Kenji Honda

Yukio Takano13
Kohei Koga6
Hiro-o Kamiya3
13Yukio Takano
6Kohei Koga
3Hiro-o Kamiya
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The neurohypophyseal peptide [Arg(8)]-vasopressin (AVP) exerts major physiological actions through three distinct receptor isoforms designated V1a, V1b, and V2. Among these three subtypes, the vasopressin V1b receptor is specifically expressed in pituitary corticotrophs and mediates the stimulatory effect of vasopressin on ACTH release. To investigate the(More)
Painful diabetic neuropathy causes hyperalgesia and does not respond to commonly used analgesics such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opioids at doses below those producing disruptive side effects. In the present study, we examined the effect of P2X receptor antagonists, which are known to modulate the pain pathway, on mechanical hyperalgesia in(More)
We examined the role of the spinal muscarinic receptor subtype in the anti-nociceptive effect of intrathecal (i.t.) alpha2 adrenoceptor agonist clonidine in mice. I.t. injection of the muscarinic receptor antagonist atropine completely inhibited i.t. clonidine-induced increase in the mechanical threshold, but did not affect the increase in tail-flick(More)
The present study was undertaken to clarify how spinal muscarinic receptors can be involved in the antinociceptive effects induced by morphine in thermal stimulation. The morphine-induced antinociceptive effects (26.6 micromol/kg, s.c.) was inhibited by an intrathecal (i.t.) injection of the muscarinic antagonist (M) atropine and the M(1)/M(4) antagonist(More)
Immersive projection technologies surrounding users with large and high quality images are fundamental elements in our near-future information society. However, such large projection systems are frequently based on large implementation and high-cost components like a special projector and screen. This situation limits users receiving the benefits with those(More)
We developed a pseudo expansion of field-of-view of image contents for immersive projection displays like a CAVE or tileddisplay. Despite the wide spread of the large and immersive displays, lack of their applications is a serious problem. Our approach can reconstruct invisible peripheral images from past image frames by using an adaptive depth model. This(More)
We examined the role of aldosterone-sensitive neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) in the arterial baroreceptor reflex (baroreflex) function. Baroreflex sensitivity was induced by phenylephrine in high sodium-loaded rats and was significantly reduced. This baroreflex sensitivity was reversed by microinjection of the mineralocorticoid receptor(More)
The present study was undertaken to clarify how spinal muscarinic receptors are involved in the antinociceptive effects in thermal stimulation. Intrathecal (i.t.) injection of the muscarinic agonist McN-A-343 inhibited the tail-flick response to noxious thermal stimulation in a dose-dependent manner (31.5 - 63.0 nmol). This McN-A-343-induced antinociceptive(More)
We examined the involvement of the spinal muscarinic receptors in the clonidine-induced antiallodynic effects. Mechanical sensitivity was assessed by stimulating the hind paw with von Frey filaments. In streptozotocin-treated (200 mg/kg, i.v.) diabetic mice, hypersensitivity to mechanical stimulation appeared 3 days after streptozotocin administration, and(More)
Nociceptive behaviors were examined in the mice lacking alpha1d-adrenergic receptor (alpha1d-AR) and wild type littermates using tail-flick, hot-plate (hindpaw-licking and jumping), tail-pinch and formalin tests. The distribution of alpha1d-AR was studied using in situ hybridization in the wild type mice. Mutant mice showed longer tail-flick and(More)