Takashi Moroji

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Intracerebroventricularly (ICV) administered corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) produces behavioural activation in rats. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of ICV administered CRF on not only locomotor activity, but also the turnover rates of dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE) in various discrete brain regions in rats. ICV(More)
Pyrithiamine-induced acute thiamine-deficient encephalopathy was produced in adult male Wistar rats. Twenty-four hours before the onset of neurological signs the brain showed no morphological abnormalities. Encephalopathic rats had symmetrical lesions of edematous necrosis localized in the thalamus, mammillary body, and pontine tegmentum. Biochemically,(More)
Mg2+ at micromolar concentrations greatly enhanced [3H]N-(1-(2-thienyl)cyclohexyl)-3,4-piperidine ([3H]TCP) binding to well-washed rat cortical membranes, whereas [3H]TCP binding was inhibited by Mg2+ at concentrations higher than 1 mM. In the presence of either L-glutamate (10 microM) or glycine (10 microM), 30 microM Mg2+ caused further stimulation of(More)
To clarify the role of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) and somatostatin, somatropin-release inhibiting factor, (SRIF) neurons in the response to organisms to noise or whole-body vibration stress, VIP and SRIF-like immunoreactivity were determined in various regions of the rat brain following exposure for 90 min to noise (broad band, 102 dB) or(More)
Rat models which stimulated various postmortem conditions were used to determine postmortem changes in the vasopressin mRNA content of the brain. In situ hybridization histochemistry experiments using biotinylated oligonucleotide probes revealed that vasopressin mRNA could be detected in the rat hypothalamic nuclei, even though the rats had been killed and(More)
Our previous study showed that intracerebroventricular (ICV) administration of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) produced a significant increase in locomotor activity at a dose of 1 microgram and slow stereotypy with prominent grooming at a dose of 10 micrograms. In addition, the ICV administration of CRH caused a significant increase in dopamine (DA)(More)
In order to clarify the involvement of substance P (SP) and neurotensin (NT) neurons in the response of organisms to stress, SP-like immunoreactivity (SP-LI) and NT-like immunoreactivity (NT-LI) were determined in various regions of the rat brain following exposure to the whole-body vibration (20 Hz, 4 G, 90 min). SP-LI and NT-LI in the rat brain were(More)
Caerulein, a decapeptide chemically related to CCK-8, was administered intramuscularly to 20 patients with chronic schizophrenia in two different doses of 0.3 and 0.6 microgram/kg. BPRS ratings were made before and 3 weeks after the injection. The neuroleptic therapy was not discontinued, but both drug and dose were not changed at least 3 weeks before the(More)
Using the in vitro autoradiographic technique with tritium-sensitive LKB sheet film and the liquid scintillation counting method, the distribution and the binding parameters of the muscarinic cholinergic receptors (MChR) were determined in various discrete regions of the rat brain. The results obtained in the present study were as follows: (1) Specific(More)