Takanori Hasegawa

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Therapeutic brain irradiation can cause progressive decline in cognitive function, particularly in children, but the reason for this effect is unclear. The study explored whether age-related differences in apoptotic sensitivity might contribute to the increased vulnerability of the young brain to radiation. Postnatal day 1 (P1) to P30 mice were treated with(More)
Mice lacking a functional bombesin receptor subtype-3 (BRS-3) develop mild obesity. However, the origin of obesity in BRS-3 knockout (KO) mice remains unclear. We used a strain-crossing strategy to investigate the physiological role of the BRS-3 pathway. We crossed female heterozygous BRS-3 KO mice (X-/X) and male KK-Ay mice (Ay/+) to obtain BRS-3 KO/KK-Ay(More)
A 65-year-old man with previous history of congestive heart failure and genetically proven Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) was suddenly suffered from aphasia and right hemiplegia. Physical examination showed severe motor aphasia, right hemiplegia, and signs of left heart failure. An echocardiogram before the onset of aphasia showed markedly dilated left(More)
L-leucyl-L-leucine methyl ester (LLME) is known to remove lysosome-rich cells from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). To evaluate the immunopotentiating ability of lactic acid bacteria (LAB), we adopted the in vitro stimulation protocol of LLME-treated PBMCs as a model assay system and monitored the level of antibody produced by stimulated(More)
A 49-year-old woman with seronegative myasthenia gravis (SNMG) was admitted to our hospital with severe respiratory failure, proximal muscle weakness and bulbar palsy. Permanent tracheostomy and continuous mechanical ventilation were performed. At a previous hospital, she was diagnosed as SNMG on the basis of the positive waning during 3 Hz repetitive(More)
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