G K Tsuboyama

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The effects of a wide range of doses of systemically administered cysteamine were studied on locomotor behavior, passive avoidance memory, cortical and cerebrospinal fluid somatostatin-like immunoactivity and cortical levels of dopamine and norepinephrine. High doses of cysteamine (200 and 250 mg/kg s.c.) led to sustained locomotor activation. Doses of 150(More)
We studied the in vitro effects of ethanol (25, 50 and 100 mM) on pyroglutamyl aminopeptidase activity (pGluAP), which has been reported as thyrotrophin-releasing-hormone-degrading activity. pGluAP was measured in presence or absence of calcium, under basal and K(+)-stimulated conditions, in synaptosomes and their incubation supernatant, using(More)
The effects of combined lesions of forebrain cholinergic and noradrenergic systems on memory and responsivity to the memory enhancing effects of cholinomimetics were investigated in rats. Forebrain noradrenergic deficits produced by the injection of 6-hydroxydopamine into the ascending noradrenergic bundle (ANB) blocked the ability of cholinomimetics such(More)
Physostigmine, oxotremorine, RS-86, and a combination of piracetam and lecithin, have all been studied in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Intravenous physostigmine produced a significant improvement in patients' ability to recognize words and particularly to distinguish words they had never seen before from words previously presented. A subgroup of(More)
The clinical correlates of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) functioning were examined in 29 patients with probable Alzheimer's disease. The 8:00 a.m. postdexamethasone cortisol levels of these patients were highly correlated with higher agitation scores but not with the degree of depressed mood or memory impairment. The possible neural basis for the(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary purpose of this article is the presentation of three cases of manic and mixed states associated with an acoustic neuroma, and review of the literature on psychiatric symptoms accompanied by the tumor. METHODS The cases were identified from 830 consecutive inpatient psychiatric admissions over age fifty-five years. Patients were(More)
Isolated dispersed rat liver cells were prepared by hypothyroid Sprague-Dawley rats. The cells were incubated under 95% O2/5% CO2 in Krebs-Ringer-bicarbonate buffer at pH 7.3-7.4 at 37 degrees C. The medium had been enriched with 2% bovine serum albumin (previously stripped of thyroid hormone) and 5-10 mM alanine as substrate. Two hour incubations were(More)
Studies were carried out on the effect of triiodothyronine (T3) on the oxygen consumption of dispersed rat liver cells incubated for 2 hr at 37 degrees C. Thyroidectomized SD-NIH rats were kept on a low iodine diet with calcium chloride in the drinking water for 4 weeks or longer to assure hypothyroidism, verified by low serum thyroxine and T3(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Pyroglutamyl aminopeptidase (pGluAP) is an omega peptidase which removes pyroglutamyl N-terminals residues from peptides and arylamidase derivatives. This activity is thought to be involved in the regulation of several physiological mechanisms on the central nervous system. pGluAP can modulate various susceptible endogenous(More)