Kazuaki Teshima

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Neurons in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) constitute the principal circadian pacemaker of mammals. In situ hybridization studies revealed expression of orphanin-FQ/nociceptin (OFQ/N) receptor (NOR) mRNA in the SCN, whereas no expression of mRNA for preproOFQ/N (ppOFQ/N) was detected. The presence of OFQ/N peptide in the SCN was demonstrated by(More)
In neurons of the suprachiasmatic nucleus, spike frequency adaptation and membrane afterhyperpolarization occur during a train of action potentials. Extracellular Ca2+ may regulate neuronal excitability by several mechanisms, including activation of small conductance and large conductance Ca(2+)-activated K+ channels. The overall goal of this study was to(More)
Side population (SP) cells in cancers, including multiple myeloma, exhibit tumor-initiating characteristics. In the present study, we isolated SP cells from human myeloma cell lines and primary tumors to detect potential therapeutic targets specifically expressed in SP cells. We found that SP cells from myeloma cell lines (RPMI 8226, AMO1, KMS-12-BM,(More)
Serotoninergic transmission is implicated in the photic and non-photic regulation of circadian rhythms. 5-HT (1-100 microM), carboxamidotryptamine (5-CT 0.1-10 microM) and (+)-8-hydroxy-dipropylaminotetraline (8-OH-DPAT, 1-30 microM) dose-dependently activated an outward current (5-100 pA) in 30% of neurons voltage-clamped at -60 mV in the suprachiasmatic(More)
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