Yoshio Kano

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The density of cells in the anteroventral periventricular nucleus (AVPv) of the preoptic area of female rats was greater than that of males on day 21 of gestation. It appears that this difference between the sexes is caused by the action of androgen since the density of cells in the AVPv of female fetuses fell to the density in males when the mother(More)
During continuous culture of neural PC12 cells, we obtained a drug-hypersensitive PC12 mutant cell that showed high stimulation of neurite outgrowth by various drugs. When several Chinese medicines such as shu-jing-huo-xie-tang and Wu-Ling-San were provided to these PC12 mutant cells, the frequency of nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced neurite outgrowth(More)
An examination was made of neurogenesis in the anteroventral periventricular nucleus (AVPv) of the preoptic area of the rat using bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU), a thymidine analog, and a BrdU-specific antibody. Cells in the AVPv of adult rats were labeled with the antibody when BrdU was injected into pregnant rats once during day 13 to 18 of gestation, but not(More)
Although it is known that sustained activation of classical mitogen-induced protein kinase (MAPK, also known as ERK) induced by nerve growth factor (NGF) plays an important role in the induction of neurite outgrowth, the role of p38 MAPK in neural cell function is still not clear. We developed two neuronal cell lines from PC12 cells, PC12m3 and PC12m32, in(More)
We investigated whether artepillin C, a major component of Brazilian propolis, acts as a neurotrophic-like factor in rat PC12m3 cells, in which nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced neurite outgrowth is impaired. When cultures of PC12m3 cells were treated with artepillin C at a concentration of 20 microM, the frequency of neurite outgrowth induced by artepillin(More)
We investigated the role of the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway in heat-shock-induced neurite outgrowth of PC12 mutant cells in which nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced neurite outgrowth is impaired. When cultures of the PC12 mutant (PC12m3) cells were exposed to heat stress at 44 degrees C for 10 min, activity of p38 MAPK increased and(More)
The increasing use of mobile phone communication has raised concerns about possible health hazard effects of microwave irradiation. We investigated damage and differentiation caused by microwave irradiation on drug-hypersensitive PC12 cell line (PC12m3). These cells showed enhancement of neurite outgrowth to various stimulants. The frequency of neurite(More)
During continuous culturing, PC12 cells are subject to spontaneous mutations. We obtained PC12m3 cells, clone cells in which outgrowth of neuronal processes (dendrites and axons) under the condition of nerve growth factor (NGF) treatment was highly stimulated by various inducers, such as cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), calcium ionophore, steroid and(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether a steam foot spa improves cognitive impairment in geriatric inpatients. METHODS Geriatric inpatients with cognitive impairment were given a steam foot spa treatment at 42°C for 20 minutes for 2 weeks (5 days/week). Physiological indicators such as blood pressure, percutaneous oxygen saturation, pulse, tympanic temperature,(More)