Kosuke Kanuma

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Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is a cyclic peptide produced in the lateral hypothalamus. It has been implicated in a number of physiological processes including feeding behavior, energy balance, and the regulation of emotional states. Here, we report in vitro and in vivo profiles of ATC0065(More)
The glutamate hypothesis of schizophrenia suggests that hypofunction of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors may be critical for schizophrenic symptoms; therefore, pharmacological approaches that enhance NMDA function may be beneficial for the treatment of schizophrenia. Several lines of evidence indicate that NMDA and metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) 5(More)
The analgesic activity and side effect liabilities of a novel NR2B antagonist, 7-hydroxy-6-methoxy-2-methyl-1-(2-(4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)ethyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline hydrochloride (HON0001) were investigated. HON0001 inhibited [3H]MK-801 binding to rat brain membranes in a biphasic manner, with IC50 values of 54.68+/-4.96 nM and 46.48+/-5.85 muM(More)
Melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 (MCH1 receptor) is known to be involved in the control of mood and stress, in addition to the regulation of feeding. Here, we report further evidence that the blockade of the MCH1 receptor exhibits antidepressant and anxiolytic-like effects in a variety of animal models using TASP0382650 and TASP0489838, newly(More)
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