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The populations of the Kii Peninsula in Japan and of Guam present high incidences of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinsonism-dementia complex. It is thought that low levels of calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) in the drinking water are involved in the pathogenesis of these diseases. The present study aimed to test the hypothesis that catalepsy,(More)
A high level of atmospheric particulate matter induces an increase in circulating polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) counts and an increase in serum inflammatory cytokine levels. The particulate level in Antarctica is extremely low compared with that in industrial countries. We hypothesized that this low level would reduce circulating leukocyte counts and(More)
We investigated the effects of OT-7100, a novel analgesic compound (5-n-butyl-7-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoylamino)pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidi ne), on prostaglandin E2 biosynthesis in vitro, acute hyperalgesia induced by yeast and substance P in rats and hyperalgesia in rats with a chronic constriction injury to the sciatic nerve (Bennett model), which is a model(More)
We have found that protein malnutrition (PM) causes a significant impairment of memory-related behavior on the 15th and 20th day after the start of PM (5% casein) feeding in prepubertal mice but not in postpubertal mice, as measured by a passive-avoidance task. This impairment was almost completely reversed by merely switching to a standard protein (20%(More)
We previously reported that OT-7100 (5-n-butyl-7-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoylamino)pyrazolo[1,5-alpha]pyrimidine) had antinociceptive potency in various animal models. To further characterize this compound, the present study examined the effects of OT-7100 on mechanical hyperalgesia and motor nerve conduction velocity in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.(More)
We studied the effects of OT-7100 (5-n-butyl-7-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoylamino)pyrazolo [1,5-a]pyrimidine), a novel analgesic compound, on the inhibitory action of adenosine on the contraction of guinea pig ileum and investigated the effects of OT-7100 on the nociceptive responses in animal models of inflammatory and peripheral neuropathic hyperalgesia and(More)
It is well known that nutritional status during the fetal and/or lactation period is important for the development of the central nervous system (CNS). In contrast, the effect of malnutrition on postweaning development has not yet been thoroughly investigated. In the present study, we analyzed the behavioral and neuroanatomical effects of protein(More)
We investigated whether postweaning protein malnutrition (PM) affects serotonergic systems. Mice were fed a PM diet or normal protein (control) diet from weaning (21 d of age). Twenty days later, we tested for behavioral effects of the selective serotonin (5-HT)(1A) receptor agonist 8-hydroxy-N,N-dipropyl-2-aminoteralin (8-OH-DPAT) and the 5-HT releaser(More)
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