Jiro Takahara

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To evaluate the responses to insulin-induced hypoglycemia of neurons in vivo, we studied Fos protein induction in the brain by means of immunohistochemistry. The induction of Fos protein was maximum after the first injection of insulin for 3 h. This induction was found in the parvocellular division of paraventricular nucleus (PVN), the periventricular,(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess potential brain sites of stimulation by peripheral interleukin (IL)-6 of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in the rat, using c-fos protein as a marker of cellular activation. Involvement of prostaglandins in IL-6-induced ACTH secretion and c-fos expression was also investigated. IL-6 was infused(More)
Through the combined demonstration of the retrograde transport of True blue and the immunohistochemical staining of galanin (GAL), the GAL neurons that project to the median eminence were identified. Moreover, the distribution of GAL and growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF) was analyzed in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) with an elution-restaining procedure.(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the pathological and immunohistochemical findings of Mycobacterium avium intracellulare complex (MAC) lung infection. A retrospective study was performed in five cases with positive cultures for MAC in whom lung resections were performed between January 1989 and December 1996. A determination of whether or not MAC(More)
The presence of the CRF-containing neurons in the hypothalamus was investigated in four different species (cats, dogs, pigs, and monkeys) by the peroxidase-antiperoxidase technique using specific antiserum to CRF. In all animals examined, CRF-containing perikarya were found mainly in the paraventricular and supraoptic nuclei, and a small number of the(More)
This newly developed specific radioimmunoassay for corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) had a sensitivity range of 25 pg/tube to 4 ng/tube. Intra and interassay coefficient of variation were 4.6% and 9.8%, respectively. Rat median eminence extracts showed a parallel dose response curve with synthetic ovine CRF and a significant cross reaction was not(More)
We cloned a fragment of the rat GH-releasing peptide (GHRP) receptor homologue and examined the tissue distribution of GHRP receptor mRNA in rats. Sequence analysis showed that the open reading frame is well conserved between rat and human with 96% identity in a 364-amino acid overlap. By reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction we detected GHRP(More)
By means of the peroxidase-antiperoxidase technique, in conjunction with a specific anti-CRF serum, it was shown that a large number of immunoreactive nerve fibers were demonstrable on the capillary loops of the hypophysial portal vessels in the external layer of the median eminence of the rat and monkey, particularly in its medial part. This result(More)
OBJECTIVE The abundance of HDL particles correlates inversely with the incidence of coronary heart disease. The human scavenger receptor B1 (hSR-B1/CLA-1) is a receptor for HDL. Expression of hSR-B1/CLA-1 mRNA and protein in human platelets was determined using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and Western blot, respectively. Presence of the(More)