Mami Hirao

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PURPOSE To determine whether adenosine can protect cultured retinal neurons, consisting mainly of amacrine cells, from N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-induced neurotoxicity, and to determine whether agonists and antagonists of adenosine receptors also have a protective effect. METHODS Cultured retinal neurons obtained from fetal Wistar rats (gestational age(More)
In order to investigate the recovery from activity-stress ulcers by ad lib-feeding and/or cessation of running, male Wistar rats were exposed to the activity-stress paradigm, and the rats that revealed hypothermia (their rectal temperature fell below 36 degrees C) were sacrificed either immediately or after several 24 h periods of healing. Rats that were(More)
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