Takefumi Higashijima

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The neuronal protein GAP-43 is thought to play a role in determining growth-cone motility, perhaps as an intracellular regulator of signal transduction, but its molecular mechanism of action has remained unclear. We find that GAP-43, when microinjected into Xenopus laevis oocytes, increases the oocyte response to G protein-coupled receptor agonists by 10-(More)
Gradient magnetic-field topography (GMFT) is one method for analyzing magnetoencephalography (MEG) and representing the spatiotemporal dynamics of activity on the brain surface. In contrast to spatial filters, GMFT does not include a process reconstructing sources by mixing sensor signals with adequate weighting. Consequently, noisy sensors have localized(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) is a congenital anomalous brain tumor. Although most HHs are found without any other systemic features, HH is observed in syndromic disorders such as Pallister-Hall syndrome (PHS) and oral-facial-digital syndrome (OFD). Here, we explore the possible involvement of somatic mutations in HH. METHODS We analyzed paired(More)
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