Takuma Imanishi

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The effects of ofloxacin (OFLX) and its isomers, levofloxacin (LVFX) and DR-3354, on the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-induced Cl- current in acutely dissociated rat hippocampal CA1 neurons were investigated using nystatin perforated patch recording configuration under voltage-clamp conditions. At 10(-5) M these 3 compounds themselves did not affect the(More)
1. Intrathecal (i.t.) administration of nociceptin and high doses of morphine induced allodynia in response to innocuous tactile stimuli, and i.t. nociceptin evoked hyperalgesia in response to noxious thermal stimuli in conscious mice. Here we have characterized the nociceptin-induced allodynia and compared it with the morphine-induced allodynia and the(More)
The effects of 5 beta,3 alpha-pregnanolone (PGN) on gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-induced Cl- current in acutely dissociated rat ventromedial hypothalamic neurons were investigated using the nystatin perforated patch recording mode under voltage-clamp conditions. The PGN at concentrations between 10(-7) and 10(-5) M evoked an inward current at a holding(More)
The interaction between the Ca(2+)-activated K+ currents (IK(Ca)) induced by acetylcholine (ACh), 1-aminocyclopentane-1S,3R-dicarboxylic acid (1S,3R)-ACPD) and caffeine in rat hippocampal CA1 neurones was investigated to examine the functional independence between IP3- and Ca(2+)-sensitive Ca2+ stores. Pretreatment with either ACh or (1S,3R)-ACPD almost(More)
Several lines of evidence suggest that 5-HT receptors play a critical role in the expression of clock genes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus, the main circadian oscillator in hamsters. The contributions of 5-HT-receptor subtypes in the intestine, where they are expressed at high concentrations, are however not yet clarified. The 5-HT synthesis inhibitor,(More)
The combination of some fluorinated quinolone antimicrobials and certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as fenbufen, has been reported to elicit serious convulsions in humans. Fluoroquinolones, including norfloxacin (NFLX) and NSAIDs synergistically inhibit GABAA receptors. The mechanism(s) of the synergism, however, at present remains(More)
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