Takaaki Chikugo

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Apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) of tissue water were determined in chronic brain lesions of a rat stroke model, stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats and compared with histology. ADCs increased in the order control < edema < gliosis < cyst. The differences between individual groups were statistically significant. The increase in ADC is thought(More)
Pulmonary emphysema and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), both caused by lifestyle factors, frequently concur. Respectively, the diseases affect lung alveolar and pancreatic islet cells, which express cell adhesion molecule 1 (CADM1), an immunoglobulin superfamily member. Protease-mediated ectodomain shedding of full-length CADM1 produces C-terminal(More)
1. Electroencephalogram (EEG) of stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) and M(malignant)-SHRSP were analysed for excitability changes in the cerebral neuronal circuit using power spectral comparisons. 2. EEG in hypertensive SHRSP and M-SHRSP showed the emergence of slow wave bursts parallel to the development of hypertension. 3. These bursts(More)
Hyphae are usually the only fungal elements found in tissue of mucormycosis, and other fungal elements are quite rarely encountered. We found chlamydospores in bronchial lumina in autopsied tissue of pulmonary mucormycosis of a diabetic patient. Chlamydospores are thick-walled, asexually produced spores arising from the modification of a hyphal segment.(More)
Apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) of tissue water were determined in chronic brain lesions of a rat stroke model, the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat, and compared with histology. ADCs increased in the order normal < edema < gliosis < cyst. The differences between individual groups were statistically significant. The increase in ADC is(More)
Memory performances of SHRSP with chronic stroke were examined on the three-panel runway task in addition to the histological evaluation and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. After recovery from the neurological symptoms with stroke. SHRSP were subjected to acquisition training on the memory tasks, and they exhibited both a delay and a(More)
Cerebral lesions accompanying stroke in male stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP, n = 10) were examined by both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and histological evaluation. T2-weighted MR images (T2-WI), taken 1-2 days after animals showed behavioral hyperactivity, indicated hyperintense regions in the occipital cortex, caudate putamen(More)
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