Accepted for Publication: October 2, 2011.
Published Online: December 12, 2011. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2011.2308
Author Contributions: All authors had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Katsuno, Adachi, Tanaka, and Sobue. Acquisition of data: Katsuno, Banno, and Suzuki. Analysis and interpretation of data: Katsuno, Banno, and Sobue. Drafting of the manuscript: Katsuno and Suzuki. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Banno, Suzuki, Adachi, Tanaka, and Sobue. Statistical analysis: Banno. Obtained funding: Katsuno and Sobue. Administrative, technical, and material support: Katsuno, Banno, Adachi, and Sobue. Study supervision: Adachi, Tanaka, and Sobue.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by a Center of Excellence grant, a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Foundation of Synapse and Neurocircuit Pathology,” Grants-in-Aid from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan, grants from the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan, and a Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology grant from the Japan Science and Technology Agency.
Disclaimer: The investigators had sole discretion over study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing of the report; and the decision to submit it for publication.