Hokuto Tokumoto

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
Lithium attenuates psychostimulant-induced hyperactivity and behavioral sensitization, but the exact mechanisms are not known. Previous studies show that lithium has neuromodulatory effects on monoamine systems. The present study was aimed to clarify whether prefrontal monoaminergic neurotransmission is involved in the effect of lithium on methamphetamine(More)
In pre-labelled A549 cells epidermal growth factor (EGF) (10 nM) stimulates the release of [5,6,8,9,11,12,14,15-3H(N)]-arachidonic acid (3H-AA) by approximately 70%. Increasing Ca2+i with thapsigargin (50 nM) stimulates 3H-AA release by approximately 120%. However, the combined use of these two agents results in a synergistic stimulation of 3H-AA release by(More)
The release of arachidonic acid in A549 cells was stimulated in a time- and dose-dependent manner by the Ca2+ ionophore ionomycin (t1/2 = 4 min), thapsigargin (t1/2 = 8 min), bradykinin (t1/2 = 12 min, EC50 = 3 nM), and interleukin 1 alpha (t1/2 = 28 min, EC50 = 0.3 ng/ml). Bradykinin (10 nM) and interleukin 1 alpha (1 ng/ml) stimulation was blocked by the(More)
Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) activity was found in the cytosolic fraction of the A549 human lung adenocarcinoma line. This PLA2 had a molecular mass of approximately 70 kDa as assessed by gel filtration chromatography and required submicromolar concentrations of calcium concentrations for optimal activity. These characteristics are consistent with the cytosolic(More)
  • 1