Michihito Wada

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Relationship between parathyroid calcium-sensing receptor expression and potency of the calcimimetic, cinacalcet, in suppressing parathyroid hormone secretion in an in vivo murine model of primary hyperparathyroidism Abstract Cinacalcet HCl, an allosteric modulator of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaR), has recently been approved for the treatment of(More)
Mast cell-neurite interaction serves as a model for neuroimmune interaction. We have shown that neurite-mast cell communication can occur via substance P interacting with neurokinin (NK)-1 receptors on the mucosal mast cell-like cell, the rat basophilic leukemia (RBL) cell. Neurite (murine superior cervical ganglia) and RBL cell [expressing the(More)
BACKGROUND Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), an atherogenic component of oxidized low-density lipoprotein, has been shown to induce the attenuation of endothelium-dependent vascular relaxation. Although benidipine, a dihydropyridine-calcium channel blocker, is known to have endothelial protective effects, the effects of benidipine on LPC-induced endothelial(More)
The distribution of vasopressin or vasotocin immunoreactive cells and fibers in the lateral septum and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis are sexually dimorphic in many vertebrates including several species of birds examined to date. We examined the vasotocin-like immunoreactivity in the zebra finch brain. Male birds had a higher level of(More)
Methionine-enkephalin (Met-enkephalin), leucine-enkephalin (Leu-enkephalin) and dynorphin A (1-17) (dynorphin A) concentrations in discrete brain areas were determined in the mice showing behavioral changes induced by stress using radioimmunoassay (RIA). In the present experiment, we used environment-induced conditioned suppression of motility and forced(More)
BACKGROUND Secondary hyperparathyroidism characterized by hyperplasia of the parathyroid gland (PTG) is a consequence of chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). Dietary phosphate restriction and sevelamer hydrochloride, a calcium-free phosphate binder, suppress parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion and PTG hyperplasia in experimental animals with CRI,(More)
Rats received a footshock for 10 min in a chamber with a metallic grid floor, and then placed into the chamber for 30 min after 6 days. The motility of the shocked rats showed a significant decrease (conditioned suppression of motility). In addition, the extracellular dopamine (DA) levels in the striatum were also reduced significantly in in vivo(More)
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