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AIMS Psychiatric comorbidity and mental instability seem to be important unfavorable prognostic factors for long-term psychosocial adjustment in gender identity disorder (GID). However, psychiatric comorbidity in patients with GID has rarely been assessed. In this study, we investigated the psychiatric comorbidity and life events of patients with GID in(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the clinical characteristics of patients with gender identity disorder (GID) at a GID clinic in Japan. A total of 603 consecutive patients were evaluated at the GID clinic using clinical information and results of physical and neurological examinations. Using DSM-IV criteria, 579 patients (96.0%) were diagnosed with GID.(More)
6-Hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) was injected into the rat striatum unilaterally. After 2-4 weeks, a marked decrease in the number of tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive neuronal perikarya and dendrites was observed in the substantia nigra (SN) ipsilateral to the injection. Nissl staining showed a severe cell loss in the same region and electron microscopy(More)
The distribution of nerve fibers containing peptides which include calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), substance P (SP), neuropeptide Y (NPY) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) and enzymes of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and acetylcholinesterase (AchE) in the lacrimal gland of the monkey (Macaca fuscata) was studied using immunohistochemical and(More)
Neuronal morphogenesis is implicated in neuronal function and development with rearrangement of cytoskeletal organization. Ezrin, a member of Ezrin/Radixin/Moesin (ERM) proteins links between membrane proteins and actin cytoskeleton, and contributes to maintenance of cellular function and morphology. In cultured hippocampal neurons, suppression of both(More)
To investigate the biological mechanism of gender identity disorder (GID), five candidate sex hormone-related genes, encoding androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptors alpha (ERalpha) and beta (ERbeta), aromatase (CYP19), and progesterone receptor (PGR) were analyzed by a case-control association study. Subjects were 242 transsexuals (74 male-to-female(More)
PP2A activator FTY720 has been shown to possess the anti-leukemic activity for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), however, the cell killing mechanism underlying its anti-leukemic activity has remained to be verified. We investigated the precise mechanisms underlying the apoptosis induction by FTY720, especially focusing on the roles of BH3-only proteins,(More)
In this study, we tried to clarify the prevalence of suicidal ideation and self-mutilation including suicide attempts among patients with gender identity disorder (GID) and the relationship of those behaviors to demographic characteristics. A total of 500 consecutive Japanese GID patients without any other psychiatric comorbidity were evaluated at the(More)
  • Yosuke Matsumoto, Satoru Nakatsuji, Kentaro Kuga, Yoshitomo Karaki, Naoki Horie, Yasuyuki Shimura +3 others
  • 2011
Fermi liquid theory, the standard theory of metals, has been challenged by a number of observations of anomalous metallic behavior found in the vicinity of a quantum phase transition. The breakdown of the Fermi liquid is accomplished by fine-tuning the material to a quantum critical point by using a control parameter such as the magnetic field, pressure, or(More)