Hiroki Kitaura

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Affiliation: Niigata University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Optical imaging of human epileptogenic tissues in vitro
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Department of Pathology, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Niigata, Japan
    Neuropathology 33:469-74. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Periventricular nodular heterotopia functionally couples with the overlying hippocampus
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Department of Pathology, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Niigata, Japan
    Epilepsia 53:e127-31. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Spatiotemporal dynamics of epileptiform propagations: imaging of human brain slices
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Department of Pathology, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Chuo Ku, Niigata, Japan
    Neuroimage 58:50-9. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Significance of horizontal propagation of synchronized activities in human epileptic neocortex investigated by optical imaging and immunohistological study
    Tetsuya Hiraishi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Niigata, Japan
    Epilepsy Res 104:59-67. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Hypertrophy of hippocampal end folium neurons in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy
    Masae Ryufuku
    Department of Pathology, University of Niigata, Japan
    Neuropathology 31:476-85. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Balloon cells in the dentate gyrus in hippocampal sclerosis associated with non-herpetic acute limbic encephalitis
    Hiroaki Miyahara
    Department of Pathology, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, 1 757 Asahimachi, Chuo Ku, Niigata 951 8585, Japan
    Seizure 20:87-9. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Epidermoid cyst involving the medial temporal lobe: surgical pathologic features of the epileptogenic lesion
    Tetsuya Hiraishi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Niigata, Japan
    Neuropathology 32:196-201. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Transcranial imaging of somatotopic map plasticity after tail cut in mice
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Department of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, 1 757 Asahi machi, Chuo Ku, Niigata 951 8585, Japan
    Brain Res 1319:54-9. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Functional local connections with differential activity-dependence and critical periods surrounding the primary auditory cortex in rat cerebral slices
    Ryuichi Hishida
    Department of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, 1 Asahi machi, Niigata 951 8585, Japan
    Neuroimage 34:679-93. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Roles of nitric oxide as a vasodilator in neurovascular coupling of mouse somatosensory cortex
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Department of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Asahi machi, Chuo Ku, Niigata 951 8585, Japan
    Neurosci Res 59:160-71. 2007

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. doi request reprint Optical imaging of human epileptogenic tissues in vitro
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Department of Pathology, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Niigata, Japan
    Neuropathology 33:469-74. 2013
    ..Moreover, we detected significant alterations in neuronal morphology associated with the acquired responses. Therefore, this strategy is useful for gaining a better understanding of the pathomechanisms underlying intractable epilepsy. ..
  2. doi request reprint Periventricular nodular heterotopia functionally couples with the overlying hippocampus
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Department of Pathology, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Niigata, Japan
    Epilepsia 53:e127-31. 2012
    ..The coupling response evoked by stimulation of the subiculum and developing within the heterotopic nodule was enhanced by application of bicuculline. Therefore, activities of the hippocampus and the nodule are closely correlated...
  3. doi request reprint Spatiotemporal dynamics of epileptiform propagations: imaging of human brain slices
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Department of Pathology, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Chuo Ku, Niigata, Japan
    Neuroimage 58:50-9. 2011
    ..These findings indicate that synchronized activities of the early phase may play a key role in spreading abnormal discharges in human cortical epilepsies...
  4. doi request reprint Significance of horizontal propagation of synchronized activities in human epileptic neocortex investigated by optical imaging and immunohistological study
    Tetsuya Hiraishi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Niigata, Japan
    Epilepsy Res 104:59-67. 2013
    ..Further investigations may elucidate the mechanism of hyper-excitability and hyper-synchronization in epileptic cortical tissue itself...
  5. doi request reprint Hypertrophy of hippocampal end folium neurons in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy
    Masae Ryufuku
    Department of Pathology, University of Niigata, Japan
    Neuropathology 31:476-85. 2011
    ..Neuronal hypertrophy is evident in patients with epilepsy, and appears to advance gradually as the hippocampal sclerosis becomes more severe. This alteration may be a consequence of cellular stress incurred by neurons...
  6. doi request reprint Balloon cells in the dentate gyrus in hippocampal sclerosis associated with non-herpetic acute limbic encephalitis
    Hiroaki Miyahara
    Department of Pathology, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, 1 757 Asahimachi, Chuo Ku, Niigata 951 8585, Japan
    Seizure 20:87-9. 2011
    ..In the present case hippocampal sclerosis was an apparently acquired alteration, rather than a result of maldevelopment. The appearance of balloon cells raises questions regarding their origin and morphogenesis...
  7. doi request reprint Epidermoid cyst involving the medial temporal lobe: surgical pathologic features of the epileptogenic lesion
    Tetsuya Hiraishi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Niigata, Japan
    Neuropathology 32:196-201. 2012
    ..This case appears to provide information that is useful for surgical planning in patients with mTLE and epidermoid cysts involving the medial temporal lobe...
  8. doi request reprint Transcranial imaging of somatotopic map plasticity after tail cut in mice
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Department of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, 1 757 Asahi machi, Chuo Ku, Niigata 951 8585, Japan
    Brain Res 1319:54-9. 2010
    ..These data suggest that transcranial flavoprotein fluorescence imaging is a useful technique for investigating somatosensory map plasticity in mice...
  9. ncbi request reprint Functional local connections with differential activity-dependence and critical periods surrounding the primary auditory cortex in rat cerebral slices
    Ryuichi Hishida
    Department of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, 1 Asahi machi, Niigata 951 8585, Japan
    Neuroimage 34:679-93. 2007
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  10. ncbi request reprint Roles of nitric oxide as a vasodilator in neurovascular coupling of mouse somatosensory cortex
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Department of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Asahi machi, Chuo Ku, Niigata 951 8585, Japan
    Neurosci Res 59:160-71. 2007
    ..These results indicate that NO works as a vasodilator in neurovascular coupling of the mouse somatosensory cortex...
  11. doi request reprint Activity-dependent glial swelling is impaired in aquaporin-4 knockout mice
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Center for Integrated Human Brain Science, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Japan Department of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Japan
    Neurosci Res 64:208-12. 2009
    ..We conclude that AQP4 likely plays a significant role in neural activity-dependent glial swelling...
  12. ncbi request reprint Enduring critical period plasticity visualized by transcranial flavoprotein imaging in mouse primary visual cortex
    Manavu Tohmi
    Department of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Niigata 951 8585, Japan
    J Neurosci 26:11775-85. 2006
    ..The present results indicate that transcranial flavoprotein fluorescence imaging is a powerful tool for investigating experience-dependent plasticity in the mouse visual cortex...
  13. ncbi request reprint Activity-dependent persisting modification of polysynaptic neural circuits involving layer V pyramidal neurons in rat auditory cortex in vitro
    Hiroki Kitaura
    Department of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, 1 Asahi machi, Niigata 951 8585, Japan
    Eur J Neurosci 19:356-64. 2004
    ..The present study demonstrates the dynamic properties of polysynaptic circuits involving layer V pyramidal neurons in the AC are strongly affected by activity-dependent synaptic potentiation...