Kaori Kurashina

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Permethrin, a type I pyrethroid insecticide, is known to affect sodium channels of neurons and prolong sodium currents. On the other hand, the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and c-fos genes is activated through Ca(2+) influx into neurons, in an activity-dependent manner. In this study, therefore, we investigated whether permethrin(More)
Recently, it has been proposed that a variety of environmental disruptors (EDs) disturb the neonatal development of the brain in mammals because of their lipophilic characteristics. Therefore, the synergism of these lipophilic compounds is important when evaluating the risk from EDs. In mouse cerebellar granule cells (CGCs), the activity-dependent(More)
In a previous report, we demonstrated that the exposure of cultured mouse cerebellar granule cells to permethrin, a type I pyrethroid insecticide, repressed the induction of activity-dependent c- fos and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene expression, accompanying a decrease in Ca(2+) influx into neurons. In addition, it has been suggested that(More)
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