Tadahiro Ogaya

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Using a microdialysis technique, we continuously infused d-kynurenine (KYN) (0, 50, and 100 μM) into the prefrontal cortices (PFCs) of male Sprague–Dawley rats. We then used column-switching high-performance liquid chromatography to assess the alterations in the concentration of kynurenic acid (KYNA)—an antagonist of N-methyl-d-aspartate and α7 nicotinic(More)
An aqueous solution of enantiomerically pure tryptophan (Trp), namely, D-Trp or L-Trp (100 mg/kg), was administered intraperitoneally to male Sprague-Dawley rats. The time-course profiles of the rat plasma concentrations of D-kynurenine (KYN), L-KYN, and kynurenic acid (KYNA), which are metabolites of D- or L-Trp, were investigated using high-performance(More)
The levels of kynurenic acid, an endogenous antagonist of alpha(7) nicotinic acetylcholine and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors, were measured in microdialysis samples obtained from the prefrontal cortices of rats using column-switching high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. When the perfusate was constantly infused at a rate of(More)
Kynurenic acid (KYNA), an endogenous antagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate and α(7) nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, is one of the L-tryptophan (Trp) metabolites. To compare the level of KYNA produced in the striatum of rats after independent administration of L-Trp and D-Trp, rats were intraperitoneally administered L-Trp and/or D-Trp (100 mg/kg), and a(More)
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