Masashi Wada

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Odorant pulses were introduced into the noses of 18 healthy volunteers by using a pressurized nasal spray. Just prior to the onset of inspiration, the spray tip was inserted 1 cm into the nostril as atraumatically as possible. The odorant pulse trigger was the subject's respiration. Responses to aerosolized skatole consisted mainly of a positive wave with a(More)
A 70-year-old male began to show akinesia, rigidity of extremities, finger tremor, disturbed vertical external ocular movement, and nuchal dystonia, which progressed slowly. Brain CT scan and magnetic resonance images showed slight atrophy of the frontal lobe and slight enlargement of the lateral ventricles. Hasegawa's dementia rating scale-revised version(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)
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)
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)