Hitoshi Moritoki

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We investigated whether exposure to the odor of extracted cedar essence (CE) has (i) an influence on spontaneous activity and sleep-wake states of rats and (ii) a sleep-promoting effect on human daytime nap after taking an ordinary night's sleep. In rats exposed to CE, spontaneous activities and amount of wake were significantly decreased, while the amount(More)
Transmural electrical stimulation of segments of lingual and cerebral (basilar, middle and posterior cerebral) and also other cranial arteries of the cat results after a long latency in a dilator response. The response may be resolved into two components--an initial transient atropine-sensitive component and a slower more ponderous one that is(More)
UNLABELLED Substantial evidence supports dysregulated B-cell immune responses in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), including the presence of serum antimitochondrial antibodies (AMAs). However, recent reports from murine models of PBC suggest that B cells may also provide regulatory function, and indeed the absence of B cells in such models(More)
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