Shinichiro Wakisaka

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The activity of myelinated primary afferents was recorded from the dorsal roots 1-3 days after creation of a painful peripheral neuropathy in rats. The effects on spontaneous discharge of acute transections at various points along the injured sciatic nerve and the dorsal root were determined, as were the effects of K+ channel blockers applied topically to(More)
The effects of peripheral axotomy (sciatic nerve transection) on the presence and distribution of neuropeptide Y (NPY) in rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal grey matter were examined using immunocytochemistry. In normal rats and on the sham-operated side of experimental rats, NPY-like immunoreactivity (NPYir) was observed in all laminae of the lumbar(More)
Neuropoletic cytokines such as ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) can activate multiple signaling pathways in parallel, including those involving Janus kinase (JAK)-signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs), mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) and mammalian target of rapamydn (mTOR)-p70 S6(More)
Time sequential single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies using thallium-201 were performed in 25 patients with brain tumours to evaluate the kinetics of thallium in the tumour and the biological malignancy grade preoperatively. After acquisition and reconstruction of SPECT data from 1 min post injection to 48 h (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,(More)
Changes in neuropeptide Y-like immunoreactivity (NPYir) in the rat L4 and L5 spinal cord and dorsal root ganglia (DRG) were examined after different sciatic nerve injuries (transection, loose ligation, and crush) and a localized, painful inflammation of the hind paw. Inflammation had no effect on NPYir. All the nerve injuries produced comparable increases(More)
Claw-like projections and related structures on cilium tips in neurenteric cyst epithelium are described. The ciliary claws are about 20 nm in length and just beneath them four parallel electron-dense areas or lines are discernible. Similar structures were also observed in another case of neurenteric cyst. These structures are very similar to those reported(More)
A brown tumor is a secondary disorder of bone associated with hyperparathyroidism that arises predominantly in the metacarpals, phalanges, jaw, pelvis, or femur. Rarely does this tumor involve the spine. The authors describe a case of brown tumor in primary hyperparathyroidism, causing spinal cord compression. The first step in diagnosing this lesion in an(More)
A chronic constriction injury to the sciatic nerve of the rat produces a neuropathic pain syndrome that has many of the symptoms that are seen in humans with painful peripheral neuropathy. In particular, both the clinical and experimental conditions are accompanied by an abnormality of cutaneous temperature regulation in the painful area. A time course(More)
Cervical compressive myelopathy patients sometimes show localized girdle sensation in the mid trunk (so-called false localizing sign). This symptom often confuses physicians, but the clinical features and mechanism of this symptom are still unclear. We investigated the clinical features and possible mechanism. In each of five cases of cervical compressive(More)
An unusual case of glioblastoma with adenoid structures arising in a 30-year-old Japanese woman with neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1) is reported. The patient was admitted to University of Miyazaki Hospital, complaining of headache, nausea and vomiting. From the neuroradiological findings the patient was diagnosed as having glioblastoma, and the tumor was(More)