Mayuko Kimura

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Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), a glycoprotein with hormonal properties, is produced by several cell types, most of which exist outside the CNS. GM-CSF, however, affects the CNS. If capable of crossing from blood to CNS, GM-CSF might be an important signalling molecule between the CNS and periphery. We used an established in vivo(More)
We earlier showed that intestinal STC-1 cells can respond to five basic taste stimuli. Here, we investigated which receptors or channels are involved in the sensing of umami in STC-1 cells. T1R family and metabotropic glutamate receptors were not involved. In contrast, we found that N-Methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are expressed in STC-1 cells by(More)
We investigated whether or not beta and alpha adrenergic agonists could affect proliferation of adult rat hepatocytes induced by hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) during the early and late phases of primary culture. Adult rat hepatocytes underwent significant DNA synthesis after culture with 5 ng/ml HGF for 3 h at a low cell density (3.3 x 10(4) cells/cm2).(More)
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