Kazuyuki Nakata

Learn More
In cholinergic nerve terminals, Na(+)- and Cl(-)-dependent, hemicholinium-3-sensitive, high-affinity choline uptake is thought to be the rate-limiting step in acetylcholine synthesis. The high-affinity choline transporter cDNA responsible for the activity was recently cloned. Here we report production of a highly specific antibody to the high-affinity(More)
As previously reported, the cerebral arterioles are surrounded by unique perivascular Mato cells. They contain many inclusion bodies rich in hydrolytic enzymes, and have strong uptake capacity. They are thus considered scavenger cells of vascular and neural tissues in steady-state. In this study, employing hypertensive SHR-SP (Izm) rats, the viability of(More)
Effects of opioid peptides (beta-endorphin, dynorphin (1-13). alpha-neoendorphin, beta-neoendorphin, leucine-enkephalin, methionine-enkephalin) on the release of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) from the rat caecum were studied in vitro. The rat caecum was incubated in medium 199 with 1.0 mg/ml of bacitracin (pH 7.4) (medium). The amount of TRH release(More)
  • 1