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)
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 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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