Masaya Morimoto

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To study the projection from the pretectum to the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGNd) in the cat, we used anterograde and retrograde transport of wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase (WGA-HRP). Special attention was directed to the retinotopic maps of the pretectum and LGNd. Multiple restricted injections were made into different parts of the(More)
We observed morphological subtypes of visual pretectal neurons ascending to the dorsal thalamus, following injections of wheat germ agglutinin conjugated to horseradish peroxidase into the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGNd) or the pulvinar nucleus. These neurons are composed of fusiform cells and small-sized multipolar cells in the olivary pretectal(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common disease of chronic liver diseases. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha) has been implicated to play important roles in the development of the disease. Beyond its effects on lipid metabolisms, PPARalpha activation in the vascular system has emerged as an attractive therapeutic(More)
The present study was performed to determine the origin of cardiac sympathetic postganglionic fibers and to demonstrate their distribution in the heart. Young dogs were used in this study. Wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase (WGA-HRP) was injected into various regions of the heart, and cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) and WGA-HRP were injected into(More)
Cerebral blood flow(CBF) in 34 patients with bilateral chronic subdural hematoma was measured by 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT before operation. The regional CBF was measured in 26 regions of the 10 cortical regions, putamen, thalamus and cerebellar hemisphere on both sides. According to the thickness of subdural hematoma, the thicker hematoma side was measured and(More)
It has been demonstrated that the antinociception induced by i.t. or i.c.v. administration of endomorphins is mediated through mu-opioid receptors. Moreover, though endomorphins do not have appreciable affinity for kappa-opioid receptors, pretreatment with the kappa-opioid receptor antagonist nor-binaltorphimine markedly blocks the antinociception induced(More)
The effect of noxious stimulation on the immunore-activity of the calcium-binding proteins parvalbumin (PV), calbindin-D-28k (CB) and calretinin (CR) was investigated in the superficial dorsal horn of lumbar levels L5-L3 of the rat spinal cord. Freund's adjuvant was injected unilaterally into the hindpaw to induce inflammation. Immunohistochemical(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) exerts pleiotropic effects on metabolic disorders such as atherosclerosis and dyslipidemia, but its effectiveness in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus remains controversial. METHODS We examined the antidiabetic effect of EPA in insulin receptor mutant (Insr(P1195L/+)) mice that exhibit high-fat diet(More)
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) measured by 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT before operation was studied in 60 patients with unilateral chronic subdural hematoma. The regional CBF was measured in 26 regions of the fronto-occipital 10 cortices, putamen, thalamus and cerebellar hemisphere on both sides. Sixty cases with unilateral chronic subdural hematoma were classified into(More)
The localization of some neuropeptides including neuropeptide Y (NPY), substance P (SP), calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), galanin (Gal), methionine enkephalin (M-ENK), tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunoreactivity was studied in the stellate ganglion (SG) of water buffalo. NPY, SP, Gal and TH immunoreactivities were(More)