Tatsushi Hayashi

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We investigated by means of behavioral and neurochemical studies the role of the nerve terminal L-type voltage sensitive Ca(2)+ channel on dopamine (DA) release. Microinjection of Bay K 8644 (BAYK), an L-type Ca(2)+ channel stimulant, into the rat caudate putamen increased locomotor activity and rearing behavior in a dose-dependent manner, whereas(More)
A simple tissue biosensor for measuring Na+ channel blockers such as tetrodotoxin (TTX) and saxitoxin (STX) has been developed. The membrane of frog bladder has Na+ channels which control the passage of Na+. It is well known that TTX blocks Na+ channels. The tissue biosensor consists of a Na+ electrode integrated within a flow cell. The tip of the electrode(More)
A microscopic technique combining spectral confocal laser scanning microscopy with a lipophilic fluorescent dye, Nile red, which can emit trans-polyisoprene specific fluorescence, was developed, and unmixed images of synthesized trans-polyisoprene in situ in Eucommia ulmoides were successfully obtained. The images showed that trans-polyisoprene was(More)
We have previously demonstrated that receptors to both mineralocorticoids (MC) and glucocorticoids (GC) exist in the arterial wall and that treatment with GC markedly increases Na+ and Ca2+ influx in cultured aortic vascular smooth muscle (VSM) cells, whereas treatment with MC increases only Na+ influx. We now report the results of the study aimed at the(More)
Phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide (PC-OOH) and phosphatidylethanolamine hydroperoxide (PE-OOH) concentrations were determined in microsomes and plasma membranes prepared from 2- and 17-month-old male Sprague-Dawley rat hepatocytes, to verify the dissimilarity of age dependency of lipid peroxidation in organelle membranes. The hydroperoxides were directly(More)
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