Hajime Fukaya

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In rats treated with phencyclidine (PCP) repeatedly (PCP 10 mg/kg per day for 14 days), the back-pedalling, head-weaving and turning induced by PCP were attenuated (tolerance), while PCP-induced sniffing, rearing and ambulation were potentiated (supersensitivity). The behavior induced by the direct and indirect serotonin (5-HT) agonists,(More)
We have clarified the effects of SDZ ENA 713 (ENA), a new phenyl-carbamate derivative, on the spatial learning impairment and neurochemical indices of central cholinergic neurons in rats. Basal forebrain (BF) lesioning with ibotenic acid markedly impaired acquisition ability in the water maze task without changing swimming rates and decreased choline(More)
In the present study, we have investigated the effects of SDZ ENA 713 on spatial learning deficits in aged rats. Using the same animals, the effect of SDZ ENA 713 on choline acetyltransferase was simultaneously studied to obtain a basis for the behavioral study. In the aged rats, the spatial learning and choline acetyltransferase activity in the frontal(More)
We investigated the effects of thiorphan, a specific inhibitor of enkephalinase A and bestatin, a specific inhibitor of aminopeptidase, on the stereotyped behaviors induced by phencyclidine (PCP) in cannulated rats. The PCP-induced turning was significantly potentiated when thiorphan (50 micrograms) and bestatin (50 micrograms) were injected simultaneously(More)
A method is developed for analyzing in a unified manner both uniaxial and uniform biaxial strain data obtained from nearly isotropic tissues. The formulation is a direct application of nonlinear elasticity theory pertaining to large deformations. The general relation between Eulerian stress (sigma) and extension ratio (lambda) in soft isotropic elastic(More)
The inhalation of cyclosporin (Cs)A to the lung is limited by its hydrophobic properties. In order to improve the poor solubility of CsA, cyclodextrin (CD) was evaluated for its suitability for dry powder inhaler formation, and the benefit of an inhaled CsA/CD complex in vivo was demonstrated. The solubilising effect of CDs on CsA was measured by(More)
The uranium solution in the precipitation tank in the JCO's uranium conversion facility was analyzed in order to evaluate the total number of fissions in the criticality accident. Two analytical groups at JAERI performed chemical analyses independently in order to check the validity of the results: the concentration of the fission products (95Zr, 99Mo,(More)