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Twenty-four right-handed, right hemiparetic patients with Broca's aphasia were examined for their singing capacity. Twenty-one (87.5%) produced good melogy. Twelve of these (57%) produced good text words while singing. It is speculated that the right hemisphere is dominant over the left for singing capacity. The relationship between melodic and text singing(More)
Roles of nicotinic receptors in the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus (DMV) in the regulation of gastric motility were investigated in urethane-anesthetized rats in which an intragastric balloon had been placed. Nicotine (0.1 nmole) microinjected into the DMV but not the nucleus ambiguus induced dual changes, a decrease followed by an increase in gastric(More)
We applied a microdialysis technique for the measurement of hypothalamic thromboxane B2, a stable metabolite of thromboxane A2, in urethane-anesthetized rats. Perfusion with N-methyl-D-aspartate (1.5 and 2.5mM) of the paraventricular nucleus by microdialysis probe concentration-dependently elevated the levels of thromboxane B2 in this region and plasma(More)
We measured endogenous overflow of acetylcholine (ACh) from a vascularly perfused rat stomach in vitro with modified Krebs-Ringer solution containing 100 microM physostigmine. Evoked ACh overflow by vagal stimulation at 2.5 Hz for 2 min was abolished by tetrodotoxin (3 x 10(-7) M) or Ca++ removal and reduced by hexamethonium (10(-4) M). The evoked overflow(More)
The effects of neurotensin on the release of endogenous dopamine (DA) from rat striatal slices were investigated. DA was extracted by the aluminium adsorption method and assayed electrochemically by high-performance liquid chromatography. Neurotensin (2-100 microM) potentiated the potassium-induced release of striatal endogenous DA in a(More)
BACKGROUND Retinitis pigmentosa is a hereditary disease characterized by gradually developing degeneration of photoreceptors. The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rat is an experimental model of retinitis pigmentosa. However, there is a paucity of information concerning neurotransmitter contents in the retina of RCS rats. Thus, we determined the retinal(More)
We examined the properties of voltage-gated calcium channels mediating endogenous dopamine (DA) and acetylcholine (ACh) release in the isolated rat retina. Application of 30 mM KCl elicited the release of DA and ACh, and these releases were abolished in Ca(2+)-free medium. The high K(+)-evoked DA release was largely blocked by both of omega-agatoxin IVA and(More)
We developed an experimental in vitro model to detect a very small amount of endogenous noradrenaline (NA) released from the rat gastric sympathetic nerve terminals. The stomach was perfused via celiac artery with modified Krebs-Ringer solution containing 10 mM pargyline and 0.1% bovine serum albumin at a constant flow of 4 ml/min. The right greater(More)
A 53-year-old right-handed Japanese man had a callosal disconnection syndrome associated with an occlusion of the left pericallosal artery. Computerized tomography scan confirmed a left medial lesion affecting the cingulate gyrus, the paracentral lobule, the precuneus of the left hemisphere, and most probably the corpus callosum. This anterior cerebral(More)
Bilateral lesions in the locus coeruleus (LC) of rats induced a urinary disorder and hyperdipsia. Dilatation of the urinary bladder, urinary retention and hematuria with bleeding originating from the urinary bladder, occurred immediately after the lesioning and continued for 2-5 days. Water intake increased 4 days after the lesioning. This hyperdipsia(More)