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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 G(i)2alpha and G(o)alpha along the surface of the vomeronasal epithelium, we used double labeling immunocytochemical methods andExpand
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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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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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Specific expression pattern of Fos in the accessory olfactory bulb of male mice after exposure to soiled bedding of females
The heterogeneous structure of the accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) has been demonstrated immunocytochemically. In this study, we analyzed the expression of an immediate-early gene protein, c-Fos, as aExpand
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