Miki Takigawa

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The transmembrane and pore-forming regions of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors containing the NR1 and NR2B subunits were studied by measuring the effects of various NR1 and NR2B mutants on stimulation and block by spermine. Block by spermine was predominantly affected by mutations in the M3 segment of NR1 and especially in the M1 and M3 segments of NR2B.(More)
[1] The ability to reliably estimate CO 2 fluxes from current in situ atmospheric CO 2 measurements and future satellite CO 2 measurements is dependent on transport model performance at synoptic and shorter timescales. The TransCom continuous experiment was designed to evaluate the performance of forward transport model simulations at hourly, daily, and(More)
Anthraquinone spermine [N1-(anthraquinone-2-carbonyl)spermine; AQ343], anthraquinone homospermine [N1-(anthraquinone-2-carbonyl; AQ444], anthracene spermine [N1-(9-anthracenylmethyl)spermine; Ant343], and anthracene homospermine [N1-(9-anthracenylmethyl)homospermine; Ant444] were found to be potent antagonists of recombinant N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)(More)
Steroid hormones synthesized in the brain, called 'neurosteroids', modulate neuronal activity. We treated neonatal rats with a main precursor of the neurosteroidogenesis, pregnenolone, and examined adenosine A2A receptor, 5- hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)1A and 5-HT7 receptor densities in the front-parietal cortex in juvenile and adult rats. In receptor binding(More)
We reported a case of basilar artery dissection in a 20-year-old man suffering sudden onset of consciousness disturbance. Brain CT revealed a cerebral infarction of the whole territories of vertebro-basilar artery and his 3DCT showed the occlusion at the base of basilar artery. Autopsy revealed that the subintimal dissection was found at the base of basilar(More)
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