of the disease and the difficulty in making an early diagnosis, some cases are diagnosed at autopsy. Early suspicion and the use of imaging studies and liver biopsies are key for diagnosing(More)
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