Kouhei Kitagawa

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In the present study, we investigated the effect of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) on the immobilization of rats in the forced swim test after the administration of selegiline, a selective and irreversible monoamine oxidase (MAO)-B inhibitor. Single and repeated administration of selegiline significantly decreased the duration of immobility in normal(More)
The dopamine D2/D3 receptor agonist pramipexole has clinically been proven to improve depression or treatment-resistant depression. However, the involvement of the dopamine receptor system on the effect of pramipexole on depression remains unclear. We examined the influence of pramipexole on the duration of immobility during the forced swim test in normal(More)
We investigated the temporal profile of the extravasation of serum albumin in a reproducible gerbil model of unilateral cerebral ischemia, using immunohistochemical and dye-tracer techniques to evaluate albumin accumulation and the occurrence of active extravasation, respectively. After 30 min of cerebral ischemia and subsequent reperfusion, immunostaining(More)
The use of carbamazepine has been reported to be an effective treatment for severe depression. We have already shown that the antidepressant-like effects of tricyclic antidepressants in the rat forced swim test (FST) are blocked by chronic treatment with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). In the present study, we examined the effect of the chronic(More)
The dopamine reuptake inhibitor bupropion has clinically been proven to improve depression and treatment-resistant depression. We examined its influence on the duration of immobility during the forced swim test in adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-treated rats and further analyzed the possible role of dopamine receptors in this effect. Additionally, the(More)
We examined the effect of chronic administration of imipramine and bupropion, monoamine reuptake inhibitors, on the duration of immobility in the forced swim test and serotonin (5-HT)(2A) receptor function in the form of 5-HT(2A) receptor mRNA levels in rats chronically treated with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). The immobility-decreasing effect of(More)
We examined the influence of imipramine, a serotonin (5-HT) and noradrenaline (NA) reuptake inhibitor, desipramine, a NA reuptake inhibitor, bupropion, a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, fluvoxamine, a selective 5-HT reuptake inhibitor, and mazindol, a catecholamine reuptake inhibitor, on a 5-HT2A receptor-mediated behavior,(More)
We examined the influence of 8-hydroxy-2-di-n-propylamino tetralin (8-OH-DPAT), a serotonin 1A (5-HT1A) receptor full agonist, on the wet-dog shake response induced by the (+/-)-1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI), a 5-HT2A receptor agonist, in adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-treated rats. Chronic ACTH (100 microg/rat, s.c.) treatment for(More)
We investigated the effect of imipramine on extracellular serotonin (5-HT) and noradrenaline concentrations in the medial prefrontal cortex of rats treated with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) for 14 days using in vivo microdialysis. Chronic ACTH treatment did not affect basal extracellular 5-HT and noradrenaline concentrations compared with chronic(More)
We investigated the extravasation of serum albumin using immunohistochemistry in three different conditions, i.e., infarction, selective neuronal death and selective loss of presynaptic terminals following cerebral ischemia in gerbils. In selective neuronal death, which is typically found in the CA1 neurons of the hippocampus after 5-min bilateral cerebral(More)