Tetsuo Nagatani

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The effects of corticosterone after binding to 5-HT1A and 5-HT2 receptors were studied in rats. Binding of [3H]8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino) tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) to 5-HT1A receptors in the hippocampus decreased 24 h after both acute and chronic (14 day) administration of CORT (50 mg/kg, s.c.). Chronic, but not acute, CORT treatment increased [3H]ketanserin(More)
We studied the effects of chronic forced swim stress on 5-HT2 receptors and beta-adrenoceptors in the rat frontal cortex. The number of 5-HT2 receptors was increased immediately after the last chronic stress, but not after an acute stress. In vivo, the number of wet-dog shakes induced by a 5-HT2 receptor agonist,(More)
We studied the effects of buspirone and 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino) tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) on duration of immobility in mice in the forced swim test. Buspirone [3-10 mg/kg, intraperitoneally (IP)] potently and dose dependently increased the duration of immobility in mice. In contrast, following a single dose of 8-OH-DPAT (1-3 mg/kg, IP), there was a(More)
AP159 [N-cyclohexyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydrobenzo(b)thieno(2,3c)pyridine]-3- carboamide,hydrochloride) showed clear anti-conflict activity in rats in the absence of effects on muscle relaxation, potentiation of anesthesia (in mice) or anticonvulsant activity (in mice). This anti-conflict effect was antagonized by treatment with Ro15-1788. By contrast with the(More)
d-AP159 is a d-optical isomer, and in rats it has a high affinity for 5-hydroxytryptamine1A (5-HT1A) receptors and potent anticonflict activity, equal to that of buspirone. The anticonflict effects of d-AP159 and buspirone were investigated in animals in which lesions of the serotonergic neurons were caused by intradorsal raphe (d-RA) injection of the(More)
In the present study, we examined the effect of various agents which affect in a different manner the GABA-benzodiazepine receptor-chloride ionophore complex system in relation to the immobile behavior of mice in the forced swimming test. The benzodiazepines diazepam and flurazepam, the barbiturates pentobarbital and phenobarbital, zopiclone and beta-CCP(More)
The relatively new term dermatoporosis refers to chronic deficiencies in the skin's functions in the elderly population due to aging. This syndrome is marked by chronic cutaneous fragility clinically represented by skin atrophy, senile purpura, stellate pseudoscars, skin laceration, and dissecting hematoma of the skin. In this paper, we report three cases(More)
BACKGROUND Eccrine porocarcinoma (EPC), a slow-growing carcinoma of the sweat gland, is a rare condition documented only in a small number of case series. Due to its rarity, guidelines and specific recommendations are not widely available. Accordingly, many dermatologists encounter difficulty in diagnosing and treating EPC. The aim of this study is to(More)
The antidepressant-like effect of 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin(8-OH-DPAT), a selective 5-HT1A receptor agonist, was studied in the forced swimming wheel test in reserpine-treated mice. 8-OH-DPAT and the antidepressant imipramine, dose-dependently increased the number of turns of a water wheel made by mice. This effect of imipramine (30 mg/kg,(More)