Yuichi Masubuchi

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Previous study using an indirect gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) agonist indicated that high salt intake enhances sensitivity of nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) projecting inhibitory input to rostral ventrolateral medulla sympathoexcitatory neurons. We further investigated the relationship between salt intake and the GABA system in NTS. Sprague-Dawley (S-D)(More)
High salt intake has been shown to augment the sensitivity of rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) sympathoexcitatory neurons. We examined the effects of 4 weeks of high dietary salt (8%) on the sensitivity of nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) and caudal ventrolateral medulla (CVLM) in controlling RVLM. In chloralose-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats, high(More)
The metabolism of propranolol was examined by using microsomes from Dark Agouti rats known as a poor-metabolizer animal model for debrisoquine 4-hydroxylation and Wistar rats. Propranolol 4- and 5-hydroxylations followed biphasic Michaelis-Menten kinetics, and 7-hydroxylation and N-desisopropylation were monophasic in both strains. The kinetic studies(More)
In alpha-chloralose-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats with unilateral nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) lesions, injection of the alpha(1)-adrenergic receptor agonist phenylephrine into the contralateral NTS dose-dependently increased arterial pressure (AP). Bunazosin (0.1 nmol) or prazosin (0.36 nmol), an alpha(1)-adrenergic receptor antagonist, also(More)
This paper discusses a fully decentralized algorithm able to create an adaptive swarm of autonomous mobile robots from the viewpoint of " computational physics ". To this end, we particularly focus on " Stokesian Dynamics method ". Simulation results indicate that the proposed algorithm can control the shape of the swarm appropriately according to the(More)
The electrophoretic movement and Brownian motion of T4DNA, lambda DNA and their complexes with polyacrylamide (PAAm) via intercalative unit from 5-[(4-acryloylamino)phenyl]-3-amino-7-(dimethylamino)-2-methylp henazinium chloride were observed using fluorescence microscopy. It was found that T4DNA/PAAm complex migrates slower than T4DNA alone in gel(More)
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