Ichiro Kitayama

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Male Sprague-Dawley rats were partially hemitransected at the mesodiencephalic junction and treated with nicotine (nicotine hydrogen (+)-tartrate) using Alzet minipumps implanted subcutaneously. Nicotine was delivered for 2 weeks in a dose of 0.125 mg/kg/h resulting in a serum nicotine level of 50.0 +/- 5.1 ng/ml. Three other groups of rats were analyzed:(More)
Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) immunoreactivity (IR) was analyzed semi-automatically in the forebrain and in the lower brain stem of male rats treated for two weeks with imipramine (10 mumol/kg). Serum corticosterone and aldosterone levels were determined by means of radioimmunoassay procedures. The microdensitometric analysis demonstrated a selective(More)
This paper is an overview of our recent findings obtained by the use of human senses as sensors, suggesting that human senses might be indispensable sensors, not only for practical uses but also for gaining a deeper understanding of humans. From this point of view, two kinds of studies, both based on semantic responses of participants, deserve emphasis. One(More)
(1) In the present study the occlusion method was employed to evaluate the overall coexistence of neuropeptide Y and phenylethanolamine-N-methyl transferase, neuropeptide Y and tyrosine hydroxylase as well as cholecystokinin and phenylethanolamine-N-methyl transferase immunoreactivity in nerve cell bodies of the dorsal subnuclei of the nucleus tractus(More)
A computer-assisted morphometrical and microdensitometrical analysis has been performed on cardiovascular noradrenaline (NA), adrenaline (A) and neuropeptide (Y (NPY) neurons in adult and 24-month-old male rats and on hypotensive (LL), normotensive (LN) and hypertensive (LH) male rats of the Lyon strain using the indirect immunoperoxidase procedures. It was(More)
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