K-Y Hoshino

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Negative symptoms of schizophrenia, such as social withdrawal and blunted affect, usually persist for a long period, making rehabilitation difficult. Many studies have demonstrated a close relationship between function of the amygdala and social behavior. Normal social behavior is disturbed in animals administered phencyclidine (PCP), which is now(More)
A characteristic increase in multiple-unit activity (MUA volley) synchronized with the pulsatile secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) by the pituitary gland was recorded from electrodes chronically implanted in the medial basal hypothalamus of ovariectomized goats. The MUA volley always preceded the LH pulse, and the temporal correlation was consistent(More)
Animals exposed to phencyclidine (PCP) during the neonatal period have fewer GABAergic interneurons in the corticolimbic area, including the hippocampus, and exhibit abnormal behaviors after attaining maturation that correspond with schizophrenic symptoms. Since a lack of inhibitory interneurons in the hippocampus has also been reported in postmortem(More)
Electrophysiological manifestation of the hypothalamic GnRH pulse generator activity was examined during the LH surge induced by estradiol in ovariectomized goats. The characteristic increases in the frequency of multiple unit activity (MUA volley) associated with the pulsatile secretion of LH were recorded using electrodes implanted bilaterally in the(More)
Phencyclidine (PCP) is a psychotomimetic drug that induces schizophrenia-like symptoms in healthy individuals and behavioral abnormalities with corresponding symptoms of schizophrenia in non-human animals. Our previous studies showed that systemically administered PCP produces tonic activation of neurons in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of rats and(More)
The accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) is the primary center of the vomeronasal chemosensory system. The effects of differential rearing on the numerical density and size of synapse as well as neuronal size were examined in the AOB of adult hamster. At 30 days from birth, male littermates were assigned to one of three experimental conditions. (1) the IC(More)
The hypothalamic GnRH pulse generator activity, which was assessed by the characteristic increases in the multiple unit activity (MUA) specifically associated with the pulsatile LH secretion (MUA volleys), was monitored throughout the estrous cycle of the female goat. Blood samples were collected daily for analysis of progesterone, estradiol and LH levels(More)
Phencyclidine (PCP) is a psychotomimetic drug that elicits schizophrenia-like symptoms in healthy individuals, and animals administered PCP are now considered a reliable pharmacological model of schizophrenia. Recent studies have shown that systemically administered PCP produces long-lasting activation of medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) neurons, and that(More)
Practical method was devised for precise approach to hypothalamic nuclei in the Shiba goat. A stereotaxic instrument and a brain atlas with stereotaxic coordinates were developed. For an accurate placement of probes into specific hypothalamic regions a radiographic method was employed in which radio-opaque material was injected into the lateral ventricle(More)
Although abnormal social cue perception in schizophrenia is thought to be a factor in impairing the acquisition of social skills, there have been no studies on social cue perception in Japanese schizophrenics. In order to clarify the characteristics of social cue perception in Japanese schizophrenic patients, 46 schizophrenics and 41 normal controls were(More)