Mutsuko Nomura

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Donryu strain rats through two generations were fed semi-purified diets supplemented with safflower seed oil (rich in linoleic acid) or with perilla seed oil (rich in alpha-linolenic acid), or a conventional laboratory chow (normal control diet). Brightness-discrimination learning ability was determined to be the highest in the perilla oil-fed group,(More)
Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and normotensive control, Wistar/Kyoto (WKY) rats through two generations were fed a semipurified diet supplemented either with safflower oil (rich in linoleate) or with perilla oil (rich in alpha-linolenate). The cerebral lipid contents and phospholipid compositions did not differ between the two dietary groups of SHR(More)
RATIONALE We previously demonstrated that the prototypical kappa-opioid receptor agonist U-50,488H did not affect the discriminative stimulus effects of cocaine, and the dose of U-50,488H which significantly induced aversive effects attenuated the rewarding effects of cocaine. OBJECTIVES In the present study, the effects of a newly synthesized(More)
The present study was undertaken to identify possible similarities between the effects of kappa-opioid receptor agonist, N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor antagonist, and sigma receptor agonist on the discriminative stimulus effects of U-50488H, and the possible involvement of sigma receptors in the discriminative stimulus and aversive effects of U-50488H. The(More)
It has been demonstrated that the newly synthesized kappa-opioid receptor agonist TRK-820, which has a unique structure that is different from those of other prototypical kappa-opioid receptor agonists such as U-50,488H, exert some behavioral effects that differ from those induced by U-50,488H. Therefore, the present study was designed to examine the(More)
This study examined the physiology (plasma cortisol, glucose, lactate, potassium, sodium and chloride concentrations) and behaviour (underwater video footage) of commercially produced Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts during transport from freshwater farms to saltwater net pens. Smolts were transported by truck in closed tanks from two freshwater farms(More)
Generalizations of NMDA-receptor antagonists to the discriminative stimulus effects of kappa-opioid receptor agonists in rats were examined. Phencyclidine, MK-801, and ketamine, non-competitive NMDA-receptor antagonists, generalized to the discriminative stimulus effects of U-50,488H, but not those of TRK-820, whereas (+/-)-3-(2-carbaxypiperazine-4-yl)(More)
The supplementation of methionine and threonine to a 10% soy protein isolate diet caused sharp decreases in the concentrations of brain tryptophan, serotonin and 5HIAA (5-hydroxyindole acetic acid) (e.g., in the hypothalamus, hippocampus, amygdala, locus coeruleus and brain stem). The serum tryptophan ratio (i.e., the ratio of the serum concentration of(More)
  • M Nomura
  • 1985
The effect of 6-(10-hydroxydecyl)-2, 3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-1, 4-benzoquinone (idebenone, CV-2619) on brightness discrimination learning of the operant type was examined in rats with central serotonergic dysfunction. The animal model was produced by feeding Wistar rats a diet deficient in tryptophan (a precursor of serotonin) as the control group. The control(More)
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