Hiroki Nagahama

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The effects of 24-hr fasting on the vertical (VMA) and horizontal (HMA) locomotor activities, on cage climbing activity and on brain monoamine-related substances, were examined using male ddY mice. Both the VMA and HMA increased with fasting, but not the cage climbing activity. Methamphetamine (2 mg/kg, SC) increased the VMA and HMA in both the feeding and(More)
The arsenic trioxide (AsT) content, and monoamine levels in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, hypothalamus and corpus striatum were determined in mice administered AsT (3 and 10 mg/kg) for 14 days. The vertical and horizontal motor activity was also examined. The AsT content in discrete brain areas differed but was clearly dose-dependent. Metabolites of(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this cross-over, randomized, single-blinded trial was to examine whether intra-esophageal acidification induces sleep bruxism (SB). Polysomnography with electromyogram (EMG) of masseter muscle, audio-video recording, and esophageal pH monitoring were performed in a sleep laboratory. Twelve healthy adult males without SB participated.(More)
Although the circadian liver clock is entrained by the feeding cycle, factors such as food volume and starvation interval are poorly understood. Per2::Luc knock-in mice were given two meals per day with different food volume sizes and/or with different intervals of starvation between two mealtimes with the total food volume per day fixed at 3.6 g (80 food(More)
Restricting feeding to daytime can entrain circadian clocks in peripheral organs of rodents, and nutrients that rapidly increase the blood glucose level are suitable for inducing entrainment. However, dietetic issues, for example, whether or not the diet comprises heated food, have not been fully explored. We therefore hypothesized that rapidly digested(More)
A rapid and simple method using a combination of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with electrochemical detection (ECD) and an immobilized enzyme column herein is described for simultaneous assay of acetylcholine (ACh) and choline (Ch) in discrete brain areas of the mouse. Perchloric acid extracts of small brain tissues were injected directly(More)
The circadian peripheral clock is entrained by restricted feeding (RF) at a fixed time of day, and insulin secretion regulates RF-induced entrainment of the peripheral clock in mice. Thus, carbohydrate-rich food may be ideal for facilitating RF-induced entrainment, although the role of dietary oils in insulin secretion and RF-induced entrainment has not(More)
Acute and long-lasting effects of peripheral injection of caerulein (CLN) and cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8) on the gamma-aminobutylic acid (GABA) content and the GABA accumulation by aminooxyacetic acid (AOAA) in the discrete brain regions of mice were examined. The content and accumulation of GABA in the striatum, hypothalamus, and frontal cortex was(More)
Multiple-organ failure related to septicemia is a common cause of early mortality after liver transplantation. Endotoxemia following living donor hepatectomy may be a cause of postoperative death. Plasma fibronectin (Fn) exerts a broad range of biological effects on cellular adhesion, motility, differentiation, apoptosis, hemostasis, wound healing,(More)