Tsuneyoshi Suzuki

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The responses to vestibular stimulation of brain stem neurons that regulate sympathetic outflow and blood flow have been studied extensively in decerebrate preparations, but not in conscious animals. In the present study, we compared the responses of neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), a principal region of the brain stem involved in the(More)
To elucidate the mechanism of anticonvulsant action of peony root and to determine the relative contributions of pure component substances, the water, water/acetone and methanol extracts of peony roots, paeoniflorin, albiflorin and pentagalloylglucose were studied in rats using the EEG power spectrum changes induced by pentylenetetrazol administration and(More)
Tebanicline (ABT-594), an analogue of epibatidine, exhibits potent antinociceptive effects and high affinity for the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in the central nervous system. We assessed whether tebanicline exerts an effect on various noxious stimuli and mediates the nicotine receptor or opioid receptor through stimulation. The antinociceptive effects(More)
We investigated whether postweaning protein malnutrition (PM) affects serotonergic systems. Mice were fed a PM diet or normal protein (control) diet from weaning (21 d of age). Twenty days later, we tested for behavioral effects of the selective serotonin (5-HT)(1A) receptor agonist 8-hydroxy-N,N-dipropyl-2-aminoteralin (8-OH-DPAT) and the 5-HT releaser(More)
It is well known that nutritional status during the fetal and/or lactation period is important for the development of the central nervous system (CNS). In contrast, the effect of malnutrition on postweaning development has not yet been thoroughly investigated. In the present study, we analyzed the behavioral and neuroanatomical effects of protein(More)
We investigated age-related morphological changes of rat motoneurons innervating diaphragm muscle (DI-MN) and lumber longissimus muscle (LL-MN) in which quite different activation patterns exist. In young (2-4 months) and old (24-26 months) rats, the motoneurons innervating both muscles were labelled retrogradely by intramuscular injection of cholera toxin(More)
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