Kouhei Takeuchi

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Cytokines released from microglia mediate defensive responses in the brain, but the underlying mechanisms are obscure. One proposed process is that nucleotide leakage or release from surrounding cells is sensed by metabotropic (P2Y) and ionotropic (P2X) purinergic receptors, which may trigger long-term intracellular Ca(2+) flux and tumor necrosis factor α(More)
The hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), the central circadian pacemaker in mammals, undergoes serotonergic regulation, but the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. Here, we generated a subclone of an SCN progenitor cell line expressing Ca(2+) sensors (SCN2.2YC) and compared its 5-HT receptor signalling with that of rat SCN neurons in brain slices.(More)
Cholecystokinin (CCK) and its receptor subtypes CCK-1 and -2 have diverse homeostatic functions. CCK-1 and -2 receptors share a common phosphatidylinositol signaling pathway, yet little is known regarding their possible functional coupling. We focused on CCK-mediated Ca(2+) signaling in parvocellular paraventricular nucleus (PVN) cells, which control(More)
Cadmium (Cd) is a heavy metal widely used or effused by industries. Serious environmental Cd pollution has been reported over the past two centuries, whereas the mechanisms underlying Cd-mediated diseases are not fully understood. Interestingly, an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) after Cd exposure has been shown. Our group has demonstrated that(More)
Vertebrate eyes are known to contain circadian clocks, however, the intracellular mechanisms regulating the retinal clockwork remain largely unknown. To address this, we generated a cell line (hRPE-YC) from human retinal pigmental epithelium, which stably co-expressed reporters for molecular clock oscillations (Bmal1-luciferase) and intracellular Ca2+(More)
In the Universal Traffic Management Systems (UTMS) now being studied and developed in Japan, the infrared beacon (referred to as IR beacon from now on) is used for realizing the Dynamic Route Guidance System (DRGS) in real world. In DRGS, the IR beacon receives an optional destination information a driver specified, and immediately sends back to the vehicle(More)
The nickel-catalyzed [3 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition of ethyl cyclopropylideneacetate and conjugated enynes proceeded smoothly and divinylcycloheptadienes were isolated in high yields. The three-component cocyclization of ethyl cyclopropylideneacetate, conjugated enynes, and (trimethylsilyl)acetylene also proceeded in a highly selective manner to afford(More)
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