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Efficacy of high-frequency magnetic stimulation of the sacral root in patients with urinary incontinence following a radical prostatectomy

Kai, N., Kawajiri, M., Seki, N., Takano, N., Kira, J. I., Tobimatsu, S. & Naito, S., Apr 1 2011, In : LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. 3, 1, p. 10-14 5 p.

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Efficacy of intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica

Yamasaki, R., Matsushita, T., Fukazawa, T., Yokoyama, K., Fujihara, K., Ogino, M., Yokota, T., Miyamoto, K., Niino, M., Nomura, K., Tomioka, R., Tanaka, M., Kawachi, I., Ohashi, T., Kaida, K. I., Matsui, M., Nakatsuji, Y., Ochi, H., Fukaura, H., Kanda, T. & 5 others, Nagaishi, A., Togo, K., Mizusawa, H., Murai, H. & Kira, J. I., Sep 1 2016, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 22, 10, p. 1337-1348 12 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Efficacy of methylprednisolone pulse therapy for acute relapse in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica: A multicenter retrospective analysis - 1. Whole group analysis

Kira, J. I., Yamasaki, R., Yoshimura, S., Fukazawa, T., Yokoyama, K., Fujihara, K., Ogino, M., Yokota, T., Miyamoto, K., Niino, M., Nomura, K., Tomioka, R., Tanaka, M., Kawachi, I., Ohashi, T., Kaida, K., Matsui, M., Nakatsuji, Y., Ochi, H., Fukaura, H. & 5 others, Kanda, T., Nagaishi, A., Togo, K., Mizusawa, H. & Kawano, Y., Dec 1 2013, In : Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology. 4, 3, p. 305-317 13 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Efficiency of a small-world brain network depends on consciousness level: A resting-state fMRI study

Uehara, T., Yamasaki, T., Okamoto, T., Koike, T., Kan, S., Miyauchi, S., Kira, J. I. & Tobimatsu, S., Jun 2014, In : Cerebral Cortex. 24, 6, p. 1529-1539 11 p.

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73 Citations (Scopus)

ELectron microscopic abnormality and therapeutic efficacy in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy with anti-neurofascin155 immunoglobulin G4 antibody

Kuwahara, M., Suzuki, H., Oka, N., Ogata, H., Yanagimoto, S., Sadakane, S., Fukumoto, Y., Yamana, M., Yuhara, Y., Yoshikawa, K., Morikawa, M., Kawai, S., Okazaki, M., Tsujimoto, T., Kira, J. I. & Kusunoki, S., Mar 2018, In : Muscle and Nerve. 57, 3, p. 498-502 5 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Elevated end-diastolic ratio of the common carotid artery due to cerebral arteriovenous malformation: Two case reports

Tanaka, K., Matsumoto, S., Yamada, T., Kondo, D., Chihara, H., Koga, M., Hatano, T., Miyagi, T., Yamasaki, R. & Kira, J. I., Aug 2018, In : Radiology Case Reports. 13, 4, p. 917-920 4 p.

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Epilepsy and functional brain networks

Uehara, T., Shigeto, H. & Kira, J-I., Jan 1 2014, In : Clinical Neurology. 54, 12, p. 1139-1141 3 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Extensive dysregulations of oligodendrocytic and astrocytic connexins are associated with disease progression in an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis mouse model

Cui, Y., Masaki, K., Yamasaki, R., Imamura, S., Suzuki, S. O., Hayashi, S., Sato, S., Nagara, Y., Kawamura, M. F. & Kira, J. I., Mar 6 2014, In : Journal of neuroinflammation. 11, 42.

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28 Citations (Scopus)

Extensive loss of connexins in Baló's disease: Evidence for an auto-antibody-independent astrocytopathy via impaired astrocyte-oligodendrocyte/ myelin interaction

Masaki, K., Suzuki, S. O., Matsushita, T., Yonekawa, T., Matsuoka, T., Isobe, N., Motomura, K., Wu, X. M., Tabira, T., Iwaki, T. & Kira, J. I., Jun 1 2012, In : Acta neuropathologica. 123, 6, p. 887-900 14 p.

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31 Citations (Scopus)

Fibro-fatty volume of culprit lesions in virtual histology intravascular ultrasound is associated with the amount of debris during carotid artery stenting

Matsumoto, S., Nakahara, I., Higashi, T., Iwamuro, Y., Watanabe, Y., Takezawa, M., Murata, D., Yokota, T., Kira, J. I. & Yamada, T., Apr 1 2010, In : Cerebrovascular Diseases. 29, 5, p. 468-475 8 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Fingolimod (FTY720) therapy in Japanese patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis over 12 months: Results of a phase 2 observational extension

Kira, J. I., Itoyama, Y., Kikuchi, S., Hao, Q., Kurosawa, T., Nagato, K., Tsumiyama, I., von Rosenstiel, P., Zhang-Auberson, L. & Saida, T., Jan 29 2014, In : BMC neurology. 14, 1, 21.

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35 Citations (Scopus)

First diagnostic criteria for atopic myelitis with special reference to discrimination from myelitis-onset multiple sclerosis

Isobe, N., Kanamori, Y., Yonekawa, T., Matsushita, T., Shigeto, H., Kawamura, N. & Kira, J. I., May 15 2012, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 316, 1-2, p. 30-35 6 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Frostbite-like skin lesion as an autonomic symptom of Isaacs' syndrome

Doi, H., Arimura, K., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J. I., Jun 1 2011, In : Internal Medicine. 50, 10, p. 1113-1115 3 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Galectin-1 deficiency improves axonal swelling of motor neurones in SOD1G93A transgenic mice

Kobayakawa, Y., Sakumi, K., Kajitani, K., Kadoya, T., Horie, H., Kira, J. I. & Nakabeppu, Y., Feb 1 2015, In : Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 41, 2, p. 227-244 18 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic and infectious profiles influence cerebrospinal fluid IgG abnormality in japanese multiple sclerosis patients

Yoshimura, S., Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Masaki, K., Sato, S., Kawano, Y., Ochi, H. & Kira, J. I., Apr 15 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 4, e95367.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic and infectious profiles influence cerebrospinal fluid IgG abnormality in Japanese multiple sclerosis patients

Yoshimura, S., Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Masaki, K., Sato, S., Kawano, Y., Ochi, H. & Kira, J. I., Jan 1 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 4, p. e95367

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic and Infectious Profiles of Japanese Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Yoshimura, S., Isobe, N., Yonekawa, T., Matsushita, T., Masaki, K., Sato, S., Kawano, Y., Yamamoto, K. & Kira, J. I., Nov 9 2012, In : PloS one. 7, 11, e48592.

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45 Citations (Scopus)

Grand Total EEG score can differentiate Parkinson's disease from Parkinson-related disorders

Barcelon, E. A., Mukaino, T., Yokoyama, J., Uehara, T., Ogata, K., Kira, J. I. & Tobimatsu, S., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Neurology. 10, APR, 398.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Hemicape-like sensory disturbance caused by cortical infarction in the postcentral gyrus

Yamashita, C., Kawamura, N., Torii, T., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Mar 1 2012, In : Clinical Neurology. 52, 3, p. 178-181 4 p.

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Higher postictal parasympathetic activity following greater ictal heart rate increase in right- than left-sided seizures

Shimmura, M., Uehara, T., Ogata, K., Shigeto, H., Maeda, T., Sakata, A., Yamasaki, R. & Kira, J. I., Aug 2019, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 97, p. 161-168 8 p.

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Histopathologic Analysis of Retrieved Thrombi Associated with Successful Reperfusion after Acute Stroke Thrombectomy

Hashimoto, T., Hayakawa, M., Funatsu, N., Yamagami, H., Satow, T., Takahashi, J. C., Nagatsuka, K., Ishibashi-Ueda, H., Kira, J. I. & Toyoda, K., Dec 1 2016, In : Stroke. 47, 12, p. 3035-3037 3 p.

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49 Citations (Scopus)

HLA-DPB1*0201 is associated with susceptibility to atopic myelitis in Japanese

Sato, S., Isobe, N., Yoshimura, S., Kanamori, Y., Masaki, K., Matsushita, T. & Kira, J. I., Oct 15 2012, In : Journal of Neuroimmunology. 251, 1-2, p. 110-113 4 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Hopkins syndrome following the first episode of bronchial asthma associated with enterovirus D68: A case report

Hayashi, F., Hayashi, S., Matsuse, D., Yamasaki, R., Yonekura, K. & Kira, J. I., May 23 2018, In : BMC neurology. 18, 1, 71.

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Human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cells differentiate into functional schwann cells that sustain peripheral nerve regeneration

Matsuse, D., Kitada, M., Kohama, M., Nishikawa, K., Makinoshima, H., Wakao, S., Fujiyoshi, Y., Heike, T., Nakahata, T., Akutsu, H., Umezawa, A., Harigae, H., Kira, J. I. & Dezawa, M., Sep 2010, In : Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology. 69, 9, p. 973-985 13 p.

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70 Citations (Scopus)

Hyperexcitability restricted to the lower limb motor system in a patient with stiff-leg syndrome

Iwata, T., Shigeto, H., Ogata, K., Hagiwara, K. I., Kanamori, Y., Uehara, T., Ohyagi, Y., Tobimatsu, S. & Kira, J. I., Dec 1 2011, In : Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 18, 12, p. 1720-1722 3 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

IgG4 anti-neurofascin155 antibodies in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy: Clinical significance and diagnostic utility of a conventional assay

Kadoya, M., Kaida, K., Koike, H., Takazaki, H., Ogata, H., Moriguchi, K., Shimizu, J., Nagata, E., Takizawa, S., Chiba, A., Yamasaki, R., Kira, J. I., Sobue, G. & Ikewaki, K., Dec 15 2016, In : Journal of Neuroimmunology. 301, p. 16-22 7 p.

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32 Citations (Scopus)

Impact and characteristics of quality of life in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis

Kikuchi, H., Mifune, N., Niino, M., Ohbu, S., Kira, J. I., Kohriyama, T., Ota, K., Tanaka, M., Ochi, H., Nakane, S., Maezawa, M. & Kikuchi, S., Feb 1 2011, In : Quality of Life Research. 20, 1, p. 119-131 13 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)

Impaired cytoplasmic-nuclear transport of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Nagara, Y., Tateishi, T., Yamasaki, R., Hayashi, S., Kawamura, M., Kikuchi, H., Iinuma, K. M., Tanaka, M., Iwaki, T., Matsushita, T., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J. I., Sep 1 2013, In : Brain Pathology. 23, 5, p. 534-546 13 p.

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29 Citations (Scopus)

Impaired recruitment of neuroprotective microglia and T cells during acute neuronal injury coincides with increased neuronal vulnerability in an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis model

Kawamura, M. F., Yamasaki, R., Kawamura, N., Tateishi, T., Nagara, Y., Matsushita, T., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J-I., Apr 1 2012, In : Experimental Neurology. 234, 2, p. 437-445 9 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Induction of paranodal myelin detachment and sodium channel loss in vivo by Campylobacter jejuni DNA-binding protein from starved cells (C-Dps) in myelinated nerve fibers

Piao, H., Minohara, M., Kawamura, N., Li, W., Mizunoe, Y., Umehara, F., Goto, Y., Kusunoki, S., Matsushita, T., Ikenaka, K., Maejima, T., Nabekura, J. I., Yamasaki, R. & Kira, J. I., Jan 15 2010, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 288, 1-2, p. 54-62 9 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of HLA-DRB1 alleles on the susceptibility and resistance to multiple sclerosis in Japanese patients with respect to anti-aquaporin 4 antibody status

Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Yamasaki, R., Ramagopalan, S. V., Kawano, Y., Nishimura, Y., Ebers, G. C. & Kira, J., Feb 1 2010, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 16, 2, p. 147-155 9 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Interleukin 2 receptor α chain gene polymorphisms and risks of multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica in southern Japanese

Ainiding, G., Kawano, Y., Sato, S., Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Yoshimura, S., Yonekawa, T., Yamasaki, R., Murai, H. & Kira, J. I., Feb 15 2014, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 337, 1-2, p. 147-150 4 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Interleukin-7 receptor alpha gene polymorphism influences multiple sclerosis risk in Asians

Fang, L., Isobe, N., Yoshimura, S., Yonekawa, T., Matsushita, T., Masaki, K., Doi, H., Ochi, K., Miyamoto, K., Kawano, Y. & Kira, J., Jun 14 2011, In : Neurology. 76, 24, p. 2125-2127 3 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Intracellular accumulation of toxic turn amyloid-β is associated with endoplasmic reticulum stress in Alzheimer's disease

Soejima, N., Ohyagi, Y., Nakamura, N., Himeno, E., Iinuma, K. M., Sakae, N., Yamasaki, R., Tabira, T., Murakami, K., Irie, K., Kinoshita, N., LaFerla, F. M., Kiyohara, Y., Iwaki, T. & Kira, J. I., Nov 29 2013, In : Current Alzheimer Research. 10, 1, p. 11-20 10 p.

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40 Citations (Scopus)

Intractable axonal neuropathy with multifocal peripheral nerve swelling in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders: A case report

Mizuno, Y., Shinoda, K., Watanabe, M., Ogata, H., Isobe, N., Matsushita, T., Yamasaki, R., Tanaka, K., Koike, H., Katsuno, M. & Kira, J. I., Oct 2019, In : Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. 35, p. 16-18 3 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Citations (Scopus)

Intrathecal cytokine profile in neuropathy with anti-neurofascin 155 antibody

Ogata, H., Zhang, X., Yamasaki, R., Fujii, T., Machida, A., Morimoto, N., Kaida, K., Masuda, T., Ando, Y., Kuwahara, M., Kusunoki, S., Nakamura, Y., Matsushita, T., Isobe, N. & Kira, J. I., Nov 1 2019, In : Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 6, 11, p. 2304-2316 13 p.

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Japanese POEMS syndrome with thalidomide ( J-POST) trial: Study protocol for a phase II/III multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Katayama, K., Misawa, S., Sato, Y., Sobue, G., Yabe, I., Watanabe, O., Nishizawa, M., Kusunoki, S., Kikuchi, S., Nakashima, I., Ikeda, S. I., Kohara, N., Kanda, T., Kira, J. I., Hanaoka, H. & Kuwabara, S., 2015, In : BMJ open. 5, 1, e007330.

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11 Citations (Scopus)

Latitude and HLA-DRB1*04:05 independently influence disease severity in Japanese multiple sclerosis: A cross-sectional study

Nakamura, Y., Matsushita, T., Sato, S., Niino, M., Fukazawa, T., Yoshimura, S., Hisahara, S., Isobe, N., Shimohama, S., Watanabe, M., Yoshida, K., Houzen, H., Miyazaki, Y., Yamasaki, R., Kikuchi, S. & Kira, J. I., Sep 6 2016, In : Journal of neuroinflammation. 13, 1, 239.

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13 Citations (Scopus)

Latitude and HLA-DRB1 alleles independently affect the emergence of cerebrospinal fluid IgG abnormality in multiple sclerosis

Niino, M., Sato, S., Fukazawa, T., Yoshimura, S., Hisahara, S., Matsushita, T., Isobe, N., Yoshida, K., Houzen, H., Miyazaki, Y., Shimohama, S., Kikuchi, S. & Kira, J. I., Aug 25 2015, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 21, 9, p. 1112-1120 9 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Longitudinally extensive myelopathy in Caucasians: A West Australian study of 26 cases from the Perth Demyelinating Diseases Database

Qiu, W., Wu, J. S., Zhang, M. N., Matsushita, T., Kira, J. I., Carroll, W. M., Mastaglia, F. L. & Kermode, A. G., Feb 2010, In : Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 81, 2, p. 209-212 4 p.

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28 Citations (Scopus)
4 Citations (Scopus)

Long-term use of interferon-β in multiple sclerosis increases Vδ1-Vδ2-Vγ9- γδ T cells that are associated with a better outcome

Maimaitijiang, G., Watanabe, M., Shinoda, K., Isobe, N., Nakamura, Y., Masaki, K., Matsushita, T., Yoshikai, Y. & Kira, J. I., Sep 13 2019, In : Journal of neuroinflammation. 16, 1, 1 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Migraine with aura and recurrent vertigo attacks in a patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Yonekawa, T., Doi, H., Tateishi, T., Tanaka, K., Iura, T., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J. I., Jul 1 2012, In : Clinical Neurology. 52, 7, p. 499-502 4 p.

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Minimum norm estimates in MEG can delineate the onset of interictal epileptic discharges: A comparison with ECoG findings

Kanamori, Y., Shigeto, H., Hironaga, N., Hagiwara, K., Uehara, T., Chatani, H., Sakata, A., Hashiguchi, K., Morioka, T., Tobimatsu, S. & Kira, J. I., Jun 3 2013, In : NeuroImage: Clinical. 2, 1, p. 663-669 7 p.

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13 Citations (Scopus)

Mitochondrial dysfunction and altered ribostasis in hippocampal neurons with cytoplasmic inclusions of multiple system atrophy

Maeda, N., Honda, H., Suzuki, S. O., Fujii, N., Kira, J. I. & Iwaki, T., Aug 2018, In : Neuropathology. 38, 4, p. 361-371 11 p.

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