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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor-dependent unmasking of “silent” synapses in the developing mouse barrel cortex
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a critical modulator of central synaptic functions such as long-term potentiation in the hippocampal and visual cortex. Little is known, however, about itsExpand
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NaF Activates MAPKs and Induces Apoptosis in Odontoblast-like Cells
The cytotoxic effects of fluoride on odontoblasts are not clear. In this study, we examined whether NaF induces apoptosis in MDPC-23 odontoblast-like cells and the involvement of mitogen-activatedExpand
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Immunocytochemical Study of Gi2α and Goα on the Epithelium Surface of the Rat Vomeronasal Organ
To investigate in detail the distribution of G protein subtypes Gi2α and Goα along the surface of the vomeronasal epithelium, we used double labeling immunocytochemical methods and electronExpand
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Inhibitory Role of Endophilin 3 in Receptor-mediated Endocytosis*
Endophilin 1 (Endo1) participates in synaptic vesicle biogenesis through interactions of its Src homology 3 domain with the polyphosphoinositide phosphatase Synaptojanin and the GTPase Dynamin. Endo1Expand
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Inhibition of creatine kinase activity by ethylene oxide.
Exposure of rats to 500 ppm ethylene oxide for six hours a day, three times a week, for 12 weeks, lowered serum creatine kinase activity by more than 40%. The only other change was a slightlyExpand
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Mating behavior induces differential Arc expression in the main and accessory olfactory bulbs of adult rats
The expression of activity-related cytoskeleton-associated protein, Arc, could be useful as a marker for neuronal activity. We investigated Arc-immunoreactivity in both the accessory olfactory bulbExpand
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Cadmium Induces the Expression of Grp78, an Endoplasmic Reticulum Molecular Chaperone, in LLC-PK1 Renal Epithelial Cells
To reveal the effects of cadmium exposure on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response, we examined the expression and function of 78-kDa glucose-regulated protein (Grp78) , an ER-residentExpand
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Endoplasmic reticulum stress-mediated neuronal apoptosis by acrylamide exposure.
Acrylamide (AA) is a well-known neurotoxic compound in humans and experimental animals. However, intracellular stress signaling pathways responsible for the neurotoxicity of AA are still not clear.Expand
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Mecamylamine suppresses Basal and nicotine-stimulated choroidal neovascularization.
PURPOSE Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) are best known for their role in neurotransmission, but they have recently been demonstrated on vascular endothelial cells. Acetylcholine is theirExpand
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Suppression of cadmium-induced JNK/p38 activation and HSP70 family gene expression by LL-Z1640-2 in NIH3T3 cells.
When NIH3T3 cells were exposed to CdCl(2), the three major mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK), c-Jun NH(2)-terminal kinase (JNK), and p38,Expand
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