Kana Ishii

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Using a microdialysis technique, we continuously infused D-kynurenine (KYN) (0, 50, and 100 microM) into the prefrontal cortices (PFCs) of male Sprague-Dawley rats. We then used column-switching high-performance liquid chromatography to assess the alterations in the concentration of kynurenic acid (KYNA)-an antagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate and alpha7(More)
Both agonist and antagonist actions of buprenorphine on isolated preparations were studied. The Ke (equilibrium dissociation constant) values of both naloxone and Mr 2266 [(-)-2-(3-furylmethyl)-5, 9-diethyl-2'-hydroxy-6,7-benzomorphan] against buprenorphine and the ratio of IC50 (concentration of the drug to produce 50% inhibition of the twitch) value of(More)
When cultured bovine adrenal chromaffin cells were stimulated by a nicotinic agonist, carbamylcholine (0.3 mM) or 1,1-dimethyl-4-phenylpiperazinium (50 microM), in the Ca2+-free medium containing 0.1 mM ethyleneglycoltetraacetic acid, intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) rose from approximately 90 to 149 nM. High K+ (56 mM) and veratridine (50(More)
When female mice are mated, they form a memory to the pheromonal signal of their male partner. The neural changes underlying this memory occur in the accessory olfactory bulb, depend upon vaginocervical stimulation at mating and involve changes at the reciprocal synapses between mitral and granule cells. However, the action of vaginocervical stimulation on(More)
The concentration of brain N-acetylaspartic acid (NAA) in mice was determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) using fluorescence detection after pre-column derivatization with 4-N,N-dimethylaminosulfonyl-7-N-(2-aminoethyl)amino-2,1,3-benzoxadiazole (DBD-ED). Six different brain parts, namely, the prefrontal cortex, olfactory bulb, nucleus(More)
A determination method for 3-methylpyrazole-5-carboxylic acid (MPC), an inhibitor of D-amino acid oxidase (DAAO), in rat plasma was developed by using high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). The structural isomer of MPC, 3-methylpyrazole-4-carboxylic acid, was used as an internal standard, and the intra- and inter-day accuracies(More)
Kynurenic acid (KYNA), an endogenous antagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate and α(7) nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, is one of the L-tryptophan (Trp) metabolites. To compare the level of KYNA produced in the striatum of rats after independent administration of L-Trp and D-Trp, rats were intraperitoneally administered L-Trp and/or D-Trp (100 mg/kg), and a(More)
Satellite cells are maintained in an undifferentiated quiescent state, but during muscle regeneration they acquire an activated stage, and initiate to proliferate and differentiate as myoblasts. The transmembrane protein teneurin-4 (Ten-4) is specifically expressed in the quiescent satellite cells; however, its cellular and molecular functions remain(More)
Incorporation profiles of d-Trp and l-Trp into the striatum following intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of d-Trp or l-Trp in male Sprague-Dawley rats (100mg/kg) were investigated by using a brain microdialysis technique. Alterations in the extracellular dopamine (DA) concentration in the rat striatum were also examined. Incorporation profiles of d-Trp(More)