Kazuyuki Nakagome

National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Кодаиры, Tōkyō, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: Despite the known relationship between prefrontal function and increased suicidality during major depressive episodes, the links between prefrontal function and suicidality remain unclear in major depressive disorder (MDD). Suicidal ideation usually precedes a suicide attempt. If prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity is a biomarker for suicidal ideation in depression, monitoring it could be useful for suicide prevention. Therefore, in this study, we assessed the association between prefrontal function and suicidal ideation in MDD. Prefrontal function in 67 patients with MDD (31 with suicidal ideation and 36 without) and 67 age-, gender-, and intelligence quotient-matched healthy controls (HCs) was evaluated using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) during a verbal fluency task (VFT). Suicidal ideation was assessed using item 3 of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD). Regional hemodynamic changes were significantly smaller in patients with MDD than in HCs in prefrontal and temporal regions. Hemodynamic changes in the right dorsolateral PFC (DLPFC), orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), and right frontopolar cortex (FPC) regions in patients with MDD with suicidal ideation were significantly smaller than in those without suicidal ideation. In addition, hemodynamic changes correlated negatively with the severity of suicidal ideation in the DLPFC, OFC, and FPC in patients with MDD. Further studies with a larger sample size are required to verify our findings. These results suggest that the DLPFC, OFC, and FPC are brain substrates of suicidal ideation in depressive states in patients with MDD, and that NIRS data can be employed as a clinically useful biomarker for the assessment of suicide risk. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Journal of Affective Disorders 08/2015; 181. DOI:10.1016/j.jad.2015.04.010 · 3.71 Impact Factor
  • PLoS ONE 04/2015; 10(4):e0123972. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0123972 · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Recent studies have indicated the potential clinical use of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as a tool in assisting the diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD); however, it is still unclear whether NIRS signal changes during cognitive task are state- or trait-dependent, and whether NIRS could be a neural predictor of treatment response. Therefore, we conducted a longitudinal study to explore frontal haemodynamic changes following antidepressant treatment in medication-naïve MDD using 52-channel NIRS. This study included 25 medication-naïve individuals with MDD and 62 healthy controls (HC). We performed NIRS scans before and after antidepressant treatment and measured changes of [oxy-Hb] activation during a verbal fluency task (VFT) following treatment. Individuals with MDD showed significantly decreased [oxy-Hb] values during a VFT compared with HC in the bilateral frontal and temporal cortices at baseline. There were no [oxy-Hb] changes between pre- and post-antidepressant treatment time points in the MDD cohort despite significant improvement in depressive symptoms. There was a significant association between mean [oxy-Hb] values during a VFT at baseline and improvement in depressive symptoms following treatment in the bilateral inferior frontal and middle temporal gyri in MDD. These findings suggest that hypofrontality response to a VFT may represent a potential trait marker for depression rather than a state marker. Moreover, the correlation analysis indicates that the NIRS signals before the initiation of treatment may be a biological marker to predict patient's clinical response to antidepressant treatment. The present study provides further evidence to support a potential application of NIRS for the diagnosis and treatment of depression.
    PLoS ONE 03/2015; 10(3):e0120828. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0120828 · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The Rhinovirus C (RV-C) were discovered in 2006 and these agents are an important cause of respiratory morbidity. Little is known about their biology. RV-C15 (C15) can be produced by transfection of recombinant viral RNA into cells and subsequent purification over a 30% sucrose cushion, even though yields and infectivity of other RV-C genotypes with this protocol are low. The goal of this study was to determine whether poor RV-C yields were due to capsid instability, and moreover, to develop a robust protocol suitable for the purification of many RV-C types. Capsid stability assays indicated that virions of RV-C41 (refractory to purification) have similar tolerance for osmotic and temperature stress as RV-A16 (purified readily), although C41 is more sensitive to low pH. Modification to the purification protocol by removing detergent increased the yield of RV-C. Addition of nonfat dry milk to the sucrose cushion increased the virus yield but sacrificed purity of the viral suspension. Analysis of virus distribution following centrifugation indicated that the majority of detectable viral RNA (vRNA) was found in pellets refractory to resuspension. Reduction of the centrifugal force with commiserate increase in spin-time improved the recovery of RV-C for both C41 and C2. Transfection of primary lung fibroblasts (WisL cells) followed by the modified purification protocol further improved yields of infectious C41 and C2. Described herein is a higher-yield purification protocol suitable for RV-C types refractory to the standard purification procedure. The findings suggest that aggregation-adhesion problems rather than capsid instability influence RV-C yield during purification. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.
    Journal of Virological Methods 02/2015; 217. DOI:10.1016/j.jviromet.2015.02.019 · 1.88 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Cortisol dysregulation has been proposed to be involved in depression. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) was previously reported to be higher in the elderly. Furthermore, insulin resistance and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes are known to increase with aging. The aim of the present study was to determine whether a relationship existed between plasma cortisol levels following the dexamethasone/corticotrophin-releasing hormone (DEX/CRH) test and insulin resistance evaluated by the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-R) in elderly MDD subjects. Fifteen unmedicated MDD inpatients and 17 age- and sex-matched healthy controls participated in this study. After overnight fasting, blood samples were collected to measure plasma glucose and insulin concentrations, estimate HOMA-R, and perform the DEX/CRH test to evaluate HPA axis function. The value of the area under the time curve of plasma cortisol concentrations (CortAUC) and peak cortisol values (Cortpeak) following the administration of DEX/CRH both correlated with HOMA-R in MDD group. In contrast, neither CortAUC nor Cortpeak correlated with HOMA-R in controls. This is the first study to directly demonstrate the relationship between HPA axis dysregulation assessed with the DEX/CRH test and the index of insulin resistance estimated as HOMA-R in elderly MDD patients. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.. All rights reserved.
    Psychiatry Research 02/2015; 174(2-3). DOI:10.1016/j.psychres.2015.01.026 · 2.68 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 02/2015; 135(2):AB222. DOI:10.1016/j.jaci.2014.12.1660 · 11.25 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The activation of oxygenated hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) has been shown to be lacking in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of patients with late-onset depression (LOD), in verbal fluency task (VFT)-related near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). In our previous studies, we have emphasized the connection between the lack of activation in the frontopolar cortex and social functioning disorder in patients with LOD. In this study, we investigated whether the responsiveness to medical treatment of untreated patients with LOD, particularly social functioning improvements, could be predicted by NIRS findings at the initial examination. The subjects were 29 patients with LOD who were diagnosed with major depression at 65 years or older at the initial examination (mean age ± standard deviation, 72.4 ± 5.71 years). We measured the changes in hemoglobin concentration in the prefrontal and temporal cortex regions during a VFT by using 52-channel NIRS. In addition, depression status and social functioning were evaluated with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and the Social Adaptation Self-evaluation Scale, respectively, at the initial examination and 8 weeks after the treatment. A negative correlation was found between the NIRS activation in the right ventrolateral PFC region before treatment and the improvement in social functioning. These results suggested that the social functioning improvements were greater in LOD with initially lower NIRS activation in the right ventrolateral PFC region. NIRS is a simple technique that can be used before treatment to evaluate the social functioning levels of patients with LOD, and predict social functioning improvement after treatment.
    Journal of Psychiatric Research 01/2015; 62. DOI:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.01.009 · 4.09 Impact Factor
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    Tomiki Sumiyoshi, Hiroshi Kunugi, Kazuyuki Nakagome
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    ABSTRACT: Negative symptoms (e.g., decreased spontaneity, social withdrawal, blunt affect) and disturbances of cognitive function (e.g., several types of memory, attention, processing speed, executive function, fluency) provide a major determinant of long-term outcome in patients with schizophrenia. Specifically, motivation deficits, a type of negative symptoms, have been attracting interest as (1) a moderator of cognitive performance in schizophrenia and related disorders, and (2) a modulating factor of cognitive enhancers/remediation. These considerations suggest the need to clarify neurobiological substrates regulating motivation. Genetic studies indicate a role for the monoamine systems in motivation and key cognitive domains. For example, polymorphism of genes encoding catecholamine-O-methyltransferase, an enzyme catabolizing dopamine (DA), affects performance on tests of working memory and executive function in a phenotype (schizophrenia vs. healthy controls)-dependent fashion. On the other hand, motivation to maximize rewards has been shown to be influenced by other genes encoding DA-related substrates, such as DARPP-32 and DA-D2 receptors. Serotonin (5-HT) receptors may also play a significant role in cognitive and motivational disabilities in psychoses and mood disorders. For example, mutant mice over-expressing D2 receptors in the striatum, an animal model of schizophrenia, exhibit both decreased willingness to work for reward and up-regulation of 5-HT2C receptors. Taken together, genetic predisposition related to 5-HT receptors may mediate the diversity of incentive motivation that is impaired in patients receiving biological and/or psychosocial treatments. Thus, research into genetic and neurobiological measures of motivation, in association with 5-HT receptors, is likely to facilitate intervention into patients seeking better social consequences.
    Frontiers in Neuroscience 12/2014; 8:395. DOI:10.3389/fnins.2014.00395
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    ABSTRACT: Background Epidemiologic studies provide evidence of differential virulence of rhinovirus species (RV). We recently reported that RV-A and RV-C induced more severe illnesses than RV-B, which suggests that the biology of RV-B might be different from RV-A or RV-C. Objective To test the hypothesis that RV-B has lower replication and induces lesser cytokine responses than RV-A or RV-C. Methods We cloned full-length cDNA of RV-A16, A36, B52, B72, C2, C15, and C41 from clinical samples and grew clinical isolates of RV-A7 and RV-B6 in cultured cells. Sinus epithelial cells were differentiated at the air-liquid interface. We tested for differences in viral replication in epithelial cells after infection with purified viruses (108 RNA copies) and measured virus load by quantitative RT-PCR. We measured lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) concentration as a marker of cellular cytotoxicity, and cytokine and/or chemokine secretion by multiplex ELISA. Results At 24 hours after infection, the virus load of RV-B (RV-B52, RV-B72, or RV-B6) in adherent cells was lower than that of RV-A or RV-C. The growth kinetics of infection indicated that RV-B types replicate more slowly. Furthermore, RV-B released less LDH than RV-A or RV-C, and induced lower levels of cytokines and chemokines such as CXCL10, even after correction for viral replication. RV-B replicates to lower levels also in primary bronchial epithelial cells. Conclusions Our results indicate that RV-B types have lower and slower replication, and lower cellular cytotoxicity and cytokine and/or chemokine production compared with RV-A or RV-C. These characteristics may contribute to reduced severity of illnesses that has been observed with RV-B infections.
    The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 08/2014; 134(2). DOI:10.1016/j.jaci.2014.01.029 · 11.25 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Social functioning has received widespread attention as one of the most important outcomes in psychiatric disorders and has been related to cognitive functioning and the underlying brain activity. Cognitive decline, however, appears not only in the psychiatric population but also in aged individuals. In our previous study, we demonstrated a significant relationship between social functioning and prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity in patients with depression. However, it has not been shown whether the above relationship could be extended to healthy populations. The purpose of the present study was to investigate a possible association between social functioning and prefrontal hemodynamic responses in healthy elderly adults by using a non-invasive and low-constraint functional neuroimaging technique, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Study subjects included 55 healthy, elderly volunteers. We measured hemodynamic responses over prefrontal cortical (PFC) areas during the verbal fluency task by using multi-channel NIRS and analyzed the relationship between task-associated hemodynamic responses and social functioning as measured by the Social Adaptation Self-Evaluation Scale (SASS). A significant positive relationship was observed between the SASS total score and PFC activation. Our findings suggest that PFC activation is associated with social functioning in healthy elderly adults. Furthermore, hemodynamic responses assessed using non-invasive NIRS could be a useful biological marker of these characteristics.
    Behavioural Brain Research 06/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.bbr.2014.06.052 · 3.39 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Allergic airway inflammation is generally considered to be a Th2-type immune response. Recent studies, however, have demonstrated that Th17-type immune responses also play important roles in this process, particularly in the pathogenesis of neutrophilic airway inflammation, a hallmark of severe asthma. We scrutinized several Kampo extracts that reportedly exhibit anti-inflammatory activity by using in vitro differentiation system of human and mouse naïve T cells. We found that hange-shashin-to (HST) and oren-gedoku-to (OGT) possess inhibitory activity for Th17 responses in vitro. Indeed, wogonin and berberine, major components common to HST and OGT, exhibit Th17-inhibitory activities in both murine and human systems in vitro. We therefore evaluated whether wogonin suppresses OVA-induced neutrophilic airway inflammation in OVA TCR-transgenic DO11.10 mice. Consequently, oral administration of wogonin significantly improved OVA-induced neutrophilic airway inflammation. Wogonin suppressed the differentiation of naïve T cells to Th17 cells, while showing no effects on activated Th17 cells.
    05/2014; 2014:571508. DOI:10.1155/2014/571508
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    ABSTRACT: The present study aimed to test the construct validity and internal consistency of the Social Cognition Screening Questionnaire (SCSQ)(1) (Japanese version). We first tested whether the subscale scores and the total score of the SCSQ could discriminate patients with schizophrenia from normal controls. Next, we tested the internal consistency. Finally, we investigated the relationship between the subscale scores and other measures of social cognition and social functioning that were presumed to correspond to the subscale's scores, including the Hinting task, the Ambiguous Intentions Hostility Questionnaire (AIHQ), the Beck Cognitive Insight Scale (BCIS) and the Social Functioning Scale (SFS). The subscale scores and the total score appeared to show more robust between-group differences than other measures of social cognition, such as the AIHQ and the Hinting task. The total score distinguished the patients from normal controls with the area under the receiver-operator characteristics (ROC) curve being 0.84, which was fairly well. The Cronbach's alpha for the four subscales was 0.72, which was considered acceptable. In terms of criterion-related validity, theory of mind, metacognition and hostility bias subscale scores showed significant correlations with the Hinting task, BCIS and AIHQ, respectively. Moreover, the theory of mind subscale score showed a significant correlation with four domain scores of the SFS. The present results indicated good construct validity and internal consistency of the SCSQ. Although this is an interim report with a small sample size, the SCSQ holds promise as an efficient measure for social cognition.
    Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 03/2014; 68(9). DOI:10.1111/pcn.12181 · 1.62 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The regional neuronal changes taking place between before and after cognitive rehabilitation are still not characterized in schizophrenia patients. In addition, it is not known whether these regional changes are predictive or correlated with treatment response. We conducted a preliminary quasi-experimental study to investigate the effects of a Neuropsychological Educational Approach to Cognitive Remediation (NEAR), one of the cognitive remediation therapies, on neurocognitive functioning assessed by the Japanese version of the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS-J), and on prefrontal and temporal hemodynamic responses during working memory (WM) task (2-back, letter version) using 52-channel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). We assessed 19 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder twice with an interval of 6 months. Moreover, taking into consideration the possible practice effect, we assessed 12 control patients twice with an interval of 6 months. The NEAR group, in comparison with the control group, showed significant improvement in two subcomponents of BACS-J, that is, motor speed and executive function along with the composite scores. The NEAR group also showed a significant increase in brain activation in the bilateral cortical regions associated with WM, and in comparison with the control group the between-group differences were restricted to the right frontopolar area. In addition, the amount of enhancement in some cognitive subcomponents was positively correlated with the magnitude of an increase in hemodynamic response during WM task predominantly in the right hemispheres. These findings suggest that neurocognitive deficits in schizophrenia and their neural dysfunction may be improved by NEAR, and NIRS may be a useful tool to assess the changes of the neural activity underlying the improvement of neurocognitive functioning elicited by neurocognitive rehabilitation.
    Schizophrenia Research 03/2014; 153(1-3). DOI:10.1016/j.schres.2014.01.031 · 4.43 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 02/2014; 133(2):AB191. DOI:10.1016/j.jaci.2013.12.685 · 11.25 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abnormal prefrontal function plays a central role in the cognition deficits of schizophrenic patients; however, the character of the relationship between discriminant analysis and prefrontal activation remains undetermined. Recently, evidence of low prefrontal cortex (PFC) activation in individuals with schizophrenia has also been found during verbal fluency tests (VFT) and other cognitive tests with several neuroimaging methods. The purpose of this study is to assess the hemodynamic changes of the PFC and discriminant analysis between schizophrenia patients and healthy controls during VFT task by utilizing functional optical topography. A total of 99 subjects including 53 schizophrenic patients and 46 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were studied. The results showed that the healthy group had larger activation in the right and left PFC than in the middle PFC. Besides, the schizophrenic group showed weaker task performance and lower activation in the whole PFC than the healthy group. The result of the discriminant analysis showed a significant difference with P value <0.001 in six channels (CH 23, 29, 31, 40, 42, 52) between the schizophrenic and healthy groups. Finally, 68.69% and 71.72% of subjects are correctly classified as being schizophrenic or healthy with all 52 channels and six significantly different channels, respectively. Our findings suggest that the left PFC can be a feature region for discriminant analysis of schizophrenic diagnosis.
    Journal of Biomedical Optics 01/2014; 19(1):11006. DOI:10.1117/1.JBO.19.1.011006 · 2.75 Impact Factor
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    Schizophrenia Research 12/2013; 152(1). DOI:10.1016/j.schres.2013.11.008 · 4.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Perillyl alcohol (POH) is an isoprenoid which inhibits farnesyl transferase and geranylgeranyl transferase, key enzymes that induce conformational and functional changes in small G proteins to conduct signal production for cell proliferation. Thus, it has been tried for the treatment of cancers. However, although it affects the proliferation of immunocytes, its influence on immune responses has been examined in only a few studies. Notably, its effect on antigen-induced immune responses has not been studied. In this study, we examined whether POH suppresses Ag-induced immune responses with a mouse model of allergic airway inflammation. POH treatment of sensitized mice suppressed proliferation and cytokine production in Ag-stimulated spleen cells or CD4(+) T cells. Further, sensitized mice received aerosolized OVA to induce allergic airway inflammation, and some mice received POH treatment. POH significantly suppressed indicators of allergic airway inflammation such as airway eosinophilia. Cytokine production in thoracic lymph nodes was also significantly suppressed. These results demonstrate that POH suppresses antigen-induced immune responses in the lung. Considering that it exists naturally, POH could be a novel preventive or therapeutic option for immunologic lung disorders such as asthma with minimal side effects.
    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 12/2013; 443(1). DOI:10.1016/j.bbrc.2013.11.106 · 2.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: AimThis study investigated whether or not and how much milnacipran influences the indexes of I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (I-MIBG) scintigraphy, early heart-to-mediastinum (H/M) ratio, delayed H/M ratio, and wash-out rate. Methods Six elderly depressed patients participated in the study. All six patients met the diagnostic criteria for a major depressive disorder. They were taking milnacipran for their depression. They needed differential diagnosis for Lewy body diseases due to their symptomatology. I-MIBG scintigraphy was performed twice for each subject, once under prescription of milnacipran and the other without prescription of milnacipran. ResultsBoth early and delayed phase H/M ratio were significantly lower when taking milnacipran (early phase H/M ratio, P < 0.01, Cohen's d 1.62; delayed phase H/M ratio, P < 0.005, Cohen's d 1.98) than when not taking the drug. Wash-out rate (%) was significantly higher when taking milnacipran (P < 0.05, Cohen's d 2.31) than when off the drug. Conclusion Taking milnacipran substantially influences the indexes of I-MIBG scintigraphy, indicating that taking the drug possibly causes a false-positive result for Lewy body diseases diagnosis.
    Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 11/2013; 68(3). DOI:10.1111/pcn.12111 · 1.62 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: It is desirable to establish evidence for the selection of antipsychotics from the viewpoint of recovery of social activity in individual patient with schizophrenia receiving medication. From this perspective, awareness of the importance of studies about drug effectiveness on treatment discontinuation rate, remission rate, and improvement in QOL has grown recently. In Western countries, numerous reports are available in effectiveness studies, which are related to olanzapine and risperidone primarily, whereas evidence for other second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) is poor. In Japan, no effectiveness study has been reported: thus, it is desirable to collect data that will serve as evidence for selection of the 3 SGAs approved after olanzapine. The present study was a long-term effectiveness study under healthcare setting in Japan. It was designed as an open-label, multicenter, randomized, comparative study involving 104-week oral treatment with 1 of the 3 drugs (aripiprazole, blonanserin, and paliperidone) in patients with schizophrenia aged 20 years or over who required antipsychotic medication or switching of the current medication to others for reasons such as lack of efficacy and intolerability. The primary endpoint is treatment discontinuation rate for any causes. The secondary endpoints include remission rate, improvement of social activity, alleviation, aggravation or recurrence of psychiatric symptoms, and safety. The target number of subjects was set at 300. Because this study is expected to yield evidence regarding the selection of antipsychotics for facilitating the recovery of social activity in patients with schizophrenia, it is considered highly valuable to perform this effectiveness study under ordinary healthcare setting in Japan.Trial registration: UMIN Clinical Trials Registry 000007942.
    BMC Psychiatry 10/2013; 13(1):243. DOI:10.1186/1471-244X-13-243 · 2.24 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Insight has been studied mostly from a clinical perspective. Recently, the focus of this research field shifted to cognitive insight or the ability to monitor and correct the erroneous convictions of individuals. In this study, we investigated the relationship between cognitive insight and prefrontal function during a cognitive task in 30 patients with clinically stable schizophrenia and 30 age- and gender-matched healthy controls. We measured the changes in hemoglobin concentration in the prefrontal and temporal cortical regions during a verbal fluency task (VFT) by using 52-channel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Cognitive insight was measured using the Beck Cognitive Insight Scale (BCIS). Regional hemodynamic changes were significantly smaller in the schizophrenia group than in the control group in prefrontal and temporal regions, and significant positive relationship was observed between the score of the BCIS self-reflectiveness subscale and right ventrolateral prefrontal and right temporal functions during the VFT. These results suggest that the right ventrolateral prefrontal and temporal cortical regions are associated with cognitive insight in clinically stable patients with schizophrenia and that NIRS is an efficient medical tool for monitoring these characteristics.
    Schizophrenia Research 08/2013; 150(1). DOI:10.1016/j.schres.2013.07.048 · 4.43 Impact Factor

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  • 2012–2015
    • National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
      Кодаиры, Tōkyō, Japan
    • University of Wisconsin–Madison
      • Department of Pediatrics
      Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • 2006–2015
    • Tottori University
      • • Department of Brain and Neurosciences
      • • Faculty of Medicine
      • • Department of Multidisciplinary Internal Medicine
      • • School of Medicine
      TTJ, Tottori, Japan
  • 2009–2014
    • Saitama Medical University
      • • Allergy Center
      • • Department of Respiratory Medicine
      Saitama, Saitama, Japan
  • 1990–2013
    • The University of Tokyo
      • • Department of Allergy and Rheumatology
      • • Department of Neuropsychiatry
      • • Department of Child Psychiatry
      Tōkyō, Japan
  • 2001–2008
    • Showa University
      • • Department of Psychiatry
      • • Department of Medicine
      Shinagawa, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 2007
    • Aino University
      Takatuki, Ōsaka, Japan
  • 2005
    • Kitasato University
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 2000
    • Gunma University
      Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
  • 1998–2000
    • Teikyo University Hospital
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 1993
    • Teikyo University
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan