Ryoichi Takagi

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GABA is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mature mammalian brain. In the early stages of brain development, it has been reported that GABA(A) receptor stimulation and the associated increase in Cl(-) conductance lead to membrane depolarization. In this study, we tested the effects of picrotoxin, a GABA(A) receptor Cl(-) channel blocker, on(More)
We tested the characteristics of acetylcholine (ACh) release from cultured rat septal cells. The spontaneous release was inhibited by treatment with tetrodotoxin (TTX) and omega-conotoxin (GVIA), indicating that the release was elicited by synaptic activity. The release was also inhibited by 6-cyano-7-nitroquinoxaline-2,3-dione (CNQX), an(More)
Let M be a real hypersurface of a complex space form with almost contact metric structure (φ, ξ, η, g). In this paper, we study real hypersurfaces in a complex space form whose structure Jacobi operator R ξ = R(·, ξ)ξ is ξ-parallel. In particular, we prove that the condition ∇ ξ R ξ = 0 characterizes the homogeneous real hypersurfaces of type A in a complex(More)
We examined the development of cholinergic neuronal functions and alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid (AMPA) responses in cultured embryonic rat septal cells. Choline acetyltransferase activity was increased from 4 to 6 days in culture and reached a plateau at day 8. Acetylcholine release was increased from 6 to 8 days in culture.(More)
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