Tomohiro Kobayashi

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RATIONALE Marble burying and forced swimming behavior are widely used and sensitive tests for identifying clinically effective antidepressant drugs, although the underlying neurobiology of these behaviors is not fully elucidated. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between the behavioral effects of antidepressant drugs(More)
INTRODUCTION The development of automated detection systems for animal behaviors is increasing in value in terms of saving time, objective analysis and reducing the need for well-trained experimenters. SCLABA(®) (Noveltec Inc., Kobe, Japan) is a commercially available analysis system originally developed for analyzing scratching behaviors in rodents, based(More)
INTRODUCTION In most publications on the forced swim test studies, duration of immobility is measured during the last 4 min of the 6-min testing period as a marker for depression. However, it is not clear if 4-min span best captures antidepressant-like drug effects. In the present study, six typical antidepressants in clinical use were evaluated over time.(More)
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