Mitsuhiro Matsuzaki

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We review here that oxytocin (OT) is released into blood and within distinct brain regions in response to stressful and social stimuli, and has been shown to have an antidepressant-like effect in animal studies. Clinical reports suggest OT to be a promising drug for psychiatric diseases such as depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and autism. OT(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a relatively new neuropeptide, and it has a potent stimulatory effect on adenylate cyclase activity in rat pituitary cells. However, the role of PACAP in the physiological control of prolactin (PRL) secretion is still unclear. In the present study, we investigated the physiological significance(More)
The existence and distribution of mammosomatotrophs (MS cells) containing growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (PRL) in bovine adenohypophysis were detailed by a combined method of mirror sections and immunohistochemical staining. MS cells always occurred in bovine adenohypophysis but their number was low. In the midsagittal plane, the cells were observed in(More)
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