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1. Effects of methamphetamine (MAP) on wheel-running and drinking in mice, housed under 12-hr light-dark schedule (light period; 06:00-18:00), were investigated through long-continuous observation. 2. MAP (1, 2 and 4 mg/kg, s.c.) acutely increased the wheel-running and drinking for 2-4 hr in a dose-dependent manner after the administration at 11:00,(More)
It is important to establish experimental animal techniques that are applicable to the newborn and infant phases for nutrition and pharmacological studies. Breeding technology using the artificial suckling method without breast milk is very effective for the study of newborn nutrition. Using this method, we separated newborn mice from dams within 48 h of(More)
The objectives of this study were to survey clinics' guidance about recommended fasting duration (FD) prior to lipoprotein analysis, and to characterize lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations in obese and overweight dogs categorized on the basis of the 5-point body condition score (BCS) scale. A dataset was created from lipoprotein analysis(More)
The objectives of this study were to set specific dog breed and sex standards for total cholesterol (T-Cho) and total triglyceride (T-TG) concentrations in dogs and to quantify the associations between dog age and concentrations of both lipids for different breeds. Increased age was associated with higher T-Cho and T-TG concentrations in all five breed(More)
Repeated administrations of methamphetamine (2 mg/kg, s.c.), 10 times at 3-day intervals, induced ambulatory sensitization in all groups of mice that were 13-, 15-, 19-, 23- and 36-week-old at the start of methamphetamine administration. The most prominent sensitization was observed in the 19-week-old mice. Among five groups of mice, even though the mice of(More)
The NMDA antagonist MK-801 at 0.3 mg/kg, i.p. increased the punished response under a MULT VI 1.5/FR 5-punishment schedule of food reinforcement in mice. Furthermore, although neither MK-801 (0.1 mg/kg, i.p.) nor diazepam (0.25 mg/kg, s.c.) was without effect when separately administered, a significant increase in the punished response appeared after the(More)
The effects of long-term dosing with acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) were examined in aged rats, and they were compared with those in young rats. ALC significantly reduced the lipofuscin deposition in the brain of aged rats. Emotional parameters such as locomotor activity and rearing behavior are lower in aged rats than in young rats, and these behaviors decreased(More)
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