Tatsuya Hattori

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Many investigations have highlighted the bioaccumulation of dioxins in animals, but little is known about the trophodynamics of dioxins in the food web. In this study, the trophic transfer of nine dibenzo-p-dioxin (PCDD) congeners, eleven dibenzofuran (PCDF) congeners, and twelve non-, mono-ortho polychlorinated biphenyl (non- and mono-ortho PCBs) congeners(More)
We screened LRRK2 mutations in exon 41 in 904 parkin-negative Parkinson's disease (PD) patients (868 probands) from 18 countries across 5 continents. We found three heterozygous missense (novel I2012T, G2019S, and I2020T) mutations in LRRK2 exon 41. We identified 11 (1.3%) among 868 PD probands, including 2 sporadic cases and 8 (6.2%) of 130 autosomal(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the clinical efficacy of arthroscopic mobilization of the wrist for release of persistent traumatic contracture. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 11 consecutive patients who had undergone arthroscopic mobilization after trauma. Patients included 9 men and 2 women who ranged in age from 16 to 65 years (mean, 40 years). Injuries(More)
PURPOSE To report the surgical outcomes for Wassel type III radial polydactyly thumbs of equal or nearly equal size treated by excising the radial thumb with augmentation. METHODS We have reconstructed 15 cases of Wassel type III radial polydactyly, in which the duplicated digits were equal or almost equal in size, by ablation of a radial digit. The(More)
We evaluated the effects of chondroitinase ABC on axonal regeneration across peripheral nerve gaps. We compared axonal regeneration after 15-mm tibial nerve resection and repair with a silicone tube filled with type I collagen gel (negative control group), with a silicone tube filled with type I collagen gel containing chondroitinase ABC at three different(More)
Long-term denervation of muscles results in fibrosis and fat replacement, which prevent muscles from regaining contractile function despite reinnervation. Therefore, prevention of muscle atrophy between nerve repair and muscle reinnervation may improve the functional outcome. A variety of growth factors play significant roles in muscle mass modulation and(More)
We report a 74-year-old woman with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) who were diagnosed as probable progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Her EDS mimicked narcolepsy without cataplexy, because multiple sleep latency tests showed short latencies, human leukocyte antigen testing was positive for DR2/DQB1, and orexin A (hypocretin-I) concentration in her(More)
Tissue distribution is an important property of pharmacokinetic behaviors of dioxins to provide information for risk assessment to wild avian species. In this study, concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls (coplanar PCBs) were determined in muscle, liver,(More)
The recent increase in gram-negative bacteria coproducing multiple classes of β-lactamases has made it difficult to accurately identify metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) producers. In the present study, six methods for detecting MBL producers were compared using 56 gram-negative bacterial isolates that produce various β-lactamases. Sodium mercaptoacetic acid (SMA)(More)
For peripheral nerve regeneration, three-dimensional distribution and growth of cells within the porous scaffold are of clinical significance. We demonstrate that cultured rat Schwann cells and neurospheres grow in vitro on new artificial nerve conduits made with photocrosslinked hyaluronic acid (HA). HA tubular conduits have an inner diameter of 1.2 mm(More)