Yasutaka Murata

Learn More
Cystic periventricular leukomalacia (cPVL), the principal ischemic brain injury in premature infants, is characterized by necrosis of the white matter in the periventricular region and the major neuropathology for spastic motor deficits in cerebral palsy or epilepsy. Recent reports strongly suggest that the brain injury associated with cPVL may have already(More)
Local concentrations of the vasopressor peptide, angiotensin II (AngII), depend upon the balance between synthesis and degradation. Previous studies of blood pressure (BP) regulation have focused primarily on the generation of AngII and its receptors, and less attention has been devoted to angiotensin degradation. Aminopeptidase A (APA, EC is(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an important and dangerous aspect of assisted reproduction techniques. Although elective cryopreservation of all embryos can prevent pregnancy-induced late OHSS, it cannot prevent early OHSS, which is induced by hCG administration. METHODS We undertook this trial to assess the efficacy with which the(More)
Aberrant overexpression of ERG induced by the TMPRSS2-ERG gene fusion is likely involved in the development of prostate cancer. Synthetic pyrrole-imidazole (PI) polyamides recognize and attach to the minor groove of DNA with high affinity and specificity. In the present study, we designed a PI polyamide targeting TMPRSS2-ERG translocation breakpoints and(More)
  • 1