Yuko Kojima

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Convergence patterns of afferent information from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the masseter muscle (Mm) in the trigeminal subnucleus caudalis in response to natural stimulation were examined in anesthetized rats for a better understanding of masticatory pain phenomena. All neurons tested (135) could be placed in one of the following three classes(More)
– Although image-based user authentication systems have gotten a lot of attention recently to reduce the burden of memorizing passwords, they can be vulnerable to shoulder-surfing attacks. To overcome this problem, shoulder-surfing-resistant image-based authentications with indirect image selection (indirect image-based authentication, or I-IBA) have been(More)
BACKGROUND Several animal models have facilitated the evaluation and pathological understanding of atherosclerosis, but a definitive animal model of coronary atherosclerosis is not available. We therefore developed low density lipoprotein receptor knockout (LDLR-KO) pigs with hypercholesterolemia, a model which rapidly developed coronary atherosclerosis(More)
The present study was to identify the physiological properties of the afferent fibers from the masseter muscle to the caudal part of the spinal trigeminal nucleus of rat using a microelectrode technique. When electrical stimulation was applied to the masseter muscle, the evoked potentials were recorded with a shorter latency (the S-response) or a longer(More)
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