Yu Mimura

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Paclitaxel, which is known to induce peripheral neuropathy in humans, was administered to BDF1 mice, and a neuropathological examination was then conducted. Paclitaxel was administered at a dose of 30 mg/kg once or several times at different intervals, 3 times, every 3 hours (q3hx3), every day (q1dx3), every 2 days (q2dx3) and 4 times, once a week (q7dx4).(More)
We examined the effects of nicotine exposure during pregnancy on serotonin transporter (SERT) expression in the brain. Nicotine (6 mg/kg/day) was administered to pregnant rats via subcutaneous injections or infusion pumps. Irrespective of the route of administration, nicotine increased SERT density in the forebrain on postnatal day 22, but not in the other(More)
The voltage and current responses induced by extracellular tumor necrosis factor (hTNF alpha) or interleukin-1 (hIL-1 alpha) on the Be-1 and Es-1 neurons of the Onchidium ganglia were examined. Pressure-ejected hTNF alpha or hIL-1 alpha produced an inhibitory, hyperpolarized effect in unclamped neurons. In the same neurons voltage-clamped at their resting(More)
BACKGROUND Resistance to thyroid hormone beta (RTHβ) is a rare and usually dominantly inherited syndrome caused by mutations of the thyroid hormone receptor β gene (THRB). In severe cases, it is rarely challenging to control manifestations using daily therapeutic replacement of thyroid hormone. CASE PRESENTATION The present case study concerns an(More)
BACKGROUND Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in mice is typically performed under anesthesia due to difficulties in holding the head of awake mice stably with a conventional three-point fixation method that uses a tooth-bar and earplugs. Although some studies have succeeded in fMRI in awake mice by attaching a head-post on the skull, this cannot(More)
Previous studies suggested endotoxin, derived from the intestine through the portal blood to the liver, was predominantly metabolized by Kupffer cells. In the present study, fluorescent-labeled endotoxin injected into the rat portal vein was demonstrated not only in Kupffer cells but also in hepatocytes. Furthermore a great amount of labeled endotoxin was(More)
To elucidate the precise localization of vasopressin (VP) V1 and V2 receptors in the kidney, we utilized in vitro macroautoradiography (macro-ARG) and microautoradiography (micro-ARG) of these receptors in Wistar rat kidneys. This was done by using OPC-21268 and OPC-31260, two newly developed selective V1 (OPC-21268) and V2 (OPC-31260) receptor antagonists.(More)
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