Satchie Sakamoto

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The flowers constitute one of the main sites of accumulation of phenolic compounds in plants of the Hypericum genus. In addition to their important pharmacological activities, some metabolites found in species from the section Brathys and Trigynobrathys appear to have chemotaxonomic significance according to the literature. HPLC analyses were carried out to(More)
The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)-immunoreactive cells (TSH cells) in the pars tuberalis (PT-TSH cell) of the male rat pituitary gland show an intense spot-like TSH immunoreaction in the paranuclear cytoplasm. However, the ontogenic origin and characteristics of these spot-like stained PT-TSH cells remain to be elucidated. The present study was designed(More)
The antidepressant-like effect of a supercritical CO2 (SCCO2) Valeriana glechomifolia extract enriched in valepotriates was investigated in a mice tail suspension test (TST) and forced swimming test (FST). The SCCO2 extract decreased mice immobility in the FST (0.5-20 mg/kg p.o.) and elicited a biphasic dose-response relationship in the TST (1-20 mg/kg(More)
Opiate receptor inhibition causes adrenergic receptor-mediated increases in aortic pressure, cardiac output, and left ventricular contractile function in right heart failure. To study whether the effects of opiate receptor inhibition are mediated by means of an action on the central opiate system, we administered equimolar doses of naloxone hydrochloride(More)
This investigation was undertaken to clarify the oxygen uptake caused by adrenaline, noradrenaline and pilocarpine in rat submandibular gland. 1. Adrenaline (55 microM), noradrenaline (55 microM) and pilocarpine (10 microM) significantly stimulated the oxygen uptake. 2. When Na+ in Ringer solution was substituted by Li+ or choline, the stimulation by(More)
Anterior (AHD) and complete hypothalamic deafferentation (CHD) were performed in female rats to ascertain the origin of LHRH detected in the external layer of ME. Deafferented brains were serially sectioned in a cryostat in the frontal plane. LHRH activity in each section was determined by RIA. While AHD, using a knife with a small radius caused no change(More)
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