Yoshinori Yamakawa

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Patients with Hodgkin's disease can develop paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia because of the generation of autoantibodies against mGluR1 (mGluR1-Abs). Yet, the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying their motor coordination deficits remain to be elucidated. Here, we show that application of IgG purified from the patients' serum to cerebellar slices of mice(More)
The physiological role of mGluR1-induced inward current in a Purkinje neuron was studied in a cerebellar slice preparation. In a voltage-clamp condition, application of a mGluR1 agonist (RS)-3,5-dihydroxyphenylglycine (DHPG) induced both the transient and sustained phases of inward currents, which were blocked by simultaneous application of a mGluR1(More)
Across cultures, social relationships are often thought of, described, and acted out in terms of physical space (e.g. "close friends" "high lord"). Does this cognitive mapping of social concepts arise from shared brain resources for processing social and physical relationships? Using fMRI, we found that the tasks of evaluating social compatibility and of(More)
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