Ikuo Shimizu

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Silkworms (Bombyx mori) were reared on a carotenoid-deprived artificial diet, and the carotenoid-depleted eggs of the next generation were incubated so that we could observe the effect of the depletion on the circadian rhythm of hatching. The phototactic response curves of newly hatched larvae showed that the visual photosensitivity in ocelli of larvae from(More)
Certain drugs exhibit a remarkable correlation between their ability to inhibit synaptosomal uptake of dopamine and the binding of [3H]mazindol to striatal membranes. To investigate the role of mazindol binding sites in the dopamine uptake process and the fate of these sites (labeling dopaminergic neurons) during aging, we have examined the properties of(More)
Although pathological diagnosis is essential for managing malignant lymphoma, intraabdominal lesions are generally difficult to approach due to the invasiveness of abdominal surgery. Here, we report the use of percutaneous image-guided coaxial core-needle biopsy (CNB) to obtain intraabdominal specimens for diagnosing intraabdominal lymphomas, which(More)
The activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) assay is a basic hemostatic assay based on the time it takes for clots to form in plasma samples after the addition of calcium chloride. It is used to screen for various coagulation disorders. Several previous reports have suggested that magnesium (Mg) might contribute to coagulation reactions by binding to(More)
We have evaluated the effect of chronic nicotine intake on the age-associated loss of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons. The striatal density of dopamine (D1 and D2) receptors and DA-uptake sites decreased with age. Concomitant with these changes was a pronounced loss of many behavioral functions associated, at least in part, with dopaminergic(More)
UNLABELLED In surgical treatment of cervical radiculopathy, localization of the responsible lesions by various imaging modalities is essential. Among them, MRI is non-invasive and plays a primary role in the assessment of spinal radicular symptoms. However, demonstration of nerve root compression is sometimes difficult by the conventional methods of MRI,(More)
In many pharmacologic tests, cyclo(His-Pro) (CHP) appears to act like a dopaminergic agonist and augments the actions of amphetamine (AMP). Therefore, to determine whether CHP is an AMP-like peptide, a comparison between CHP and AMP was made using four separate tests known to be AMP-responsive. These include, food intake, locomotor activity, dopamine uptake(More)
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