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BDNF induction with mild exercise in the rat hippocampus.
Although chronic voluntary physical activity has been shown to enhance hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in animals, the effects of forced exercise on a treadmill haveExpand
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Essential role for ERK2 mitogen‐activated protein kinase in placental development
  • N. Hatano, Y. Mori, +7 authors M. Ogata
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Genes to cells : devoted to molecular & cellular…
  • 1 November 2003
Background:  Extracellular signal‐regulated kinase 2 (ERK2) has been implicated in cell proliferation, differentiation, and survival. However, its role in vivo remains to be determined.
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Metabolic and endocrine consequences of social stress in a visible burrow system
The visible burrow system (VBS) is an ethologically relevant model of social stress, which has been used to study the aggression of male rats in a social context. Previous studies using the VBS haveExpand
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Brain glycogen supercompensation following exhaustive exercise
Non‐technical summary  Exercise training elicits an increase in the basal level of muscular glycogen. This happens when glycogen recovers to above its basal level (supercompensation) after itExpand
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Critical role of p38 MAPK for regeneration of the sciatic nerve following crush injury in vivo
BackgroundThe physiological function of p38α, which is an isoform of p38 MAPK, has been investigated previously in several studies using pharmacological inhibitors. However, the results regardingExpand
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Protective effects of Acanthopanax senticosus Harms from Hokkaido and its components on gastric ulcer in restrained cold water stressed rats.
The aim of this study is to investigate the pharmacological effect of the stem bark of Acanthopanax senticosus Harms from Hokkaido (Japanese name: Ezoukogi) in place of the root bark as a restorativeExpand
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The growth hormone (GH) gene is expressed in the lateral hypothalamus: enhancement by GH-releasing hormone and repression by restraint stress.
Recent studies suggest that GH may modulate emotion, behavior, or stress response by its direct actions on the brain, and possible expression of the GH gene in the brain has been predicted. In thisExpand
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Restraint stress enhances the gene expression of prolactin receptor long form at the choroid plexus.
Hormonal control of brain functions is considered to be important in the tolerance of stress, and it is now established that stress elevates serum PRL levels in male or cycling female rats. ToExpand
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Eucommia leaf extract (ELE) prevents OVX-induced osteoporosis and obesity in rats.
The cortex of Eucommia ulmoides Oliver is widely used to treat kidney deficiency in traditional Chinese medicine. Its leaves have recently been reported to have anti-obesity properties in metabolicExpand
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Acanthopanax senticosus Harms as a prophylactic for MPTP-induced Parkinson's disease in rats.
The aim of this study was to determine whether Acanthopanax senticosus Harms (ASH) offers protection against Parkinson's disease (PD) and its related depressive behaviors in rats administeredExpand
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