Koichi Tanimoto

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Urinary free cortisol (UFC), 17-hydroxycorticosteroids (17-OHCS) in urine and dexamethasone suppression test (DST) were examined in patients with dementia of Alzheimer type (DAT) and multi-infarct dementia (MID), and nondemented elderly. Eight of 19 patients (42.1%) were DST nonsuppressor. UFC was significantly elevated in patients with dementia, compared(More)
The effects of phencyclidine (PCP) on regional cerebral glucose utilization was determined by using quantitative autoradiography with [14C]-2-deoxyglucose. PCP increased brain metabolism in selected areas of cortex, particularly limbic, and in the basal ganglia and thalamus, whereas the drug decreased metabolism in areas related to audition. These results(More)
The pheromone-responding conjugative bacteriocin plasmid pPD1 (59 kb) of Enterococcus faecalis was mapped physically by using a relational clone approach, and transposon analysis with Tn917 (Emr) or Tn916 (Tcr) facilitated the location of the bacteriocin-related genes in a segment of about 6.7 kb. Tn917 insertions within a 3-kb region resulted in(More)
The ubiquitous sensor network is drawing a lot of attention as a method for realizing a ubiquitous society. It collects environmental information to realize a variety of functions, through a countless number of compact wireless nodes that are located everywhere to form an ad hoc arrangement, which does not require a communication infrastructure. An example(More)
The conjugative pheromone-responsive plasmid pAD1 (59.6 kb) of Enterococcus faecalis encodes a UV resistance determinant (uvr) in addition to the hemolysin-bacteriocin determinant. pAD1 enhances the UV resistance of wild-type E. faecalis FA2-2 and E. faecalis UV202, which is a UV-sensitive derivative of E. faecalis JH2-2. A 2.972-kb fragment cloned from(More)
The effect of the selective dopamine-1 (D-1) antagonist, SCH 23390 and the selective D-1 agonist, SKF 38393 on plasma prolactin levels was investigated in conscious, freely moving male rats. Plasma prolactin was markedly increased by the intravenous injection of either SCH 23390 or SKF 38393 in a dose-related fashion. The maximal prolactin response was(More)