Tsuyoshi Hamaguchi

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To discover susceptibility genes of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD), we conducted a 3-stage genome-wide association study (GWAS) using three populations: Japanese from the Japanese Genetic Consortium for Alzheimer Disease (JGSCAD), Koreans, and Caucasians from the Alzheimer Disease Genetic Consortium (ADGC). In Stage 1, we evaluated data for 5,877,918(More)
Rare non-synonymous variants of TREM2 have recently been shown to be associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in Caucasians. We here conducted a replication study using a well-characterized Japanese sample set, comprising 2,190 late-onset AD (LOAD) cases and 2,498 controls. We genotyped 10 non-synonymous variants (Q33X, Y38C, R47H, T66M, N68K, D87N, T96K,(More)
Inhibition of amyloid-beta (Abeta) aggregation is an attractive therapeutic strategy for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Certain phenolic compounds have been reported to have anti-Abeta aggregation effects in vitro. This study systematically investigated the effects of phenolic compounds on AD model transgenic mice (Tg2576). Mice were fed five phenolic compounds(More)
Deposition of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide in senile plaques and cerebral Aβ angiopathy (CAA) can be stimulated in Aβ-precursor protein (APP)-transgenic mice by the intracerebral injection of dilute brain extracts containing aggregated Aβ seeds. Growing evidence implicates a prion-like mechanism of corruptive protein templating in this phenomenon, in which(More)
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a common cause of hand, foot, and mouth disease and sometimes causes severe neurologic complications, mainly in children. We report a case of adult-onset encephalitis caused by intrafamilial transmission of a subgenogroup C4 strain of EV71. This case elucidates the risk for EV71 encephalitis even in adults.
There have been more than 400 patients who contracted Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) via a medical procedure, that is, through the use of neurosurgical instruments, intracerebral electroencephalographic electrodes (EEG), human pituitary hormone, dura mater grafts, corneal transplant, and blood transfusion. The number of new patients with iatrogenic CJD has(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of single dose of Melissa officinalis extract which contained rosmarinic acid, including food-effects in healthy individuals. A total of eleven healthy individuals were randomly assigned to treatment arms in the two studies [Study 1 (fasted state) and Study 2 (fed state)].(More)
We analysed the epidemiological data and clinical features of patients with prion diseases that had been registered by the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Committee, Japan, over the past 10 years, since 1999. We obtained information on 1685 Japanese patients suspected as having prion diseases and judged that 1222 patients had prion diseases,(More)
Up to February 2008, a total of 132 patients with dura mater graft-associated Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (dCJD) have been identified in Japan, accounting for a majority of the world's patients with dCJD. The patients received dura mater grafts from 1978 to 1993. Lyodura (B. Braun, Melsungen, Germany) was used for all the patients in whom the brand name of(More)
We report a 52-year-old Japanese man showing both upper and lower motor neuron signs with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Analysis of the TAR DNA-binding protein of 43 kDa (TDP-43) gene (TARDBP) revealed a glycine-to-serine substitution at position 298 (G298S). Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) level of total tau protein (CSF-tau) of our patient was(More)