Sotaro Momosaki

Osamu Inoue16
Rie Hosoi14
Antony Gee7
16Osamu Inoue
14Rie Hosoi
7Antony Gee
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Positron emission tomography (PET) measurements in 6-month-old F344/N rats were performed in the conscious state and the influence of chloral hydrate, ketamine, and pentobarbital anesthesia on dopamine D(1) (DA-D(1)) receptor binding was evaluated using [(11)C]SCH23390, a selective DA-D(1) receptor ligand. To perform the PET study in conscious rats, an(More)
The role of glial activation has been implicated in the development and persistence of neuropathic pain after nerve injury by recent studies. PK11195 binding to the translocator protein 18kDa (TSPO) has been shown to be enhanced in activated microglia. This study was designed to assess PK11195 imaging in spinal microglia during activation after nerve(More)
The present study demonstrates changes in rat brain glial metabolism during the acute phase of epilepsy. Status epilepticus (SE) was induced using the lithium-pilocarpine model. Glial metabolism was measured with (14)C-acetate. Local cerebral blood flow and glucose metabolism were also measured using (14)C-N-isopropyl-p-iodoamphetamine (IMP) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the role of N-methyl-D: -aspartate (NMDA) receptors upon [(14)C]acetate uptake in the rodent central nervous system (CNS), ibotenic acid (IBO) was infused into the right striatum of the rat brain. METHODS Autoradiograms of [(14)C]acetate uptake in the brain for 2 h following the infusion of IBO (10 microg/microl) were obtained in both(More)
BACKGROUND Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of using [(3)H]-labeled N-methyl-2,3-diamino-6-phenyl-dihydrophenanthridine ([(3)H]hydromethidine) for ex vivo imaging of regional ROS overproduction in mouse kidney induced by cisplatin. METHODS Male(More)
BACKGROUND Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in the pathophysiology of the brain after ischemic stroke. In this study, we investigate the generation of brain ROS after transient focal ischemia in mice using a radical trapping radiotracer, [(3)H]-labeled N-methyl-2,3-diamino-6-phenyl-dihydrophenanthridine ([(3)H]hydromethidine), which we(More)
Glutamine synthetase (GS) plays an important role in glutamate neurotransmission or neurological disorder in the brain. [(13) N]Ammonia blood flow tracer has been reported to be metabolically trapped in the brain via the glutamate-glutamine pathway. The present study investigated the effect of an inhibitor of GS on [(13) N]ammonia uptake in order to clarify(More)
To evaluate the binding characteristics of [(3)H]Ro15-4513 with the central benzodiazepine (BZ) receptor, inhibition experiments of [(3)H]Ro15-1788 and [(3)H]Ro15-4513 were performed both in vitro and in vivo, using two BZ ligands, flunitrazepam (FNP), and ethyl-β-carboline-3-carboxylate (β-CCE). FNP inhibited the binding of [(3)H]Ro15-1788 and(More)
PK11195 was previously reported to attenuate the quinolinic acid (QUIN)-induced enhancement of glucose metabolism in rat brain. In the present study, the effect of PK11195 or anesthesia on [(14)C]2-deoxyglucose ([(14)C]DG) uptake was investigated in order to determine whether the QUIN-induced enhancement of glucose metabolism occurred in glial cells or(More)
The uptake of [14C]lactate was measured in the brains of mice anesthetized with pentobarbital or chloral hydrate. The results showed significant increase of the [14C]lactate uptake in the brain under both anesthesia. Despite energy metabolism in the brain being suppressed by both pentobarbital and chloral hydrate, the [14C]lactate uptake was unexpectedly(More)