Takaharu Ishibashi

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The central projections of the cold receptor axons were examined by filling two types of cold receptive sensilla with cobalt lysine--a cold and hygroreceptive (C/H) sensillum and a cold receptive and olfactory (C/O) sensillum--on the antennae of the cockroach, Periplaneta americana L. When the dye filled a single C/H sensillum, four axons were stained.(More)
Release of glutamate during inflammation and injury changes sensitivity and transmission efficiency of noxious sensory information via glutamate receptors. We found that activation of metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 (mGluR5) transiently increased, and then subsequently decreased, noxious heat sensitivity. Similarly, mGluR5 activation in cultured(More)
Damaged tissues release glutamate and other chemical mediators for several hours. These chemical mediators contribute to modulation of pruritus and pain. Herein, we investigated the effects of long-term activation of excitatory glutamate receptors on functional expression of transient receptor potential vaniloid type 1 (TRPV1) in dorsal root ganglion (DRG)(More)
Dear Sir, I would like to address the earlier Letter to the Editor 'The pathophysiological significance of red blood cell nitric oxide concentrations in inflammatory Behçet's disease' by Everklioglu et al. in Mediators of Inflammation . 1 It is not hard to accept that NO production is enhanced in active inflammation in Behçet's disease, and this may be(More)
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