Akiko Hirao

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Nociceptin/orphanin FQ peptide (NOP)-receptor agonists have been shown to produce anxiolytic-like effects in rodents subjected to various behavioral assays. Recently, we developed a new nonpeptide(More)
Anxiety disorders, caused by continuous or acute stress or fear, have been highly prevailing psychiatric disorders. For the acute treatment of the disorders, benzodiazepines have been widely used(More)
Photoinduced electron transfer between fullerenes (C60 and C70) and various aromatic amines (AA's) in the absence and presence of a viologen dication has been studied by the transient absorption(More)
Inhibition of H(+),K(+)-ATPase is accepted as the most effective way of controlling gastric acid secretion. However, current acid suppressant therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease, using(More)
An endogenous heptadecapeptide, nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ), and a G-protein-coupled receptor, N/OFQ peptide (NOP) receptor [or opioid-receptor-like-1 (ORL1) receptor], have been described in(More)
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