Mitsue Azuma

Learn More
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a potent orexigenic neuropeptide implicated in feeding regulation in mammals. However, except for the case of the goldfish, the involvement of NPY in the feeding behaviour of teleost fish has not well been studied. Therefore, we investigated the role of NPY in food intake using a zebrafish (Danio rerio) model because the molecular(More)
The cardiac profile of EGIS-9377 {2-(1-methylthio)-5-(2-morpholinoethylamino)-8,9-dihydro-7H-thiopyrano[3,2-d][1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine dihydrochloride}, a newly synthesized cardiotonic agent, was compared with those of pimobendan and isoprenaline in cardiac preparations isolated from guinea pigs. The positive inotropic potency and efficacy of(More)
I.c.v. administration of the octadecaneuropeptide (ODN), a peptide derived from diazepam-binding inhibitor (DBI), induces anorexigenic and anxiogenic-like actions in rodents. We have recently shown that, in goldfish, i.c.v. injection of ODN also reduces food consumption via the metabotropic endozepine receptor. However, there is little information regarding(More)
UNLABELLED The basic mechanisms by which ephedrine is preferred over other vasopressors in obstetric anesthesia have not been clearly defined. We examined the sympathomimetic effects of l-ephedrine, currently used as a vasopressor, and d-pseudoephedrine, currently used as a decongestant. In anesthetized rats, l-ephedrine and d-pseudoephedrine caused(More)
A 58-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of chest pain. Electrocardiogram showed giant negative T waves in leads I, II, III, aVl, aVf and V2 through V6. Echocardiogram showed anterior wall motion abnormality. Rest-redistribution thallium scan obtained 3 days after admission revealed reverse redistribution in antero-apical area. Coronary(More)
CD79b is an invariant component of antigen receptors on B lymphocytes. Previous data have suggested that monoclonal antibody (mAb) to CD79b would introduce negative signals into B lymphocytes and suppress humoral immunity. We tested this hypothesis in this study using in vitro assay systems, and revealed that anti-CD79b mAb effectively suppressed the(More)
The nucleus of the optic tract (NOT), an important visuo-motor relay between the retina and preoculomotor structures, is responsible for mediating horizontal optokinetic nystagmus (OKN) in monkeys, cats, rabbits and rats. In addition to its projection to the vestibular nuclei, the NOT has a prominent projection to the contralateral NOT via the posterior(More)