Shuntaro Maruyama

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We measured the diameter of the most distal portion of the axonal initial segment, the neuronal size of anterior horn cells, and the length of the axon hillock plus the initial segment (AH+IS) in the lumbar spinal cord in motor neuron disease. Three patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and one with lower motor neuron disease (LMND) were(More)
A new syndrome of 'pure agraphia for Kanji' is described in 3 Japanese subjects with lesions in the left posteroinferior temporal region. Kanji (ideogram or morphogram) can be compared with orthographically irregular or ambiguous words in some European languages, since it is impossible to write Kanji characters unless each one of them is learned and(More)
We report an autopsy case of respirator-assisted long-survival sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with extensive involvement extending beyond the motor system. The involved areas included the globus pallidus, subthalamic nucleus, red nucleus, substantia nigra, Clarke's column, intermediolateral nucleus, Onuf's (Onufrowicz) nucleus, middle root(More)
An autopsy case of human T lymphotropic virus I-associated myelopathy (HAM) of a duration of 28 years in a 61-year-old man with serological confirmation of HTLV-I infection was reported. The spinal cord was grossly atrophic. There was severe symmetrical degeneration of the lateral funiculi, particularly of the bilateral pyramidal tracts, involving all(More)
The following are the clinical and autopsy findings in a 63-year-old woman with myelopathy associated with the human T-cell lymphotropic virus Type I (HTLV-I). HTLV-I antibody was positive in both the serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In the lower thoracic region, demyelination and the loss of axons were accompanied by a proliferation of astrocytes, and(More)
The J kappa RBP binds to the immunoglobulin recombination signal sequence flanking the kappa-type J segment. We previously isolated the highly conserved homolog of the J kappa RBP gene from D. melanogaster, which is not thought to have immunoglobulin molecules. Using many deficiency mutants and in situ hybridization, we mapped the Drosophila J kappa RBP(More)
Lewy body-like hyaline inclusions were immunocytochemically and electron microscopically investigated in a patient with sporadic motor neuron disease. The hyaline inclusions were chiefly observed within the perikarya of both normal-looking and chromatolytic anterior horn cells in the lumbar spinal cord, but some were detected in the axons and dendrites.(More)
We conducted a neuropsychological study comparing early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD; n = 22) and multiple subcortical infarction with mild cognitive impairment (MSI; n = 22) using an easily applicable test battery which included 8 tests. Two groups were matched for age, education and score on the Mini-Mental State Examination. Patients with AD had(More)
A case of interstitial deletion of the long arm of chromosome 8 is reported. A chromosome analysis by a high resolution banding revealed the abnormal karyotype, 46, XY, del (8) (q11.2q13). Although some reports describe an association of 8q deletion with the Langer-Giedion syndrome, this patient did not have the typical features of this syndrome. It was(More)
This report concerns an immunocytochemical and ultrastructural study of the motor cortices of 11 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Specimens from 12 normal individuals served as controls. Antibodies against phosphorylated neurofilament (PNF; 200 kDa), ubiquitin, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and phosphorylated tau protein were(More)