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Retinoylation (acylation of proteins by retinoic acid) is considered as one mechanism of retinoic acid (RA) action occurring in cells in vitro and in vivo. Previously, our studies showed that in rat tissues the formation of retinoyl-CoA from RA, the first step of retinoylation, required ATP, CoA and MgCl(2). In the current study, we examined whether the(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the role of TRPV1 in bladder overactivity based on afferent nerve firing and urodynamic parameters using the selective TRPV1 antagonist JTS-653. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated the effects of JTS-653 on the increased pelvic nerve discharge and intravesical pressure induced by intravesical infusion of 100 μM capsaicin in(More)
Chronic pain refractory to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is a major problem and drugs for such pain are needed. Many studies suggest that transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) is associated with NSAID-refractory chronic pain. Therefore, we investigated the involvement of TRPV1 in NSAID-refractory chronic pain using(More)
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) activation in peripheral sensory nerve is known to be associated with various pain-related diseases, thus TRPV1 has been the focus as a target for drug discovery. In this study, we characterized the pharmacological profiles of(More)
We previously reported emergence and disappearance of circadian molecular oscillations during differentiation of mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells and reprogramming of differentiated cells, respectively. Here we present a robust and stringent in vitro circadian clock formation assay that recapitulates in vivo circadian phenotypes. This assay system first(More)
Evoked potentials to taste stimulations were discussed. New our technique of objective measurement of gustatory function by an evoked potential technique will be introduced. As a result, introduction of taste solution on the tongue innervated by facial nerve in normal subjects resulted in positive responses. Absence of taste solution did not resulted in the(More)
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