Takenori Omori

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A mechanism by which exercise improves brain function may be attributed to increase in cerebral blood volume (CBV) with physical activity. However, the exact exercise intensity that influences CBV is still uncertain. To clarify this issue, 10 healthy young male participants were asked to perform a graded cycling exercise to the point of exhaustion while(More)
The potential usefulness of c-fos gene expression as an indicator of the activity level of spinal alpha motoneurons was examined in loaded locomotive rats. The motor pools of the plantaris (PL) and soleus muscles (SOL), mainly composed respectively of fast- and slow-twitch muscle fibers, were investigated in rats under locomotion at 25 m/min on a 20%(More)
Epithelioid hemangioma is the prototype of a group of vascular tumors characterized by epithelioid endothelial cells. Hemangioendothelioma of bone is a rare lesion that constitutes less than 0.5% of primary malignant skeletal tumors. We report and discuss a case of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma arising intraosseously in the anterior portion of the(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been implicated in excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in humans, and exogenous IL-6 also induces sleep alterations both in humans and rats. The IL-6 levels in human blood vary with the light-dark cycle with IL-6 levels being high during the dark period and low during the light period, whereas in the pituitary of rats the IL-6 levels(More)
Since running accompanied with blood lactate accumulation stimulates the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), running above the lactate threshold (LT) acts as stress (running stress). To examine whether A1/A2 noradrenergic neurons that project to the hypothalamus activate under running stress, c-Fos immunohistochemistry was used to compare the(More)
Excessive daytime sleepiness has been associated with obesity in humans. However, experimental studies on sleep in obese animals are scarce and the results are not consistent. To test the hypothesis that obesity is associated with increased sleep, we examined the effects of obesity, induced by high-fat food, on sleep in mice. We first determined baseline(More)
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