Isao Fukuchi

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This paper describes a method for removing adherent noises from image sequences. In outdoor environments, it is often the case that scenes taken by a camera are deteriorated because of adherent noises such as waterdrops on the surface of the lens-protecting glass of the camera. To solve this problem, our method takes advantage of image sequences captured(More)
It is well established that a pertussis toxin, islet activating protein (IAP), interacts directly with the Ni regulatory protein involved in the receptor-adenylate cyclase system. In this study we investigated the effect of the toxin on the dopaminergic function of the central nervous system in conjunction with the adenylate cyclase system. Direct bilateral(More)
Pantoyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid (P-GABA) administered i.p. inhibited scopolamine- and atropine-induced locomotor activities in mice, but did not inhibit methamphetamine- and apomorphine-induced locomotor activities. In radiolabeled ligand binding experiments, P-GABA did not inhibit the bindings of [3H]quinuclidinyl benzilate, [3H]spiroperidol and(More)
Studies were made on the effects of blockade of muscarinic acetylcholine (mACh) receptors in the rat cerebral cortex on learning and memory assessed by performance of a step-through passive avoidance task. Bilateral injection of propylbenzilylcholine mustard (PrBCM) into both the frontal and parietal cortex at doses of 2.25 X 4 to 22.5 X 4 micrograms(More)
The effects of blockade of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChR) in rat cerebral cortex on learning and memory were studied by the use of passive and active avoidance tests. Injection of propylbenzilylcholine mustard (PrBCM) into frontal, parietal and occipital cortex decreased mAChR dose dependently, as assessed by 3H-quinuclidinylbenzilate binding(More)
This paper describes a method for removing adherent noises from image sequences. In outdoor environments, it is often the case that scenes taken by a camera are deteriorated because of adherent noises such as waterdrops on the surface of the lens-protecting glass of the camera. To solve this problem, our method takes advantage of image sequences captured(More)
Effects of taltirelin hydrate (CAS 103300-74-9, TA-0910), a novel thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) analog, on the cerebral monoamine systems, especially the release and turnover of dopamine (DA) in rat brain were compared with those of TRH by intraperitoneal administration. Taltirelin hydrate (1-10 mg/kg) increased the extracellular levels of DA and its(More)
Direct injection of phenoxybenzamine into rat striatum inhibited apomorphine-induced stereotyped behavior. This inhibition corresponded well with the inhibition of D-2 dopamine receptor labelling with [3H]spiroperidol. Both the behavioral response and the receptor level were completely restored within 5 days after the injection. The recoveries of both were(More)
Studies were made on the effects of in vivo administration of an "anti-dementia drug", pantoyl-GABA, on choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity in mouse brain. Male ICR mice were treated intraperitoneally with 500 mg/kg of pantoyl-GABA, once a day, for various periods. Then they were killed, and the ChAT activities of their cerebral cortex, hippocampus(More)
The general pharmacology of afloqualone, a new centrally acting muscle relaxant, in the peripheral system, was examined in laboratory animals and findings compared with those of some other central muscle relaxants. Afloqualone dose dependently inhibited respiration, lowered arterial blood pressure, decreased heart rate, and slightly increased femoral and(More)