Nobuo Izumo

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UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Reelin regulates neuronal positioning in cortical brain structures and neuronal migration via binding to the lipoprotein receptors Vldlr and Lrp8. Reeler mutant mice display severe brain morphological defects and behavioral abnormalities. Several reports have implicated reelin signaling in the etiology of neurodevelopmental and(More)
Glucocorticoids are important mediators of the stress response and are commonly employed as drugs for the suppression of immune rejection after organ transplantation. Previous investigations uncovered the possibility of mood depression in patients undergoing long-term treatment with synthetic glucocorticoids, including dexamethasone (DEX). Exogenous(More)
Major depression is a complex disorder characterized by genetic and environmental interactions. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) effectively treat depression. Neurogenesis following chronic antidepressant treatment activates brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) signaling. In this study, we analyzed the effects of the SSRI fluvoxamine(More)
Estrogen is involved in numerous activities in the brain, such as learning, memory, fear, anxiety and mood. However, little is known about the pathways involved in the effects of estrogen in the brain. Therefore, to improve our understanding of the effects of estrogen, we examined the effects of ovariectomy (OVX)-a model of estrogen deficiency and(More)
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