Tatsuko Fujita

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The present peroxidase-antiperoxidase immunohistochemical study demonstrated a relatively small number of cells with substance P(SP)-like immunoreactivity in the adrenal medulla of rats. These cells were found alone or in small groups, were polygonal in shape and lacked long cytoplasmic processes. At immunoelectron microscopy, the immunoreactive cells were(More)
Behavioral evidence supports a role for peripheral glutamate receptors in normal nociceptive transmission. In this study, we examined the release of the excitatory amino acids, glutamate and aspartate, in the s.c. perfusate of the rat hind instep by in vivo microdialysis. Antidromic stimulation of the sciatic nerve and noxious stimuli in the form of heat(More)
The two alpha-methylated tryptamine derivatives, 5- (5-FMT) and 6-fluoro-alpha-methyltryptamine (6-FMT), rapidly induced a head-twitch response (HTR) in mice. Two derivatives that lack the methyl group in their chemical structures, 5- (5-FT) and 6-fluorotryptamine (6-FT), did not induce the HTR. The induced HTR was depressed by pretreatment with(More)