Shingo Fukumoto

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Intracerebroventricularly administered angiotensin (Ang) II and III dose-dependently suppressed food intake in mice and their anorexigenic activities were inhibited by AT(2) receptor-selective antagonist. Ang II did not suppress food intake in AT(2) receptor-knockout mice, while it did significantly in wild-type and AT(1) receptor-knockout mice. The(More)
We found that prostaglandin (PG) D(2), the most abundant PG in the central nervous system, stimulates food intake after intracerebroventricular administration in mice. The orexigenic effect of PGD(2) was mimicked by a selective agonist for the DP(1) receptor among two receptor subtypes for PGD(2), and abolished by its antagonist. Central administration of(More)
Circulating immune complexes (CIC) were demonstrated in sera of Guatemalan patients with onchocerciasis by Raji cell radioimmunoassay. 44% of patients but none of controls had abnormally high concentrations of CIC in their sera. The increased concentrations of CIC were found more frequently in patients with lower density of microfilariae in their skin(More)
STUDY DESIGN A cadaveric study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the accuracy of pedicle screw placement using a robotic guidance system (RGS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA RGS is a unique surgery assistance-apparatus. Although several clinical studies have demonstrated that RGS provides accurate pedicle screw placement, very few studies have validated its(More)
We aimed to investigate the clinical performance of the constructs of double-door cervical laminoplasty with suture anchors by examining bony fusion at the hinges and lamina closure. We retrospectively analysed computed tomography (CT) scans obtained preoperatively, immediately after the operation, and at follow-up of patients who underwent cervical(More)
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