Yoshiaki Fujita

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Diabetic polyneuropathy is a major complication of diabetes and the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy. Sensory-dominant neuropathy is the most common type. We previously used streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic ddY mice with sensory neuropathy to evaluate the therapeutic effects of vascular endothelial growth factor and placental growth factor(More)
A new approach to the deformation modeling of vis-coehwtic objects for their shape control is presented. Manipulative operations of viscoeiastic objects can be found in many industrial fields such as food indust~ and medical product industry. Automatic operations of viscoelastic objects are eagerly requirwd in these jields. Since viscoelastic objects deform(More)
To analyze an abnormal gait pattern in mutant mice (Hugger), we conducted coarse-grained motion capture. Using a simple retroreflective marker-based approach, we could detect high-resolution mutant-specific gait patterns. The phenotypic gait patterns are caused by extreme vertical motion of limbs, revealing inefficient motor functions. To elucidate the(More)
Manipulative operations of rheological objects can be found in many industrial fields such as food industry and medical product industry. Automatic operations of rheological objects are eagerly required in these fields. In this paper, deformation transition graphs are proposed for the forming operations of theological objects. First, a novel forming machine(More)
Placental growth factor-2 (PlGF-2) exhibits neurotrophic activity in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons through the neuropilin-1 (NP-1) receptor in vitro. To examine the potential utility of PlGF-2 therapy for treating diabetic neuropathy, we performed intramuscular PlGF-2 gene transfer by electroporation, and examined its effects on sensory neuropathy in(More)
Using comprehensive data of Japanese firms, including small-sized and unlisted firms, this paper empirically analyzes the relationship of initial public offerings (IPOs) and the governing boards. The results show that board size, interlocks with other firms, and interlocks with other listed firms are all positively related to the probability of an IPO.(More)
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