Yuichi Takayama

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To clarify the neural correlates and brain activity during the progression of human non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, we examined the absolute regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) during light and deep NREM sleep and during wakefulness in normal humans using positron emission tomography with H(2)(15)O. Relative changes in rCBF during light and deep NREM(More)
Recent studies in humans and other species show that there is substantial transverse shear strain in the left ventricular myocardium, and others have shown transverse myocardial laminae separated by cleavage planes. We proposed that cellular rearrangement based on shearing along myocardial cleavage planes could account for > 50% of normal systolic wall(More)
Previous studies suggest that the laminar architecture of left ventricular myocardium may be critical for normal ventricular mechanics. However, systolic three-dimensional deformation of the laminae has never been measured. Therefore, end-systolic finite strains relative to end diastole, from biplane radiography of transmural markers near the apex and base(More)
From a flounder pituitary cDNA library, cDNA clones encoding a 28-kDa glycoprotein produced by the pars intermedia of the pituitary were isolated and characterized. Nucleotide sequencing demonstrated a precursor of the 28-kDa protein, which consisted of 231 amino acid residues, to be cleaved into a signal peptide (24 amino acids) and a mature protein (207(More)
From pituitary cDNA libraries of Atlantic cod and chum salmon, cDNA clones coding for somatolactin (SL), a presumed pituitary hormone belonging to the growth hormone (GH)/prolactin (PRL) family, were isolated and characterized. The 1.3-kb cod SL mRNA was composed of a greater than 0.25-kb 5' untranslated region, a coding region for the precursor of 235(More)
From a chum salmon genomic DNA library, clones coding for somatolactin (SL), a presumed pituitary hormone belonging to the GH/PRL family, were isolated and analyzed. The salmon SL gene was 16 kilobases (kb) in length, this being the largest among mammalian GH (approximately 2 kb) and PRL (approximately 10 kb) and fish GH (approximately 4 kb) genes. As in(More)
Csk (carboxyl-terminal Src kinase) is a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase that phosphorylates a critical tyrosine residue in each of the Src family kinases (SFKs) to inhibit their activities. Recently, we identified a transmembrane protein, Cbp (Csk-binding protein), that, when phosphorylated, can recruit Csk to the membrane where the SFKs are located. The(More)
PURPOSE For a complete denture to function effectively, the denture must be stabilized during mastication. The alveolar ridge has various forms, and we must choose the artificial tooth arrangement that is most suitable to the form of the alveolar ridge. The purpose of this study was twofold: (i) to examine the relationship between the alveolar ridge form(More)
A case of jaundice due to an obstruction of the afferent loop following a pancreatoduodenectomy is presented. The dilated loop of the jejunum was drained percutaneously with a 12-F gastrostomy tube. Localized peritonitis around the puncture site was managed conservatively and the obstructive jaundice improved. The treatment strategy for this type of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of valsartan on cardiac sympathetic nerve activity, plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentration, cardiac function, and symptoms in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) by comparison with those of enalapril. METHODS 50 patients with CHF (left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 40%) were randomly(More)