Reiko Natsuki

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Effects of ethanol on [3H]inositol and [14C]choline incorporation into phosphatidylinositol (PI) and phosphatidylcholine (PC), free intrasynaptosomal Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) and synaptosomal 45Ca2+ uptake, were investigated in the brain and heart of 17-day-old chick embryos to which a 10% ethanol solution had been injected on the 3rd day of embryogenesis. In brain(More)
Effects of nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitors on the enoxacin-induced convulsions were examined in mice pretreated with fenbufen. 7-nitroindazole markedly suppressed the incidence of convulsions, whereas L-arginine did not modify the convulsions at all. The suppression of the convulsions by 7-nitroindazole was not reversed by the pretreatment of(More)
The effects of phalloidin and alpha-amanitin as toxins of Amanita species and DL-propargylglycine identified from A. abrupta on the glycogenolysis in isolated rat hepatocytes were investigated. Phalloidin decreased glycogen content and activated phosphorylase a activity remarkably. alpha-Amanitin also decreased glycogen content significantly but activated(More)
Glutamate-cysteine ligase is a rate-limiting enzyme in the de novo synthesis of glutathione, a known scavenger of electrophiles and reactive oxygen species. Glutamate-cysteine ligase catalytic subunit (GCLC) is regulated transcriptionally by nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2). It has been reported that ethanol induces human GCLC production(More)
The activities of microsomal phospholipase A(2) (PLA(2)) and C (PLC) from mouse brain, heart and liver were determined using the substrate 1-palmitoyl-2-N-(4-nitrobenzo-2-oxa-1,3-diazole amino caproyl-phosphatidylcholine (NBD-PC), and the effects of chronic ethanol treatment (ethanol) as well as in vitro addition of various n-alcohols including ethanol on(More)