T. Koide

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In order to investigate the mechanism of dystrophin localization in the central nervous system (CNS), we generated adenovirus vectors that contained minidystrophin or truncated minidystrophin cDNA. We infected a primary neuronal culture derived from mdx mouse hippocampus with these viruses. Minidystrophin was observed along the plasma membrane as punctate(More)
Unfolded protein responses, including induction of stress sensor kinases, chaperones, and apoptotic mediators, are involved in the familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) model related to mutant Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) and sporadic ALS. We hypothesized that the endoplasmic reticulum-resident factor Derlin-1 plays a pivotal role in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The characteristic pathological muscular findings of polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) have been shown to reflect their different pathogeneses. Here, we characterized the muscle biopsy findings of PM and DM patients with or without malignancy. METHODS We evaluated the muscle biopsy findings of 215 consecutive PM and DM patients admitted(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported no difference in the efficacies of high-dose alternate-day (ADT) and daily-dose (DDT) prednisolone therapies in myositis patients, but that the incidence of side effects was lower in the former. The aim of the present study was to compare the long-term outcomes of both treatments in polymyositis patients. METHODS We(More)
We report three cases of clinically diagnosed corticobasal degeneration: a 63-year-old male, a 63-year-old female and a 62-year-old female. All the three patients exhibited asymmetric limb-kinetic apraxia and extrapyramidal signs. Neuroimaging studies with MRI, 123I-IMP SPECT and FDG-PET were performed in each of the three cases and FDOPA-PET was performed(More)
MR images of the neck were prospectively studied in 19 patients with hyperparathyroidism. Fast low angle shot (FLASH) sequence was performed in addition to T1- and T2-weighted spin echo (SE) sequences. FLASH images were obtained with 320/12/20 degrees (TR/TE/flip angle) using presaturation technique. TE of 12 ms was chosen to eliminate high signal of fat(More)
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