Shinichi Okuda

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OBJECT Because little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying the process of spondylosis, the authors examined the extent of genetic localization of several members of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and BMP receptors in chondrogenesis during the process of inducing spondylosis in their previously established experimental mice model. METHODS(More)
RATIONALE Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is caused by a single point mutation in a well-defined region of the cardiac type 2 ryanodine receptor (RyR)2. However, the underlying mechanism by which a single mutation in such a large molecule produces drastic effects on channel function remains unresolved. OBJECTIVE Using a(More)
The case of a 40-year-old man with a clival chordoma who presented with symptoms of pathological laughter and left sixth cranial nerve paresis is reported. Laughing and talking during sleep were noted on polygraphic and videotape recordings of nocturnal sleep. Selective disorganization of sleep was observed, with laughing facial expressions and a lack of(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate whether adding a low-dose β1-blocker to milrinone improves cardiac function in failing cardiomyocytes and the underlying cardioprotective mechanism. BACKGROUND The molecular mechanism underlying how the combination of low-dose β1-blocker and milrinone affects intracellular Ca(2+) handling in heart(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of long-term wheel-running on tibia bone properties in T2DM Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats. METHODS Ten five-week-old male OLETF rats were used as experimental animals and 5 Long-Evans Tokushima Otsuka (LETO) rats as controls. Half of OLETF rats performed daily voluntary(More)
Catecholamines induce intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), thus enhancing diastolic Ca2+ leakage through the ryanodine receptor during heart failure (HF). However, little is known regarding the effect of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) on ROS generation and Ca2+ handling in failing cardiomyocytes. The aim of the present study was to clarify the(More)
To determine the involvement of cathepsins G and L in the mechanism of spontaneous resorption of herniated intervertebral discs, localization of these cathepsins in this process was examined immunohistochemically using a rat model of autologous transplantation of coccygeal discs. Rat coccygeal discs were resected and autotransplanted into the subcutaneous(More)
Hyperbaric chamber dives at various equivalent depths below sea level, i.e. 7, 14, 19 and 31 atmosphere absolute (ATA) with helium-oxygen or helium-nitrogen-oxygen have been performed at the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center. A two-dimensional (topographic) display of the scalp EEG was used during simulated underwater experiments to determine; 1)(More)
The effect of intravenous infusion of 10% glycerol on polymorphic delta waves of EEG was investigated in 13 patients (15 studies) with brain tumors in cerebral hemisphere. The delta waves were analyzed by two-dimensional EEG topography and power spectrum of delta waves (P(delta)) over the tumor, adjacent, and distant regions in the same hemisphere to the(More)