Takanobu Uchiyama

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This study was aimed at determining serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine: 5HT) receptor subtypes participating in 5HT-induced response in the isolated corpus cavernosum penis (CCP) of rabbits. 5HT contracted the CCP in a concentration-dependent manner. Both WAY100635 (5HT(1A) antagonist) and LY53857 (5HT(2) antagonist) concentration-dependently suppressed the(More)
Diabetic conditions promote glomerulosclerosis by mesangial cells but the mechanisms are not fully elucidated. The present study evaluated the expression of toll-like receptor 4 in glomerular endothelial cells in the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type 1 diabetic mouse (ICR-STZ) and the type 2 diabetic KK/TaJcl mouse which were fed a high fat diet feed(More)
The effect of kanamycin (Kn) on evoked transmitter release was examined in frog end-plates in vitro. By a presynaptic action, Kn (0.02 to 1 mM) significantly reduced the amount of acetylcholine liberated by nerve stimulation. In addition to its presynaptic effects, Kn (0.96 mM) decreased the size of the miniature end-plate potentials possibly by acting at(More)
Antagonistic actions of 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) and neostigmine methylsulfate (NSG) on the neuromuscular and cardiovascular depressions by kanamycin (KM) were studied in urethane anesthetized rats, in comparison with D-tubocurarine (D-Tc). Measured parameters were indirectly elicited twitch of tibialis anterior muscle, mean arterial pressure and heart rate.(More)
In the curarized preparation, 3,4-diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP) and 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) were equiactive in their ability to antagonize d-tubocurarine caused complete depression of the indirectly elicited twitches of the sciatic nerve-tibialis anterior muscle preparation in anesthetized rats. In the non-curarized preparation, 3,4-DAP showed 2.3 to 4.0 times(More)
The dynamics of the renal lymphatic circulation in diabetic nephropathy is not fully elucidated. The present study evaluated the effect of diabetic nephropathy on the renal lymphatic circulation in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type 1 diabetic mice (ICR-STZ) and in type 2 diabetic KK/Ta mice which were fed a high fat diet (KK/Ta-HF). The diabetic mouse(More)
The effects of bekanamycin (5-320 microM) on evoked and spontaneous transmitter release were examined in frog neuromuscular junctions in vitro by using conventional electrophysiological techniques. Bekanamycin in a concentration-dependent fashion reduced reversibly the quantal content of the end-plate potentials while it had no observable effect on the(More)
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