Mitsuru Yasui

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The effects of benzodiazepine inverse agonists on the long-term potentiation of synaptic transmission in hippocampal slices of the guinea pig were examined using an extracellular recording technique. Benzodiazepine inverse agonists, beta-carboline-3-carboxylate (beta-CCE), 2-phenylpyrazolo [4,3-c]quinolin-3(5H)-one (CGS-8216) and(More)
Vulnerability of CA1 pyramidal neurons to hypoxic and hypoglycemic insult was compared in hippocampal slices between the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHRSP) and its mother strain, Wistar Kyoto rat (WKY). Stimulation of Schaffer collateral-commissural fibers induced D-2-amino-5-phosphonovalerate sensitive multi-component population spikes in(More)
Effects of cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8) on long-term potentiation (LTP) of CA1 synaptic transmission induced by tetanic stimulation of the input fibers were examined in guinea pig hippocampal slices. CCK-8 and a selective agonist for the CCKB receptor, non-sulfated CCK-8, dose-dependently augmented the magnitude of LTP. Concomitant application of a(More)
1. Pharmacological actions of a novel benzodiazepine receptor ligand, S-8510 (2-(3-isoxazolyl)-3,6,7,9-tetrahydroimidazo[4,5-d]pyrano+ ++[4,3-b] pyridine monophosphate monohydrate), were examined in in vitro and in vivo studies. 2. S-8510 was characterized as a partial inverse agonist with a modest GABA ratio and low efficacy. 3. S-8510 ameliorated memory(More)
We examined the behavioral pharmacological properties of six benzodiazepine (omega) receptor ligands including brotizoram, nitrazepam, quazepam, rilmazafone, zolpidem and zopiclone and the binding of these drugs with omega receptor subtypes. Behavioral tests were performed at the time of the maximal effects induced by each drug following its oral(More)
We examined the effect of cholecystokinin octapeptide sulfated type (CCK-8S) on dysfunction of CA1 pyramidal neurons induced by in vitro ischemic insult in hippocampal slices of stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP). CCK-8S shortened the time required for partial recovery from block of a population spike produced by ischemia. Furthermore,(More)
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