Tomotaka Suzuki

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OBJECTIVE Dopamine supersensitivity psychosis (DSP) is considered to be one cause of treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS). The authors investigated the efficacy of risperidone long-acting injections (RLAI) in patients with TRS and DSP. METHOD This is a multicenter, prospective, 12-month follow-up, observational study that included unstable and severe(More)
There may be subtypes in treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS), and one of the subtypes may be related to dopamine supersensitivity psychosis (DSP). In developing strategies for prevention and treatment TRS, it is important to clarify the role of DSP in TRS. TRS patients were recruited from 3 hospitals for the present study. Through chart reviews, all(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Although some investigators recently suggested that MMP-9 may play a critical role in invasion and metastasis, along with MMP-2, in esophageal carcinoma, there has been no direct evidence that MMPs play a critical role in the actual invasion of esophageal carcinoma cells. Here, we investigated the role of MMPs in the in vitro(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Telomerase has been suggested as being necessary for continued cell growth and progression of cancer. Esophageal cancer and matched normal esophageal tissue from 54 patients were analyzed for telomerase activity, human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) mRNA expression, and their correlation with clinicopathological factors.(More)
We postulated that primary motor cortex (M1) activity does not just decrease immediately prior to voluntary muscle relaxation; rather, it is dynamic and acts as an active cortical process. Thus we investigated the detailed time course of M1 excitability changes during muscle relaxation. Ten healthy participants performed a simple reaction time task. After(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is considered to involve abnormalities in inhibitory processes including gating systems. Auditory P50 inhibition, which is assessed by using a paired auditory stimulus paradigm to record P50 mid-latency evoked potential, is assumed to reflect sensory gating. In the present study, we investigated auditory P50 inhibition in(More)
In this study, we investigated how ipsilateral motor cortex (M1) activation during unimanual hand movements and hemispheric asymmetry changed after motor skill learning. Eleven right-handed participants preformed a two-ball-rotation motor task with the right and the left hand, separately, in all experimental sessions. Before and after exercise sessions, the(More)
BACKGROUND Although a variety of factors are known to be significantly related to poor prognosis in schizophrenia, their interactions remain unclear. Dopamine supersensitivity psychosis (DSP) is a clinical concept related to long-term pharmacotherapy and could be one of the key factors contributing to the development of treatment-resistant schizophrenia(More)
To accommodate developing tooth germ in the alveolar bone, active bone resorption and the recruitment of numerous osteoclasts are essential. Recently, the signaling of receptor activator of nuclear factor-ΚB (RANK) and its ligand (RANKL) was reported to play a pivotal role in osteoclast formation and activation. The aim of this study was to examine the(More)
We postulated that gradual muscle relaxation during motor learning would dynamically change activity in the primary motor cortex (M1) and modify short-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI). Thus, we compared changes in M1 excitability both pre and post motor learning during gradual muscle relaxation. Thirteen healthy participants were asked to gradually(More)