Takeshi Katagai

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Cells of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae choose bud sites in a non-random spatial pattern that depends on mating type: axial for haploid cells and bipolar for a/alpha diploid cells. We identified a mutant yeast, axl 1, in which the budding pattern is altered from axial to bipolar. Expression of the AXL1 gene is repressed in a/alpha diploid cells. With(More)
Levels of transcripts initiated at a hut promoter in Bacillus subtilis were analysed. The addition of histidine to the culture medium increased the level of the transcript sixfold. In the presence of histidine and glucose together, the level of the transcript was reduced to the level in the absence of induction. Furthermore, addition of a mixture of 16(More)
Endothelial dysfunctions that include decreased nitric oxide (NO) bioactivity and increased endothelin-1 (ET-1) bioactivity have been considered to be involved in the pathogenesis of cerebral vasospasm (CVS) after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Recent cardiovascular studies have revealed that cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is involved in a disturbance(More)
We have developed a cell culture system for the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus, in which a clear circadian oscillation of vasopressin release was observed. Using this culture system, the effect of anisomycin, an inhibitor of protein synthesis, on the circadian rhythm was studied. A phase-delay of more than 15 h could be produced by a 6-h anisomycin pulse. The(More)
Stroke remains a major cause of disability throughout the world: paralysis, cognitive impairment, aphasia, and so on. Surgical or medical intervention is curative in only a small number of cases. Nearly all stroke cases require rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation generally improves patient outcome, but it sometimes has no effect or even a mal-influence. The(More)
BACKGROUND The Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS) is an evaluation of cognitive function that can be completed with more cases. However, there are few studies that compare which factor, disease or aging, is a better determinant of performance on the BACS. The present study aimed to investigate the influences of disease and aging on BACS(More)
The number of elderly patients with an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) has been increasing in aging- or aged societies in many countries. A treatment strategy for the elderly with aSAH has not been established, although many studies have been published emphasizing poor outcome for aSAH. The aim of this study was to analyze the factors and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Carotid plaque contains biologically active substances released into the blood during carotid artery stenting (CAS). The main purpose of this prospective study was to analyse sequential changes in oxidative stress during CAS and their relationship to clinical factors. METHODS Twenty-two consecutive CAS procedures were performed(More)
BACKGROUND The number of elderly subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients has been increasing. The aim of this study was to analyze long-term outcome for elderly (≥75 years) SAH patients and to establish a treatment strategy. METHODS From January 2005 to December 2013, 86 consecutive cases were treated. We used a modified Rankin Scale (mRS) at the(More)
BACKGROUND An insult due to intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is critical to patients. So, breakthroughs in ICH treatment are very important. OBJECTIVE Advances in the stem cell treatment of stroke have been remarkable. And stem cell experimentation on ischemic stroke, however, preceded such work on ICH and did not emphasized ICH therapy. METHOD We review(More)
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