Yoshimi Suzuki

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BACKGROUND Neural endocannabinoid function appears to be involved in schizophrenia. Two endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, are found in the brain and elsewhere in the body. We investigated roles of CB2 in schizophrenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS An association study was performed between tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CNR2 gene(More)
This paper proposes a method for event tracking on broadcast news stories based on distinction between a topic and an event. A topic and an event are identified using a simple criterion called domain dependency of words: how greatly a word features a given set of data. The method was tested on the TDT corpus which has been developed by the TDT Pilot Study(More)
Aberrant epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is involved in development of fibrotic disorders and cancer invasion. Alterations of cell-extracellular matrix interaction also contribute to those pathological conditions. However, the functional interplay between EMT and cell-extracellular matrix interactions remains poorly understood. We now show that the(More)
Oxidative stress is regarded as a causative factor in aging and various degenerative diseases. Here, we show the mechanism by which oxidative stress induces disruption of cell-cell junctions using retinal pigment epithelial cells. We demonstrated that reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated activation of Src kinase increases the tyrosine phosphorylation(More)
This ten-year study examined the morphological, physiological, and ecological characteristics of coral growth anomalies on Acropora cytherea on Amuro Island, Okinawa, Japan. The objectives of the study were to assess whether the growth anomalies, identified as diffuse disruptions on the skeleton: (i) were more prevalent on large colonies than on small(More)
[1] An evaluation of DOC export with the formation of North Pacific Intermediate Water is presented. Data from sites representing the relevant North Pacific water masses (subtropical, subpolar, and subtropical transitional) are used to demonstrate the process. We suggest that dissolved organic carbon (DOC)-replete Oyashio (subpolar) water mixes with(More)
Measured changes in dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations in a coral I-ccf at Miyako Island are markedly different from the diurnal sinusoidal pattern expected if biological processes are dominant. We were able to resolve this paradox by constructing a simple model that combines the irflucnccs of organic production and air-sea exchange with water flow and(More)