M Washizuka

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We investigated changes in the extracellular levels of acetylcholine (ACh) following local application of serotonergic agents to the dorsal hippocampus of freely moving rats by means of perfusion using a microdialysis technique. Perfusion of serotonin (5-HT; 10 microM, for 30 min at a rate of 3 microliters/min), dissolved in Ringer's solution containing 10(More)
We investigated the behavioral changes induced by mild stress in animals that may be relatively susceptible to a depressive-like state, the Fischer 344 rat strain. The mild stress of repeated handling and intraperitoneal (i.p.) injections with saline (2 ml/kg, twice a day for 14 days) elicited a moderate suppression of body weight gain, a decrease in open(More)
We investigated the effects of citalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), using an animal model for a depressive state. In Fischer 344 rats, known as emotional animals, repeated stress by twice-daily intraperitoneal (i.p.) saline injections for 14 days elicited a depressive state characterized by a decreased open-field activity and a(More)
We investigated the behavioral and neurochemical features of Fischer 344 strain rats in which a depressive state was induced by repeated handling and saline injections as a mild stressor. The repeated intraperitoneal injections of saline (2 ml/kg, twice a day for 14 days) elicited a moderate suppression of body weight gain, a decrease in their open field(More)
The present study was conducted to compare the behavioral effects of intracerebroventricular AF64A injection, electrolytic lesion of the nucleus basalis of Meynert (NBM), and systemic scopolamine treatment, all of which are typical experimental models of central cholinergic system dysfunction, on place navigation performance and open-field behavior in rats.(More)
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