Eiichi Imai

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Thalamic- and cerebellar-projecting interpolaris neuron responses to afferent inputs from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and/or the masseter muscle (Mm) were examined in rats. Of 230 neurons tested, 24 could be antidromically stimulated from the contralateral ventral posteromedial thalamic nucleus (VPM), and 27 of 91 neurons tested were stimulated from(More)
myo-inositol, a major compatible osmolyte in renal medulla, is accumulated in several kinds of cells under hypertonic conditions via Na+/myo-inositol cotransporter (SMIT). To investigate the physiological role of the SMIT, we sought to determine its localization by in situ hybridization and its acute regulation by NaCl and furosemide administration.(More)
Introduction and Mission Design: The origin of life is one of the most profound scientific quests to be challenged in this century. Yet we don't know if terrestrial life has been originated on the earth or in other parts of the solar system yet. On the other hand, it is known that " life precursors " or complex organic compounds are discovered both in(More)
In this paper, we report the progress in developing a silica-aerogel-based cosmic dust capture panel for use in the Tanpopo experiment on the International Space Station (ISS). Previous studies revealed that ultralow-density silica aerogel tiles, comprising two layers with densities of 0.01 and 0.03 g/cm3 developed using our production technique, were(More)
We tested the stability and reaction of several amino acids using hydrothermal system simulators: an autoclave and two kinds of flow reactors at 200–250 °C. This study generally showed that there is a variation in the individual amino acids survivability in the simulators. This is mainly attributed to the following factors; heat time, cold quenching(More)
A novel muscarinic receptor agonist, SNI-2011 ((+/-)-cis-2-methylspiro[1,3-oxathiolane-5,3'-quinuclidine] monohydrochloride hemihydrate, cevimeline, CAS 153504-70-2), is a candidate therapeutic drug for xerostomia in Sjögren's syndrome. The general pharmacological properties of this drug on general behavior and the central nervous system were investigated(More)
We investigated the effects of change in basolateral osmolality on Na(+)-dependent myo-inositol uptake in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells to test our hypothesis that the Na+/myo-inositol transporter (SMIT), an osmolyte transporter, is mainly regulated by osmolality on the basolateral surface. A significant osmotic gradient between both sides of the(More)
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