Tatsuo Kuroda

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The posterior parietal cortex is included in the dorsal cortical visual pathway underlying the three-dimensional (3-D) visual recognition of space and objects. The neurons in the lateral intraparietal area (LIP) respond visually to the three-dimensional objects, whereas those in the anterior intraparietal area (AIP) respond to hand movements to grasp them.(More)
BACKGROUND Interferon (IFN) improves hepatic inflammation/fibrosis and reduces the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CH-C). However, HCC develops in some patients who have a sustained virological response (SVR) to IFN therapy. We designed this study to establish a follow-up protocol for patients with CH-C who have(More)
Limited proteolysis of three distinct subspecies of protein kinase C (Ca2+/phospholipid-dependent enzyme, PKC), types I (gamma), II (beta I and beta II), and III (alpha), with Ca2+-dependent neutral proteases I and II (calpains I and II) was studied. All forms of PKC (82 kDa) were converted to two major fragments: a 45-49-kDa catalytic fragment and a 36-kDa(More)
To evaluate the current role of liver transplantation (LT) for methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), we reviewed the literature on outcomes of this treatment, and describe three of our own cases of living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The total number of LT cases identified was 18. Transplantation mode was deceased donor LT in 12, including five combined(More)
A novel hepatoma-derived growth factor was purified from the conditioned medium of human hepatoma-derived cell line, HuH-7, by the assay of [3H]thymidine incorporation into Swiss 3T3 cells. Molecular cloning of a complementary DNA from the cDNA library of HuH-7 cells was done on the basis of the N-terminal amino acid sequence. This protein was acid- and(More)
In the present paper, the involvement of active oxygen species in bone resorption has been studied. In order to compare the production of active oxygen by mouse marrow culture cells, fluorescence due to peroxides reacted with 2,7-dichlorofluorescin was measured. After marrow cells were cultured with 1,25-(OH)2D3 for 8 days, there were tartrate resistant(More)
This report describes a case of Abernethy malformation associated with hepatopulmonary syndrome, which was resolved after shunt ligation. The clinical course indicated that hepatopulmonary syndrome can develop in Abernethy malformation in which liver function and portal pressure is normal, and liver transplantation is not the exclusive therapy for(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the developmental characteristics of the mandibular condyle in sequential phases at the gene level using in situ hybridisation. At d 14.5 of gestation, although no expression of type II collagen mRNA was observed, aggrecan mRNA was detected with type I collagen mRNA in the posterior region of the mesenchymal cell(More)
PTHrP null mutant mice exhibit skeletal abnormalities both in the craniofacial region and limbs. In the growth plate cartilage of the null mutant, a diminished number of proliferating chondrocytes and accelerated chondrocytic differentiation are observed. In order to examine the effect of PTHrP deficiency on the craniofacial morphology and highlight the(More)
Single-unit activities of the bulbar reticular inspiratory neurons directly projecting to hypoglossal motoneurons were studied during fictive ingestion (e.g., swallowing) and rejection elicited by repetitive stimulation of the superior laryngeal nerve and by application of water to the pharynx in immobilized decerebrated cats. The single-unit activity was(More)